Great Bookstores: Village Books in Bellingham, WA

Alma Alexander wrote in to tell us about Village Books in Fairhaven, Bellingham, Washington:

“It’s a big and wonderful indie bookstore which has a lot of cool stuff, comfy armchairs scattered around the place for laid-back browsing, and lots of author events scheduled in their reading gallery.

This photo is one of me at one of my own readings there — I’ve had at least four over the last couple of years.

Chuck and Dee Robinson, the owners, are great book lovers, and friends of mine.”

Here’s a Video Tour of Village Books:

And here’s their SFF Section:

If you live in the area, be sure to join Village Books for their Steampunk Masquerade this Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. They also have a Fantasy Book Club that meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the cafe upstairs. The September book is Warrior by Marie Brennan.

And be sure to check out Alma Alexander‘s new ebook (coming out later in trade paperback): 2012: Midnight at Spanish Gardens.

If you have a bookstore you’d like us to highlight, please contact Kat.

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KAT HOOPER, who started this site in June 2007, earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology at Indiana University (Bloomington) and now teaches at the University of North Florida. When she reads fiction, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. She wants to view the world in a different way. She wants to have her mind blown. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. She prefers complex characterization, intriguing plots, and plenty of action. Favorite authors are Jack Vance, Robin Hobb, Kage Baker, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Richard Matheson, and C.S. Lewis.

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  1. My visits to Bellingham have been limited to the airport and hospitals, but the next time I go to visit my step-mother, I’ll have to spend a couple of days checking out this town — and this great store! It looks delightful.

  2. Oh I wish I could visit a lovely book store like that. :)

    I’ve read Alma’s ya series and enjoyed it. Looks like a wonderful store.

  3. I love the video tour. What a great idea!

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