Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
10am-6pm daily
Village Books - Lynden
Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Next Up in the Village!

*Join us for these Lit Live! events -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

07/22/2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
06/29/2020 - 7:00pm, 07/27/2020 - 7:00pm
07/29/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Book Bingo! New Y. A. and Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Sat, 06/20/2020 (All day) to Mon, 08/31/2020 (All day)
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

At long last, Village Books is pleased to introduce a Summer Reading Challenge for more, shall we say, mature readers! 

• Complete at least 5 spaces and receive a coupon for 20% OFF an item at Village Books and Paper Dreams.
• Complete ALL the spaces and be entered in a raffle to win a $50 gift card to Village Books and Paper Dreams.
• Fill out one of our review shelf-talkers & we’ll hang it in the store!

Books CAN be applied to multiple spaces. Audio books are eligible.

Have fun!

NEW Kids Summer Reading Challenge!

Sat, 06/20/2020 (All day) to Mon, 08/31/2020 (All day)
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in celebrating summer with one of our favorite activities—READING!  
This year we have two challenges to choose from for kids; a Pre-reader for the littles and then our freshened-up Kids challenge for ages Kindergarten-14! Pick up your Reading Challenge form in either Fairhaven or Lynden (or print out the form from our website), then read your way along the path to receive prizes at the end. 

Here's how it works: 

“Read” your way along the game board and write the titles in the appropriate spaces. Feel free to use a separate piece of paper if the spaces are too small. Please do not use the same book more than once.
NEW THIS YEAR -YOU CAN KEEP YOUR COMPLETED FORM as a fun reminder of all the great books that you read this summer! We’ll mark that you’ve completed the challenge then give you a slip to sign up for the give-away.

• Complete a Review Card. Choose a favorite book and tell us what you like about it on the provided shelf talker/review card - we’ll hang them up in the store!
• Rewards:
Complete all of the blocks and you’ll receive a $5 GIFT CERTIFICATE for Village Books & Paper Dreams, a COUPON for 20% off an item of your choice, and a certificate for a delicious COOKIE—compliments of the COLOPHON CAFE in Fairhaven or AVENUE BREAD in Lynden!
• Completed lists/review accepted through Monday, August 31, 2020.
Limit: 1 completed form per reader.

FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW! We will hold a drawing in early September from the completed forms and if we draw your form, Village Books will donate a $100 gift certificate to YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY!  If a homeschooler wins, we will donate to the charity of your choice.
Stumped about what to read? Check out the great selections in our Chuckanut Reader or ask any of us at the store for help.

*PSST! Hey, adults and young adults - We have a brand new YA and Adult Bingo challenge just for you. Click here for details or just print the form found below and get started!


So you want to learn more about race...

To Our Beloved Community,

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and against injustice and racism. We are encouraged by the many people who are making their voices heard and are advocating for real, substantial change. During times like these, it is up to each of us individually to be responsible for change and to involve ourselves in the conversation. We can find hope in people trying to educate themselves and their children. CLICK HERE to continue reading and for a few different book lists, sorted by age (including links to our website) with titles that can help explain and aid in our education and in our conversation.

Paper Dreams Greeting Cards


extensive greeting card section at Paper Dreams

Price: $5.00
Pick all the types you're buying and how many of each you'd like!
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."
Funny? Subversive funny? Juvenile humor funny? Punny funny? Or funny is not a factor. Let us know for each card type ... and anything else that will help us pick out the perfect card for you.


funny confused baby

Stumped for your next read?

We love picking out books for people! Of course we love talking to folks, but if you'd like to answer a few questions, within 24 hours we'll give you a list of up to 5 hand-picked books that we personally recommend based upon your answers.

1) Log in to your account (or create one).

2) Fill out the questionnaire.

3) Once we send you the list, just follow the links we'll provide, place your order, and decide how you want them delivered. Curbside pick-up, home delivery, 99 cents for all the books you want shipped via media mail, or more $ for faster!





Send love, send books and gifts, and support Village Books and Paper Dreams until we re-open to the public!

Reach out while social distancing by sending Customized Care Packages to friends, family, co-workers, employees—anyone at all, including yourself! Because when a reader is stuck at home, what's better than book mail? Choose your own, or answer a few questions about preferences and reading habits, and we'll take care of the rest. Packages include a new hardcover or paperback book and your choices of themed gifty surprises.

Thank you for supporting us in these unusual times. Our 40th birthday is June 20th, and we hope to celebrate many more with you, our remarkable community of readers.

WE MISS YOU, and look forward to welcoming you into our stores again soon.




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