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Tea Cozy Book Club

Banner for The Tea Cozy Book Club at This House of Books, the community-owned independent bookstore and tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana

Welcome to This House of Books inaugural book club! Each month in 2018 we’ll be featuring a member-owner’s new or recently published book – mostly fiction, with perhaps a few surprises. If there’s no member-owner new release, we’ll look for a great regional author to feature that month.

The list below is just the handful of 2018 new releases we’ve been able to confirm. Each month there will be an author event or a book club meeting led by either the author themselves or This House of Books staff or members. When possible, the discussion will be author guided, either in person, via Skype, or with author-provided discussion points. Timing and selections may depend on shifting publication dates, author availability, and other considerations beyond the bookstore’s control, but every month we’ll bring you a book we love, with strong local ties. If you don’t see your favorite local author on the list, please mention their name to us! The focus will be on fiction, but we may also include book club-appropriate nonfiction or poetry.

Here’s how it works: Copies of the month’s selection will be available in-store for purchase. Read the book, making notes for yourself in the margins or wherever you prefer to notate your reading. Come to the store and enjoy and take part in the discussion on the scheduled evening. That’s it! Local bookvana unlocked!

For more information, come by the store, call 406-534-1133, email our General Manager, or follow us on social media.

Meeting Times

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:00 at the bookstore. (224 North Broadway, Billings, Montana)

Plans for future meetings (subject to change)

Some people join book clubs to expand their mind. Others join to meet new people. Regardless of your motivation, you've come to the right place to get connected. You can follow our activities on BookClubHub (free registration required).

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Each month simply come to the store on the night of the discussion. Pick up a copy of the book in store prior to the event.

How do I get more information? 

Stop by, call, email us, or follow us on your favorite social media.

Do I need to live near This House of Books to be a member?

No! You can keep track of hometown and regional authors wherever you are by ordering the book from This House of Books book club. We’re happy to mail anywhere.

How do I get the Tea Cozy Book Club book selections?

In the month before the meeting for a particular book (see the list above), we will have some of the Book Club books in stock, but the best way to guarantee that you will be able to get the book in time is to order it. You can place your order in any of three ways:

  • by telephoning the store at 406-534-1133,
  • by sending an email to our General Manager, or
  • by ordering online using the links below.

Whatever ordering method you choose, you can elect to have the order shipped directly to you or you can pick it up in the store. Naturally, we will charge for shipping the book(s) but there is NEVER shipping charge if you have your book order delivered to our store.

Can I get my book signed by the author?

Whenever possible we’ll have the author in the store to sign books personally.

Will there be an online community associated with the Tea Cozy Book Club?

At this point, nothing has been set up. If this is something that you would like to see and something in which you will participate, please reach out to us.


The Weight of an Infinite Sky: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062323477
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - January 16th, 2018

Love, Wylie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998630540
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Missouri Breaks Press - January 25th, 2018

The Blue Hour Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619026049
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 27th, 2018

Brave Deeds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802126863
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - August 2017

Cold Hearted River (Sean Stranahan Mystery) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781432842574
Availability: Special Order
Published: Thorndike Press Large Print - September 9th, 2017

Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804176774
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - June 19th, 2018

Silent Hearts: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501181924
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - July 24th, 2018

An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849049603
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hurst & Co. - September 2018

A Sharp Solitude: A Novel of Suspense (Glacier Mystery Series #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501156335
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - May 29th, 2018