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Address: 1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: 360-671-2626
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Have always treasured bookshops....and discovering this gem of an independent bookstore nestled within the village of Fairhaven, was serendipity. Village Books is spread over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Kamloops BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have always treasured bookshops....and discovering this gem of an independent bookstore nestled within the village of Fairhaven, was serendipity. Village Books is spread over three wonderful floors, accessible by a beautiful curving staircase. When I entered, at ground level, I discovered a "help desk" and was promptly led to the shelves I requested. All I can say is wow, and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This bookstore is actually in Fairhaven, the town (or maybe townlet?) just south of Bellingham, but anyway, I suppose visitors coming in will get the general idea. VB not only has a wide selection of new and used books, but also sports a café upstairs (there's sometimes live music there too!), sponsors book-reading and writers' groups, undertakes publication of small-run... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

WOW! As an avid reader of all kinds of books, I loved finding this bookshop online when planning my vacation to Washington! It was very impressive when we got there! i could've spent all day there, but we still had other places to go check out! Still I bought a lot of books and cards and other stuff. Not disappointed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a nice multi level book shop with a little bit of something for everybody.. Fun Nicknacks, kids toys & books etc.. Check it out for yourself!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Enjoyed browsing the different floors of new & used books. It's a large store but feels cozy. The gift shop is wonderful.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As avid readers -- of printed books -- we rarely pass a bookstore by and never one that is operated independently. Thus, we were delighted to come across Village Books in Fairhaven. It offers three floors of new, used and bargain books, nicely displayed. Nothing is crammed together, and I enjoyed the light, airy atmosphere. The better to read or... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A must to visit and browse on every visit to Fairhaven. Large range of books including a secondhand section. I love that there are plenty of seats dotted around to allow you to sit and read a bit before you buy (or decide not to). I also love the staff picks with the handwritten notes as to why the staff... More 

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Bedford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

In these days of electronic readers and cyber everything there is little opportunity to review a bookstore, let alone enter and browse a stand-lone an independent book shop, but Village Books is more than a mere bookstore; it is a "destination" in itself and it is the center of the intellectual activity of the charming town in which it is... More 

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Puyallup,WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I could have spent hours in this store. We had to drag our 12 year old out of the store. So much to look at. They had used and new books. They also had a lot of other unique items for sale in the store. I would love to go back and spend the day at Village Books!

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Huge. Great selection, New and used books at good prices, great helpers everywhere you turn. Quaint exterior. A photo opportunity from the outside.

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