My wife and I went down to Fairhaven in Bellingham a few weeks ago and visited Village Books, a fabulous independent book store. It's so nice not to shop for books in one of the big chain stores. This one is great and the staff were excellent. Actually I think the owners were in the store. Very easy to get to off the I5. The Fairhaven exit is well marked and Fairhaven is about a 5-minute drive straight down from the freeway.