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Chuck anut Reader A Village Books Publication • SPRING 2019

A Magazine for the Northwest’s Most Avid Readers


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Terese Mailhot Independent Bookstore Day April 27

March 9

Rick Steves March 14

Barry Lopez

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Children's April 29May 5

Book Week

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Keith Negley March 9


Join us in weloming author

Timothy Egan March 7 & 8, 2019

Read the Book, Join the Conversation!

The Big Burn

Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan is the featured book for 2019 The Big Burn tells the story of the largest-ever forest fire in America and the tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy in the land. Egan's epic telling paints a moving portrait of the people who lived it, and offers a critical cautionary tale for our time. New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, and National Book Award-winner Timothy Egan will discuss the book at Mount Baker Theatre and Mount Baker High School on March 7 & 8, 2019. These events are free-of-charge and open to the public. Go to for more Big Burn-related programs.

A Morning with An Evening with Timothy Egan Timothy Egan March 8, 8:30am March 7, 7pm to for more information. Mount BakerGo Theatre Mount Baker High School 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

4936 Deming Rd., Deming, WA

Purchase The Big Burn at Village Books and we will donate 10% of the proceeds to Whatcom READS!

10th Annual Writing Contest The winners of the 10th Annual Whatcom Writes Contest were published in a printed anthology—now available at Village Books.

Whatcom Reads & Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Art Challenge & Exhibit

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is collaborating with Whatcom READS by hosting a community art exhibit inspired by the novel The Big Burn. Artwork is on display during the month of March at Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s gallery in downtown Bellingham located at 1418 Cornwall Ave. Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019, 6pm - 9pm Allied Arts Gallery Exhibit Dates: March 1 - 30

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Building Community One Book at a Time

Dear Reader,

As we write this, we're watching more than a foot of snow slowly melt from the roof of Paper Dreams. This massive snowstorm had a number of effects—from school and store closures to downed trees and stuck cars—and elicited a wide array of reactions—from picturesque photos of unrecognizable back porches to accounts of varying degrees of cabin fever. We are reminded of how a huge number of individual, seemingly insignificant flakes can collectively make such an enormous impact. Our Spring Issue of the Chuckanut Reader is traditionally a time for reflection on the previous year. As you'll see by the Top Stories of 2018 on pages 5 & 7, it was such a good year we couldn't stop at just the Top 10. Despite the great deal of construction in and on our Fairhaven stores, we served more customers in 2018 than any other year in our history. We attribute this to our more than savvy customers who don't just understand the value of shopping locally, they live it. Now, if only the rest of the country were as socially engaged as those of us in the Fourth Corner. A new report from Civic Economics and the American Booksellers Association may help. "Prime Numbers: Amazon and American Communities" tracks the economic impact of Amazon's retail operations in the United States. The report reveals that in 2018 alone, Amazon and its third-party vendors sold $189 billion of retail goods and that the nationwide results of those sales were: 540 million square feet of displaced retail space, 900,000 displaced retail jobs, and $5.5 billion to $7 billion in uncollected sales tax. Find the full report at Read more about Amazon's impact in a Feb. 15, 2019, Fortune magazine article, "Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits." Meanwhile, 28 percent of all revenue of indie bookstores immediately recirculates in the local economy. And, for the ninth consecutive year, the number of independent bookstores in the U.S. has increased. So maybe there's hope that this particular snowfall can become a blizzard.

– Kelly, Paul, Sarah

Thank you, Dear Reader, for keeping your money local.


& Paper Dreams The Chuckanut Reader • Spring 2019 Publisher: Village Books & Paper Dreams Production Design: Kelly Carbert Contributors: Hana Boxberger, Diana Clayton, Stephanie Douglas, Kelly Evert, Paul Hanson, Sarah Hutton, Rachel Johnson, Jenni McDowell, Claire McElroy-Chesson, Autumn Skye Moore, Laura Picco, Abbie Schollmeier, Lauren Sommer, Mary Vermillion, Terri Weiner, Cindi Williamson, Hayden Winn Cover: Author/Illustrator Keith Negley will present his new picture book, Mary Wears What She Wants, March 9 at VB in Fairhaven. Content except art & book covers ©Village Books 2019 Printed by the Lynden Tribune on paper made from 50% post-consumer waste. browse & shop anytime!

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In This Issue... Whatcom Reads 2019 Author Events – March 7 & 8 Dear Reader Village Books 2018 Top 11 Stories Fun Activities You Do NOT Want to Miss Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day Explore with VB and Rick Steves then Round it Up Fiction, Sci-Fi, and Mystery Books & Reviews Book Groups and All Things Writing PNBA Book Awards Cooking and a New Book Club at Evolve Loads Going on in Lynden The Chuckanut Radio Hour Upcoming Shows Current Events, History, and Biography Books Enjoy Retirement, Joan! Book A'Sail – A Book Group on the Sea Get Out and into Nature and Science Crafts, Art, and Design Books & Reviews April is National Poetry Month - Celebrate! Great Reads and Activites for Kids & Teens Literature Live! Author Events at VB What Whatcom Was Readeing 2018

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2019 Juried Art Exhibition and Awards @ Whatcom Museum

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The Village Books Countdown...

Top 11 Stories for 2018

A Year So Good, We Turned It Up to 11 A Year of Reading Kingsolverly Draws Fans

Many of our book groups have been around for years. Our new, limited-run book group focusing on the works of Barbara Kingsolver has been an instant success, and we’re so grateful readers have been sharing their love of her books as well. Join us at 5:30pm the second Tuesday of the month. We’ll end our year of Kingsolver in October with the paperback release of Unsheltered.


Bellinghamopoly a Success The Bellingham Chamber of Commerce created a hit with Bellinghamopoly, a board game that allows you to buy and trade your favorite establishments like The Pickford Theater, Rocket Donuts, and, of course, Village Books and Paper Dreams! This was the holiday hit of 2018 and games are still flying off the shelves.

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Round It Up Going Strong In 2018, our customers helped continue our philanthropic efforts by donating to our Round it Up recipients. These Whatcom County organizations—the Whatcom Literacy Council, Whatcom Humane Society, The RE Store, and our own Giving Tree—received donations collected at the registers. Please read more about our Round It Up program on page 14.

Village Books and Paper Dreams Passport Launched



We know that we have loyal customers; we see you every day! Now, for those devotees who love to experience everything we offer, we have created the Village Books and Paper Dreams Passport. It’s a guide to the world of programs, events and services that Fairhaven and Lynden have to offer – with special prizes along the way. Buy yours today and join the adventure.

Village Idiots Victorious

The Village Idiots, the trivia team created annually for the Whatcom Literacy Council Trivia Bee, always love flashing their knowledge to the intelligent, appreciative crowd. However, they had an extra great run at the 2018 Trivia Bee by winning second place! If you haven’t joined us already for this great cause, you can read more about it on page 10.

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Publishing Team Pens a Success Story


Village Books’ publishing team has taken our independent publishing program to the next level. In 2018, they helped dozens of writers find their perfect path to becoming a published author. Curious? Take a look at for more information.

Kelly Carbert Receives James Patterson Holiday Bonus


Longtime employee Kelly Carbert was recognized by author James Patterson with one of his annual Holiday Bonuses for her excellent work with our graphic design projects, including the magazine you’re holding in your hands! Read more about it on page 72.

A Fresh Face for Paper Dreams


After a few years, everyone shows their age a bit. But now with fresh window trim and a new paint job that reflects historic colors from the turn of the 20th century, Paper Dreams is looking gorgeous. Thanks to everyone who visited during the summer of construction!


Writers’ Corner Revamped With a reclaimed live-edge wood bar, power outlets, rugs, and lighting, the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine has never looked better. Get some coffee and a cookie from the café and you’re all set to write the next book to live on our shelves.


STARS come to Bellingham

The past year was an embarrassment of riches regarding our Literature Live programming. We were honored to host Anne Lamott, Hank Green, Jan Brett, Marissa Meyer, and many more. We filled museums, theaters, and schools with enthusiastic readers and, across the board, the visiting authors and illustrators found our audiences to be the best in the country.



