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Village Books

1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Ranked #1 of 8 Shopping in Bellingham
Type: Specialty Shops
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Kalispell, Montana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bellingham, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This bookstore is a treasure. Not only are they an independently owned bookstore, but they encompass the heart and soul of the Fairhaven district in Bellingham. Their selection of books is extensive, their staff is knowledgeable, and it's just comfortable to browse through their store. Their building is modern and full of light while also incorporating vintage aspects of the... More

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Monument, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

This is a fantastic store! We couldn't browse long and had to make our selections quickly to catch our shuttle and ferry ... which is where the superb customer service comes in! My daughter wanted a specific book and we were accompanied right to it, saving us precious time. Would love to return and spend hours perusing the selections and... More

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