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Village Books

Address: 1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: 360-671-2626
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Ranked #1 of 9 Shopping in Bellingham
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Bedford, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This bookstore has everything the book lover would ever want or need. Used, new, paperback, hardback, specials, gifts...I could get lost in here for days!

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Somewhere In Wa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Staff at VB are generally knowledgeable and unfailingly helpful. The range of books and categories is extensive. The book-store itself is bright and cheerful. It shares the floor-space with Paper Dreams, a card and gift-shop. We particularly like the cafe up-stairs, delicious lunches, snacks and coffees, and killer views of Bellingham Bay. One of the owners, Dee Robinson, seemingly has... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

This bookstore is a real gem. Offering new and used books, knowledgable and friendly staff, pet-friendly, community focussed. Worth supporting with your $$ and visits. Good coffee shop / restaurant next door.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is in the middle of Fairhaven so parking can be a challenge. It has a great atmosphere and there is a fair amount of books with some categories represented than others. Bathroom on each floor and has an elevator for those with mobility issues or strollers. There is a cafe and 2 areas for in house events like authors... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

One of the great places to visit, especially if you need a break on a long drive. New books, old books, coffee, tea, things to nibble on. Three full levels of books in a cozy, comfy atmosphere with great chairs to sit and read a while. The kind of place book livers dream of. You can spend all day or... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I received a book for Christmas from Village Books. 13 of of the pages were not cut properly at the publishers. I tried to take the defective book back today for a cash refund and they wouldn't do it. They wanted to do store credit or charge it back to the person's credit card who purchased it. It was my... More 

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Surrey, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Very nice bookstore in the middle of charming Fairhaven district. I loved the wooden stairs, floors, and brick walls. It's also great that they sell both new and used books. My sisters and I enjoyed browsing through the book selections and ended up buying one about the Louvre museum. Beautiful!

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