Friday, February 11, 2011

Our blog is retiring (but not the store)

Hello Dear Friends and Readers,

After more than two years of blogging off and on the Reading In Montana blog is retiring for good.  Thanks everyone who found us here.

Now you can continue to find Reading In Montana on our facebook page.  Please like us there if you have not already.  We are an active and fun page. You can also follow us on twitter.

As always the Reading In Montana online store will remain open 24/7 via  Thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support and patronage.

Happy Reading!
Catherine & Michael in Glacier National Park, Summer 2007

Catherine & Michael @ Reading In Montana

Monday, October 4, 2010

Get your Rick Steves books through Reading in Montana!

Catherine and I have always enjoyed watching the travel programs of Rick Steves (based out of Edmond, WA). I particuilarly enjoy his episodes about Ireland. Here's a sample:

There's plenty of Rick Steves to watch through YouTube and Hulu. I've also held on to a copy of his Rick Steves' Ireland 2010 with map since we plan to visit Ireland in 2015, especially to see where my grandfather's parents were from (Co. Cavan), when we will have been married for ten years, and our son Patrick will be a good age for such travel.

That said, on our recent trip north to Seattle for the biannual book sale of the Seattle Public Library, we picked up a bunch of copies of Rick Steves' Spain 2010 with map (order through RIM)Rick Steves' Rome 2010 (order through RIM), and Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2010: The Travel Skills Handbook (order through RIM). Here I am getting some of them ready to ship from our hotel room:

Seattle Public Library Book Sale

If you plan to take a trip to Spain or Rome, or know anyone else who is planning such a vacation, order from us directly: Spain, Rome, or Europe.

And to close, a few photos from the gigantic book sale in Seattle:

Seattle Public Library Book Sale

Seattle Public Library Book Sale

Seattle Public Library Book Sale

Patrick swimming through an ocean of books - Seattle Public Library Book Sale

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Portland = City of Books

Portland sure is a City of Books. While "City of Books" is the name of the main downtown location for the independent bookstore Powell's, books seem to be a part of the city as a whole. Some pictures I've taken since we've lived in Portland:

Wall of books in downtown

View inside Powell's

Our son Patrick reading in Powell's

Exhibit about John Adams' books at Central Library, downtown

Copy of Darwin's On the Origin of Species in Annie Bloom's Books in Multnomah Village

Portland's library system has a wonderful Summer Reading program

Another view inside Powell's

Statue downtown with The book

Patrick at the Friends of the Beaverton Library bookstore

Vendor at the Saturday Market (arts & crafts), old books made into journals

Lots of books to be found at Science Store in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, or OMSI

Patrick with a statue at the McMinnville Public Library

Portland purchases used books, reduce-reuse-recycle!

Powell's has other locations besides the City of Books, such as Powell's Technical Books, focusing on science

Cute little bookstore in Sellwood, on the east side of the river

Michael @ Reading in Montana
Currently reading The Darwin Experience by John van Wyhe