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Fairhaven

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat IN PERSON

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, June 8, 1:00pm

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe

England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. 

MAGGIE O'FARRELL was born in Northern Ireland in 1972. Her novels include Hamnet (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award), After You’d Gone, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, The Hand That First Held Mine (winner of the Costa Novel Award), and Instructions for a Heatwave. She has also written a memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death. She lives in Edinburgh.

Debu Majumdar, Night Jasmine Tree - IN PERSON

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery for an evening of fiction with this talented local author! Debu Majumdar will be introduced by fellow Bellingham author Janet Oakley.

We are still operating at a limited capacity for our events so we encourage you to reserve a seat today! 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Masking is optional as of March 21. Thank you for your cooperation.

Rena Priest, Northwest Know-How: Beaches - IN PERSON

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

We're so excited to welcome Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for the launch of her latest book!  Join us in the Readings Gallery for another great event in the Nature of Writing series, a partnership between Village Books and the North Cascades Institute. Rena will be joined by the illustrator of the book, Jake Stoumbos!

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, 06/11/2022 - 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.

Christina Kemp, Across the Distance: Reflections on Loving - IN PERSON

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

Join us in the Readings Gallery for a presentation of Christina Kemp's memoir.

We are still operating at a limited capacity so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Masking is optional. Thank you for your cooperation.

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VB Reads...Motherhood by the Book AUTHOR ATTENDING!

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, June 12, 2pm  Note: Author Susan Greisen will join us for this discussion!

In Search of Pink Flamingoes: A Woman's Quest for Forgiveness and Unconditional Love by Susan Greisen

CIBA 1st Place for Memoir - 2020
Peace Corps Memoir Book of the Year - 2020

A young woman defies her parents' demands to become a farmer's wife. At age nineteen, with a suitcase full of farm-smarts and a license to be a practical nurse, Susan joins the Peace Corps in Africa. She meets multiple challenges in her remote Liberian village and falls short of her unrealistic goals. An interracial romance further aggravates her parents who eventually disown her. When Susan finds the pink flamingos, she discovers what she had been searching for all along. Her journey is one of passion, strength and finding forgiveness and unconditional love.

David Spaner, Solidarity: Canada's Unknown Revolution of 1983 - IN PERSON

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery to hear about a little-remembered piece of Canadian history.

We are still operating at a limited capacity so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Masks are optional. Thank you for your cooperation.

VB Reads...Armchair Historians IN PERSON!

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, June 13,7pm   NOTE: we will divide this discussion between our May and June meetings. 

Grant by Ron Chernow

The #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017

“Eminently readable but thick with import . . . Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledge.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero.” Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.

Named one of the best books of the year by Goodreads • Amazon • The New York Times • Newsday • BookPage • Barnes and Noble • Wall Street Journal

Ron Chernow is the prizewinning author of six previous books and the recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. His first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award, Washington: A Life won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and Alexander Hamilton—the inspiration for the Broadway musical—won the George Washington Book Prize. A past president of PEN America, Chernow has been the recipient of eight honorary doctorates. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Toni Mirosevich in Conversation with Tele Aadsen, Spell Heaven and Other Stories - IN PERSON

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Don't miss this conversation in the Readings Gallery between two talented female writers as they present Toni Mirosevich's new short story collection.

We are still operating at a limited capacity so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Masking is optional. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mime Story Time with Margie Kimberley, Caps for Sale!

Sat, 06/18/2022 - 11:00am to 11:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us for a special Saturday Story Time featuring local author Margie Kimberley as she pantomimes her way through beloved childrens' book, Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.

Margie Kimberley is the author of Village Books bestselling kids book, What Makes You Smile as Big as the Moon? and has been delighting children with her story time mimes for years.  

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