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“Disappointing sandwiches” 2 of 5 stars
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Book Fare Village Books
1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
360-734-3434
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Ranked #5 of 394 Restaurants in Bellingham
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Bellingham, Washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Disappointing sandwiches”
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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  • English first
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English first
Seattle
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Ownership changed hands and what an improvement.”
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 the people in the square. It's a great place for lunch.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Independent bookstore gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

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

Visited February 2012
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Bellingham, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The last great bookstore?”
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.

Visited February 2012
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Alaska
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“A great bookstore”
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.

Visited October 2011
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