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Local Authors

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 Bellingham Then & Now  Poetry Walk The First Five Years  
With technology giving us new ways to print, publish, and promote books, there are more authors who choose to sell books individually or through small local presses. This is a great bonus to local communities, as more of our neighbors print their stories or delve into local history. But sadly, the reality is that these books are hard to find on the web because the large wholesalers who provide web databases for bookstores do not include them in their inventory. Good news! Here at Village Books, we carry many of these local, independent, and small press books (Whatcom County is a hotbed of independent thinkers, writers, poets, and dreamers). Although not all books are listed in the web, all our books at Village Books are listed in our in-house inventory database (new and used), and we are always happy to look up a book or author you might find of interest. Give us a call! Come on down! We love to promote our local authors.

Some of the local books and authors you'll find at Village Books:

World War II, Natural History, and Local History

  • Noemi Ban Sharing is Healing
  • Joe Moser Fighter Pilot in Buchenwald
  • Don Easterbrook A Walk Through Geologic Time: From Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay
  • John Miles Koma Kulshan and Impressions of the North Cascades: Essays About Northwest Landscape
  • Galen Biery Looking Back
  • William Dietrich Green Fire
  • Wes Gannaway and Kent Holsather Whatcom Then & Now and Bellingham Then & Now
  • Brian Griffin My Darling Anna and Boulevard Park
  • George Hunsby Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Fairhaven
  • Michael Impero Lone Jack Mine and Dreams of Gold
  • Sehome Neighborhood Assoc. At Home on the Hill
  • Whatcom County Historical Society Journals
  • Ken Wilcox Hiking Whatcom County
  • Allan Richardson, Nooksack Place Names

Small Presses and Literature/Poetry Reviews

  • Bellingham Review (editor: Jane Wong)
  • Crab Creek Review (editor: Nancy Canyon)
  • Clover, a Literary Rag (editor: Mary Gillilan)
  • Egress Studio Press (representing, among others: Jim Bertolino, Anita Boyle, Bart Baxter, Susan Erickson, Sibyl James)

Poetry, Fiction, Horror and more

  • Sue Boynton Poetry contest winners in Poetry Walk: the First Five Years (editors: Nancy Canyon and Anita Boyle)
  • Oscar de la Paz Furious Lullaby and Names Above Houses
  • Jo Dereske Farewell, Miss Zukas
  • Chad Helder Vampire Bridegroom and Pop Up Book of Death
  • Kevin Murphy Beautiful Chaos Demands Energy
  • Alan Rhodes Returning to the Branch
  • Jeremy Voigt Neither Rising nor Falling
  • Dave Wheeler Contingency Plans
  • Richard Widerkehr The Way Home and Sedimental Journey
  • Jim Sutherland Love, Your Mother - Like It or Not
  • Trish Harding Letters Alive and Altitude: Painting Through Grief