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Village Books

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Address: 1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
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+1 360-671-2626
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
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Independent bookstore in historic Fairhaven

This bookstore is located in one of the most charming towns in Washington state, with many other attractions nearby, but it'd be worth coming here for the bookstore alone with its... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca T
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bookstore is located in one of the most charming towns in Washington state, with many other attractions nearby, but it'd be worth coming here for the bookstore alone with its several floors of books, its public readings and its writing groups, the cafe inside and the wonderful square outside. One suggestion for a great day: Hike a beautiful trail... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Unique, pretty and sometimes quirky gifts. Indie bookstore atmosphere. Excellent fudge shop inside. Bellingham must-see.

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Thank Sheba42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place. I think of it as a mini Powells. It has a wide selection of books and gifts. Great local author section. I miss these kinds of bookstores. I could spend all day here! Nice ambiance as well. Connected to a great cafe too.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great spot to go to find a book and other knick-knacks. Great atmosphere and helpful staff. I know this is a book store, but it is a good place to visit, if you get a chance.

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Thank Barney22222
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great selection of books, used and new, as well as fun gifts and mugs. Lots of community events, and book signings. Some signed copies of some new releases, good selection of local authors. 3 stories of books to explore.

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Thank EJJourney
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was my first visit to Village Books, and I'm glad to have found it! This is a great bookstore where the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. There are lots of books to peruse through, and there is an easy system of coloured dots to discern whether a book is new, used or a bargain item. There are lots of... More 

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Thank Bill D
Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a great bookstore. Used books, new books, kids area. Seating throughout - pets allowed. What more could you ask for.

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Thank caroleiaap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Three floors of excellent books with areas for children's titles and toys. There is a large non-fiction selection and attractive displays through out the store. Really broad range of titles to choose from and a lovely spot to enjoy a good read. You can't go wrong at this store.

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Thank Jan A
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This bookstore offers a wide range of books, from best sellers to local interest. I appreciate their attention to detail, with staff reviews and recommendations attached as notes on the shelves, and the staff are very helpful in find the right books for what you are looking for. They provide spots to browse books, enjoy a coffee, and sell gift... More 

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Thank GoAlong2
Spokane, Washington
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I visit Bellingham once a year and always stop at Village Books to browse the unique items and buy fudge in the candy shop. They had a lavender fudge that was amazing. If you like indie bookstores like Powells in Portland or Aunties in Spokane, this is a must see place in Bellingham.

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