Sunday, August 28, 2016

Montana Book & Toy Co.
331 N. Last Chance Gulch           Helena, Montana  59601
406-443-0260     Toll Free: 1-877-844-0577

Store Hours

Mon. - Fri.: 9:30am-6:00pm
Sat: 9:30am-5:00pm

Our Dearest Friend Jan

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On the afternoon of July 12, 2015, Jan Peccia died of cancer at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Montana. She was surrounded by family and loved ones. Jan was 48 years old.

In 1997, Jan purchased The Montana Book and Toy Co. with her sister-in-law and best friend, Didi Augustine Peccia. The bookstore remains an anchor in downtown Helena for readers and writers of all levels and ages. Jan brought her warmth, her keen literary sense, and her commitment to the Helena community, to all facets of the business. With Didi she participated in a store book club, hosted readings by local and visiting authors, and co-sponsored many charitable events. She was an avid reader, and loved nothing more than matching a customer with a good book.

Jan embarked on a second business in 2005, when—again with sister-in-law Didi—she became a real estate broker and formed Augustine Properties which specializes in residential and commercial real estate. Augustine Properties was involved in the development of Nob Hill on the south side of Helena. Jan was perfectly suited for this new position. Just as she wanted to be sure Montana Book Company customers walked out of the store with the perfect book, she worked long hours to match real estate customers to the house of their dreams. She treated each listing as an honor and an adventure.

Jan was diagnosed with melanoma in October 2013. She endured a hard year of treatment, but never lost her positive attitude or her adventurous spirit, and barely let it slow down her busy life. She continued to play an active role in her family’s life, worked at both businesses, took yoga classes, participated in her book club, gardened and always had a warm smile ready for anyone she encountered. She was declared cancer free in December 2014, and celebrated with her family and dozens of friends. Unfortunately, the cancer returned suddenly in July 2015. She spent her final days with her children, family and friends, celebrating her life.
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Contact Montana Book & Toy Co.

We at the Montana Book Company rely on the personal touch and would be pleased to speak with you directly. Please feel free to write, phone, fax, and/or email us and we will respond as quickly as possible. In addition, we would greatly appreciate any requests or suggestions you may have.

Montana Book & Toy Co.
331 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT  59601

Phone: 406-443-0260
Toll Free: 1-877-844-0577
Fax: 406-443-9213

Store Hours:
Monday     9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday     9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday      9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday      9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday     9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday     9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Special Orders:
We can special order just about any title in print
with NO EXTRA CHARGE, so let us help you with your search.  If a book is not yet available, we can often put it on advance order to reserve your copy. Our courteous, knowledgeable staff knows books & toys and is always happy to make suggestions.

When placing an order with the Montana Book Company, please include the title and author if possible, as well as your name and phone number.

We ship parcels at book rate through the USPS unless you request otherwise.  Free gift wrapping is always a pleasure at the Montana Book & Toy Company!

Extra arrangements can also be made to ship via UPS and Federal Express. 
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