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“What a Place” 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 #4 of 383 restaurants in Bellingham
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Selah, Washington
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7 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a Place”
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

Visited April 2013
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English first
Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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“That rare old fashioned book store”
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 lore and a few gifty things to delight.

Visited March 2012
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Fort Mcmurray
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“Great book selection, terrific guest speakers”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Bellingham, Washington
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Quality food with a local emphasis in a lovely little book nook.”
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 is high end fare at a reasonable price. The challenge here is that the hours seem rather variable ~ the cafe is sometimes closed when the book store is open, and several times I intended to eat here only to discover it had closed early. It's also clear is for the most part running a one man show, as service can be spotty. Still, the environment and emphasis on "real" food make this a spot worth visiting.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Delta, Canada
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“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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