Chocolate + Café OPENS

The store has been smelling great lately, and it’s not just our excellent candle selection. Evolve Chocolate + Café has been making sweets and savories, accompanied by sips, since autumn, and we’re all enchanted with their delicious offerings. Find them on the mezzanine in Fairhaven. Turn to page 30 to read about their new book club!

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Spring into Action!

Fairhaven Activities

Saturday, March 30, 10am - 3pm

The 31st Annual Fairhaven

Plant & Tree Sale Extravaganza!

in the Hillcrest Chapel Parking Lot 14th & Old Fairhaven Parkway

Shop for your home and garden... and gifts!

Buy direct from local growers: veggie starts, ornamentals, flowers, herbs, grasses, natives, berries, bamboo, trees, garden decor, and more! Volunteers can help load your plant purchases (they'll have boxes, too). One day only, rain or shine, don't miss out on this great chance to support buy local while improving your yard! Sponsored by Fairhaven Neighbors.

Sunday, April 28, 10am - 5pm

Dirty Dan Harris Celebrate the unscrubbed community founder of Fairhaven during this annual event-packed day! There will be food and street vendors as well as live music on the Fairhaven Village Green between 10am and 5pm. This year’s festivities will feature family-fun activities including a salmon toss for adults & kids, the Rocket Donuts donut eating contest, and the legendary Dirty Dan look-a-like & 1800's dress contests. Sign up for these contests on the day of the event at the Village Green stage in a firstcome basis. At 10am is the Dan Harris Challenge Rowing Race at Boulevard Park replicating the cross-border, rum-rowing adventures of Dan Harris. At "high noon," you won't want to miss the always exciting uphill piano race! After the race, swagger over to the Dirty Dan Sidewalk Saloon—serving wine and beer to those 21 and over from noon to 5pm next to the Village Green on 10th St. The Chuckanut Chili Cook-Off will also be back from 1:30-3:30pm! Tickets to sample the chili ($6) will cover a taste of each in the competition, a cup of your favorite, and a piece of bread. Tickets also grant an opportunity to vote in the People’s Choice contest for best chili. Come in costume or come as you are! The Dirty Dan Harris Festival is produced by the Historic Fairhaven Association, a non-profit organization that promotes and preserves the historical character of Fairhaven and also organizes the district festivals.


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Dirty Dan’s amazing feats include traveling by rowboat between Fairhaven and Victoria, B.C. A shrewd businessman, he once rolled his piano out of the Fairhaven Hotel in 1890 and straight down Harris Avenue into the bay after the hotel’s new owner wouldn’t pay for it.

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Family Fun Here & There

16th Annual

Ken Imus Day

Fairhaven Clean-up!

Procession of the Species Parade

Saturday, April 13, 9am

Saturday, May 4, 4pm

When Fairhaven "revitalizer" Ken Imus passed away March of 2017, the Historic Fairhaven Association Board declared Ken Imus Day, whereas individuals who participate will do something for the good of Fairhaven. Suggestions include tasks that Ken was known for doing in the village over the years: sweeping gutters, picking up litter, weeding common areas, or taking on a maintenance or cleaning project.

Come one, come all, creatures great and small! This annual non-commercial parade celebrates community, creativity and our natural world.

Meet at the Gazebo on 10th and Harris to commemorate Ken Imus's personal efforts to keep Fairhaven clean and tidy. Bring brooms, dustpans, garden tools, trash bags, and stories to tell of Ken!

Want to participate? Lineup is at 3:30pm behind the downtown library. Just follow these three simple rules: 1. No motorized vehicles (exceptions for mobility devices)

2. No words, written or spoken. 3. No live animals. Enjoy lots of costumes, masks, music, drumming, families and friends. Everyone welcome. Parade route follows Commercial Street to Holly and then down to Maritime Heritage Park where a celebration will ensue.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Fairhaven Festival and Ski-to-Sea Race

Don't miss this all-day, multi-street party! • Live Music on Two Stages • Beer & Wine Garden • Food, Arts, Crafts, Exhibits • Children's Activities



The Fantastical Mr. Flip's Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities

Save the Date!

Keep an eye on for details.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 At Village Books & on the Fairhaven Village Green Mark your calendar so you don't miss this day of music, vendors, author readings, food, and fun! FH: 360.671.2626 • LY: 360.526.2133 •

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Literacy Trivia Bee ? and Silent Auction ? ?  

Have you heard the buzz? 

The Whatcom Literacy Council’s 22nd Annual Trivia Bee will be Friday, April 19.



Taking place in Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, the Trivia Bee & Silent Auction is the Literacy Council’s annual spring fundraiser for know-it-alls, know-a-little-bits, and fun lovers of every stripe. Dozens of teams sponsored by local businesses––including Village Books’ team, The Village Idiots––compete against each other while the witty remarks of co-hosts Scotty VanDryver of KAFE Radio and Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings provoke laughter and competitive spirit. The evening begins with a Silent Auction offering tables full of great items. Bidding in the Silent Auction begins at 6pm and the Trivia Bee starts promptly at 7pm. Wine and beer will be available at a cash bar; snack on pizza, cookies and coffee. Miss Whatcom County will be on hand again this year selling raffle tickets to benefit the Literacy Council services.  You’ll have a great night of fun, and you’ll help the WLC help others. All proceeds support the Whatcom Literacy Council’s efforts to provide literacy tutoring to adults in Whatcom County. Teams are forming now! Contact for more information.


Tickets are $15/person, $5/kids 12 and under and are available at Village Books and at the door.

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Change a Life

Become a Tutor! There is currently a waiting list of learners who would like to work with a tutor. Give just three hours a week and change a life. Training and support is provided. Call 360-752-8678 or visit for information.

Eat a Burger for Literacy On Tuesday, April 9, the Filling Station will give 10% of all food sales from both their Fairhaven and Sunnyland locations to the Whatcom Literacy Council.

Never Miss Out! Follow Village Books on Twitter. Each day we tweet about book events, new books, and book-related topics. We are @VillageBksBham.

The Village Idiots will return to defend their 2018 second place win. Come cheer us on!

Like us on Facebook! Make sure to select Get Notifications so you'll always see our posts about local events and other book-related topics. Go to

Find and follow Village Books and Paper Dreams on Instagram (village_books). #Tag your favorite VB/PD photos! We post beautiful, behind-the-scenes images of staff book and gift favorites, new arrivals, author events, specials, and even an occasional fun contest or two.


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BOOKSTORE DAY Saturday, April 27, 2019 Fairhaven & Lynden


ndependent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. This day serves as a reminder that independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by and enjoyed by passionate readers. Join us in celebrating...US! We're shaking it up this year, so stay tuned to our website and social media for updates about the fun activities we're planning! Meanwhile, you can plan on stopping by at 10am in Lynden or 9am in Fairhaven to be first in line to purchase exclusive, limited-edition Independent Bookstore Day items. FREE AUDIOBOOKS! All day long, anyone with a account will have the ability to collect some free audiobooks. Create your account now so you're ready for the big day—we're happy to help! Finishing off the day will be presentations by local authors at both stores: At 4pm in Lynden, Candace Wellman will be our featured author as she presents Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities, a companion volume to her award-winning and popular Peace Weavers. (She'll present in Fairhaven on May 17.) At 7pm in Bellingham, we will round out the day with a special poetry event featuring Sierra Golden (The Slow Art) and Elaina Ellis (Write About an Empty Birdcage) in the Readings Gallery.

We can't wait to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with you!

“Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves.” -Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books

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Explore the World of Village Books and Paper Dreams Since its opening in 1980, Village Books and Paper Dreams has become a world unto its own. Now you can discover the many experiences we have to offer while earning rewards along the way with our new passport! The 32-page, whimsical passport includes a range of experiences that passport holders will complete to earn a stamp and come one step closer to prizes, including T-shirts, special discounts, journals, candy, treats at Evolve Chocolate + Café, books, games, and more. Upon completion of the passport, you’ll be inducted into the exclusive League of Extraordinary Readers. Honors include a year supply of fudge, tickets for a literarythemed dinner at Evolve, a behind-the-scenes party at the bookstore, and a chance to win an overnight stay at the Fairhaven store, ghosts and all! Purchase the Village Books and Paper Dreams Passport at the Fairhaven or Lynden store and let the journey begin!


