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Sun: 10am-7pm
 
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Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Fairhaven

Keetje Kuipers, Geffrey Davis, & Erika Meitner, All Its Charms, Night Angler, & Holy Moly Carry Me - Group Poetry Reading!

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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!*

Join us in the Readings Gallery for an awesome line-up of stellar poets!

Keetje Kuipers’ new collection of poems All Its Charms chronicles her decision to become a single-mother-by-choice and her marriage to the only woman she ever loved. These poems contain more than the reinvention of family—they show who we can become when we move past who we thought we’d be.

SOLD OUT Evolve Reads...Life Between the Pages

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 6:00pm
Evolve Chocolate + Cafe
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Thursday, March 28, 6:00pm

Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel by Jamie Ford

Whimsical Carnie Food and Drink!

For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World’s Fair feels like a gift. But only once he’s there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off—a healthy boy “to a good home.”

The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam’s precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Their friendship and affection form the first real family Ernest has ever known—and against all odds, this new sporting life gives him the sense of home he’s always desired.

But as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their world of finery begins to crumble, all three must grapple with hope, ambition, and first love.

Fifty years later, in the shadow of Seattle’s second World’s Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with who she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden from their grown-up daughters.

Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolation Prizes is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion—in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale.

VB Writes...Fiction I

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 6:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6-8pm

The VB Writes Fiction I Group features a unique array of members, whose experience ranges from those attempting to discover their voice, to those aspiring toward that completed novel.  All members come to the group with an open mind, ready to critique a wide variety of writing styles. We ask that new members attend at least two meetings prior to submitting their own work for critique.  We look forward to learning more about your current or upcoming fiction project, as well as your background in writing.

Story Time in Fairhaven

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

EVERY SATURDAY! Join us for Story Time in the Kids’ Section! We’ll read aloud from some of our favorite books. Author does not attend.


Join us at all of our regular weekly Story Times!
In Fairhaven every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am.
In Lynden every Wednesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm.

Leigh Calvez, The Breath of a Whale: The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 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 The Breath of a Whale, Leigh Calvez tells the story of orcas, blue whales, and other Pacific Ocean giants through the work of dedicated researchers who have spent decades tracking them along their secretive routes that extend for thousands of miles, gleaning their habits and sounds and distinguishing peculiarities. 

VB Reads...General Literature

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, April 1st, 7:00pm

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Claire in the Kids section every Tuesday at 10:30am for a half an hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books! Authors do not attend.


Join us at all of our regular weekly Story Times!
In Fairhaven every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am.
In Lynden every Wednesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm.

VB Writes...Fiction II

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8pm

The VB Writes Fiction II Group feature a unique array of members, whose experience range from those attempting to discover their voice, to those aspiring toward that completed novel.  All members come to the group with an open mind, ready to critique a wide variety of writing styles.  We ask that new members attend at least two meetings prior to submitting their own work for critique.  We look forward to learning more about your current or upcoming fiction project, as well as your background in writing.

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