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Elk River Books moves to new location
April 22 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Elk River Books will kick off its 10 th anniversary celebration in May by moving to a new
location in downtown Livingston, occupying a space in the newly refurbished JC Penney/Dan
Bailey’s building on Second Street.
“We were thrilled to find a space that would allow us to stay in the heart of downtown
Livingston,” says co-owner Marc Beaudin. “And it will allow us to expand our curated inventory
of great new, used and antiquarian books, while still providing a vibrant venue for readings,
signings and performances.”
Co-owner Andrea Peacock adds that the new space will allow the business to offer new
programs, including a writers’ circle, room for book clubs to meet, and down the road, a
R.E.A.D. with River Dog literacy program for kids.
Elk River has closed its Main Street storefront to move some-15,000 books, and plans to re-open
on 2nd Street in June. Their inventory will continue to be available for order online during this
transition, at ElkRiverBooks.com. In addition, Beaudin and Peacock will be available via email
and phone to fulfill special orders.
The building was purchased last summer by architect Tom Blurock, who spent the last year
overseeing the complete renovation of the historic structure. When finished, there will be three
retail spaces on the ground floor, and two residential condos.
Elk River Books opened in 2011 with a small storefront on Callender Street, which it quickly
outgrew. The business moved to the former Chatham Gallery building on Main Street in 2014,
sharing the space with Wheatgrass Saloon (now Wheatgrass Gifts and Green Door Gallery). The
new 2 nd Street location will provide the growing business the space needed to continue serving
the literary community of Livingston and beyond.
Customers can check for updates about the move at ElkRiverBooks.com. For more information,
write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406) 333-2330.