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Virtual Event with Abbe Rolnick in Conversation with Sean Dwyer, Founding Stones - Fiction!

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books welcomes local author, Abbe Rolnick in conversation with Sean Dwyer as part of our Virtual Lit Live series! Abbe will present and read from her latest novel, Founding Stones. There will also be a moderated q & a session. This is an event you don't want to miss.


Part coming of age, part political intrigue, and Founding Stones questions what it means to be a citizen of the world. Trouble simmers in a small Pacific Northwest town when generations of secrets collide. Hannah, the daughter of the largest berry farmer in the county, searches for her voice after her twin sister dies of cancer. She jumps into the controversy around immigrant workers at the farm, and naively causes further problems. Her boyfriend, Luis, forced to live without his deported family, seeks his place within the American dream. His elderly friend, Joseph, an undocumented immigrant from Russia, emerges from seclusion to confront an old vendetta and protect his mushroom cure for cancer and his prototype of a light silk-titanium airplane wing from outside forces.

Abbe Rolnick has been writing since she was old enough to climb a tree to get perspective. A graduate from Boston University, her past life as a bookstore owner in Puerto Rico, former employee of Village Books, a former CEO of a manufacturing firm, a recently retired restaurant owner, mother, and world traveler, gives her a deep appreciation for life. She brings that to her three novels, memoir, and collection of stories and essays. 

Seán Dwyer teaches Spanish at Western Washington University and his memoir, A Quest for Tears: Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury continues to be a bestseller at Village Books. He is also the author of a number of published short stories. As an advocate for other writers, he hosts the open mic at Village Books. 



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Penguin Worlds Book Club with Hank Green!

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 5:00pm

Village Books is proud to be the designated bookseller partner for Hank Green’s Penguin Worlds Book Club event on June 17! He will be in conversation with a special guest and they'll be discussing his bestselling novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

You can register for the event at: 

And don't forget to pre-order your copy of A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor which comes out on July 7! 

Order you copies today and get reading!

Hank Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He's also the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him "one of America's most popular science teachers." Complexly's videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Hank and his brother, John, are also raising money to dramatically and systematically improve maternal health care in Sierra Leone, where, if trends continue, one in seventeen women will die in childbirth. You can join them at

Paper Dreams Greeting Cards


extensive greeting card section at Paper Dreams

Price: $5.00
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Indicate the letter code for your card (A - P) & the number you want of that type. For example, if you're ordering 3 birthday cards for adults and 2 thank you cards, you'd write "B - 3, I - 2."
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