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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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Not your usual fare

Three stories of book -- some used or discounted, most eclectic, easy chairs here and there, a gift area, a cafe upstairs -- this is the kind of bookstore you enter and leave three hours later, sorry to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2014
Diamondqueen
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Three stories of book -- some used or discounted, most eclectic, easy chairs here and there, a gift area, a cafe upstairs -- this is the kind of bookstore you enter and leave three hours later, sorry to go.

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Orange, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a place to spend time reading excerpts of books that you put on your wish list. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. A great selection of history and children's books

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Burnaby, BC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is an old fashioned bookstore, with lots of books, diverse selections, and many author events held regularly. I found suitable books for my nieces and interesting ones for my husband. It feels so refreshing to be in a bookstore like this, one that understands books and readers.

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North Liberty, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This place is kind of an "anchor store" in the Fairhaven shopping district. It's cheerful. Staff is pleasant. Interesting selection of books and much more atmospheric than your local mall B&N. Cafe on the uper level is sunny, has great views and is a nice place to have a cup of tea, look at the water, and page through the... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Fairhaven is so fortunate to have this bookstore. It is a place where you could spend hours. The knowledgable booksellers won't steer you wrong.

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Union Gap, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I am a sucker for used books. I found one of the best used bookstores that I have seen in a long time. The staff encourages you to pull up a chair and read to your hearts content. A great time especially when it is raining. Fits in nicely to the Fairhaven District

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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I could live in a store like this. An old fashioned independent book store with knowledgeable clerks and informative displays. They even have chairs scattered around so you can peruse before you choose. And, there's a discount cart so you can mix the value from new fresh to old and cherished. And of course, my favorite bookstores also have local... More 

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Fort Mcmurray
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We arrived to a full house of people interested in a book speaker. Lots of interesting books and people.

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Bellingham, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This little nook resides in an upstairs corner of a fabulous independent book shop. Windows overlook Fairhaven's Village Green and the water beyond ~ a sublime view, and a perfect place to enjoy a good meal and glass of wine or cup of coffee. Owner and chef Charles embraces the local, sustainable food movement, as evidenced by his menu. This... More 

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Delta, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This bookstore is a fabulous experience in a historic setting...it offers a great browsing experience for every interest. Allow yourself some time to investigate the offerings...& maybe have a coffee! A wonderful place.

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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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