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“I can't imagine visiting Fairhaven and NOT at least browsing here!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Book Fare Cafe

Book Fare Cafe
Ranked #65 of 432 Restaurants in Bellingham
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
North Liberty, Iowa
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“I can't imagine visiting Fairhaven and NOT at least browsing here!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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38 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Marietta, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A wonderful independent bookstore!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank cantrelld
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Union Gap, Washington
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What a Place”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Frank G
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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“That rare old fashioned book store”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Judy S
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Fort Mcmurray
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great book selection, terrific guest speakers”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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