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“A Must Visit In Fairhaven, Washington” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Book Fare Village Books

Book Fare Village Books
1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
360-734-3434
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Ranked #12 of 383 restaurants in Bellingham
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Delta, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Must Visit In Fairhaven, Washington”
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.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Bellingham, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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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Seattle
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“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
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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“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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“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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