Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 10am-7pm
 
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Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Fairhaven

VB Writes... Nonfiction & Memoir

Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3-5pm

We have eclectic tastes that range from biography, history, nature writing, and self-help, but tend to focus primarily on the memoir. Our process is to bring a printed copy of your piece for each member of the group to follow while you read aloud. The group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your print out, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. Critiquing is honest and encouraging. We ask that new members attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.

VB Reads...Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, May 18, 7:00 pm

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.

Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel the rez, unraveling clues from ancient legends, trading favors with tricksters, and battling dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology.

As Maggie discovers the truth behind the killings, she will have to confront her past if she wants to survive.

Welcome to the Sixth World.

Tuesday Story Time with Kendra

Join Kendra 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 Reads...Bellingham Mysterians: A Book Group for Mystery Readers

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, May 19, 4:00pm

Sworn to Silence: The First Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo

Some secrets are too terrible to reveal. Some crimes are too unspeakable to solve. . . .

In Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But 16 years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. A young Amish girl named Kate Burkholder survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer . . . but ultimately decided to leave her community.

A wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as chief of police. Her Amish roots and big-city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She's certain she's come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field.

Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.

POSTPONED: David Allen Sibley, What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

This event WILL be rescheduled for the fall. Check our website for updates!

Village Books, the North Cascades Institute, and the North Cascades Audubon Society are teaming up to bring back best-selling author, David Allen Sibley for a free event!

VB Writes...Poetry II

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:15 AM


Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud.  Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals.

VB Reads...Engaged Citizens

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

“One of the greats….Not just a science fiction writer; a literary icon.” – Stephen King

From the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust — and the man who risks everything to reunite them.

A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras—a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart.

To visit Urras—to learn, to teach, to share—will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist's gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.

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