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RICK STEVES Thursday, March 14, 7pm

Bellingham High School - 2020 Cornwall Ave

European Travel Skills for 2019 Village Books is delighted to bring travel expert Rick Steves back to Bellingham! In this travel talk, he shares the essential skills for smart European travel in 2019: itinerary planning, packing light, getting cash, avoiding crowds (and pickpockets), getting around by train or rental car, finding hotels and restaurants, and much more. Rick Steves is a best-selling guidebook author, a TV and radio host, and a tour organizer—but above all else, he describes himself as a teacher. He advocates for smart and affordable travel, while also demonstrating to Americans the importance of travel as a political act. Rick Steves packs the house every year, so grab your tickets now and prepare to have a great time! Admission $5: tickets available at Village Books and online at and are non-refundable. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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COUNTRY! OPENING DAY IS TUESDAY JUNE 4, 2019 Season tickets, group events, and sponsorships are available now!

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ROUND IT UP to Give so much with so little.

Pass theHat


e’re thrilled to introduce you to this season’s Round It Up partner, Pass the Hat. Former Bellingham resident Galen Emanuele started the giving organization in 2012 as a labor of love. Pass the Hat is now a registered 501 (c)(3) powered by small donations and dedicated to providing financial relief to local families experiencing tragedies. We love that the mission of Round It Up and Pass the Hat align: making a big difference in the lives of community members through small donations. As Pass the Hat says on its website: Tragedy brings more than just grief and loss; it also brings hospital bills, ambulance bills, funeral expenses and more. It can be too much to bear for families already facing heartbreaking situations. Often, friends, families, or faith communities rally to help people to raise money. But for every scenario of assistance , there are others that receive little or no help—where families face distressing tragedies and slip through the cracks without aid. Pass the Hat aims to mitigate that. The organization has ongoing supporters who sign up to give just $2 a month, creating a pool of money to help Whatcom County families. Local agencies like the American Red Cross (Mt Baker Chapter), police departments and others identify people in need and draw upon Pass the Hat funds. Our Round It Up contributions will be added to this pool. (Read more at their website,

Round It Up, an amazingly simple giving program, launched in summer 2017 and has helped six nonprofits … so far! Join Village Books and Paper Dreams customers who are supporting our community by rounding up your next purchase to the nearest dollar. Ask a bookseller for details.

Pass the Hat says it best: “Our mission at Pass The Hat is twofold: First, we help families. Second, we inspire people and allow them to become philanthropists by making it easy and affordable for everyone. That means you.”

Thanks for rounding up your purchases this season in support of Pass the Hat.

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We've Got You Covered! Rainy days don't have to be gray anymore! Make a statement with a colorful and stylish umbrella from Galleria Enterprises. Select from a fun variety!


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FICTION New & Upcoming Hardcover FICTION The Study of Animal Languages by Lindsay Stern

available now, hardcover, Viking

This astonishing debut novel tells the story of married couple Ivan and Prue—both experts in philosophy, language, and communication—who nevertheless cannot seem to communicate with each other. “An exuberant, wise, and darkly funny novel from an essential new voice in fiction.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest.

Walking on the Ceiling by Aysegül Savas

available in April, hardcover, Riverhead Books

After her mother’s death, Nunu moves from Istanbul to a small apartment in Paris. One day outside of a bookstore, she meets M., an older British writer whose novels about Istanbul Nunu has always admired. They find themselves walking the streets of Paris and talking late into the night. What follows is an unusual friendship of eccentric correspondence and long walks around the city.


The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer

available in May, hardcover, Knopf

In 1940, Varian Fry—an American journalist—traveled to Marseille carrying a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for 13 months, working under the veil of a relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports.

Pre-Order your Copies Today! Listings with this symbol are INDIES INTRODUCE DEBUT AUTHORS titles. These outstanding books by first-time authors were chosen by independent booksellers to share with readers everywhere. Discover fresh new talent!

The Falconer

Machines Like Me

available now, hardcover, Atria Books

available in April, hardcover, Nan A. Talese

The Falconer begins a bit of an intentional mess and matures and deepens as its 17-year-old main character does. I love that there is no archetypal romantic redemption for its protaganist, that her “best friend” (the object of her unrequited crush) proves to be a self-absorbed jerk, that she comes out of the gauntlet of high school to face her adulthood happiest in her ability to love herself, which if we’re honest, is the best kind of love story. –Stephanie

Three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma when one of them buys a synthetic human. Ian McEwan’s subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control.

by Dana Czapnik

by Ian McEwan

Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

available now, hardcover, Ballantine Books

A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud—from the family’s hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood film set where she first meets Judy Garland.

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available in April, hardcover, Penguin Press

Ilya arrives in Louisiana to start a st ud ent exchange program,but he is still caught up in the life he left behind in Russia. To make things more difficult, his brother, who always dreamed of going to the States, pleaded guilty to multiple murders just before Ilya left. With his host sister Sadie, Ilya goes on an adventure to find the truth, and it finally gives him a chance to be himself.

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FICTION New & Upcoming Hardcover FICTION Join us for

The Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring local author

Laura Kalpakian Thursday, April 18

doors & music 6:30pm, show 7pm

in the Heiner Theater at WCC TICKETS $5: available at Village Books and Receive one free ticket with each purchase of The Great Pretenders.

The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan


The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian

available in April, hardcover, Penguin

Celebrated local author Laura Kalpakian is back with another novel and this time, she's taking us to 1950s Hollywood. Paranoia reigns as all of Hollywood is put under the magnifying glass of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Our heroine Roxanne Granville is the granddaughter of the head of Empire Studios. She begins finding fronts for movie scripts by black-listed  writers at great personal risk, not to mention, she has the temerity to fall in love with a black man. Love, betrayal, bravery, prejudice,  and cameos by movie stars, all in one great book. –Claire

available in March, hardcover, Redhook

Barrie Anne and her Aunt Charlotte have concealed a strange family secret all their lives. But one day, they find a mysterious abandoned baby whose arrival threatens to upend their lives forever. Together, the two women must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves—and the child they think of as their own—from suspicious neighbors, the government, and even their own family. By the author of A Secret History of Witches!

House of Stone

by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

available now, hardcover, Little, Brown and Co.

A captivating debut novel, The Age of Light tells the story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. Told in interweaving timelines, this sensuous, richly detailed novel brings Lee Miller—a brilliant and pioneering artist—out of the shadows of a man's legacy and into the light.

Waiting for Bojangles by Olivier Bourdeaut

available in March, hardcover, Simon & Schuster

A young boy lives with his madcap parents and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment, where the unopened mail rises in a tower by the door, the bird acts like a member of the family, and his parents dance to Nina Simone’s mellifluous classic “Mister Bojangles.” As his mother, mesmerizing and unpredictable, descends deeper into mental illness, it is up to the boy and his father to keep her safe and, when that fails, happy.


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available now, hardcover, W.W. Norton

In the chronic turmoil of modern Zimbabwe, Abednego and Agnes Mlambo’s teenage son, Bukhosi, has gone missing, and the Mlambos fear the worst. Their enigmatic lodger, Zamani, seems to be their last, best hope for finding him. Since Bukhosi’s disappearance, Zamani has been preternaturally helpful: hanging missing posters in downtown Bulawayo, handing out fliers to passersby, and joining in family prayer vigils with the flamboyant Reverend Pastor. It’s almost like Zamani is part of the family… But almost isn’t nearly enough for Zamani.

Little Boy

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti available in March, hardcover, Doubleday

These biographical reminiscences are interweaved with Allen Ginsberg-esque high energy bursts of raw emotion, rumination, reflection, reminiscence and prognostication on what we may face as a species on Planet Earth in the future. Little Boy is a magical font of literary lore with allusions galore, a final repository of hard-earned and durable wisdom, a compositional high wire act without a net (or all that much punctuation) and just a gas and an inspiration to read.

