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Irene Skyriver - Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey - Village Books, Bellingham, WA

Signing/Readings, Kayaking

Inspired partly by her own spirit of adventure, and partly by the stories of her native coastal ancestors (Tlingit/Makah), Irene Skyriver celebrated her fortieth year of life with a solo kayak voyage, paddling from Alaska to her home in Washington’s San Juan Islands. "Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey" interweaves the true account of her journey with generational stories handed down and vividly re-imagined.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at - 7:00 PM

Richard Widerkehr and Barbara Bloom

Relationships

Richard Widerkehr and Barbara Bloom will read from their new books of poems at Village Books at 4 pm on October 29. Richard's book, In The Presence Of Absence, rich with musicality and images, pays reverent attention to details of daily life. He won two Hopwood awards at University of Michigan, and has had poems published in Rattle, Jeopardy, and Floating Bridge Review. Having lived in Bellingham almost forty years, he's a poet, novelist, and musician who often performs at open mic's. Barbara's new book is Pulling Down the Heavens, a rich collection of poems about family and nature. She's published in a number of magazines, and three poems from her first book were read on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. She grew up in California and on a remote homestead in British Columbia.

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• Sun 10/29/17 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monica Crosson – The Magickal Family: Pagan Living in Harmony with Nature

Signing/Readings

Filled with tips, tricks, ideas and stories to bring you and your family closer to the God and Goddess, this book shows how to be true to your magickal self while raising little witchlings. Monica Crosson has been a practicing Witch and educator for over twenty years and is a member of Blue Moon Coven. Monica also writes fiction for young adults and is the author of Summer Sage. Join Monica in the readings gallery for a book talk and craft!

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• Fri 11/3/17 at - 7:00 PM

Tore Ofteness

Art Show

A Higher Perspective: Aerial Photos of the Pacific Northwest Since beginning his freelance photography career in 1978, aerial Photography has become a specialty area, having received several awards, notably a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Aerial Photographers Association, International and a Bellingham Mayor’s Arts Award in 2014. Tore’s photography will be on display in the readings gallery through the month of December.

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• Fri 11/3/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Purple Friday! Story Time featuring the Stories of Herve Tullet

Family/Child (Books)

Join us as we read these wonderfully interactive books that celebrate color and art! We will read M. Tullet's books, do some painting, experiment with color, and enjoy a snack! *author does not attend

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• Fri 11/3/17 at - 10:30 AM

Gary McWilliams

Signing/Readings

The Anchor & the Pick! How did the gold get there? Where are crystals found? Written for the boat traveler, The Anchor and the Pick is both science and story telling about the rocks and minerals of Southeast Alaska. Specific locations listed. Find humor too. Volume 1: The Inside Passage. Volume 2: Prince of Wales.

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• Sat 11/4/17 at - 7:00 PM

Robert Dash – On An Acre Shy of Eternity: Micro Landscapes at the Edge

Signing/Readings

In this photography/poetry book, Robert Dash takes nature exploration to new depths. Over a three-year period he traveled from bluff to tree, feather to seed on a near-acre of forest, meadow and cliff shouldering the Salish Sea. Using metaphors, a camera, and a scanning electron microscope, Dash features beauty at scales ranging from craters on the moon to grains of pollen a few thousandths of an inch wide.

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• Sat 11/4/17 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Brenda Fantroy-Johnson: Imagine Me

Signing/Readings

"Imagine Me" is a riveting story of a young black girl’s journey growing up in the early ‘60s. The setting is Detroit where dreams are formed from life experiences within a city ghetto. A coming-of-age story set during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit river, a time of developing and discovering identity. This memoir gives a detailed accounting of how a self-described “good girl” copes with early tragedies of childhood loss and abandonment.

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• Wed 11/8/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Mindful Writer: Bringing Focus, Passion and Energy to Your Writing Life

Talks/Lectures

In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice ways to cultivate your writing focus and energy. You’ll also explore mindfulness strategies to help you create the mental space and self-awareness you need to write. Whatever your writing level, you can unlock your passion for your story—and become a more creative and productive writer! Instructor Susan Colleen Browne’s latest novel is "The Galway Girls."

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• Thu 11/9/17 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bruce Beasley: All Soul Parts Returned

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

When the Gnostic Gospels collide with new age spiritualism, the Oxford Happiness Test, and treatises on Buddhist practice, we know we’re in the territory of a Bruce Beasley collection. Known for his intense and continuing soul-quest through previous award-winning books, Beasley interrogates the absurdities and spiritual condition of twenty-first century America with despair, philosophic intelligence, and piercing humor.

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• Fri 11/10/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids Event! Veteran's Day Story Time

Children

Come down to the Readings Gallery for a very special story time. Village Books is pleased to welcome Sgt. Julie Smith, Automated Logistical Specialist of the United States Army, who will be on hand to talk about her service. We are going to read some stories and then make cards to send to our troops overseas! We will also enjoy a small snack.

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• Fri 11/10/17 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Clete Barrett Smith: Mr. 60%

Signing/Readings

Everyone thinks high school drug dealer Matt Nolan is a deadbeat. But no one knows that he is actually caring for his terminally ill uncle. Matt’s doing it all on his own, until a chance meeting with fellow teenage outcast Amanda shows him he doesn’t have to be alone. Mr. 60% is Smith’s first book for teens.

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• Sat 11/11/17 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Young Adult Speculative Fiction Extravaganza!

Signing/Readings

Join others for an evening of Young Adult SFF fun with a line-up of fabulous local authors. Rob Slater will present the first two books in his Deserted Lands series and hopefully, give us a sneak peek at the third. Selah J Tay-Song is the author of the Dreams of QaiMaj series, an epic fantasy series. Jennifer Brozek is a multi-talented author, editor, and tie-in writer who has been nominated and won professional awards. Jesikah Sundin will present her Biodome Chronicles. Award-winning and bestselling speculative fiction author Raven Oak will be on hand as well.

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• Sat 11/11/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ron Miller – You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: Interviews With Stars From Hollywood's Golden Era

Signing/Readings

In this book, James Bawden and Ron Miller present a new collection of rare interviews with forty iconic film stars including Henry Fonda, Esther Williams, Buster Keaton, Maureen O’Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, and more. Ron Miller coauthored "Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era."

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• Mon 11/13/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Janet R. Collins – On the Arctic Frontier: Ernest Leffingwell's Polar Explorations and Legacy

Signing/Readings

In May of 1906, Ernest Leffingwell and Ejnar Mikkelsen, co-commanders of the Anglo American Polar Expedition, sailed from Victoria, British Columbia to determine if there was land north of Alaska. The following spring they barely survived their trip on the pack ice off the northern coast of Alaska. However, between 1906 and 1914, Leffingwell defined and mapped the geography and geology of northeastern Alaska, including the coastline, and he studied the formation of permafrost.

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• Tue 11/14/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Robert and Daisy Kunstaetter – Trekking Peru: A Traveler's Guide

Signing/Readings

Robert and Daisy Kunstaetter, trail-tested authors and adventurous expats, illuminate Peru’s excellent trekking options in "Trekking Peru: A Traveler’s Guide." This full-color guidebook features everything you’ll need to plan for treks in the country, including permitting, cultural tips for responsible trekking, information on trekking infrastructure, maps, public safety, staying healthy, and more.

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• Wed 11/15/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Marian Exall: A Splintered Step

Signing/Readings

Marian Exall is back with another thrilling Sarah McKinney mystery. “Nothing much happens in Britain during the week between Christmas and New Year.” Sarah McKinney’s plan for a cozy vacation with her lover turns towards terror when she travels to London for the holidays, and becomes embroiled in the search for a link connecting apparently random deaths.

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• Thu 11/16/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Christen Mattix – Skein: The Heartbreaks & Triumphs of a Long Distance Knitter

Signing/Readings

Artist Christen Mattix knits a half-mile line from an abandoned bench to Bellingham Bay, opening up a world of interaction with her quirky Fairhaven neighbors. Told with honesty and humor, Skein is an intimate glimpse into Christen's psyche and a sparkling account of a neighborhood with its joys and sorrows.

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• Fri 11/17/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chuck's Welcome Home Celebration

Community Event

Join us in the readings gallery as we congratulate Chuck on the completion of his big ride. We will ply him with much-needed calories (there will be cake!) and listen to him recount stories from his mammoth cross-country fundraising adventure.

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• Sat 11/18/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pre-Holiday Open House in Fairhaven

Community Event

Gather up your friends and come to Village Books & Paper Dreams for games, product demonstrations, and samples. We'll have various stations around the store where you can get a passport stamped. Complete a passport, turn it in, and we'll let you spin the wheel for a chance to win one of many discounts and prizes. Throughout the day we'll have "Book Walks" where you'll have the chance to win even more prizes. This will also be the official kick-off of our annual Giving Tree program. Bring your friends, bring your family, and get lots of great ideas for your early holiday shopping.

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• Sun 11/19/17 at 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Dr. Karen McLean Dade

Community Event

The 25th Hour, by Christopher Donaldson, Jr. With one out of 100 people incarcerated in the United States, it is likely that many of us on the outside are connected in some way to those imprisoned. The 25th Hour builds on that connectedness in sharing the poetry of a young incarcerated black male who beckons readers of his poetry to recognize the human connection between us all, thus the need for those on the outside to work for greater justice for those on the inside.

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• Sun 11/19/17 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Small Business Saturday and Indies First!

Community Event

Indies First is a year-round campaign in support of independent bookstores by authors and publishers. We’ll have two celebrated local authors on hand to sign copies of their books and talk about their favorite reads this season. Clete Barrett Smith will be here from 12-2 pm. And Craig Romano will here from 2-4 pm. Get a great book recommendation at Village Books, try our new holiday fudge flavors at Paper Dreams and see what our neighbors in Fairhaven have in store for you at this annual event.

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• Sat 11/25/17 at 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Fairhaven Winterfest & Holiday Art Walk

Gallery

Village Books and Paper Dreams are pleased to feature the artwork of our favorite in-house artist! Laura Picco, lead used book buyer and long-time member of Village Books’ staff will display her illuminated, framed papercuttings downstairs in the readings gallery. Please see fairhaven.com for a list of activities happening through Dec. 23.

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• Fri 11/24/17 - Sat 11/25/17 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Reading at Village Books: Punk Love Foucault, a memoir

Signing/Readings

Gabe Riggs will read from his new, self-published memoir Punk Love Foucault. He is a local author with a story to haunt and delight.

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• Fri 1/12/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM