Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-8pm
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Village Books - Lynden
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12-4pm
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Laurie Buchanan in Conversation with Ashley Sweeney, Indelible: A Sean McPherson Novel - Mystery!

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us on Zoom for a great conversation between these two talented authors!


Murder at a writing retreat, but this one isn't imaginary. Authors only kill with words. Or do they? A psychopathic serial killer takes on the persona of a writer-in-residence at Pines & Quill, a secluded writing retreat in Fairhaven, Washington, where he plans to murder his next victim.

A cross between Dr. Dolittle, Nanny McPhee, and a type-A Buddhist, Laurie Buchanan is an active listener, observer of details, payer of attention, reader and writer of books, kindness enthusiast, and red licorice aficionado. She and her husband live in Boise, Idaho, where she enjoys long walks, bicycling, camping, and photography—because sometimes the best word choice is a picture.

Ashley E. Sweeney now lives and writes in La Conner, Washington. Her first novel, Eliza Waite, won PNWA's Nancy Pearl Award. Answer Creek is her second novel. 

Red Wheelbarrow Writers and Writers on the Wall Commemorative Group Reading

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us on Zoom as we commemorate one year of Covid 19 and honor those we have lost.


Red Wheelbarrow Writers and Writers on the Wall present an event to commemorate loss in the year of Covid.Those who attend the event are invited to email names of loved ones to remember- And to light a candle with us in memory of those we honor.

Red Wheelbarrow Writers is a non-profit, loose affiliation of working writers who produce independently, and who join together to support, encourage, and sustain one another. We welcome all writers to our monthly (virtual) Happy Hour to drink wine, share excerpts of works- in-progress, exchange news and views.


VB Reads...Lynden Front Streeters

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Wednesday, April 21, 7:30pm         NOTE: This meeting is starting 30 minutes later than usual! The following months will be back to 7:00.

Register here to access the meeting!

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea, a masterpiece of modern fiction, was Jean Rhys’s return to the literary center stage. She had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters. With Wide Sargasso Sea, her last and best-selling novel, she ingeniously brings into light one of fiction’s most fascinating characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. This mesmerizing work introduces us to Antoinette Cosway, a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into marriage to the prideful Mr. Rochester. Rhys portrays Cosway amidst a society so driven by hatred, so skewed in its sexual relations, that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind.
A new introduction by the award-winning Edwidge Danticat, author most recently of Claire of the Sea Light, expresses the enduring importance of this work. Drawing on her own Caribbean background, she illuminates the setting’s impact on Rhys and her astonishing work.

Jean Rhys (1890–1979), one of the foremost writers of the twentieth century, is the author of Wide Sargasso Sea—her last and best-known novel—as well as After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie, Voyage in the Dark, and Good Morning, Midnight, all available in Norton paperback.

Huxley College of the Environment Presents Kate Moore, Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Village Books is pleased to be the designated bookstore for Huxley's College of the Environment's Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series.

Celebrate Earth Day with Kate Moore, bestelling author of Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (now available in a Young Reader's Edition). 

For more details on this event, click here.

This free series of events is brought to you in partnership with the Huxley College of the Environment’s Institute of Toxicology and Chemistry and the WWU Alumni Association.


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