Livingston’s Sax & Fryer celebrates 140 years in business

CASSI GEISER Livingston Enterprise

Classic floors and large open displays with rows of books and different Livingston memorabilia were on display at Sax & Fryer recently as the sun peeked in the large windows of the store that is now nearly a century and a half old.

On Monday, May 15, Sax & Fryer on Callender Street celebrated 140 years in business. Friends and customers of the popular store came by to remember old times and talk about the good times. The shop sells a variety of items, such as art supplies, novels, stationery, greeting cards, pottery, and gifts.

Marge Brandon, who has worked at the store for 45 years, made brownies and lemon and spice cake for the anniversary, and coffee was available to the public, too.

“The store still has the old feel and the familiar smell,” said Scott McMillion, publisher of Livingston-based Montana Quarterly magazine, and a longtime customer and close friend of Sax & Fryer owner John Fryer. “And the way the floorboards creak is a big-time bit of nostalgia for longtime residents for sure.”

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McMillion visited with Brandon and retired literary agent Bob Dattila.

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