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“A great bookstore with helpful staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Book Fare Cafe

Book Fare Cafe
1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
360-734-3434
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Ranked #58 of 424 Restaurants in Bellingham
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Burnaby, BC
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
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 stars 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 stars
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Thank Frank S
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Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Union Gap, Washington
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank Frank G
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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“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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Thank Judy S
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