One Book Billings

One Book Billings


The Billings Public Library One Book Billings program seeks to provide a forum for library patrons to read and discuss in small groups regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains, especially Montana.
The One Book Billings program is sponsored by a grant from Bernard Rose through the Billings Public Library Foundation. Discussion groups come together five times a year (every other month from September to May) to discuss the same book. 

One Book Billings is here! Bucking the Sun by Ivan Doig, is available for curbside pick-up or in person at Billings Public Library beginning February 1. Book discussions will take place through Zoom March 1-4, 2021. To sign up for a virtual discussion group, choose from the dates/times/hosts below and email or call 406-657-8290 to confirm your choice.  You will need to include your name and email address. Participants will receive a Zoom meeting link for the session selected, so must download Zoom to participate. 

March Discussion schedule 

Sign up for one of these Zoom discussions:
Terra Beth on Monday, March 1st @ 5:30pm.
Bernie Q on Monday, March 1st @ 7:00pm.
Cheryle on Tuesday March 2nd @ 4:00pm.
Roger on Tuesday, March 2nd @ 7:00pm.
Kris on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 6:00pm
Corby on Thursday, March 4th @ 5:30pm
Jen on Thursday, March 4th @ 7:00pm

One Book Billings will host a virtual speaker talk about Doig and Bucking the Sun with Cara Chamberlain through Zoom on Saturday, March 6th. The event link will be provided to participants.

Contact Us

Please call 657-8290 or email for more information on the most recent One Book Billings selection.

2020-2021 Books

American WolfAmerican Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
by Nate Blakeslee
Books available April 1, 2021
Discussions take place online May 3-6, 2021


Bucking the Sun
by Ivan Doig
Books available February 1, 2021
Discussions take place online March 1-4, 2021
Register starting February 1 by emailing or by calling 406-657-8290

Counting CoupCounting Coup: A True Story of Basketball And Honor On The Little Big Horn
by Larry Colton
Books available Oct, 2020
Discussions take place November 9 -12, 2020

More Information 

Get more information on previous One Book Billings titles

come west and see by Maxim LoskutoffCome West and See: Stories
by Maxim Loskutoff
Books available December 1, 2020
Discussions take place online January 4-7, 2021