Store sign exchange trade paperbacks hardcovers kalispell blacktail books





50,000 Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Audiobooks, Comics & Maps
(categorized and - mostly - alphabetized)

We trade! Bring in your books & open an account.

Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00AM - 5:30PM

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Blacktail Mountain Books, 42 First Avenue West, Kalispell, MT.

Kalispell's biggest, oldest and best bookstore.

(406) 257-5573.

What do I have for sale?

Our inventory is about 70% paperbacks, 30% hardcover, and almost half of the store is devoted to nonfiction. We trade books, but are not only a paperback exchange -- we also swap hardcover books & audio books. There is NO trading fee and your credit can be used immediately.Email us at or call us at (406) 257-5573 for more information or inquiries about books.

We can mail books. Books are usually shipped within 24 hours (or after your check clears) by special fourth class mail. UPS or other shipping methods are available at extra cost. Shipping is billed to you at cost. We will ship worldwide.

We accept checks, money orders, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Paypal. We have a ten-day money back guarantee on mail orders if a book is returned in the same condition we sold it in.

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Collectable New Arrivals: Call or email for details

  • 45 volumes of the Ballantyne War Books series
  • A History of the Town Of Orwell, Vermont: 1988, Hardcover, DJ
  • Buechel: Lakota - English Dictionary, 1983
  • Currey: Science Fiction And Fantasy Authors
  • Perkins: Don C. Wallace: W6Am, Amateur Radio's Pioneer, signed
  • Fleming: Fort Collins, A Pictorial History: 1985, DJ
  • Gilchrist: Land Of Giant Rams, 1990
  • Gilles: When Tillage Begins
  • Jorgensen: American Jiu Jitsu: Featuring Shaking Down the Gunman
  • Journal Des Enfans, 3 vols, circa 1840
  • Lucey: Photographing Montana 1894-1928: 1990, DJ
  • McKown: Marion, A Pictorial History: DJ, 1989, numbered/limited
  • Molenaar: The Challenge Of Rainier: 1971, DJ
  • Polk Cty Hist. Soc: History Of Polk County Oregon
  • Taylor: Montana -- 1889, 1989, DJ
  • Twitchell: The Military Occupation Of New Mexico 1846-1851, 1909

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lilacs for mommom's rose Mary Ridenour, my mother,
who passed away at age 97. mom's roseslilacs for mom
(Her greatest sorrow was losing her eyesight so she could no longer read or enjoy her flowers.)

peonies for momRebecca Shaver, my daughter, whom I am very proud of.
peonies for momKathy Williams, who has helped me through some hard times.
peonies for momLois Nail Wattyne, whose influence made me the person I am.

Pat de Jong, whose laughter has brightened a lot of my days, and made me spill (spit?) a lot of coffee.