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Virtual Event with Washington Debut Authors: Ted O'Connell, Kristen Millares Young, and Noé Álvarez!

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 6:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books is thrilled to kick off our Virtual Lit Live series with a trio of fantastic authors. Join us as we hear from local author and musician, Ted O'Connell, Kristen Millares Young, and Noe Alvarez. They will read from and discuss their new books and will take questions from you. Ted will also provide a couple of musical selections so this is one event you will not want to miss! We're also offering 10% off when you purchase all three books together! Just enter coupon code: LITLIVE10 during checkout to save a few dollars and support three fabulous authors.


On K: A Novel: Professor Francis Kauffman finds himself tossed into the notorious Kun Chong Prison after he unwittingly ignites a political insurrection at his Chinese university. From there, his sentence grows stranger by the hour as he struggles with the weight of his imprisonment and the secrets of his past.

Subduction follows a Latinx anthropologist, Claudia, as she embarks on fieldwork on the Makah Indian Reservation carrying serious baggage – her husband just ran off with her sister. Claudia loses control as soon as she arrives in Neah Bay, where she begins an affair with Peter, the son of her best research participant. Claudia helps Peter’s family convey a legacy delayed for decades by the death of his father. But her presence, echoing centuries of fraught contact with indigenous peoples, brings lasting change and real damage.

On Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land: Growing up in Yakima, Washington Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who “slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives.” Escape came in the form of a university scholarship, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across a North America older than its present political borders. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené, Secwépemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O’odham, Seri, Purépecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings.
Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez writes about a four-month-long journey that pushed him to his limits. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear—dangers included stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion—but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents’ migration, and—against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his
spirit—the dream of a liberated future. 



Virtual Lit Live Event with Abbe Rolnick, Founding Stones - Fiction!

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books welcomes local author, Abbe Rolnick in conversation with Sean Dwyer as part of our Virtual Lit Live series! Abbe will present and read from her latest novel, Founding Stones. There will also be a moderated q & a session! This is an event you don't want to miss.


Part coming of age, part political intrigue, and Founding Stones questions what it means to be a citizen of the world. Trouble simmers in a small Pacific Northwest town when generations of secrets collide. Hannah, the daughter of the largest berry farmer in the county, searches for her voice after her twin sister dies of cancer. She jumps into the controversy around immigrant workers at the farm, and naively causes further problems. Her boyfriend, Luis, forced to live without his deported family, seeks his place within the American dream. His elderly friend, Joseph, an undocumented immigrant from Russia, emerges from seclusion to confront an old vendetta and protect his mushroom cure for cancer and his prototype of a light silk-titanium airplane wing from outside forces.

Abbe Rolnick has been writing since she was old enough to climb a tree to get perspective. A graduate from Boston University, her past life as a bookstore owner in Puerto Rico, former employee of Village Books, a former CEO of a manufacturing firm, a recently retired restaurant owner, mother, and world traveler, gives her a deep appreciation for life. She brings that to her three novels, memoir, and collection of stories and essays. 

Seán Dwyer teaches Spanish at Western Washington University and his memoir, A Quest for Tears: Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury continues to be a bestseller at Village Books. He is also the author of a number of published short stories. As an advocate for other writers, he hosts the open mic at Village Books. 

Penguin Worlds Book Club with Hank Green!

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 5:00pm

Village Books is proud to be the designated bookseller partner for Hank Green’s Penguin Worlds Book Club event on June 17! He will be in conversation with a special guest and they'll be discussing his bestselling novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

You can register for the event at: 

And don't forget to pre-order your copy of A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor which comes out on July 7! 

Order you copies today and get reading!

Hank Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He's also the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him "one of America's most popular science teachers." Complexly's videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Hank and his brother, John, are also raising money to dramatically and systematically improve maternal health care in Sierra Leone, where, if trends continue, one in seventeen women will die in childbirth. You can join them at

Erica Bauermeister, House Lessons: Renovating a Life

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*
In her first book of nonfiction, bestselling author Erica Bauermeister renovates a historic house and takes readers on a journey to discover the ways our spaces subliminally affect us. A personal and accessible exploration of the psychology of architecture, and a loving tribute to the connections we forge with our homes.

Euphrates Moss, Telos and Other Psychographs - Poetry!

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
Telos and Other Psychographs Poetry by Euphrates Moss

*Please check back for updates on rescheduling this event!*

Join us as we kick off Poetry Month with this event that is sure to please any fans of Shakespeare, James Joyce, and T.S.Eliot. The poems in this book are about Roman times, Shakespearean times, and the general hardships and oddities of life. Spliced in are philosophies, sciences, various observations, aphorisms, and references from just about any book Euphrates could get his hands on- except the bad ones.


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