Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 10am-7pm
Village Books - Lynden
Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm


Ski to Sea

Sun, 05/26/2019 (All day)
Marine Park
Bellingham, WA 98225

The annual Ski to Sea Relay Race finishes at Marine Park but is celebrated in the heart of Fairhaven with a giant, ALL-DAY family friendly multi-street party! 
Enjoy live music on two stages; a historic beer & wine garden (12pm-6:30pm; no cover charge; 21+ with id), scores of arts & craft vendors, exhibits from nonprofits, and children’s activities; food booths with a huge variety of offerings, including old favorites and ethnic foods.  Parking can be tricky so keep in mind the $1 rides from WWU park-n-ride and downtown to Fairhaven.  

VB Reads...Books and Brews

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:00pm
Overflow Taps
106 5th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00pm

Still Life by Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Garnache and his team of investigators are called to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods. Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces -- and this series -- with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny. 

Book group discussion host: TBA 

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Terry Brooks @ WCC's Heiner Theater, The Stiehl Assassin

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:00pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

We're so happy to bring Terry Brooks back to Bellingham for our kick-off event to the Chuckanut Writiers Conference. 

The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the mercurial princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march—and woe betide any who stand in its way.

Chuckanut Writers Conference

Fri, 06/21/2019 (All day) to Sat, 06/22/2019 (All day)
237 W. Kellogg Way
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA 98226

Nine years ago, Whatcom Community College's Community and Continuing Education and Village Books launched the Chuckanut Writers Conference with the theme Inspiration into Action. We’re pleased to return on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, 2019, to continue our mission—to profoundly inspire your writing life. In support of this mission, we’ve gathered a renowned faculty and developed a dynamic program with an unwavering commitment to excellence. We invite you to take part in this unique event, one we hope you’ll remember for years to come.

Chuckanut Writers - Copyediting for Yourself & Others with Roby Blecker

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:00am
WCC - Foundation Building 201C
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225

The key to diamond-clear writing is the editing! Learn how best to copyedit and work with a writer to make a story or article the best it can be, whether you are the author or someone else is. Begin the development of an "editor's eye," whether you are writing fiction, nonfiction, or blogs, or helping others with their writing. 

4 sessions

Chuckanut Writers - Writing Home with Molly Dwyer

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 6:00pm
WCC - Foundation Building 201C
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Writing Home provides tools for exploring your ancestry and developing satisfying ways to chronicle your discoveries. Learn to research, organize and write family history. Discover tricks for exploiting Internet resources. Gather fundamentals for creating story - including how to build characters, use dialogue, and establish place and time.

3 sessions

Chuckanut Writers - Home to the Wilderness: A Poetry Workshop with Barbara Bloom

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
WCC - Foundation Building 101K
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225

How can we sustain a connection to the natural world in our busy and often fragmented lives? Through reflections on the poems of others and a series of writing exercises, we'll explore how to keep a wild place within in the midst of the demands of the 21st century. This generative workshop is appropriate for poets at all levels of experience.

1 session

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper - Fiction!

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 7:00pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Erica Bauermeister, the national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives. 

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