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Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
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Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
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Wed-Sat: 10am-6pm

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Elaina Ellis, Someplace Generous

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 7:00pm
The Hotel Leo Crystal Ballroom
1224 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us for an extra special Chuckanut Radio Hour, kicking off 2024's Chuckanut Writers Conference with special guests Elaina Ellis, Rena Priest, and Sarah Hawley!

Doors open and music begins at 6:30pm!

Interviewer: Sarah Hawley

Special guest poet: Rena Priest

Musical guest: Schmid & Guest

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 

Chuckanut Writers Conference 2024

Chuckanut Writers Conference logo

After two years in the virtual realm, the Chuckanut Writers Conference is delighted to announce its return to a live, in-person experience! Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of words and inspiration as we present the Chuckanut Writers Conference 2024: “Return to Your Senses.” 

This year’s theme challenges writers to awaken their senses and translate those sensations into prose that leaps off the page. It’s time to break free from the confines of screens and immerse yourself in the richness of an in-person writing experience. 

For more information and registration, please visit the Chuckanut Writers Conference website, here:

Under the umbrella of the Chuckanut Writers program, the Chuckanut Writers Conference has enjoyed the privilege of celebrating the literary arts in our region for eleven years. Village Books and Whatcom Community College continues our collaboration to bring the community our quarterly Chuckanut Writers workshops and courses designed to inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

We invite you to keep up to date with Chuckanut Writers’ class offerings and other news through the WCC Community & Continuing Education email newsletter and the Village Books’ email newsletter.

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Jacqueline Winspear, The Comfort of Ghosts

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 7:00pm
New Prospect Theatre
207 Prospect St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us at the New Prospect Theatre for an evening of music, mystery, poetry, and literature with bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear.

She'll be interviewed by Chuckanut Radio Hour regular and Bellingham voice actor Les Campbell!

Doors open and music begins at 6:30pm.

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 

Summer Reading Challenge and Book Bingo!

Check out 2024's challenges here! There's a Summer Reading Challenge for kids age 0-14 and Book Bingo for teens and adults. Grab forms at Village Books in Fairhaven or Lynden or print them from our website.
Happy reading!

The Great History Mystery PUZZLE HUNT!

Hello puzzle, game, history, and book lovers!

We are pleased to announce that Part 1 of our Great History Mystery Puzzle Hunt has begun!

Pre-Order Sarah Hawley's Servant of Earth AND A Werewolf's Guide to Seducing a Vampire

We're so excited for two new novels from Sarah Hawley! Pre-order your copies of Servant of Earth and A Werewolf's Guide to Seducing a Vampire today!

Terminal Building Stories and Rememberances

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Village Books and Paper Dreams in Historic Fairhaven is inviting submissions of writing, artwork, and photographs from community members in remembrance of the Terminal Building, Bellingham’s oldest commercial structure, which was lost to fire on December 16, 2023.


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