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Tom Fleischner, Saul Weisberg, & Edie Dillon: Nature, Love, Medicine

Signing/Readings

A diverse array of authors—psychologists and poets, biologists and artists, a Buddhist teacher—share personal stories that reveal a common theme: when we pay conscious, careful attention to our wider world, we strengthen our core humanity. This book declares that nurturing a love for our planet is essential in this time of turbulence and change. *Co-sponsored by the North Cascades Institute and the Natural History Institute.*

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• Fri 4/27/18 at - 7:00 PM

Independent Bookstore Day at Both Stores

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures, Social Event

Join us at 10 am in Lynden or 9 am in Fairhaven to be first in line for exclusive, limited-edition Independent Bookstore Day items. We’re also reviving our “writers in the window” scene where local writers will settle in to get writing in the front window of the store. The event also features presents, treats, games, and giveaways throughout the day, plus, the annual book walk, readings, and much more.

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• Sat 4/28/18 at - 9:00 AM

Janet Oakley & Mike Impero: Celebration of Statue Honoring Civilian Conservation Corps

Signing/Readings

Learn more about the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Like the young men featured in Oakley's novel, Tree Soldier and Impero's non-fiction book, Boys of Glacier. Local historians Janet Oakley and Mike Impero have worked hard to celebrate their work by securing a CCC worker statue from the national CCC Legacy organization. They will talk about CCCs and the importance of the statue at the Glacier Ranger Station they built.

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• Sat 4/28/18 at - 7:00 PM

Christine Kendall: Resting in the Familiar

Signing/Readings

Resting in the Familiar’s title is from the comfort of recalling family stories. A few events were uncomfortable, such as the drill of being loaded onto school buses in case our country came under nuclear attack, and her experience in the 2014 Carlton Complex fires. Christine Kendall was a familiar face at Bellingham open mics and a member of Independent Writers’ Studio until she moved to Twisp, Washington in 2012.

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• Sun 4/29/18 at - 4:00 PM

Peggy Shumaker & Maurya Simon: Cairn & The Wilderness

Signing/Readings

Drawn from forty years of writing, the poems and prose in Peggy Shumaker's Cairn trace journeys in this world and in the inner life. Maurya Simon’s new volume, The Wilderness, spans thirty years of poetry writing and explores the most vital aspects of our lives: the power of language, the mysteries of the natural world, and how we may endure and transcend the losses that besiege us as we live fully in the world.

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• Tue 5/1/18 at - 7:00 PM

May Day Story Time

Children, Family/Child (Books)

Let's ring in May Day with stories and songs that celebrate flowers and Springtime. We'll meet at our usual spot in the Kids section of the bookstore.

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• Tue 5/1/18 at - 10:30 AM

After School Pom-Pom Pets Mini-Workshop

Children, Class/Workshop

Parents, here's a great screen-free activity that your kids will love. Come to the bookstore for this free workshop where you will make your OWN Pom-Pom Pet out of yarn. *Author does not attend.*

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• Thu 5/3/18 at - 2:00 PM

Story Time Featuring Toni Yuly: Thank You, Bees

Children, Children's Arts/Crafts, Family/Child (Books)

With spare, repetitive text and bright, torn-paper collage artwork, this picture book gives even the youngest readers a subtle sense of how everyday things are related — and inspires an appreciation for life’s simple gifts. Join Toni Yuly in the readings gallery for this special story time. She will read her book and lead the children in a craft.

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• Sat 5/5/18 at - 10:30 AM

Nina Laden: Yellow Kayak

Children, Family/Child (Books)

You just never know what a new day will hold if you are brave enough to find out. On one quiet afternoon, a boy and his special friend’s unexpected adventure bring joy and excitement and sights never imagined. And the best part of any adventure is returning home with stories to tell and your best friend at your side.

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• Sat 5/5/18 at - 4:00 PM

Childrens’ Book Week & Screen Free Week

Children

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect. Village Books donates 10% of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries.

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• Mon 4/30/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at

Jennifer Haupt – In the Shadow of 10000 Hills

Signing/Readings

"In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" is a riveting family saga that spans from the turmoil of Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement through the struggle for reconciliation and forgiveness in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this literary novel that crosses racial and cultural boundaries is the search for family on a personal and global level.

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• Sun 5/6/18 at - 4:00 PM

Christine Wallace – Sea of a Thousand Words

Signing/Readings

In the not-so-distant future, resources are scarce and land is disappearing. This global crisis has created the largest population migration in history as desperate people look for new homes. Meanwhile, powerful governments close their doors, hiring a ruthless organization called HighTower to lock down the borders. A story for our times, "Sea of a Thousand Words" begs the question, “Who deserves to inherit our earth?”

