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 new 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
  • Rare Books
  • Regional Authors
  • Nature & Outdoors
  • The Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Gardening
  • Children’s Books
  • Biography & Memoir


Welcome to Elk River Books, carefully curated used bookstore in Livingston, Montana. A member of the American Booksellers Association, we offer affordable, high quality books, fair trade journals, maps, note cards (many by local artists) and other literary gifts. The store specializes in works by regional authors, signed and collectible books, nature and outdoor recreation, visual and literary arts, and western history and lore. In our new location at 120 N. Main, we’ve teamed up with the Wheatgrass Saloon, so now you can enjoy all-natural juices and smoothies and greatly expanded gift selections while browsing for your new favorite book.

Elk River Books is a center for Livingston literary life, hosting two or more events each month including 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.

Click here for more 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.