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Book Fare Village Books

1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
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Ranked #12 of 383 restaurants in Bellingham
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2012
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93% Recommend
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English first
Bellingham, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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Bellingham, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

We have had lunch here on many occasions over the past few years and liked our selections. This recent visit found that the menu was limited. The pulled pork sandwich had a very bad flavor and tasted like it had been frozen too long and thawed. Do not recommend this choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This is a marvelous place to go have lunch with a friend- or just grab a book in Fairhaven books and peruse through it while you are having a local beer or wine or a fabulous fresh salad, soup or sandwich. They have wonderful fresh ingredients, and you can't beat the view or the prices. Sit up here and watch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Such a delight to find an independent bookstore-great selection and cozy, inviting atmosphere!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Hopefully not, but in the days of the 'Big Box' retailers of books, this is a gem. Village Books is directly across the street from Fairhaven Village Inn, which I have reviewed elsewhere . The complete opposite of a 'big box' bookstore, Village Books attracts staff who love books and love sharing them with customers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

You can always find a book here to interest you. Note that this a private book store and not a chain. The prices will be a tad higher but the book selection is top drawer.

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