Valley Bookstore    Jackson, Wy.
PO Box 590  125 N. Cache    307-733-4533

Williams begins in Ravenna, Italy, where "jeweled ceilings became lavish tales" through the art of mosaic. She discovers that mosaic is not just an art form but a form of integration, and when she returns to the American Southwest, her physical and spiritual home, and observes a clan of prairie dogs on the brink of extinction, she apprehends an ecological mosaic created by a remarkable species in the sagebrush steppes of the Colorado Plateau. And, finally, Williams travels to a small village in Rwanda, where, along with fellow artists, she joins survivors of the 1994 genocide and builds a memorial literally from the rubble of war, an act that becomes a spark for social change and healing.
A singular meditation on how the natural and human worlds both collide and connect in violence and beauty, this is a work of uncommon perceptions that dares to find intersections between arrogance and empathy, tumult and peace, constructing a narrative of hopeful acts by taking that which is broken and creating something whole.

                     Welcome to the
                    Valley Bookstore
       We are your classic Mom & Pop  independent bookstore (plus  a  few  outstanding, amazing, select employees who have been with us for years and years) and for the last 45 years we have supplied the literary needs of Jackson Hole. We like to think of ourselves as a general bookstore but we have our specialities.  Anne & I both grew up in Jackson and we know its history and literature well. Needless to say we have strong regional and natural history sections along with the prerequisite field guides trail guides, and sections on hunting and fishing.We have out of print and rare books about Yellowstone & Jackson Hole , great kids books, an excellent fiction section, etc. etc.  Bottom line, we can help you find the books you want. Books can be shipped directly to your home, or can be picked up at the bookstore. We offer rare and out-of-print book searches, ship worldwide, and have free gift wrap.  Call us at 307-733-4533 or email us at with questions or orders.
If you need to get a hold of me (Steve Ashley) my email is
      Steve & Anne Ashley

      A 1916 advertisement for a Wyoming woman librarian says, "Must be able to get along with Western people, ride and drive, as well as pack a horse, follow a trail, shoot straight, run an automobile, and be able to rough it whenever necessary!" That spirit is still out there. Meet a group of today's Wyoming women and girls. As diverse as they are distinct. 13 vibrant stories from the heart of Wyoming.

56 minute DVD documentary. Produced by The Equipoise Fund in association with Craighead Environmental Reseearch Institute.
Filmmakers: Bonnie Kreps, Charlie Craighead and Leigh Reagan. $18.00 + shipping