Who We Are

Who We Are

Elk River Books is a collaboration by the cousin team of poet Marc Beaudin and journalist Andrea Peacock, who hope to create a community gathering place, a resource for the writers and readers of Park County. Click on our events link to see what’s happening next, or just stop by for a chat.


Rick Bass reads from his book, The Heart of the Monster: Why the Pacific Northwest & Northern Rockies Must Not Become an ExxonMobil Conduit to the Alberta Tar Sands. Click the link for more presentations by writers, artists, musicians, theatrical productions and lectures on many topics of interest.



We strive to provide great reads and rare treasures, with a wide selection of regional authors. We hand pick our regularly rotating stock, so there’s always something new for you at Elk River Books.

Elk River Blog

Elk River Blog

Check out our blog for more on our visiting writers, special books and other items, bookstore news and literary curiosities.

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm
120 N. Main St. (PO Box 2212)
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 333-2330

  • Used & New Books
  • Outdoor Literature
  • Regional Authors
  • Western History
  • The Arts
  • Biography & Memoir
  • Children’s Books
  • Cookbooks


Welcome to Elk River Books, a general interest used bookstore in Livingston, Montana. We are members of the Independent Online Booksellers Association and the American Booksellers Association. We specialize in rare and collectible outdoor literature, and carry a curated selection of works by regional authors, fiction, books on visual and literary arts, and western history and lore. We stock an affordable selection of writing journals, maps, note cards (many by local artists) and other literary gifts. In the spring of 2014, we teamed up with the Wheatgrass Saloon, so now you can enjoy all-natural juices and smoothies while browsing for your new favorite book.

Elk River Books is a center for Livingston literary life, hosting readings, signings, lectures, music and other performance arts. Past authors have included Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, Jim Harrison, Doug Peacock, Carl Hiaasen, Walter Kirn, Pam Houston and Henry Real Bird, as well as numerous emerging writers.

Looking to free up some shelf space? Click here for information on trading or selling your books.

Elk River Arts & Lectures

Connecting Audiences with
Authors in Livingston, Montana

Elk River Arts & Lectures is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing great writers, artists and lecturers to Livingston, Montana. We seek to provide educational, entertaining and edifying opportunities for the people of southwest Montana in the form of readings, lectures, discussions and workshops presented by national and regional authors and other artists. Click here to learn more.