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Book Fare Cafe

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1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
360-734-3434
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
We love Book Fare

We've attended a number of small special events like wine tastings here as well as dined while in town. The chef/owner is extremely talented and he puts a lot of little miracles on his plates from organic, local ingredients. His baked goods are also outstanding. Great place to relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
UnrepentantFoodie
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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415 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We've attended a number of small special events like wine tastings here as well as dined while in town. The chef/owner is extremely talented and he puts a lot of little miracles on his plates from organic, local ingredients. His baked goods are also outstanding. Great place to relax and start that new book you bought downstairs.

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2 Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Edmonds, Washington
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35 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The store is huge and has a wonderful variety of offerings. It is especially strong on northwest books, both fiction and nonfiction.

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Thank baggagecarrier
Bellingham,Wa, Usa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good food, many unique dishes. Great atmosphere for quiet lunch and a glass of wine. Outside dinning in the Summer especially nice.

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Thank pericowest
Portland, Oregon
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A good place to browse for your favorite book deals. Relaxing atmosphere and good selection. A must stop while in Fairhaven.

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Coquitlam, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a large and well stocked book store which affords readers and lovers of books lots of choice at reasonable prices. Greatly appreciated the many staff comments posted for several books. Bought a great wooden truck set for our grandchildren.

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1 Thank schark
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you are a book lover, this is definitely a place for you! It has a wonderful selection of books. I was here for a book signing, the staff was very helpful and informative.

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Thank Elle23Kaye
Seattle, Washington
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We ended up buying nothing, but this is a bookstore that has old and new books along the three floors of shelving space. connected to this is also an interesting restaurant called Colophon cafe and another shop that sells interesting nick nacks as well as olive oil/ vinegar place. Be sure to drop by and browse when you are in... More 

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Thank vamsally
Wilmington, Delaware
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This bookstore is awesome. Bellingham is lucky to have such a great resource. Their cafe is excellent too.

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Thank sue r
Kula, Hawaii
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

this is the kind of place that reminds you how sad it is that amazon is putting places like this out of biz. Hopefully this corner store, and anchor of the town can survive and thrive.......they're awesome.

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Thank KulaGrower
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

This place has awesome tasting seasonal local organic salads and soups and sandwiches, light fare. Also great coffee and a great place to read the new book you just purchased downstairs in Village Books. Try the Northwest salad and soup of the day, I guarantee it won't disappoint.

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Thank Misty E

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-734-3434
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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