Watercolor done in Yellowstone Park by Welsh painter, Thomas H. Thomas

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.

Poetry Open Mic Evening

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.

Decorating the windows

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!

Painting trees

Stocking the shelves

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 shelves

One of the children's racks. Mostly nature & science on this one.

Build This House!

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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.