Reading: John Clayton on Muir and Pinchot

Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Award-winning Red Lodge author John Clayton leads a discussion of the founding of America’s public lands systems based on his new book, Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America’s Public Lands. Read more.


An Evening with Téa Obreht

Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.
We’re thrilled to welcome Orange Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Téa Obreht as part of Elk River Arts & Lectures 2020 series. She’ll read from her new novel, Inland. Read more.


American Zion by Betsy Gaines Quammen

Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Bozeman author Betsy Gaines Quammen will lead a discussion about the intersections of religion, rebellion and public lands based on her fascinating new book, American Zion. Read more.


Shakespeare in Montana by Gretchen Minton

Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m.
Montana State University professor Gretchen Minton will discuss her new book, Shakespeare in Montana: Big Sky Country’s Love Affair with the World’s Most Famous Writer.


Reading: Toby Thompson on Western Art

Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m.
Toby Thompson will read from and discuss his new book, Fired On: Targeting Western American Art. Published by Bangtail Press, Fired On is a collection of new and selected pieces about Western American art, encompassing painting, sculpture, music, film and writing.


The Center of Everything by Jamie Harrison

Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m.
Jamie Harrison reads from her latest novel, a generational saga set in Livingston, The Center of Everything. Read more.


One of Us by Barrie Gilbert

Thursday, August 13, 7 p.m.
Grizzly bear biologist Barrie Gilbert reads from his memoir, One of Us: A Biologist’s Walk in the Field.


Elk River Books hosts presentations by writers, artists, musicians, small-scale theatrical productions and lectures on a wide range of topics. We are presently booking six months in advance, and at the very least need a six-week head start in order to properly promote your event. We regret that due to various limitations, we are unable to host every event proposed. If you are interested in scheduling an event at our store, please email Events Coordinator Marc Beaudin at [email protected].