Montana Center for the Book
The Montana Center for the Book is a program of Humanities Montana and the state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Its mission is to promote awareness of books, writing, reading, the book arts, publishing, and literacy in Montana.
Communities Served Through Montana Reads / Montana Writes Programs, and Big Sky Reads Awards:
The Montana Center for the Book announces the 2023 “Great Reads from Great Places” selections
The Montana Center for the Book, a Library of Congress Affiliate, has selected two books for the 2023 “Great Reads from Great Places” program. These titles are representative of Montana’s local and regional literary and cultural heritage. The titles chosen are:
- Holding Fire: A Reckoning with the American West, by Bryce Andrews (Adult selection)
- Elk Morning: At the Battle of Arrow Creek, as interpreted by AJ Otjen and Sabrena Half (Young adult selection)
During the 2023 National Book Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Washington Convention Center, representatives from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Northern Marianas will staff tables to promote their book selections and other literary works reflective of their unique locations. The area at the convention center where the 56 tables will be assembled is called the Roadmap to Reading. This activity has been a part of the festival since 2002.
The Montana Center for the Book is one of 56 Affiliates of the Library of Congress and its Center for the Book. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress is a community of 56 Affiliated Centers, promoting reading, libraries and literacy through the Library of Congress and its Affiliated Centers across the country.