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The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolaño

available now, hardcover, Penguin Press

Women Talking by Miriam Toews

available in April, hardcover, Bloomsbury

Women Talking is not only the most important fiction book you’ll read this year, it might be the most important one in recent memory. More than an exploration of the horrific, ongoing true-life sexual assault on the women and children in a Bolivian Mennonite community, it’s also a testament to their strength and courage in the face of unimaginable trauma. –Stephanie “This amazing, sad, shocking, but touching novel, based on a real-life event, could be right out of The Handmaid’s Tale.” –Margaret Atwood

Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg

available in April, hardcover, Scribner

After discovering photography as a teenager, Lillian rejects her parents’ expectations of college and marriage and moves to New York City in 1955. When a small gallery exhibits partially nude photographs of Lillian and her daughter Samantha, Lillian is arrested, thrust into the national spotlight, and targeted with an obscenity charge. Mother and daughter’s sudden notoriety changes the course of both of their lives and especially Lillian’s career as she continues a life-long quest for artistic legitimacy and recognition.

Vacuum in the Dark by Jen Beagin

available now, hardcover, Scribner

Jen Beagin is the love child of Miranda July and Ottessa Moshfegh (not really though-she is older than both of them). This book is twisted, dry, and darkly funny even as it brings its protaganist to self-actualization. It’s also probably great for fans of Chuck Palahnuik, especially ones who are getting tired of his dude-ness but love how he pushes literary boundaries. –Stephanie Mona has a sordid past that she's trying to outclean. Follow her through a series of maid gigs, as she sorts her life with the help of her imaginary friend Terry Gross. Yes, that Terry Gross. –Diana

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Two young poets, Jan and Remo, find themselves adrift in Mexico City. Obsessed with poetry, and, above all, with science fiction, they are eager to forge a life in the literary world—or sacrifice themselves to it. Roberto Bolaño’s The Spirit of Science Fiction is a story of youth hungry for revolution, notoriety, and sexual adventure, as they work to construct a reality out of the fragments of their dreams.

Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers

available in April, hardcover, Scribner

Imagine if The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel spent the weekend at Gatsby's mansion. This is completely different. And yet, if the thought of that piques your interest, you will enjoy this witty, well-crafted tale. Join June, Hugo, and an array of sympathetic characters trying to figure out the rest of their lives after the dissolution of a late-night comedy show that they all had connections to. –Diana

The River

by Peter Heller available in March, hardcover, Knopf

Wynn and Jack are on a canoeing trip when a wildfire burning across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey. They hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, but their search for the pair turns up nothing. The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Is this the man they heard? And, if he is, where is the woman?

Lost Roses

by Martha Hall Kelly available in April, hardcover, Ballantine Books

The bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. This sweeping new novel, set a generation earlier, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg to the avenues of Paris and the society of fallen Russian émigrés who live there, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways.

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by Yangsze Choo

by Sharma Shields

available now, hardcover, Flatiron Books

available now, hardcover, Henry Holt

Fans of The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac, rejoice! The wait for a new book by Sharma Shields is over and this book is just as unusual. Young misfit Mildred Groves is hired as a secretary at the Hanford research center in the early 1940s. As she learns more about the "project" at the site, Mildred begins to have nightmarish visions about the results of the work and, like the Cassandra of mythology, no one believes her when she tries to warn them of what's coming. So weird. So good. –Claire

Choo weaves an incredible story—it's complex and rich with superstition, mystery, forbidden love, and even magic. Set in the 1930s in colonial Malaysia, you'll meet 11 year old Ren, who has 49 days to fulfill his former master's dying wish and Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker and dancehall girl longing to be a doctor. How their stories intersect and come together is done beautifully and I loved every minute of it. –Lauren

A Job You Mostly Won’t Know How to Do

Author Sharma Shields was the featured author at our February Chuckanut Radio Hour! Missed it? Did you know you can...

by Pete Fromm

available in May, hardcover, Counterpoint

LISTEN to episodes of the Chuckanut Radio Hour on KMRE-LP 102.3FM & KAVZ-LP 102.5FM and... WATCH! Go to the Village Books in Fairhaven facebook page and click on "videos." It's not quite the same as being there in person, but still a lot of fun. Enjoy!

The Parisian

Five-time PNBA award-winner Pete Fromm returns with his big-hearted new novel, a love story about family, resiliency and second chances. When Taz's wife dies in childbirth, he plummets headfirst into the new, strange world of fatherhood alone. With a supporting cast as rich and compelling as the wild Montana landscape, the novel follows Taz's first two years as a father—a job no one can be fully prepared for.

An Orchestra of Minorities

by Isabella Hammad

by Chigozie Obioma

available in April, hardcover, Grove Press

A masterful debut novel, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence. Against a landscape of political change that continues to define the Middle East, The Parisian explores questions of power and identity, enduring love, and the uncanny ability of the past to disrupt the present.

by Marlon James


The Night Tiger

The Cassandra

Black Leopard, Red Wolf


available now, hardcover, Little, Brown and Company

A heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves. Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.

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available now, hardcover, Riverhead Books

Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that’s come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that’s also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.


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The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

available now, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved. Looking back now, Doris sees the names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. In writing down the stories of her past—working as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the 30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War—can she help her grandniece Jenny unlock the secrets of their family?

The Weight of a Piano by Chris Cander

available now, hardcover, Knopf

A passionate book that is close to my heart. This is a story set in 1962 Soviet Union, and 8-year-old Katya is bequeathed a Bluthner piano (these are amazing pianos!). Though as she emigrates with her family to America her beloved instrument is lost in the move. We move forward in time to 2012 to Bakersfield, California, where Clara is moving apartments and has to again move her Bluthner piano that was given to her by her father yet she has never learned to play. Truly a beloved story of love, not only for family but for an instrument that is also part of the family. Trust me, I have moved a piano many times, including from Bakersfield, it is not easy, but there is nothing that can tell a person otherwise when it comes to something so close to your heart. –Kelly E.

The Wall

by John Lanchester available in March, hardcover, W.W. Norton

Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall—an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and are a constant threat. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself.

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The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

available in March, hardcover, Scribner

Bestselling author Lisa See brings us another deeply human novel. The Island of Sea Women is the story about Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving group, led by Young-sook’s mother.  Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath. A classic Lisa See story—one of women’s friendships and the larger forces that shape them—The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shapes their lives. –Kelly E.

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

available now, hardcover, Knopf

Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today.

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

available now, hardcover, G.P. Putnam's Sons

"Nobody" Alice James, a white woman on the lam with a bullet wound and a secret arrives in Portland, Oregon, circa 1921 and finds herself at the mercy of the inhabitants of Portland's only all-black hotel. The Paragon Hotel is a haven for people of color in a city and state that are brutal in their intolerance. In this bold historical novel, Faye reveals the unflattering past of race relations in Prohibition-era Oregon. Surviving through it all are Alice and her newfound friend Blossom Fontaine, a beautiful chanteuse with a whip-crack wit and a secret of her own. This story is smart, thoroughly researched, and very enlightening. –Claire

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Halibut on the Moon

Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

by David Vann

David Vann

available in March, hardcover, Grove Press

Saturday, April 20, 7pm At Village Books in Fairhaven

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher

available in April, hardcover, Orbit

When a beloved family dog is stolen, her owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival, courage, and hope. Because if we aren't loyal to the things we love, what's the point?

by Etaf Rum

available in March, hardcover, Harper

This extraordinary novel about cultural identity follows dual narratives: one a young Palestinian woman who moves to Brooklyn after her arranged marriage to a man she barely knows, the other her daughter who is facing the same pressure to accept a proposal in her senior year of high school. These are layered and fully human characters burdened with guilt and shame but trying their best to navigate the minefield between progress and tradition. –Stephanie

by Madhuri Vijay

available now, hardcover, Grove Press

Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Madhuri Vijay’s The Far Field follows a complicated and restless young woman across the Indian subcontinent as she reckons with her past, her desires, and the tumultuous present. With rare acumen and evocative prose, Vijay masterfully examines Indian politics, class prejudice, and sexuality through the lens of an outsider, offering a profound meditation on grief, guilt, and the limits of compassion.

