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VB Reads...The Armchair Historians

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, July 8th, 7:00pm

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. 
 
Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East.

VB Reads...A Year of Kingsolver!

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 5:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, July 9, 5:30pm

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver returns with a truly stunning and unforgettable work. Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver's riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how her discovery energizes various competing factions—religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians—trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world. Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver's must thrilling and accessible novel to date, and like so many other of her acclaimed works, represents contemporary American fiction at its finest.

VB Reads ... Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, July 10, 1:00pm

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures-in his own practices as well as others'-as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life-all the way to the very end.

Drag Queen Story Time with Betty Desire - Family Event!

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Get ready for Bellingham's Pride Festival with an hour of fun with Bellingham's iconic drag queen, Betty Desire! We'll meet in the Readings Gallery for an hour of stories, songs, and fun, all celebrating how we can be our best true selves. Feel free to dress up and bring your rainbow gear. This is a children's story time but ALL ages are welcome!


Village Books is proud to sponsor with WinkWink Boutique to bring you this special story time.

VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 2:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, July 14, 2:00pm

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah *ISBN currently unavailable for paperback

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.

Chuckanut Writers - Plein Air Writing with Laurel Saville

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:00am
Readings Gallery
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sharpen your descriptive skills and learn to make place a character in your writing. Each class, we'll meet in a different location--feel free to bring suggestions. Writing prompts and exercises, along with analysis of great writing, will demonstrate how to bring the beauty, mystery, and power of place to life on the page. First session meets in the Readings Gallery at Village Books in Fairhaven; subsequent outdoor meeting places--or indoor options in case of inclement weather--will be discussed at first class.

4 sessions

VB Reads...Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, July 15th, 7:00 pm

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics.  Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics.  Cheris's career isn't the only thing at stake.  If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own.  As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.

VB Reads...Bellingham Mysterians: A Book Group for Mystery Readers

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, July 16, 4:00pm

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.

For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”

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