Village Books

Village Books

1200 11th Street Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Ellie's Long Walk

    Ellie's Long Walk

    The picture book, Ellie's Long Walk, is the exciting story of author Pam Flower's 2,174 mile-long journey with her dog Ellie on the Appalachian Trail.

    Join Pam at Village Books as she reads from her latest book and shows slides of her journey. Pam Flowers is the author of the children's books, Douggie: The Playful Pup Who Became a Sled-Dog Hero, Big Enough Anna, and Alone Across the Arctic.

    Sat, 15 Jan11:00am-12:00pm
  • Wisdom of Our Mothers

    Wisdom of Our Mothers

    Join Village Books for stories from Wisdom of Our Mothers.

    Wisdom of Our Mothers is an anthology of true stories and poetry based on lessons learned from the authors’ mothers. From the mother who taught her daughter to wire a lamp (“Women should not be dependent on men!”) to the mother who recruited the President to save her daughter’s life, the memories of daughters and sons of the remarkable wisdom and dedication of their mothers come to vivid life.

    Editor Eric Bowen has pledged half his profits from the book to raise funds for shelters for abused mothers and children. The event will include speakers from the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County.

    Sat, 15 Jan7:00pm-8:00pm
  • MLK, Jr. Read-In for Kids

    MLK, Jr. Read-In for Kids

    In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Western Washington University’s Center for Service-Learning and Village Books will host a Read-In for children at Village Books between the ages of 3 and 8.

    WWU students will share Dr. King’s dream of equality and hope by reading books about civil rights, justice, and service to local children. Please bring your children and join us for this fun day of sharing and learning!

    Mon, 17 Jan10:30am-2:30pm
  • Gluten-free Girl and Chef

    Gluten-free Girl and Chef

    Join Village Books for Gluten-free Girl and Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes by Shauna and Danny Ahern

    When Shauna James Ahern was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2005, she set out to discover and delight in the best foods she could find. She chronicled her journey with a popular blog,, and a memoir by the same name soon followed. Then she met Daniel, a talented chef who had spent his career cooking at great restaurants across the country. Soon Daniel was creating spectacular dishes, stunning meals that happened to be entirely gluten-free.

    Part cookbook, part memoir Gluten-free Girl and Chef features gorgeous photographs, guidance on cooking techniques, and 100 chef-tested recipes intended for the home cook.

    Thu, 27 Jan7:00pm-8:00pm
  • "In the Morning" by Marnie Jones

    "In the Morning" by Marnie Jones

    Join Village Books for story time!

    In the Morning, a picture book from local author Marnie Jones and Welsh illustrator Alison Fennell will delight young readers with its whimsical characters, described in lilting rhyme and brought to life in vibrant watercolor. Join animals big and small, near and far, as they wake to what promises to be a perfect spring day.

    Marnie Jones is a freelance writer, columnist, and contract editor. She lives, writes, and rides her mule in the South Fork Valley, where she shares one green acre with her husband, three daughters, and a number of extraordinary animals.

    Sat, 29 Jan12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Young Writers Celebration

    Young Writers Celebration

    Young Writers Studio invites the public to join us at Village Books in celebrating the hard work of writers and editors ages 8-18 who contributed to our first-ever literary journal. A variety of poetry, fiction and nonfiction will be read by the authors, and copies will be available for purchase, ordering, and autographs. Come join us in honoring these talented young writers.

    Sun, 30 Jan4:00pm-5:00pm
  • "One Shoe Blues" Games & Activities

    "One Shoe Blues" Games & Activities

    Kids, join Christina in the Village Books Readings Gallery for some interactive fun! Boynton's book, One Shoe Blues, starring B.B. King, tells the story of King's missing shoe and how Dexter and Riley, a couple of silly striped socks, help him find it. We'll listen to B.B. King's song, create sock puppets, play Boynton Bingo, and other fun games.

    Bring your extra socks from home to make your own special puppets. We'll provide the decorations.

    The author will NOT attend this event.

    Sat, 5 Feb2:00pm-3:00pm

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