A good measure of a community’s culture is its art galleries. Another is its restaurants. One of our favorites is the bookstores. And the Garden City is home to an independent bookstore that was recently recognized as the best under the big sky by the blog Culture Trip. Missoula Montana property owners might be familiar with their pick: Shakespeare & Co., which is located on 3rd St West.
“Across the US, independent bookstores are having a comeback,” Rebecca Johnson wrote. “Often combining bookselling with a cafe or bar, these stores will usually stock rare presses and obscure publishers, alongside classics and bestsellers. The below are no exception, but also have that little something extra which makes them stand out from the rest.”
Johnson highlights Shakespeare & Co.’s “impressive inventory, including a range of gifts perfect for book-lovers,” as well as its “cheerful” atmosphere. The independent full-service store, which opened in 1998, does stock new books, kids books, gifts, journals, cards, t-shirts, and more goods. There are always events featuring local and national authors on the calendar, and the bookstore has long served as a gathering place for community members, book groups, and children.
Upcoming events include:
July 19 Roger W. Thompson visits for a reading from his new travel memoir, We Stood Upon Stars. It’s a collection of his poetic, honest, and occasionally hilarious essays and reflections from years spent traveling the American West.
July 20 Bozeman’s own writer and illustrator Meg Moseman will read from her new chapbook, Of Elsewehre: An Exoskeleton. The small pamphlet-like text includes art, poetry, and short prose about a character’s abusive romance with God.
July 20 University of Montana alumna Leslie Stoll joins Missoulians for a reading of her new novel, Everything She Wanted to Say, a mystery concerning three small-town women who become sleuths.
July 22 Fiona Jallins, linguist and author of A Fan’s Guide to Neo-Sindrian, will lead a workshop on writing in Twngwar, the Tolkien-invented Elvish orthography.
This bookstore is a community favorite, and it’s just one of many, including Fact & Fiction and the Book Exchange. If you’re a bookworm considering Missoula Montana property, you’re in luck! Give us a call today, or browse Missoula real estate online.
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