Bad Rock Books

Bad Rock Books has been a cornerstone of the Flathead Valley Montana reading community since 1997.51591888_1601506811359290_r.jpeg Owner Cindy Ritter works hard to connect readers to books that entertain, educate, and offer escape into different worlds.

But now Cindy needs the community’s help.

A water leak has been discovered under the building. Water service had to be turned off to prevent additional damage. Currently, the building has NO water.

Initial repair estimates are $14,000 but may run higher depending on what’s found when contractors dig down to the broken pipe. All funds raised will be used to fix the waterline and return the bookstore to a safe, serviceable condition.

The mandatory COVID shutdown already challenged Cindy, forcing her to close for 10 weeks. The store reopened but with only limited hours and days. Still, she’s managed to hang on and survive. But this water leak could force her to close permanently.  

When supporters reached out to Cindy to offer help, she was deeply moved, saying, “My heart feels like it’s being hugged.”
We need our bookstore and our bookstore needs us.

Can you help Cindy and Bad Rock Books survive? If you love to read, please donate. If you care about your neighbor, please donate. 

                                            Friends of Bad Rock Books


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Cindy Ritter 
Columbia Falls, MT
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