Monday, September 26, 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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Educational Materials

The Montana Book Company education center provides teachers and parents an opportunity to browse through books and teaching aids, which can be used to enrich basic curricular areas.

We have workbooks, educational games and science kits that work with curriculum areas.

The Montana Book Company Home School department includes a wide selection of biographies, historical novels and reference books for all ages. We carry DK and Usbourne books as well as hands-on science supplies.

The Montana Book Company staff is trained to help draw connections between units of study and our large selection of children's books and extensive inventory of education toys and games. We can assist in helping our customers develop lists of enrichment resources.

Whenever possible, The Montana Book Company is happy to order items that we may not stock in the store. We offer a 10% educator and Home School discount.

We are always happy to ship items for customers living out of town.
Contact us for more information or to order.

 Featured Educational & Homeschooling Books
It Doesn't Take A Genius It Doesn’t Take a Genius, by Randall McCutcheon and Tommie Lindsey, $18.95, hardcover. Two award-winning educators give strategies to reach out and instill skills for success in kids or students. Entertaining and packed with practical advice, this motivating narrative is organized into five principles, each composed of "bite-size" lessons and testimonials from the teachers' greatest success stories.
 The Homeschooling Book of Answers

The Homeschooling Book of Answers, by Linda Dobson, $16.95 paperback.  Up-to-date answers to all your homeschooling questions.

   We are happy to work with you on any of your homeschool materials needs.. Please let us know if we can make any suggestions to enrich your curriculum.

We have only highlighted a few of the
Montana Book Company favorites.
Please contact us for more information or wonderful suggestions.
We at the Montana Book Company are always happy to go the extra mile to research your questions.

Best Seller's Lists
Indie Bound
Young Reader's Choice
Battle of the Books
Award Winning
Book Lists
Young Adult Library Services Association
Caldecott List
Newbery Award

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