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• Fri 5/11/18 at - 7:00 PM

Jennifer Worick, What's Your M.O.?: Live Your Best Life the Michelle Obama Way

Signing/Readings

What’s Your M.O.?: Live Your Best Life the Michelle Obama Way features 50 different scenarios common to most women. Author Jennifer Worick shares what Michelle said or did in a particular situation and then shows how you can use her example in your own life. The book also includes the former First Lady’s most inspiring quotes and fun and helpful lists. The event will include a trivia game and reading.

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• Sat 5/12/18 at - 7:00 PM

Tea with Mom or Grandma in the Book Fare Cafe

Children

In celebration of Mother's Day, we will be hosting a tea-time in Book Fare Café on the mezzanine level of the bookstore. Bring your children and enjoy some tasty treats, a few stories, a craft, and good company. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at the main counter at Village Books. Join us for a fun celebration of moms and all they do for us.

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• Sun 5/13/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Excellence NW Mini-Workshop Featuring Dawn Harju

Class/Workshop

“I am coming to realize that accountability starts with the language I use. You don't make me anything. I feel because my needs are being met or not being met. This is where it finally sunk in that setting boundaries on where I end and you begin creates a safe space for both of us.” Dawn Harju has a contagious way of inviting people to be their best self, and is committed to the fabric of world-wide goodwill.

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• Tue 5/15/18 at - 7:00 PM

Daimon Sweeney, Mini-Workshop Featuring Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett

Class/Workshop

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans’ NYTimes #1 bestseller, Designing Your Life, is a guide to creating an exceptional life through design thinking. It’s based on their class, the most popular one at Stanford. Daimon Sweeney will give an overview of their approach, plus help you gain clarity on your own future. *Author does NOT attend.

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• Wed 5/16/18 at - 7:00 PM

Joy Passanante – Through A Long Absence: Words From My Father's Wars

Signing/Readings

A World War II saga and much more, "Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father’s Wars" explores one soldier’s personal wars: his stint as a child bootlegger, his prolonged wartime absence from his wife, negotiating the chasm between their first-generation immigrant families, and practicing surgery in tents under fire. Joy Passanante is an Idaho writer, working in three genres. Her collection of stories, The Art of Absence, and her novel, My Mother’s Lovers, were both finalists for several national awards.

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• Thu 5/17/18 at - 7:00 PM

Kai Carlson-Wee & Kristiana Kahakauwila – Rail & This Is Paradise: Stories

Signing/Readings

Set against a landscape of rail yards and skate parks, Kai Carlson-Wee’s debut collection captures a spiritual journey of wanderlust, depression, brotherhood, and survival. Part cowboy poet, part prophet, Carlson-Wee finds beauty in the grit and kinship among strangers along the road. Kristiana Kahakauwila’s short story collection, This Is Paradise: Stories, strikingly exposes the dangers lurking beneath Hawai'i’s myth of paradise. This Is Paradise perfectly depicts the struggle of what it is to be between—between change and tradition, between locales, and between identities—and powerfully examines how we define ourselves and our relationships to those around us.

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• Thu 5/24/18 at - 7:00 PM

Free Author Event with The Green Reaper

Signing/Readings, Green/Environmental

Seventh generation mortician Elizabeth Fournier has written the guidebook we need for navigating the planning and executing of an affordable, environmentally friendly burial in her newly released The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial. Join her at this fascinating event to learn more about your legal rights for green burial.

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• Thu 5/31/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lucy Jane Bledsoe – Evolution of Love

Signing/Readings

A devastating earthquake has just hit the San Francisco Bay Area, cutting off the outside world completely. When Lily decides to fly from Nebraska to California and make the treacherous journey into the Bay Area to find her sister, she knows she's headed for a disaster zone, but nothing prepares her for what she finds. A piercing, unforgettable story of hope in the face of crisis, The Evolution of Love asks what it takes for people to come together, what dangers must they fend off in their bid for survival, and what lengths will they go to rebuild home.

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• Fri 6/1/18 at - 7:00 PM

Amber Casali – Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts

Signing/Readings

Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts highlights 44 memorable lookouts in the Cascades and Olympics, all accessible by trails on public lands. Brimming with fascinating history, this guide details how to stay in or near the lookouts overnight and how to help maintain or volunteer at these historic structures.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at - 7:00 PM