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Village Books

1200 11th St., Bellingham, WA

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Susan Chase-Foster – Poems and Images from Taipei

Talks/Lecture, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

An energetic, globe-hopping writer and illustrator of personal travel journals, Bellingham poet Susan Chase-Foster will read poems from her new book, Xiéxié Taipei, in the Readings Gallery at Village Books. Accompanying Susan, bearing moon cakes and oolong tea, will be her son and co-adventurer, photographer Moshe Foster, who moved to Taiwan in 2005 and hasn’t looked back. Moshe will share slides of his photos from the book.

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• Fri 7/6/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Susan Chase-Foster, Xie Xie Taipei

Signing/Readings

After her son, Moshe Foster, moved to Taiwan in the winter of 2005, Susan Chase-Foster began a series of visits during which the pair explored remote areas of the island, as well as the maze of lanes, alleys, mountains, markets, parks and architecture of Taipei, a city of nearly 3 million people, and a million scooters. In Xie Xie Taipei moments of geographical and cultural discovery are captured in what Susan calls “poemoirs,” and in Moshe’s finely rendered black and white photographs. Susan Chase-Foster travels the world recording observations in poems and watercolor journals. Her work has appeared in anthologies, including Clover, A Literary Rag; Cirque, A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim; and Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington. Susan lives joyfully in Bellingham, WA, but delights in sauntering through the remarkable island of Taiwan with her son.

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• Fri 7/6/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A Poetry Celebration with Egress Studio Press

Signing/Readings

Award-winning Seattle poet Jed Myers will read from his book:Between Dream and Flesh— the latest handmade limited-edition from Egress Studio Press.Poets from Egress Studio Press and Moon Path Press will add their voices to the night in honor of Washington State poets.

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• Fri 7/20/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Village Books Lit Camp

Children

Calling all young readers and writers from ages 8-11, this exciting camp is just for you! Each day of the week has a specific beloved book as its focus and all of that day’s activities will be inspired by its respective book. Registration closes Saturday, July 15th . Space is limited. Go to villagebooks.com for more information.

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• Mon 7/16/18 - Fri 7/20/18 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

Community Event

It’s time once again for the Fairhaven Steampunk Festival! Don your finest goggles and meet us on the Fairhaven Village Green for a day of revelry and merriment with a costume contest, musical guests Rogue’s End, and vendors from far and wide. Check out the "What is Steampunk?" talk with Jeffrey Cook at 11am in the Readings Gallery. With 4 events in the Pacific Northwest, and all of its costumes, books, crafters, music, and so many other aspects, it's safe to say that steampunk has caught on in the region. But what is it? In this presentation author Jeffrey Cook will discuss the history of the genre, its roots in 1960's literature and movies, its predecessors and inspirations, and where some of the modern explosion came from. If you're lucky, he might even read a passage or two from his best-selling Dawn of Steam series. Author Jeffrey Cook lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with his wife and large dogs. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, but has lived all over the United States. In the past, he's written sports pieces for the Bellingham Herald and RPG books for Seattle's Deep7 Press, but the "Dawn of Steam" series was the first of his novels. When not reading, researching, or writing, Jeffrey enjoys role-playing games and watching football.

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• Sat 7/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Find Waldo in Fairhaven & Lynden.

Community Event

Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages are invited to join us again this year for the month- long scavenger hunt to find the elusive Waldo hidden in up to 25 local businesses around Fairhaven, and in Lynden! Look for the Waldo decal on the windows of participating businesses. You can pick up a "Find Waldo in Fairhaven" or “Find Waldo in Lynden” passport at any of those locations to start your search. Once you've found the six-inch cardboard Waldo hidden within each shop, ask a shop employee to stamp your passport. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button, while supplies last. Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. The first 100 passports with 10 stamps or more will receive a $1 off coupon for Waldo merchandise. Join us as we celebrate this iconic character and our local, independent businesses all through the month of July! And don't miss the annual party on July 31st to wrap up the fun! This year, we will be partying at BOTH stores!

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• Sun 7/1/18 - Tue 7/31/18 at

Party with Waldo! Find Waldo in Fairhaven Celebration

Community Event

Join us at Village Books for a celebration to wrap up our Fairhaven “Find Waldo Local” program. We’ll play games, give out prizes to those who participated in the 25-store search, eat treats, and find Waldo hiding in our store! Come in your red stripes and glasses, and ready to have a good time.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at - 2:00 PM

New Book Group! VB Reads…Regional Cookbook & Cooking Lit

Talks/Lectures

Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit Book Group, co-hosted by Bellingham Farmers Market Director Caprice Teske and Village Books Marketing Director and Farmers Market Board President Mary Vermillion. At each gathering, book group members will discuss the assigned cookbook or cooking literature. Specials guests such as local farmers and chefs will attend. The group will meet 4-5pm the first Wednesday of each month on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven. *author WILL attend! The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking by Samantha Ferraro. Her fresh and simple dishes make it easy to eat healthy food throughout the week. Enjoy all of the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean diet, no matter how busy your schedule. Lean proteins, bright produce, and heart-healthy oil make for light meals full of zesty, aromatic spices that leave you nourished and satisfied.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Samantha Ferraro at the Wednesday Market

Signing/Readings

Join us on the green for a demo and samples from her new book, The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking. After the demo, head on up to the writer's corner on the mezzanine level of the bookstore where Ms. Ferraro will join in the discussion of her book with our newest book group!

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• Wed 8/1/18 at - 3:30 PM

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Children, Family/Child (Books)

Pick up your Reading Challenge form in either Fairhaven or Lynden (or print out the form from our website), then read your way along the path to receive prizes. There are three prizes to win this year. We will hold a drawing in early September from the completed forms and if we draw your form, Village Books will donate a $100 gift certificate to your school library. If a homeschooler wins, we will donate to the charity of your choice.

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• Fri 6/1/18 - Fri 8/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Family/Child (Books)

Join us in celebrating summer with one of our favorite activities—READING! Pick up your Reading Challenge form in either Fairhaven or Lynden (or print out the form from our website), then read your way along the path to receive prizes. There are three prizes to win this year! Check with Library staff for the rules. Select your favorite read of the summer and, on the card we provide you, tell us what you liked about it. We'll hang your review up in the store! FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW! We will hold a drawing in early September from the completed forms and if we draw your form, Village Books will donate a $100 gift certificate to YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY! If a homeschooler wins, we will donate to the charity of your choice. Stumped about what to read? Check out the great selections in our Chuckanut Reader or ask any of us at the store for help.

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• Fri 6/1/18 - Fri 8/31/18 at