Special Events

Open Mic Night!

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience.

Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. It will be hosted by local author, Seán Dwyer. Seán Dwyer is the award-winning author of short stories that have appeared in several anthologies and journals.

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Fri, 06/01/2018 (All day) to Fri, 08/31/2018 (All day)
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in celebrating summer with one of our favorite activities—READING!  
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.


There are three prizes to win this year!
1.) Complete the first two spaces by August 1st and win two tickets to the Bellingham Bells game on Thursday, August 2nd (while supplies last).
2.) Complete the first six spaces and receive a coupon for 20% off a store purchase.

Chuckanut Writers Conference

Fri, 06/22/2018 (All day) to Sat, 06/23/2018 (All day)
237 W. Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226

Eight years ago, Whatcom Community College and Village Books launched the Chuckanut Writers Conferece with the theme Inspiration into Action. We’re pleased to return on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, 2018, to continue our mission—to profoundly inspire your writing life. We’ve gathered a renowned faculty and developed a dynamic program. We invite you to take part in this unique event; it's one you’ll remember for years to come.

Fairhaven Solstice Walk

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:00pm to Sat, 06/23/2018 - 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

A new tradition of community and art in Fairhaven - come by Village Books and Paper Dreams and check out this month's featured artist. With the sponsorship of the Historic Fairhaven Association, a group of local artists have come together to create the Fourth Friday Art Walk. With the exception of December, each month a new group of artists will be featured; each art walk will celebrate the unique character of Fairhaven, with local art, appetizers, drinks and, in some cases, live entertainment. 

Open Mic Night!

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience.

Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. Andrew McBride, local writer and editor, will be hosting!

Open Mic Night!

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience.

Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. Andrew McBride, local writer and editor, will be hosting!

Open Mic Night!

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience.

Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. Andrew McBride, local writer and editor, will be hosting!

Join us on the Schooner Zodiac Books A'Sail Cruise! Sept. 11-13

Tue, 09/11/2018 (All day) to Thu, 09/13/2018 (All day)
Schooner Zodiac
Bellingham, WA 98225


All hands on deck! Book your cabin and join Village Book's owners Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert, and local author Thor Hanson on a seabound book-club adventure of a lifetime with the Schooner Zodiac Books A'Sail Cruise setting sail September 11th - 13th, 2018! Village Books customers can take advantage of an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT and get 15% off using the code "VBSAILS" at checkout by June 30th!

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