White Elephant by Julie Langsdorf

available in March, hardcover, Ecco

Golden State

by Ben H. Winters available now, hardcover, Mulholland Books

In a world where truth, strict observation and meticulous documentation are the highest good, what could go wrong? Find out in this fun and twisty near-future dystopia by Ben Winters. There’s a lot to unpack here about the way we use experience and context in collaboration with facts to create our own reality, and why those gray areas are essential to our humanity. –Stephanie

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In his riveting new novel, internationally bestselling New York Times Notable author and Prix Medicis étranger-winner David Vann reimagines his father’s final days. Halibut on the Moon traces the roots of mental illness in one man’s life as he attempts to anchor himself to the places and people that once shaped his sense of identity. In vivid and haunting prose, Vann offers us an aching portrait of a mind in peril, searching desperately for some hope of redemption.

A Woman is No Man

The Far Field



The White Elephant looms large over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park: a gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home, it soars over the neighborhood, dwarfing the houses that surround it. When owner Nick Cox cuts down Allison and Ted Millers’ precious red maple—in an effort to make his unsightly property more appealing to buyers—their once serene town becomes a battleground. Sharply observed and full of drama, this edgy tale of neighbor vs. neighbor is a little like the Gilmore Girls meets Big Little Lies. For readers of Meg Wolitzer, Emma Straub, and Celeste Ng, there is plenty of fodder for bookclub discussions.

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FICTION new Roar



by Cecelia Ahern available April, hardcover, Grand Central Publishing

In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern illuminates the myriad ways in which women overcome adversity with wit, resourcefulness and compassion. Exploring dilemmas and aspirations that women everywhere will relate to, these unforgettable tales blend magical realism and familiar scenarios with startling and often hilarious results. By turns sly, whimsical and affecting, these 30 short stories are an inspiring examination of what it means to be a woman today.

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood




The Handmaid’s Tale: A Graphic Novel

by Margaret Atwood illustrated by Renee Nault available in March, hardcover, Nan A. Talese

Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid’s Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before. This new illustrated edition is poised to reach a new generation of impassioned readers, from high school classrooms to longtime devotees.

Available in September - Pre-Order your Copy Today!

available in September, hardcover, Nan A. Talese

When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's brilliant sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead answering the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. "Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in." —Margaret Atwood

paperback FICTION The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

available in March, paperback, Back Bay Books

The quintessential story of what it means to be the first generation to live two lives across one border, The House of Broken Angels is Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea's unforgettable portrait of the De La Cruz family as they celebrate the lives of two of their most beloved members over the course of one raucous and bittersweet weekend. A national bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist!

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor

available in April, paperback, Vintage

Paul Polydoris has a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women’s Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco—a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.

The Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks

available now, paperback, Tin House Books

The Orphan of Salt Winds is a mysteriously written Gothic novel “where sky, sand, and water dissolved into nothing and nowhere.” Virginia was a child orphan when she came to live at Salt Winds during World War II. As an old woman, she prepares to create her own death but her mysterious and haunting past is still calling to her.  –Kelly E.

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Mystery FICTION Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

Run Away

J.A. Jance

by Harlan Coben available in March, hardcover, Grand Central Publishing

You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. So you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Another bombshell-laden thriller from the master of suspense!

Thrills Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

Samuel Gailey Friday, April 19, 7pm

Saturday, April 13, 7pm At Village Books in Fairhaven

The A List :

An Ali Reynolds Mystery

by J. A. Jance

available in April, hardcover, Simon & Schuster

JA Jance is back with another thrilling installment of the Ali Reynolds mysteries! More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali is plunged back into the last story she ever reported: a feel-good human interest piece which quickly spiraled into a medical mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison. Tattooed on Dr. Edward Gilchrist’s arm are the initials of those who put him behind bars, and he won’t stop until every person on that Annihilation List is dead.

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The Guilt We Carry by Samuel Gailey

available now, hardcover, Oceanview Publishing

Perfect for readers of The Girl on the Train and Winter’s Bone, Publishers Weekly praises The Guilt We Carry as “a gripping tale of redemption” and New York Journal of Books declares it “the Breaking Bad of the book world.”

Romance Join us for a FREE EVENT with

Meg Tilly Saturday, June 8, 7pm At Village Books in Fairhaven

Cliff's Edge by Meg Tilly

available in May, paperback, Berkley

Meg Tilly returns with a second gripping romantic suspense novel set on idyllic Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest. Meg Tilly is an award-winning author and actress known for her performances in Agnes of God and The Big Chill. Her books include Gemma, Singing Songs, and Porcupine.


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Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

available in March, hardcover, Saga Press

The Light Brigade: it’s what soldiers fighting the war against Mars call the ones who come back…different. Dietz, a fresh recruit in the infantry, begins to experience combat drops that don’t sync up with the platoon’s. And Dietz’s bad drops tell a story of the war that’s not at all what the corporate brass want the soldiers to think is going on. Is Dietz really experiencing the war differently, or is it combat madness?

The Bird King

by G. Willow Wilson available in March, hardcover, Grove Press

From award-winning author G. Willow Wilson, The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. The Bird King is a jubilant story of love versus power, religion versus faith, and freedom versus safety. A fantastical treat!

The Raven Tower

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders available now, hardcover, Tor

January is a dying planet—divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside. Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal. But fate has other plans—and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world. Join us at

The Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring bestselling author

Terry Brooks

by Ann Leckie

Thursday, June 20, 7pm doors/music 6:30pm

available now, hardcover, Orbit

in the Heiner Theater at WCC

Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this breathtaking first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, bestselling and award winning author of Ancillary Justice!

Tickets $5 - available now at Village Books &

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

available now, hardcover, Bloomsbury

Have a toothsome craving for some hearty high-fantasy? Sink your teeth into this hearty tome from the bestselling author of The Bone Season. This trailblazing epic is about a world on the brink of war with dragons—and the secret society of women tasked with stopping it. Heartily glowing reviews are blooming around this one!

We're excited to welcome Terry Brooks for our kick-off event to the Chuckanut Writers Conference. The author of more than 30 books, he has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. Check out his upcoming release:

The Stiehl Assassin:

The Fall of Shannara #3 by Terry Brooks

available in May, hardcover, Del Rey

After The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making.

Enjoy Science Fiction? Check out the VB Reads Sci-Fi Book Group Meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven. Go to for a full list of VB Book Groups and what they're all reading!

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Book Groups

VB Reads...

Village Books Groups are Open to Everyone Join us!

VB Reads book groups are open to anyone in the community. Those who attend are eligible for a 15% discount on that group's selections. With the exception of Books & Brews and Lynden Front Streeters, groups meet at Village Books in Fairhaven. Each month, VB's Book Group Coordinator sends out a fantastic e-newsletter, specifically geared for book groups. Sign up for this newsletter at or by emailing

Afternoon Book Chat Bring your tea or latte and come discuss contemporary literature with Sittrea the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm in the Readings Gallery – open to all!

A Year of Reading


Join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm for a limited run open book group that delves into the amazing books by Barbara Kingsolver. In the Writers' Corner on the Mezzanine of Village Books in Fairhaven.

Bellingham Mysterians

Mystery Book Group Meets at 4pm the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books. This is a book group for adults who are fans of mystery in all its sub-categories and micro-niches.

Motherhood by the Book Meet with Claire the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2pm for an hour of spirited discussion of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations, and rewards of motherhood. Meetings take place in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books.

Engaged Citizens Book Group Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon in the Readings Gallery. Join Mary Dumas for a thought-provoking lunch hour discussing books that ask us to consider how we, as community members, can more skillfully contribute to the creation of a civilly engaged community.

Science Fiction This group meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss thought-provoking science fiction in a group that welcomes diversity. Meetings take place in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books.


