Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
Sun: 10am-8pm
Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Village Books - Lynden
Sun: 12-4pm
Mon-Thurs: 10am-5pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-6pm


VB Writes...Environmentalist Anonymous: A Creative Writing Group

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wed, 02/22/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 12-1pm in the Writers Corner on the mezzanine level of the bookstore beginning in January of 2023.

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, February 8, 1:00pm

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis.

In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it’s also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill’s prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course, 10 Downing Street in London.

Erik Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, which examines how Winston Churchill and his “Secret Circle” went about surviving the German air campaign of 1940-41. 

Chuckanut Writers - The Many Paths to Publishing Your Book with Chloe Hovind

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Interested in writing? Sign up for our monthly Just Write enewsletter today!

Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have established a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

SOLD OUT: Historic Fairhaven Chocolate Walk

Sat, 02/11/2023 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015


CANCELLED: Phillip, April, and Autumn Vannini, In the Name of Wild: One Family, Five Years, Ten Countries, and a New Vision of Wildness

Sat, 02/11/2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015


Five continents. Ten countries. Twenty Natural World Heritage sites in five years. When one family set out to consider what wildness and wilderness mean to people around the world, their journey revealed something very different from the picture-perfect notion of untouched nature they imagined

VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Sun, 02/12/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, February 12, 2pm  

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter 2023 Whatcom READS selection!

An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams.

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

VB Reads...Armchair Historians

Mon, 02/13/2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, February 13, 6pm  

The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest by Timothy Egan

A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of eight books, including The Immortal Irishman, a New York Times Bestseller. His book on the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won a National Book Award for nonfiction and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice, a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington State Book Award winner, and a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book. He writes a weekly opinion column for the New York Times.

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/14/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/21/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/28/2023 - 11:00am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Claire in the kids' section of our Fairhaven location every Tuesday at 11am for a half hour of stories, songs, and movement! 

Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater (CSWT) Open Mic is held at Village Books on the second Tuesday of the month from 6-8 PM Pacific time. Everyone is welcome to read their own original writings (poems, prose, essays, plays) for 1 to 7 minutes to an enthusiastic audience.

VB Writes...Prompts

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 10:30am
Wed, 02/15/2023 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015


Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 10:30am-Noon in the Readings Gallery
Join us as we respond to 2-3 prompts each session. Writing includes all forms and genres of writing. Let your imagination go wild. We will time each write for 15-20 minutes then share our stories in a safe, supportive setting. Facilitated by Linda Conroy.


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