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Recently Released in Paperback

Recently released paperbacks available at This House of Books, your member-owned, indie bookstore & tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana

Looking for a good read? Check out these gems.


 

Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358299271
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - April 14th, 2020

A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093843
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 5th, 2020

Superior: The Return of Race Science Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807028421
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - May 5th, 2020

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062698490
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 24th, 2020

Sabrina & Corina: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525511304
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - April 7th, 2020

Reading the West Awards Finalists 2020

Reading the West Book Awards

Explore the finalists for the Reading the West Awards for 2020, celebrating authors from the Mountains & Plains region and books about our region.

Vote for your favorites here! Learn about the nominees below.


Cherokee America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358116691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - February 18th, 2020

"A classic historical western fiction that gives the landscape the same degree of attention as a character." -Julie Buckwalter, Back of Beyond Books, Reading the West Fiction Category Reader


Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635571202
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 2nd, 2019

"McCann deftly pulls us with us as he explores a particular corner of the West and connects it to issues - social isolation, technology, multiculturalism - affecting the broader world today." -Julie Schultz, This House of Books, Reading the West Narrative Nonfiction Category Reader


Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358299271
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - April 14th, 2020

"Andrews uses one bear's story, set amidst the beauty of a Montana valley, to draw attention to the myriad issues created by humanity's encroachment." -Julie Schultz, This House of Books, Reading the West Narrative Nonfiction Category Reader


Sabrina & Corina: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525511304
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - April 7th, 2020

"Eleven linked short stories portray female characters and their Latina heritage with emotional authenticity, boldness, and narrative brilliance. This book deserves to be widely read." -Lisa Ekelman, The Bookworm of Edwards, Reading the West Fiction Category Reader


Unicorn Day Cover Image
By Diana Murray, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492667223
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - June 4th, 2019

"My toddler's favorite of the bunch! Nothing can stop the unicorn's good time. This one is all rainbows, magic glitter, and fabulousness." -Amanda Sutton, Bookworks, Reading the West Picture Books Category Reader


The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062824127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

"Hilariously snarky Norris Kaplan is forced to move from Montreal, Canada, to Austin, Texas, when his mother transfers jobs. The chapter headings are wicked cool, the dialogue is fresh and #ownvoice, and it's so wryly funny. I really enjoyed it." -Anne Spires DeLong, Bookbar, Reading the West Yound Adult Fiction Category Reader


The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone's Underdog Cover Image
By Rick McIntyre, Robert Redford (Foreword by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771645218
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greystone Books - October 15th, 2019

"A moving story of personal dedication to return a wolf to the wild and the attempt to reclaim something lost from the beating heart of the West." -Mark Lehnertz, Tattered Cover Book Store, Reading the West Narrative Nonfiction Category Reader


The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

"A well-crafted literary thriller, The River is a classic tale of good vs. evil, nature vs. man, and man vs. man. The powerful survival instincts and morality of our heroes take center stage throughout this intense and gripping novel." -Amy Exstrum, Ouray Bookshop, Reading the West Fiction Category Reader


Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power (The Lamar Series in Western History) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300215953
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

"What an amazing book! The author relates US history through the eyes of the Lakota Nation. Sweeping, well-researched, and well-written." -Frank Peter, Weller Book Works, Reading the West Narrative Nonfiction Category Reader


Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631490132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Liveright - June 4th, 2019

"A well-researched biography of a seemingly forgotten conservationist and respected ethnologist. Grinnell was a man worthy of being remembered in American history." -Mollie Mitchell, Hearthfire Books & Treats, Reading the West Advocacy Award Category Reader


The Day Punctuation Came to Town (Language is Fun! #2) Cover Image
By Kimberlee Gard, Sandie Sonke (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641701457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Familius - August 1st, 2019

"The Day the Punctuation Came to Town does a great job of teaching kids about the most commonly used punctuation. It also goes into a deeper meaning of belonging and showing that everyone has a place in the world and in the word." -Chelsea Green, Bibliobar Bookstore, Reading the West Picture Books Category Reader


Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836014
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 28th, 2020

"A masterfully crafted true story of three Hawaiian cowboys who made the long journey to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to compete in the Frontier Days of 1908. The tale of these unknown underdogs makes for a compelling read. Fast-paced and hard to put down." -Heather Carter, Wind City Books, Reading the West Narrative Nonfiction Category Reader


A Song for the Road Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781684630028
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sparkpress - August 27th, 2019

"After a tornado hits his town and injures his mother, Carter has to hit the road to find his biological father. This is a moving and fun story full of unforgettable characters with the power of music at its core." -Miranda Berdahl, Wind City Books, Reading the West Young Adult Fiction Category Reader


A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093843
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 5th, 2020

"A heartfelt, devastating study of deeply felt love and tragic loss. An emotional roller-coaster that is not sentimental." -Roger Mullins, Bliss Books and Bindery, Reading the West Fiction Category Reader


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There's no doubt that the world feels a bit off-kilter these days. As you know, we temporarily closed our downtown store recently as a measure to help curb the progression of the novel coronavirus that's has been blazing around the world. Our community's health and safety is an important priority for us. 

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Reading Is Not Canceled!

We have included a second edition of book recommendations below, including a range of activity books for kids. All of these can be ordered via our website for direct shipment to your home, or you can select "Store Pickup Option" and put "Home Delivery" in the comments if you live in Billings and want us to deliver to you! Additionally, although our games, toys, and tea can't be ordered on our website, you can call us (406-534-1133), and we will take your order over the phone and deliver to you! 

New releases from our member-owners

The Archangel: Part One Cover Image
Midway Bravery: The Story of the U.S. Army Pilot Whose Famed Flight Helped Win a Decisive World War II Battle Cover Image
You, Me & Mr. Blue Sky Cover Image
Gasparilla: A Pirate's Tale Cover Image
Home Everywhere Cover Image
Sandstone: An Anthology to Support This House of Books Cover Image

Recent books from our member-owners

Brave Deeds Cover Image
Paging Dr. a: Continuing Stories from a Country Doctor Cover Image
Harry Potter and the Art of Spying: Young Agent Edition Cover Image
As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (Food Lovers' Village Mystery #5) Cover Image
A Sharp Solitude: A Novel of Suspense (Glacier Mystery Series #4) Cover Image
Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park Cover Image
Clovis Cover Image
What We Build Upon the Ruins: And Other Stories Cover Image
Family Empires, Roman and Christian: Volume I Roman Family Empires Cover Image
Silent Hearts: A Novel Cover Image
Billings Food: The Flavorful Story of Montana's Trailhead Cover Image
Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel Cover Image