Books & Brews

l at Overfeow Taps in Lynden

Join us the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm for a casual book conversation and a pint of beer! Ahhhh... the perfect pairing! See page 37 for details!

General Lit

Discuss books from a variety of genres with Cindi at 7pm the 1st Monday of each month in the Readings Gallery. This group is open to anyone and everyone who enjoys reading and discussing books.


Cookbook & Cooking Lit Join Caprice and Mary at 4pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month on the mezzanine at Village Books in Fairhaven to explore the wonders of food. Guest chefs and farmers often attend!

Living With Meaning This book group aims to learn and share perspectives on what makes a meaningful life. Join us in the Readings Gallery the 1st Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

Armchair Historians Chat about, discuss, and dissect the most current and interesting history being written the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm in the Writers' Corner at Village Books.

Lynden Front Streeters In the North County? Join our Lynden book group! We meet at 2pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Waples Room in the Inn at Lynden. Good books, good people, good times! Join us.

Authors do not attend VB Reads

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FACULTY Alice B. Acheson Quenton Baker Terry Brooks Kate Carroll de Gutes Claudia Castro Luna Tara Conklin Omar El Akkad Hannah Elnan Laurie Frankel Kim Fu Natalie Grazian Lyanda Lynn Haupt Sonora Jha Margot Kahn Nancy Pearl Ely Shipley Claire Sicherman Garth Stein Anastacia-Renée Tolbert Jane Wong

Inspiration into Action Friday and Saturday June 21 & 22, 2019 In support of our mission to profoundly inspire your writing life, we’ve gathered a renowned faculty and developed a dynamic program with an unwavering commitment to excellence. We invite you to take part in this unique event, one we hope you’ll remember for years to come.

Early Bird Registration through May 21


Whatcom Community College Bellingham, Washington

VB Writes... Village Books Groups meet in the Writers' Corner

on the mezzanine level of VB unless otherwise noted

Writing Groups

Village Books hosts multiple writing groups. Choose which group most reflects your writing genre, then come and share your work in a supportive environment. Groups are free and open to everyone.

Poetry I 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30-7pm

Poetry II 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:15-12:15am

f Nontiction & Memoir 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3-5pm

Prompts 2nd & 4th Mondays, 4-6pm

Fiction I

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6-8pm

Fiction II

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8pm

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Conferences, classes, and retreats for your writing life

Village Books and WCC Community & Continuing Education offer a variety of classes and seminars as part of our collaborative writing program, Chuckanut Writers. These programs are designed to inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey. Check out these upcoming classes: • Flavor It Up! Add Pizazz to Your Fiction or Memoir by Including Food with Bharti Kirchner Saturday, March 2, 10:30am-noon

• Writing Effective Reports & Designing Professional Documents with Margi Fox

at Village Books in Fairhaven (1 session) $29

Would you like to streamline the process of writing reports? Do you want to increase the effectiveness of your professional documents? In this interactive workshop, you'll gain strategies for writing reports that achieve results. We'll also cover document design, organization, and sentence-level clarity. Instructor Margi Fox teaches professional and technical writing at WWU.

Bharti Kirchner, who has published both cookbooks and novels, will show you how to use food as a tool for plot and character development and as subtext in a novel or memoir. She'll discuss how to sensuously describe a meal, a cooking scene, the ambience of a restaurant, and how to incorporate tension, and will give you a technique to determine how much description is enough.

• Work In Progress Guided Critique Group: Fiction and Nonfiction with Brenda Wilbee Mondays, March 4 - 18, 6-8:30pm at WCC (3 sessions) $115 Bring your work in progress! You'll have the opportunity to read your own stories or articles as well as listen to and comment on everyone else's. Be surprised by how quickly you learn what works and what doesn't, and how strangers can polish your prose! Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer; she has been helping writers for 30 years.

• The Creative Article:Quickest Way To Publication with Brenda Wilbee Wednesdays, March 6 -20, 6-8:30pm at WCC (3 sessions) $115

Monday, March 11, 1-4pm at WCC (1 session) $59

• Amplify Your Writing with a Song with Betty Scott and JP Falcon Grady Saturday, April 6, 9:30am-4:30pm at WCC (1 session) $95 Poetry


Join poet Betty Scott and guitarist, singer, and songwriter JP Falcon Grady to explore how words and music deepen the themes and emotions of your creative expressions. We’ll lift our spirits with performance examples and writing prompts that focus on musical effects. Come celebrate each other’s efforts, and leave with a piece of writing or melody to take to a musician or writer of your choice.

Sunday, April 7, 4pm at Village Books in Fairhaven Mix the poetry of Betty Scott with the soulful voice of J.P. Falcon Grady and soprano Tessie Mandeville and you have a great reason to join us in the Reading Gallery for selections from Scott's Central Heating: Poems that Celebrate Love, Loss and Planet Earth. A portion of every book sold supports Lummi Youth Academy. A free event—open to all!

Writing articles for publication works out your writing muscle, builds your portfolio and platform, and pays the bills. This three-part workshop includes exploration of article types, blueprints for structure, leads and conclusions, titles, and fictional techniques that enliven nonfiction—with time built in to share your work in progress. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer and has been helping writers for 30 years after getting her start in a class just like this.

• Home to the Wilderness: A Poetry Workshop with Barbara Bloom

• Make Writing a Business: The Nitty-Gritty of Being an Author Entrepreneur with Maya Sullivan Saturday, March 9, 10am-12pm

How can we sustain a connection to the natural world in our busy and often fragmented lives? Through reflections on the poems of others and a series of writing exercises, we’ll explore how to keep a wild place within in the midst of the demands of the 21st century. This generative workshop is appropriate for poets at all levels of experience. Barbara Bloom has taught creative writing for over 30 years.

at WCC (1 session) $39 Expand your writing passion to embrace entrepreneurship, and discover resources to help manage your writing ventures. Learn the basics of a writing enterprise such as home office deductions, sales taxes, and tax reseller agreements. Topics include websites, domain names, accepting credit cards, bank accounts, crowdfunding, paperless filing systems, business plans, and more. Maya Sullivan encourages writers to find opportunities that ignite their enthusiasm and take steps to make it happen.

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Saturday, April 27, 9am-4pm at WCC (1 session) $95

Poetry Month!

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Each year since 1965, the PNBA Awards have celebrated exceptional books written by Northwest authors. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

A False Report

A True Story of Rape in America by Ken Armstrong (Seattle, WA)

(and T. Christian Miller)

A False Report follows parallel rape cases through the criminal justice system: one that was solved, another that was determined to be a "false report." With a keen eye for sociologically-focused narrative journalism, Armstrong and Miller paint an incredibly timely portrait of how the legal system and society as a whole view women's truths and how, going forward, we can stop silencing women's voices in a post #MeToo era.

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

(Victoria, B.C.)

This stunning book begins on a sugar plantation in Barbados when 11-year-old slave Wash is plucked from his unrelenting work by his master's brother to be his personal assistant. Titch is a scientist, and Wash's life is about to dramatically change. Probing themes of prejudice, cruelty, freedom, abandonment, family, home, love, and forgiveness, Esi Edugyan's meticulously rendered story is full of complex, layered characters, edgeof-your-seat suspense, and the essence of what it means to be a human being. Wash's determination to have the questions of his life answered is a profound roadmap to living a meaningful life. You will never forget Washington Black.


The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten by Laura Veirs (Olympia, WA)

(illus. by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh - Portland, OR) Musician Laura Veirs turns the spotlight on folk singer Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten for her debut picture book, tracing the story of a girl who was meant to play music despite the odds against her. Even guitars weren’t made for a left-hander like Libba, but the plucky strummer just “turned the guitar upside down and played it backwards.” Determination and innate musical ability would have Libba composing one of her most famous songs, “Freight Train,” at a young age. However, it would only be years later as a grandmother, after giving up music to tend to life, that Libba’s talent would be discovered and shared.

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The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson (Friday Harbor, WA) In Buzz, Thor Hanson takes us through the fascinating lives and history of bees, from the time the first bees made the advantageous split from wasps to the desperate importance of offering bees protection now. Hanson's narrative style makes the information flow in an easily digestible way and readers will come away knowing and appreciating more about bees than they ever thought possible.

