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“Not your usual fare” 5 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 #10 of 396 Restaurants in Bellingham
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Seattle, WA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Not your usual fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Three stories of book -- some used or discounted, most eclectic, easy chairs here and there, a gift area, a cafe upstairs -- this is the kind of bookstore you enter and leave three hours later, sorry to go.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A great book store”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a place to spend time reading excerpts of books that you put on your wish list. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. A great selection of history and children's books

Visited December 2013
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Burnaby, BC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A great bookstore with helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is an old fashioned bookstore, with lots of books, diverse selections, and many author events held regularly. I found suitable books for my nieces and interesting ones for my husband. It feels so refreshing to be in a bookstore like this, one that understands books and readers.

Visited October 2013
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North Liberty, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“I can't imagine visiting Fairhaven and NOT at least browsing here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This place is kind of an "anchor store" in the Fairhaven shopping district. It's cheerful. Staff is pleasant. Interesting selection of books and much more atmospheric than your local mall B&N. Cafe on the uper level is sunny, has great views and is a nice place to have a cup of tea, look at the water, and page through the book you might be considering. Internet service is spotty. (I finally had to give up and take my laptop to the cute old library a couple blocks away.) I liked how it opened onto adjacent businesses and the "village green" in the back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A wonderful independent bookstore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Fairhaven is so fortunate to have this bookstore. It is a place where you could spend hours. The knowledgable booksellers won't steer you wrong.

Visited June 2013
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