ABFFE Children's Auction

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), the bookseller's voice in the fight against censorship, is hosting its online annual holiday auction of children's book art from December 1st-December 8th. The auction helps support ABFFE's defense of the free speech rights of kids, including the Kids' Right To Read Project (KRRP), which helps parents, students, teachers and librarians who are fighting book bans in their communities. Get ready to get biddin'!

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!

Eating Well: A Guide to Foods of the Pacific Northwest
by John Doerper
 

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.

Geology of the San Juan Islands
by Ned Brown
 

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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