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Village Books

1200 11th St., Bellingham, WA

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1-(800)-392-2665

Website:
villagebooks.com

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Excellence NW Workshop Featuring Dawn Harju

Talks/Lectures

What am I making important? The biggest choice we make is what we choose to make important. How can you tell what you're making important? First we have to understand that we are a choice. Have you ever gotten into a situation where you've agreed to something and later wished you didn't? Or agreed to something you had no interest in actually doing? “Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself” ~Sonya Parker

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• Thu 8/16/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fairhaven Vino in the Village Wine Walk

Community Event, Education

20 Venues in historic Fairhaven Village will each host a winery. $25 pre-register/$30 at the door /person - includes a wristband, 8 tasting tickets, map and guide, and commemorative wine glass. $50 VIP - includes all of the above plus expedited check-in, unlimited tastings, wine walk swag bag. Village Books, Paper Dreams and Evolve Chocolate + Café will be all be participating.

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• Thu 8/16/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Chas Smith at Village Books

Signing/Readings, Surfing

Author Chas Smith reads from his new book, Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair, at Village Books on August 29th, at 7pm.

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• Wed 8/29/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chas Smith, Cocaine + Surfing

Signing/Readings

It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960- 70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of the mild outlaws. Tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. The surfer and his lover are entwined in a gorgeously dysfunctional embrace. A forbidden love like Romeo and his Juliet and few, if any, outside the insular surf world knew or know about this particular rhapsody. A byzantine ethic keeps interlopers far away. Bad behavior is also kept very well-hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of psychosis rears its head from time to time. Overdoses, bar fights, surf contests and murders and cover-ups. Cocaine + Surfing peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy sometimes deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders. It also explores where dreams go when they die. Chas Smith the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell (It Books, November 2013), which was optioned for television by Fox 21 and a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction. Chas began his writing career as a foreign correspondent, penning pieces for Vice, Paper, and Blackbook, amongst others, from Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Azerbaijan and Colombia which led to a brief career as a war correspondent for Current TV. After being kidnapped by Hezbollah during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war he transitioned to surf journalism where he was a featured writer at the brash Stab before becoming Editor at Large at Surfing Magazine. There he developed a reputation as one of the most controversial voices in the space. Matt Warshaw, author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing, calls him,

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• Wed 8/29/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 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

Book Event & Signing

Family/Child (Books), Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

International Author Meryl Fishman returns to Bellingham to discuss her new book, Parenting Teen Girls 24/7, a comprehensive guide to parenting teens in a changing world.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parenting Teen Girls 24/7

Family/Child (Books), Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting

Book Event - Meet the Author; Book Reading, Discussion & Signing.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM