Photo by Joe Mabel
In 2015, Village Books and Paper Dreams opened a second location. The 3,000-square-foot store is in the renovated Waples Mercantile Building on Front Street in Lynden, Washington, about 30 minutes north of Bellingham. The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, burned in 2008, and was later purchased by Bellingham architect Jeff McClure and his wife Debra. The McClures, along with Teri and Matt Treat, formed Forefront Ventures to renovate the building and add a 35-room inn, which the partnership operates. Our Lynden neighbors at the Waples Building include The Inn at Lynden, Avenue Bread, Overflow Taps, Bellingham Baby Company, and Cheeks. We think the Waples Building's cozy collection makes for a great day of shopping and relaxing. Read more about the building's history at The Inn at Lynden's website. And learn more about Lynden at the Lynden Chamber of Commerce's site.
"We're happy to provide a more convenient location for folks in the north county who've shopped our Fairhaven location for years," co-owner Paul Hanson says. "And we're excited to be part of the Lynden community."