Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 10am-7pm
Village Books - Lynden
Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Special Events

Write Riot Poetry Slam in the Colophon Café!

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 7:00pm
Colophon Café
1208 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

In honor of National Poetry Month, Village Books and the Colophon Café are pleased to be teaming up with local poet extraordinaire Dee Dee Chapman as emcee and featured poet Taylor Xavier to bring our second poetry slam to the building! We had so much fun last year, we just have to do it again! This is a free, all-ages (expect some adult language) event, space allowing. The Colophon will be offering drink specials from the bar and food to nibble as the slam goes on.

Youth Poetry Workshop: Kids for Peace Write Now

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

The Youth Poetry Workshop is a fun opportunity for students to explore different styles of poetry and engage their creativity through interactive exercises resulting in the creation of a unique poem to submit to the Peaceful Poetry Contest!
- Brainstorm about peace
- Discuss forms and styles of poetry
- Write creatively
- Submit a poem in the Peaceful Poetry Contest
Kids age 4-18 along with their families are invited to drop in to reflect, imagine, create and write in this workshop. 

Annual Dirty Dan Day Festival

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, April 28 is the 17th Annual Dirty Dan Harris Festival - Fairhaven’s celebration of the "unscrubbed" community founder, Dirty Dan Harris.

Live music and food and street vendors take place on the Fairhaven Village Green between 10am and 5pm. This year’s festivities will feature family-fun activities including a salmon toss for adults & kids, The Rocket Donuts donut eating contest, and the legendary Dirty Dan look-a-like & 1800's dress contests. Sign up for these contests on the day of the event at the Village Green stage in a first come basis.

Kids Book Week and National Screen-Free Week!

Mon, 04/29/2019 (All day) to Sun, 05/05/2019 (All day)
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect. Village Books donates 10% of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries! And this year, National Screen Free Week coincides with CBW to create the perfect pairing.

Open Mic Night!

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. 

Waples Day Block Party in Lynden!

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 11:00am
430 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Billy Bucks and Fire Trucks! It's the annual open house and celebration in honor of the namesake of our building and local Lynden hero, Billy Waples. Join Village Books and Paper Dreams, The Inn at Lynden, Overflow Taps, Avenue Bread, Cheeks, and Bellingham Baby Company in the Waples Mercantile Building (on the corner of Front St. and 5th) for a Block Party! Enjoy an afternoon of prizes, live music, Inn tours, a chowder feed, specials and giveaways, and a beer garden by Overflow Taps! Come one, come all!

Seniors and Cannabis: Let's Talk, A Free Workshop

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Nancy Southern MSW, for an informative presentation on the mindful use of cannabis for seniors.

Cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana) use is not for everyone. Nevertheless, if you’re going to use it, it makes sense to do so mindfully and with knowledge. It’s quite simple: Educate before you Medicate. Let’s get out from behind closed doors and talk about it in a factual, honest way. After a long time of “Just Say No,” let’s “Just Say KNOW.” Join Nancy Southern MSW, for an


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