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

(Seattle, WA)

Joy McCullough employs a searing blend of poetry and prose to tell the story of 17th century Roman artist, Artemesia Gentileschi. Daughter of famed painter Orazio Gentileschi, Artemesia inherited and surpassed her father's talent, but as a woman, she had no ability to support herself and enjoyed no recognition for her genius. Raped by her teacher, her reputation and sense of the world ruined, she relied on the stories her mother told her of ancient heroines Judith and Susanna--subjects of her future paintings--to guide her toward healing and redemption.

Rising Out of Hatred

The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow (Portland, OR) ​ li Saslow has penned a riveting tale of the White Nationalist, Derek E Black, who was tapped as "heir apparent" to the leadership of the KKK, but eventually rejected that role. Growing up, Derek's father was a grand wizard for the organization, and his mother was once married to David Duke. Sharing their stance was all he knew, but things began to change when Black enrolled in a liberal arts college and was confronted with ideas that were in opposition to his own. Saslow does an impeccable job of describing the inner micro-adjustments that occurred daily for Derek, and his long, slow slide to the left is a thing of beauty. Do not miss this superbly profound study in human nature, politics, racism, and family.

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read. eat. repeat.

With two laughing wives on the mezzanine‌

If Gandhi was a chef, he would cook the change he wishes to change in the world...If Lewis Carroll was a chef, he would transform the menu six times before tea time...If Leo Tolstoy was a chef, he would cook an epic 20-course meal! When Chef Christy cooks, she puts her intuitive prowess into each ingredient, trusting her craft with zest!


Life Between the Pages A Sensorial Book Club with Food & Cocktail pairings, introducing a new bartender each month from a local bar/restaurant. Fourth Thursdays of the month - 6-8:30pm. $60

Next three book clubs... All Books paired with five courses, created by Chef Christy. Seating is limited so make your reservation today for the newest book club that hits ALL the senses!

May 23 The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria by Annie Gray A Tea Party for your Senses

Attendees recieve 15% off the selected titles at Village Books!

March 28 Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford Whimsical Carnie Food & Drink

April 25 Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet by Phillip Freeman Evolve's Poet of the Month

Go to for details and registration information. Indulge your palate and your mind 9am-9pm Mon-Sat &10am-7pm Sun. • 360.220.1898 Deliciously perched above Village Books in Historic Fairhaven 30

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Building Community One Book at a Time


Big Salads : The Ultimate Fresh, Satisfying Meal, On One Plate

Find the cookbooks along with fun food and cooking items in Paper Dreams!

by Kat Mead

available in March, flexibound, Quadrille Publishing

Everyone loves a big salad! The ultimate nutritious meal on one plate.  All year round, one-plate salads make for a delicious, fresh, and healthy mealtime solution. Big Salads offers 60 recipes that make the most of seasonal ingredients, giving people the option to eat vegetarian, vegan, or use meat and fish.  Easy to assemble, and definitely good for you, who needs a dozen small plates when you can have one BIG SALAD?

Cali’flour Kitchen : 125 Cauliflower-Based Recipes for the Carbs You Crave

by Amy Lacey

available now, paperback, Abrams

Cali’Flour Kitchen is designed for people across the dietary spectrum, providing perfect, guilt-free recipes for every carb-heavy craving, whether you’re eating vegan, dairy-free, keto, paleo, or a plant-based diet. With more than 125 recipes and photos plus detailed how-tos on creating cauliflower crusts, rice, crisps, wraps, and zoodles, Cali’Flour Kitchen is all about indulging without compromising health.

The Food in Jars Kitchen : 140 Ways to Cook, Bake, Plate, and Share Your Homemade Pantry by Marisa McClellan

available in April, hardcover, Running Press

Marisa McClellan wants everyone to know that a pantry full of homemade jams, jellies, salsas, and pickles can do a whole lot more than accompany toast. In this book she provides 140 recipes for incorporating preserves into everyday dishes. With chapters focusing on great ways to use preserves throughout the day, readers aren't required to have a specific preserve on hand to work, making this cookbook flexible and easy to use for both experienced and novice canners.

Home Cooking with Kate McDermott by Kate McDermott

available now, hardcover, Countryman Press

From roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there’s no time to cook, Home Cooking with Kate McDermott focuses on staple recipes for people who aren’t looking for a part-time job in the kitchen. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, McDermott shares tasty and repeatable meals for friends and family.

James Beard Nominee Kate McDermott has been named “Food Rock Star” and “Pie Whisperer,” and has received high praise for her work from Dorie Greenspan, Ruth Reichl, Ken Haedrich, David Leite, and many others.

At Village Books in Fairhaven


A Cooking Double-Header with

Kate McDermott Wednesday, April 3 4pm: Regional Cookbook & Cooking Lit Book Group 7pm: Tasting Event at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe We are so pleased to welcome the author of The Art of Pie for TWO appearances! • First, she will be our honored guest at our Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit book group that meets at 4pm. All are welcome! • Then at 7pm for a ticketed event on the mezzanine level of the store in Evolve Chocolate + Cafe where we'll sample delicious dishes from her cookbook, Home Cooking with Kate McDermott.

For details about tickets, please go to or call (360)671-2626. FH: 360.671.2626 • LY: 360.526.2133 •

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celebrate spring! THINK LOCAL FIRST farm share fair SATURDAY, MARCH 30 12-3PM Boundary Bay’s Mountain Room

cloud mountain nursery opens for the season OPENING DAY: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Open 7 days/week Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson

cascade cuts fundraiser SATURDAY, MAY 18 9-4PM Cascade Cuts Wholesale Nursery

LEARN TO GROW FRUIT TREES AND OTHER WORKSHOPS FOR HOME GARDENERS Saturdays this spring Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson


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Fairhaven Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm • Sunday 10am-7pm

So Sweet! k Icing on the Cake : Baking and Decorating Simple, Stunning Desserts at Home

by Tessa Huff

available in March, hardcover, Abrams

Providing the confidence home bakers need to get creative, Icing on the Cake guides readers from cake pan to presentation to dessert plate. Organized by style, each dessert showcases a different decorative element, artistic pastry technique, or presentation idea. With hundreds of beautiful photos, including lots of step-by-steps, this book is a richly illustrated guide for creating delicious, beautiful desserts that will be the grand finale of any gathering.

Save Me the Plums : My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl

The Power of Sprinkles : A Cake Book by the Founder of Flour Shop

by Amirah Kassem

available in April, hardcover, Abrams

A modern-day Willy Wonka, Kassem reminds readers that joy can be found in creating something delightful and delicious. With 29 different cakes—from unicorn cakes to cakes that look like reindeer—and packed with photographs, illustrations, and infinite ideas, The Power of Sprinkles is a book for bakers and cake decorators at every age and level.

k k Cooking Lit! Notes From a Young Black Chef

available in April, hardcover, Random House

by Kwame Onwuachi

Trendsetting food writer and editor Ruth Reichl writes lovingly of the full-blast creativity of her 10 years at “Gourmet.” At the close, you'll miss the ground-breaking magazine, but you'll be grateful she shared the tale of how its outstanding roster of writers, photographers, designers and cooks transformed how we look at food. A beloved writer with an enviable career, Reichl reminds us it's simple, honest pleasures—like a perfect plum —that make life rich. –Mary

available in April, hardcover, Knopf

A Garden Can Be Anywhere : Creating Bountiful and Beautiful Edible Gardens

by Lauri Kranz with Dean Kulpers

As a young chef, Onwuachi was forced to grapple with just how unwelcoming the world of fine dining can be for people of color, and his first restaurant, the culmination of years of planning, shuttered just months after opening. A powerful, heartfelt, and shockingly honest memoir of following your dreams—even when they don’t turn out as you expected—Notes from a Young Black Chef is one man’s pursuit of his passions, despite the odds.

