224 N. Broadway, Billings, MT 59101-1935 Telephone: 406-534-1133 http://www.thishouseofbooks.com/ The   Billings   Bookstore   Cooperative   has   a   very   simple   mission:   Build   an   independent full-service   bookstore   in   downtown   Billings   and   turn   it   into   a   literary   &   cultural   hub for   the   city.   Using   the   cooperative   model   means   that   we   give   book   lovers   a   chance   to own a piece of the store and participate in its success. We    opened    the    store    October    1,    2016    on    Broadway,    in    the    heart    of    downtown, convenient    to    the    Billings    Library,    Rocky    Mountain    College,    MSU    Billings,    the Alberta Bair Theater, and other literary and artistic destinations. About Our Name We   have   selected   a   name   for   our store!    It    will    be    known    as    This House    of    Books.    The    name    is    a tribute   to   the   iconic   Montana   author Ivan Doig and his autobiographical masterpiece, This House of Sky. The   name,   however,   is   more   than   that.   It’s   a   reference   to   our   store’s   community   ties.   We want   our   member/owners   to   think   of   us   as   a   home,   a   refuge   from   the   real   world,   a   house filled   with   books.   The   fact   that   over   a   dozen   of   those   books   are   Ivan’s   makes   it   all   the better! Our   member/owners   tend   to   be   lovers   of   big   sky   country,   and   many   of   us   are   writers. Ivan   has   been   an   inspiration   to   us.   His   lyrical   prose   captures   us   even   as   he’s   slipping   a history   lesson   into   each   book. Above   and   beyond   that,   Ivan   was   something   the   world   has all too few of these days: a gentleman. I    say    “was”    because we     lost Ivan      last      year      to multiple    myeloma,    which    he’d    been    battling    for    eight years.   We   reached   out to   his   widow,   Carol,   before   announcing   the   name,   and   we are thrilled that she has given her blessing to This House of Books. The    folks    at    Harvest Books,   which   published   This   House   of   Sky,   described   it well: This               haunting, magnificently    written    memoir    introduced    an    important American           writer. Now,   in   its   Fifteenth   Anniversary   Edition,   Ivan   Doig’s preface            provides stirring   details   of   the   making   of   this   memorable   book. Ivan   Doig   grew   up   in the    rugged,    elemental    Montana    wilderness    with    his father,     Charlie,     and his    grandmother,    Bessie    Ringer.    His    life    was    formed among                      the sheepherders   and   characters   of   small-town   saloons   and valley    ranches    as    he wandered     beside     his     restless     father.     Doig’s     prose resonates      as      much with   the   harshness   and   beauty   of   the   Montana   landscape as   it   does   with   those moments   in   memory   that   determine   our   lives.   What   Doig deciphers     from     his past   with   piercing   clarity   is   a   raw   sense   not   only   of   the land      and      how      it shapes   us   but   also   of   the   ties   to   our   mothers   and   fathers, to   all   those   who   love   and   loved   us,   to   those   who   formed   our   values   in   our   search   of   intimacy,   independence,   love,   and   family.   This powerfully told story is at once especially American and quietly universal in its capacity to awaken a longing for an irretrievable past.
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224 N. Broadway, Billings, MT 59101-1935 Telephone: 406-534-1133 http://www.thishouseofbooks.com/ The   Billings   Bookstore   Cooperative   has   a   very   simple   mission:   Build   an independent   full-service   bookstore   in   downtown   Billings   and   turn   it   into a        literary        & cultural     hub     for the   city.   Using   the cooperative   model means      that      we give   book   lovers   a chance    to    own    a piece   of   the   store and   participate   in its success. We      opened      the store     October     1, 2016                   on Broadway,    in    the heart                    of downtown,   convenient   to   the   Billings   Library,   Rocky   Mountain   College, MSU   Billings,   the   Alberta   Bair   Theater,   and   other   literary   and   artistic destinations. About Our Name We   have   selected   a   name   for   our   store!   It   will   be   known   as   This   House of   Books.   The   name   is   a   tribute   to   the   iconic   Montana   author   Ivan   Doig and his autobiographical masterpiece, This House of Sky. The   name,   however,   is   more   than   that.   It’s   a   reference   to   our   store’s community   ties. We   want   our   member/owners   to   think   of   us   as   a   home,   a refuge       from the    real    world,    a house       filled with     books.     The fact    that    over a    dozen    of    those books          are Ivan’s   makes   it   all the better! O          u          r              tend      to      be lovers    of    big    sky country,      and many     of     us     are writers.      Ivan has         been         an inspiration     to us.       His       lyrical prose   captures us     even     as     he’s slipping          a history   lesson   into each   book. Above   and   beyond   that,   Ivan   was   something   the   world   has   all too few of these days: a gentleman. I   say   “was”   because   we   lost   Ivan   last   year   to   multiple   myeloma,   which he’d   been   battling   for   eight   years.   We   reached   out   to   his   widow,   Carol, before   announcing   the   name,   and   we   are   thrilled   that   she   has   given   her blessing to This House of Books. T   h   e     folks     at     w   h   i   c   h     published This House of Sky, described it well: This   haunting,   magnificently   written   memoir   introduced   an   important American    writer.    Now,    in    its    Fifteenth    Anniversary    Edition,    Ivan Doig’s     preface     provides     stirring     details     of     the     making     of     this memorable    book.    Ivan    Doig    grew    up    in    the    rugged,    elemental Montana   wilderness   with   his   father,   Charlie,   and   his   grandmother, Bessie    Ringer.    His    life    was    formed    among    the    sheepherders    and characters   of   small-town   saloons   and   valley   ranches   as   he   wandered beside   his   restless   father.   Doig’s   prose   resonates   as   much   with   the harshness   and   beauty   of   the   Montana   landscape   as   it   does   with   those moments   in   memory   that   determine   our   lives.   What   Doig   deciphers from   his   past   with   piercing   clarity   is   a   raw   sense   not   only   of   the   land and   how   it   shapes   us   but   also   of   the   ties   to   our   mothers   and   fathers,   to all   those   who   love   and   loved   us,   to   those   who   formed   our   values   in   our search   of   intimacy,   independence,   love,   and   family.   This   powerfully told   story   is   at   once   especially   American   and   quietly   universal   in   its capacity to awaken a longing for an irretrievable past.
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