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Village Books

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Address: 1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
Phone Number: 360-671-2626
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Independent Bookstores are getting harder to find especially ones with a selection as wide as this one has. Don't fail to stop at this Fair Haven favorite. The shelves are well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Diane B
Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Independent Bookstores are getting harder to find especially ones with a selection as wide as this one has. Don't fail to stop at this Fair Haven favorite. The shelves are well marked and organized and if you're still not finding what you want the staff is quick to help. Both new and used books are available on three floors. It's... More 

Thank Diane B
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a great bookstore with a cafe and an adorable paper/treasures store attached. While they carry first run books, they also carry lots of local merchandise and goods. Well worth a stop in when you are in Fairhaven!

Thank gfwanderer
Prescott, Az.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New books, used books, games, gifts of all kinds. A restaurant and a coffee bar. You can spend hours here. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. A highlight in Fairhaven.

Thank Ralph D
Camano Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to look at in this book store. It is way more than a bookstore and it has great prices on books. If you ever wondered where that octopus mug came from on Criminal Minds...you can find it here...Penelope Garcia's mug. Lots of interesting stuff, bath stuff, chocolate, books, crafts, jewelry. Spend some time...have a great time.

Thank Wklstoywife
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Chuck and Dee have excellent connections with authors and publishers throughout the country and are able to lure quality authors to come to Bellingham to present their books to us. We are very lucky to have the Robinsons and Village Books in Bellingham.

Thank peejhorn
Ventura, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Enjoyed browsing through the large selection of books and related items on three floors. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank twostews2
Rensselaer, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

While stopping in Fairhaven, two friends and I went into Village Books. I don't recall how long we browsed but enjoyed the time immensely. I was looking for a book that I had read a review about. I didn't recall the name of the book, the name of the author and only had a vague idea on the scene and... More 

Thank Rebecca S
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Very nice location and a great selection. Two floors of books, journals, and paper goods with a large local book and map section for those traveling. My only complaint is that the cash register is way off in the corner and very hard to find. But the store is lovely!

Thank jamers2016
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

The bookstore has two linked stores that provide great gift ideas and good food. The book selection is good and the staff is helpful an friendly. The neighborhood has much to offer also.

Thank LarryGSea
Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I would probably move to Bellingham just to be able to frequent an independent bookstore like this one. Nestled on a hillside in Fairhaven, this gem offers three floors of books by local authors, gifts for everyone and an amazing ambiance. Climb three flights of old carved wooden stairs to the very top to enjoy a coffee or sneak around... More 

Thank SandyWB

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