In time for the holiday season, select Montage properties will feature curated bookshelves by Zibby Owens for readers of all ages

Montage Hotels & Resorts Launches Partnership With Zibby Media

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. (Nov. 20, 2023) – Montage Hotels & Resorts is starting a new chapter in its mission to enrich the lives of guests through a partnership with Zibby Media. Zibby Owens, founder and CEO – as well as an author, publisher, podcaster, and owner of Zibby’s Bookshop (an independent bookstore in Santa Monica, Calif.) – has curated a selection of books that will be available for purchase at on-site boutiques across six Montage locations and at The partnership launches just in time for the holidays and will provide Montage guests with an assortment of adult and children’s books inspired by each destination.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Zibby to provide captivating books for guests to enjoy during their stay with Montage Hotels & Resorts and well after,” said Azadeh Hawkins, global creative director of Montage International. “Zibby’s book selections are all carefully considered, and they’re wonderful to keep, share and gift.”

As a bookstore owner, author of Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, the children’s book Princess Charming, a forthcoming novel, BLANK (available March 1, 2024); and as creator and host of the award-winning podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books,” Zibby has established herself as a trusted book magnate. Owens started Zibby Media, which includes the podcast, bookstore, a book club, magazine, retreats, classes, and its own publishing imprint, to build a community of book lovers. This latest collaboration with Montage further solidifies that commitment to foster connection.

“I could not be more excited to partner with the Montage Hotels & Resorts,” said Zibby Owens. “The selections I make will ensure that guests will continue to have a piece of Montage to cherish from the comfort of their own homes for years to come. Having stayed at many Montage properties, I personally know how exceptional they are and am honored to bring our stories to these exclusive destinations.”

Encompassing books for guests of all ages – including picture books for Montage’s youngest guests, Zibby’s first round of selections are inspired by each resort’s locale.

  • Montage Laguna Beach: People We Meet on Vacation, by Emily Henry; Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid; Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt; This Bird Has Flown, by Susanna Hoffs; Do Tell, by Lindsay Lynch.
  • Montage Kapalua Bay: Sari, Not Sari, by Sonya Singh; Pineapple Street, by Jenny Jackson; The Unhoneymooners, by Christina Lauren; Meet Me at the Lake, by Carley Fortune; Bad Summer People, by Emma Rosen; The Sunset Crowd, by Karin Tanabe.
  • Montage Palmetto Bluff: The Secret of Southern Charm, by Kristy Woodson Harvey; Savannah Blues, by Mary Kay Andrews; In Polite Company, by Gervaise Hagerty; South of Broad, by Pat Conroy; At Loggerheads, by Kristen Ness; So Help Me Golf, by Rick Reilly.
  • Montage Big Sky: Outlawed, by Anna North; The Overstory, by Richard Powers; Montana Sky, by Nora Roberts; In the Shadow of the Mountain, by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado; The Vaster Wilds, by Lauren Groff; The Great Transition, by Nick Fuller Googins.
  • Montage Deer Valley: The Writing Retreat, by Julia Bartz; Go as a River, by Shelly Read; Once There Were Wolves, by Charlotte McConaghy; The Quiet Tenant, by Clémence Michallon; The River We Rememberb by William Kent Krueger; The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah.
  • Montage Healdsburg: Wine People, by Michel Wildgen; Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler; the Five Star Weekend, by Elin Hilderbrand; Eight Hundred Grapes, by Laura Dave; Drunk on Love, by Jasmine Guillory; One Friday in Napa, by Jennifer Hamm.

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About Montage Hotels & Resorts 

Montage Hotels & Resorts is the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the affluent and discerning traveler and homeowner, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences. Each Montage property offers comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. The portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences includes: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos, Montage Healdsburg, and Montage Big Sky. Future destinations include Montage Cay, Montage Punta Mita and Montage La Quinta. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit

About Zibby Media

Zibby Media is a women-led company dedicated to deepening the connections between readers, authors, and each other. Founded by Zibby Owens, author, podcaster, publisher, bookstore owner, CEO, and mother of four, Zibby Media offers countless ways for the bookish to convene. Zibby Media includes publisher Zibby Books, retreats and events, a book club, an indie bookstore, podcasts, classes, and more.