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Sun: 10am-7pm
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Sun: 11am-5pm

Special Events

Open Mic Night!

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 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 Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience.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. 

Knee Pain Workshop with Robin Robertson

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tired of living with knee pain?  Want to get back to doing the things you love?   
Take simple action steps to protect your knees and reduce your pain!
•       The secrets to reducing knee pain without surgery, injections, or big medical bills
•       Knee Pain – where does it come from?
•       Why motion is lotion (how to reduce knee pain and inflammation)
•       What to do and the importance of doing it correctly with the right intensity

Free Workshop with Nathan Kottkamp, Having the Conversation: It Always Seems Too Early, Until It's Too Late

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

The place to start the conversation about wishes for end-of-life care is at the kitchen table, not the ICU. Nathan Kottkamp visits Bellingham for National Healthcare Decisions Day because he's impressed with our community's progress on this topic. Nathan will share why he founded NHDD...and the impact it has had on our acceptance of mortality.

Excellence NW Workshop with Dawn Harju - Boundaries

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Setting boundaries on where I end and you begin creates a safe space for both of us.

Dawn has a contagious way of inviting people to be their best self, and is committed to the fabric of world-wide goodwill. She volunteers with Excellence Northwest, a non-profit organization, and is dedicated to the success of Excellence Seminars International. She has a passion for children, animals, and the environment. 

Whatcom Literacy Council Trivia Bee & Silent Auction

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 6:00pm
Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Taking place in Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, the Trivia Bee & Silent Auction is the Whatcom Literacy Council’s annual spring fundraiser for know-it-alls, know-a-little-bits, and fun lovers of every stripe. Dozens of teams sponsored by local businesses––including Village Books’ team, The Village Idiots––compete against each other while the witty remarks of co-hosts Scotty VanDryver of KAFE Radio and Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings provoke laughter and competitive spirit. 

Write Riot Poetry Slam in the Colophon Café!

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 7:00pm
Colophon Café
1208 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

In honor of National Poetry Month, Village Books and the Colophon Café are pleased to be teaming up with local poet extraordinaire DeeDee Chapman to bring our second poetry slam to the building! We had so much fun last year, we just have to do it again! This is a free, all-ages (expect some adult language) event, space allowing. The Colophon will be offering drink specials from the bar and food to nibble as the slam goes on. Please support the venue by purchasing from the menu. Contact the bookstore for details or check Village Book's, Colophon Café's and Write Riot's Facebook page.

Youth Poetry Workshop: Kids for Peace Write Now

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

The Youth Poetry Workshop is a fun opportunity for students to explore different styles of poetry and engage their creativity through interactive exercises resulting in the creation of a unique poem to submit to the Peaceful Poetry Contest!
- Brainstorm about peace
- Discuss forms and styles of poetry
- Write creatively
- Submit a poem in the Peaceful Poetry Contest
Kids age 4-18 along with their families are invited to drop in to reflect, imagine, create and write in this workshop. 


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