Our Team

Chelsia Rice (she/her/hers)

Co-Owner of Montana Book Company, married to Charlie, essay writer, public speaker, community-builder, lover of really bad music from the 70s and 80s, and 90s hip hop.

MFA in Creative Writing. Taught college writing for a while, worked in healthcare advocacy for a bit, sold pagers at a kiosk in Portland, Oregon at age 16.

Favorite genres: Essays, Nonfiction, Memoir, and Sad Fiction.

Charlie Crawford (they/them/their)

Co-owner of Montana Book Company, married to Chelsia, historian, intellectual, educator, does not mince words, lover of pop music (you didn’t see that coming did you?).

Masters in Education. Taught social studies and government for over a decade, worked at a dog kennel during college, used to sell used cars, once drove an Eclipse.

Favorite genres: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, History.

Madison Riccardo (she/her/hers)

Madison is the cheeriest of our employees. She’s been here from day one and had to endure all of the challenges and changes while we got on our feet. Like Charlie, she does not mince words, and is a strong artist and intellect, though she’d never admit it.

Favorite genres: Classics, obscure fiction and political/social science.