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Big Sky Reads

The Montana Center for the Book supports public book clubs in rural areas that engage in deeper, thought-provoking discussions about literature.

We provide $500 stipends to book clubs for trained discussion leaders, author visits, book shipping, marketing, and other costs that enhance the humanities value of a program. (We do not cover costs for wine, refreshments, venues, or organization staff.) Book clubs must be open to the public and meet in a public space or school.

All book clubs supported by Montana Center for the Book contribute reading lists, discussion questions, event times and more to our Facebook group. This is a great resource to find new books, new participants, discussion questions, and facilitators.

If your library, school, or other organization has an established book club you think qualifies, you can apply for this award any time. We fund up to ten clubs each year. There’s no deadline and the application is easy!