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Village Books

Closes in 2 min: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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The Perfect Independent Bookstore

If you are a lover of books, this is the place to go but beware you could easily spend all day in... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Elizabeth C
Lots of books, mainstream atmosphere

This store is located in a good place at the end of a side street (the one with a wine and... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

If you are a lover of books, this is the place to go but beware you could easily spend all day in here. I went in the other day with some rarer book choices and low and behold they had them. They have so many...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This store is located in a good place at the end of a side street (the one with a wine and specialty oil store on it), but is somewhat hidden unless you're looking for it. You have to believe that it's there. This is a...More

Thank Anniexus
Reviewed March 13, 2018

I enjoy the atmosphere here and like the location. The book selection is a bit on the liberal side (yes I mean politics) but thats about the only downside to this place. It offers some great books at some great prices. There is a small...More

Thank cbow29
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

No visit to Bellingham is complete without a stop in the Historical Fairhaven District, and no stop is compete without Village Books. Right in the centre of the action in this great area for both locals and visitors. Well stocked, well staffed, and well cared...More

Thank HenryJ88
Reviewed February 14, 2018

A wonderful spot to find that special book or magazine......or just to peruse all of the books and magazines sndf to slip into the ajoing store Paper Dreams, to see a wonderful collection of greeting cards and other things that you know you really need......The...More

Reviewed December 22, 2017

Loved Village Books. I expected something very cozy in a small place like Bellingham, and it was cozy but it wasn't small at all! 3 stories of books books books made me so happy. wonderful staff and great selection.

Thank kenalexwhite
Reviewed September 13, 2017

With very good reason. It's not just a great little indie bookstore in a world where many haven't survived the arrival of big box retail, it's a vital force in the community. They don't just sell books, they support local authors, local book clubs and...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Discovered Village Books 4 years ago and it's a must whenever in the area. Good selection of books, local interest and authors, Staff recommendations, Very helpful staff, Good children's section too.

Thank Dan N
Reviewed August 10, 2017

If you love books, you'll be able spend some quality time in here. This is a book-lovers bookstore, and there's a little coffee bar upstairs just in case you need a little something to tide you over. The staff we interacted with were delightfully cheerful...More

Thank DCockayne
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This bookstore is located in one of the most charming towns in Washington state, with many other attractions nearby, but it'd be worth coming here for the bookstore alone with its several floors of books, its public readings and its writing groups, the cafe inside...More

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