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“Not your usual fare” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Book Fare Cafe

Book Fare Cafe
Ranked #62 of 429 Restaurants in Bellingham
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Seattle, WA
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 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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37 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Richmond, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Thank Shirley C
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Burnaby, BC
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Thank Burnabytravellers
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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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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Frank S
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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 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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Thank cantrelld
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