Billings native Janet Chapple will be talking about her book, Through Early Yellowstone, and the paintings of Welsh artist, Thomas H. Thomas. Thomas, working in the 1890s did a series of paintings that are housed now in Wales and that have never been exhibited in the United States.
Chapple will be reading and signing her books on Wednesday, June 14, from 5:30 to 7.
First Tuesday of every month, This House of Books and BALA co-host an open mic poetry event at This House of Books. These have been remarkably successful. We are very pleased with the size and the diversity of the audience. Ages of partipants have ranged from students to retirees.
With our October 1 soft opening coming at us like a freight train, it's time to take a little time for frivolity! Art professor James Baken brought a group of his students down from Rocky Mountain College to decorate up our windows, with incredible results!
With the flooring in place, we are finally able to move all of the inventory from Red Lodge Books & Tea into the store and start loading the shelves. That's a good thing with the soft opening less than a week away!
One of the children's racks. Mostly nature & science on this one.
Help build our member-owner base in the bookstore cooperative! Compete with other book clubs for awards and prizes.
Each book club that registers and purchases at least one share in the cooperative will receive a free cup of tea and a 10% in-store discount on your next reading group book.
With everything moved off to one side of the building (or downstairs to the storage room and office), we were ready to commence with putting in the floor. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, our goal is to build a store with a Prohibition-era Billings motif, and that meant getting rid of the carpet and putting in real oak floors.
We have to get everything cleared out of the way on half the floor so that flooring installation can commence tomorrow.
Over 6,000 pounds of oak flooring waiting to be installed, starting TOMORROW!