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Katie Ives in Conversation with Ken Wilcox, Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams - IN PERSON

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery for another great event as part of the Nature of Writing series, in partnership with our friends at the North Cascades Institute

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 

Sara Stamey, Pause - IN PERSON

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery to hear about Sara Stamey's latest novel, Pause.

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Thank you for your cooperation.

Nina Laden, Dear Little One - IN PERSON

Sat, 11/13/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery for a live author event for families! Beloved regional author Nina Laden is back to present her beautiful new picture book, Dear Little One. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination (with the exception of children under 12) upon arrival. Thank you for your cooperation.

Judy Bentley and Craig Romano, Hiking Washington's History - IN PERSON

Sat, 11/13/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery as we welcome Judy Bentley and Craig Romano for a great event as part of the Nature of Writing series.

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay.

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hui-Ying LeSage, Friends Without Borders - IN PERSON

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Don't miss this special event for kids and families by first-time author, Hui-Ying LeSage. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination (with the exception of children under 12) upon arrival. Thank you for your cooperation.

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat IN PERSON

Wed, 12/08/2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

*Mask Policy: Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.

Wednesday, December 8, 1:00pm

Anxious People by Frederik Backman

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller, the new novel from the author of A Man Called Ove is a “quirky, big-hearted novel….Wry, wise and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure” (People).

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.

Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.

Proving once again that Backman is “a master of writing delightful, insightful, soulful, character-driven narratives” (USA TODAY), Anxious People “captures the messy essence of being human….It’s clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry” (The Washington Post). This “endlessly entertaining mood-booster” (Real Simple) is proof that the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope can save us—even in the most anxious of times.

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Sun, 12/12/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Sunday, December 12, 2pm

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung

This beloved national bestselling memoir is an extraordinary, honest, nuanced and compassionate look at adoption, race in America and families in general (Jasmine Guillory, Code Switch, NPR)
What does it means to lose your roots--within your culture, within your family--and what happens when you find them?

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up--facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from--she wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth.
With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets--vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.

Nicole Chung is the author of the nationally bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know. Named a Best Book of the Year by two dozen publications, All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, an Indies Choice Honor Book, and an official Junior Library Guild Adult Crossover Selection. Chung's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, GQ, TIME, Longreads, and Vulture, among others, and she also writes a weekly Care and Feeding advice column for Slate. She is the editor-in-chief of the National Magazine Award-winning Catapult magazine and the former managing editor of The Toast.

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