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Spanish Open Mic with Seán Dwyer - IN PERSON and VIRTUAL!

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 6:00pm to 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 Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience.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 with Seán Dwyer - IN PERSON and VIRTUAL!

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience.

Natasha Donovan, Borders - Middle Grade Graphic Novel IN PERSON

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books and Western Washington University’s Center for Canadian-American Studies are pleased to welcome illustrator Natasha Donovan! 

Registration for this event includes a complimentary copy of Borders, generously provided by the Center for Canadian-American Studies!* Seats are limited so reserve your spot today. 

We are still operating at a limited capacity for our events so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite to reserve your spot. 

Saturday Story Time IN PERSON!

Sat, 07/02/2022 - 11:00am to 11:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery on the lower level of Village Books for a half hour of stories, movement, and FUN! Weather permitting, we'll take the fun outside.

Saturday Story Time IN PERSON!

Sat, 07/09/2022 - 11:00am to 11:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery on the lower level of Village Books for a half hour of stories, movement, and FUN! Weather permitting, we'll take the fun outside.

VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Sun, 07/10/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, July 10, 2pm 

Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino

Acclaimed author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas Marie-Helene Bertino's Parakeet is a darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find an estranged loved one.

The week of her wedding, The Bride is visited by a bird she recognizes as her dead grandmother because of the cornflower blue line beneath her eyes, her dubious expression, and the way she asks: What is the Internet?

Her grandmother is a parakeet. She says not to get married. She says: Go and find your brother.

In the days that follow, The Bride's march to the altar becomes a wild and increasingly fragmented, unstable journey that bends toward the surreal and forces her to confront matters long buried.

A novel that does justice to the hectic confusion of becoming a woman today, Parakeet asks and begins to answer the essential questions. How do our memories make, cage, and free us? How do we honor our experiences and still become our strongest, truest selves? Who are we responsible for, what do we owe them, and how do we allow them to change?

Urgent, strange, warm-hearted, and sly, Parakeet is ribboned with joy, fear, and an inextricable thread of real love. It is a startling, unforgettable, life-embracing exploration of self and connection.

Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas and the story collection Safe as Houses. She was the 2017 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellow in Cork, Ireland. Her work has received The O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, The Iowa Short Fiction Award, The Mississippi Review Story Prize, fellowships from MacDowell, Sewannee, and NYC's The Center for Fiction, and has twice been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. Formerly the associate editor of One Story and Catapult, she now teaches at NYU, The New School, and Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat IN PERSON

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, July 13, 1:00pm

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to...
THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?

“Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.” —Wall Street Journal
 
“Don’t trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman’s own laugh-out-loud whodunit.” —Parade

Richard Osman is an author, producer, and television presenter. His first novel, The Thursday Murder Club, was a #1 million-copy international bestseller and a New York Times bestseller; The Man Who Died Twice was also a #1 international bestseller and a New York Times bestseller. Critics have already described The Man Who Died Twice as “his second novel,” and his third novel, The Bullet That Missed, is forthcoming. He lives in London with his partner, and Liesl the cat.

Saturday Story Time IN PERSON!

Sat, 07/16/2022 - 11:00am to 11:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery on the lower level of Village Books for a half hour of stories, movement, and FUN! Weather permitting, we'll take the fun outside.

Village Books Lit Camp 2022: Session I

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

July 18-22 from 1pm-4pm each day. REGISTRATIONS OPEN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

Registrations must be received by 5pm Saturday, July 16. 

Saturday Story Time IN PERSON!

Sat, 07/23/2022 - 11:00am to 11:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery on the lower level of Village Books for a half hour of stories, movement, and FUN! Weather permitting, we'll take the fun outside.

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