Kate Lebo, Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter--Ticketed Pie Demo at Book Fare Cafe

12/18/2014 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Book Fare Cafe
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
Join us for a special event at Book Fare Cafe on the mezzanine level of Village Books as we welcome author and baker Kate Lebo for her new book, Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter. Kate will discuss her techniques for creating delicious fruit-based pies, while also demonstrating how to make a pie at the cafe. A hot beverage will be served with a delicious pie sample.

Kate Lebo is the author of A Commonplace Book of Pie and The Pie Lady's Manifesto, a zine republished by The Rumpus in 2014. She founded Pie School, her roaming pastry academy, after graduating from the University of Washington's MFA program. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Gastronomica, Willow Springs, and AGNI, among other journals, and she teaches creative writing workshops nationally. For more, visit KateLebo.com. Tickets for this event are $5.00 and can be purchased through brownpapertickets.com.
By Kate Lebo, Rina Jordan (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781570619106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sasquatch Books - September 30th, 2014
By Kate Lebo, Jessica Lynn Bonin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780985041670
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chin Music - October 29th, 2013

Santa is Coming to Bellingham on December 20th!

Santa has loaded up his sleigh and, with the help of one red-nosed reindeer, will soar over rooftops in Bellingham neighborhoods, including Birchwood, York, Silver Beach, Happy Valley and, of course, Fairhaven. Join us on Saturdays, December 13th and 20th from 11am-noon for a special visit with Santa on the main floor of VB, under the glass sculpture. He'll sign the book, Santa is Coming to Bellingham, and will be handing out a treat to those who visit.

By Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781402291302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - October 1st, 2013

Village Books' Annual Giving Tree

Village Books Giving Tree
It is that time of year when the collaboration among book lovers, Village Books, and several community organizations provides the gift of reading to local children and families through Village Books’ Giving Tree.

How can you help?

Choose an angel ornament from the tree in the store and purchase a book for a recipient. You will be offered a 20% discount for your Angel book purchase. The books will be distributed to kids, through community organizations, the week before Christmas.

Want to contribute, but don't live in the area? You can donate from afar. Simply purchase a Village Books gift card through our website & specify "Giving Tree" in the "To" field. You can purchase a gift card by clicking here.

Whether you pick up one angel this year, or ten angels, you can appreciate that the children of our community will enjoy a happier holiday season because of your gift.

New Chuckanut Editions books, published by Village Books!

We're thrilled to announce 3 new books under our publishing imprint, Chuckanut Editions! Each of these authors worked with us through our publishing program to bring these books from manuscript to bound books on the shelves of bookstores. We're currently taking preorders for these titles, which you can make by either calling us, emailing us, or talking to us in the store. Let's show these local authors some love!


Thirty years ago, renowned food critic John Doerper released a landmark guide to the most expertly crafted delicacies and beverages the Pacific Northwest had to offer. Investigating the unique culinary climate of our region and packed with recipes drawn from its most inventive local chefs, Eating Well has been an essential Northwest gourmet guide for decades. Now, Doerper and Chuckanut Editions have teamed up to bring the thirtieth anniversary edition of this tasty Northwest classic, complete with an updated introduction and appendix, to a new generation of food lovers.


Even in its infancy as a hub of the shipping and mining industries, Whatcom County saw its fair share of homicide cases. In this compelling and thoroughly researched collection of narratives, local historian Todd Warger (The Mountain Runners, Mount Baker: Images of America) delves into the colorful details of these slayings and the investigations that ensued in their aftermath. At times haunting, at times downright bizarre, Murder in the Fourth Corner offers an enlightening perspective on the darker side of our community's history.


Nestled in the heart of the Salish Sea lie the picturesque San Juan Islands, an archipelago molded by eons of tectonic and glacial activity. Over the course of his nearly five-decade career, WWU geology professor Ned Brown has led countless research teams to decode this complex terrestrial heritage. In Geology of the San Juan Islands, Brown provides detailed, approachable, full color photos and diagrams to illuminate the complexities of these iconic islands.

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