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Address: 1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: 360-671-2626
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A local gem

This place is the hub of Fairhaven, the little village on the southside of Bellingham. It has a fabulous collection of books, both old and new, and highlights books by local and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This place is the hub of Fairhaven, the little village on the southside of Bellingham. It has a fabulous collection of books, both old and new, and highlights books by local and independent authors. It also has a nice coffee bar and lunch area upstairs, and is adjacent to a wonderful card and gift shop. Definitely not to be missed... More 

Crescent City, California
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133 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

When is a bookstore NOT a delight?! This one was especially fun to visit, and I found a whole section on local (Pacific Northwest) topics. I also found a novel I was looking for and more helpful knitting books than I could ever afford. We enjoyed browsing then relaxing in the grassy square outside the store for a bit of... More 

Kamloops BC
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

Bellingham, Washington
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104 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 

Great Falls, Montana
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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!

Coquitlam, Canada
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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.

Tucson, Arizona
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1,008 reviews
481 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,236 helpful votes
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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65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Bedford, New York
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94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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