Grow It k

available now, hardcover, Abrams

Lauri Kranz shares her secrets for planning, planting, growing, and maintaining luscious edible gardens, no matter the setting or size of the plot. This practical guide is built around Lauri’s philosophy that nourishment and beauty are not separate goals. It’s also at the forefront of a gardening revolution, where more and more people are craving a patch of land for growing and the trend is toward edible gardens over ornamental gardens.

Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit Book Goup Hosted by Caprice and Mary, this group meets from 4-5pm the first Wednesday of most months on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven to explore the wonders of food. Special guests such as local farmers, chefs, and authors often attend. Go to for a full list of VB Book Groups and what they're all reading!

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Fairhaven Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm • Sunday 10am-7pm

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Billy Waples Day

Children's Book Week & Storytimes

May 5

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Check-in Chats Fun, Brief, Casual, Book Conversations

Designed for guests checking in to the Inn at Lynden but

DAILY at 3:30pm Meet in the Lobby of the Inn at Lynden

open to everyone,

our daily Check-in Chats are fun, casual conversations with our Lynden booksellers.

They’ll share favorite books and hot, new releases, introduce you to regional artisans and authors, share gift giving tips, or dish on upcoming events.

Join Us!

Lots to do in Lynden Mark Your Calendars!

• March 1-3 Whatcom County Home & Garden Show • March 14-16 Craft & Antique Show

• June 1 Farmers Day Parade • July 4 BBQ Contest & Truck Rally • July 19-20: Northwest Raspberry Festival

• April 5 & 6 Whatcom County Youth Fair • May 5: • July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8 Hot Thursday Nights Billy Waples Day • August 12-17 • May 17-19 Northwest Mt. Baker Kennel Club Washington Fair Dog Show 36

Spring 2019

Entertainment at The Claire! the Claire vg Thomas Theatre Lynden - 655 Front Street, in the Dutch Village Mall

May 2 - May 19, 2019 More information available at

Lynden Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. Sun. 11am-5pm Building10am-7pm Community•One Book at a Time

You Asked for it, Lynden, So We Delivered! Overflow Taps and Village Books in Lynden have partnered to create a monthly book club for 2019. Each month we will read a new book picked by Village Books, and Overflow Taps will match it with a featured beverage. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we will meet at Overflow Taps at 7pm to casually discuss the book and share a pint!

4th Tuesdays at 7pm March 26: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware Discussion host: Claire McElroy-Chesson, Village Books events coordinator.

April 23: B is for Beer by Tom Robbins Discussion host: Chuck Robinson, founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams & Lynden community member.

Tuesday, May 28: Still Life by Louise Penny Discussion host: TBA.

Check out these other Overflow Taps in Lynden Events

Pick up your book at Village Books in Lynden then mosey on over to neighboring Overflow Taps for an exclusive Books and Brews growler free with the purchase of a fill. Just let the beertender know you are part of Books and Brews! Please join us. (21+)

Friday, March 8, 5-10pm

2nd Annual Fight MS Tap Takeover Enjoy a full line up of Wander brews, a paper airplane competition, food trucks, and special limited edition merch all to find a cure for MS!

Billy Waples Day

New Book Group!

Read about our other Lynden book group, the FRONT STREETERS, on page 39!

Thursday, April 18, 5-midnight

Honoring Bellingham Beer Sat. May, 11, 10am-2pm

Skookum Kids Corn Hole Tournament Saturday, May 18, 5-9pm

Pie in the Face for ALS

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Waples Mercantile Building, Downtown Lynden Billy Bucks and Fire Trucks! It's the annual open house and celebration in honor of the namesake of our building and local Lynden hero, Billy Waples. Open to the public: Free Chowder, Live Music, Beer Garden by Overflow Taps, Inn Tours, Passport to Prizes, Promotions, Specials and Giveaways. Come one, come all. FH: 360.671.2626 • LY: 360.526.2133 •

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READING VB in Lynden Top Sellers

1. Tristan, Dylan, and the Dream Machine by Micah Moses 2. Hiking Whatcom County 6th Edition by Ken Wilcox 3. Becoming by Michelle Obama 4. Whispers of the Dead by Spencer Kope 5. The Big Burn by Tim Egan 6. All the Light We Cannnot See by Anthony Doerr 7. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle 9. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 10. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by Mark Manson 11. Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips by Lonely Planet 12. Urban Trails Bellingham by Craig Romano 13. The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith 14. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 15. Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope

Children's Book & Screen Free Week

April 29 -May 5

Lynden Events!

Wednesday, May 1, 11am

Story Time featuring Giraffe Problems In this companion to Jory John and Lane Smith's Penguin Problems, Cyrus the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and, well, ridiculous as it is. With help from a turtle, Cyrus begins to understand that his neck has a purpose. Join us in the kids section where we'll read this and other stories guaranteed to bring out the giggles! Author not attending.

Saturday, May 4, 2pm

Micah Moses Book Signing -Tristan, Dylan and the Dream Machine Back by popular demand (#1 best seller!), Micah Moses is coming back to help us celebrate 100 years of Children's Book Week! Stop in and listen to stories in the kids section with Mckenzie and get your book signed by the author.


Spring 2019

Fairhaven StoreLynden Hours:Store Monday-Saturday Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am-9pm 10am-7pm • Sunday • Sun. 10am-7pm 11am-5pm

VB’s Literary Events Program

Literature LIVE!




Additions & changes will occur so check out

to stay updated–or even better, let us come to you! Register online for the Village Books eNewsletter! Whatcom READS 2019 Whatcom READS is a county-wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book.

Hear a free presentation by Timothy Egan, author of this year's Whatcom READS title, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America. This free event at the Mount Baker Theatre is one of several community events tied to this year's county-wide book club. Open to Everyone!

Can’t make it to the event at the Mount Baker Theatre? Then join us in Deming for this early presentation, or even better, come to both!

Saturday, March 23, 12-2pm GWEN OVERLAND Book Signing –Free My Heart: A Salmon Run Novel


Join us in the Romance section of our Lynden location for a special appearance by one of our favorite authors! She will be signing copies of her brand new book, the sequel to Love's Harvest, Free My Heart. In this new tale, full-time rancher and part-time writer Bailey Anderssohn never imagines that she will fall in love with a German aristocrat in this the most implausible time of her life. Yet, she does—and all because of an international soccer star and a mutual love of horses. Pick up a copy and stop by to say hi and have it signed!

Weekly Story Times in Lynden!


Join us at Village Books in Lynden

Wednesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 2pm for a half hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books!

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Book Group

Come check out “The Front Streeters,” led by VBPD staff members Gaye and Kristen. We explore a variety of reads from different genres and have a lot of fun. Grab a friend and let’s chat about books — and whatever else comes up! We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the Waples Room at the Inn at Lynden — adjacent to Village Books. Open to all. (Authors do not usually attend) Wednesday, March 20, 2pm The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman Wednesday, April 17, 2pm See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Thursday, March 7, 7pm An Evening with Timothy Egan at the Mount Baker Theatre

Friday, March 8, 8:30am A Morning with Timothy Egan at Mount Baker High School in Deming

Lynden Front Streeters

Join Us!

There is no group membership. However, those who attend are eligible for a 15% discount on that group's selections.

Saturday, April 27 Independent Bookstore Day Join the Party! Join us on Saturday, April 27th to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! This is a nationwide party that will take place at indie bookstores across the country and we want you to join in. We're shaking it up this year, so stay tuned to our website and social media for updates about the fun activities we're planning. We hope you'll join us!

Saturday, April 27, 4pm Local History! CANDACE WELLMAN –Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities

We're thrilled to welcome Candace Wellman back to Village Books as part of our Independent Bookstore Day festivities! Companion volume to award-winning Peace Weavers, Wellman’s Interwoven Lives depicts the lives of four more 19th-century indigenous women who influenced Bellingham Bay area settlement. It reveals new details about the Northwest life of future Confederate brigadier general George E. Pickett. Combining degrees in sociology and history with experience in genealogy and years of volunteerism in a regional archives, Wellman spent 21 years researching and writing the companion volumes.

See pages 73 - 78 for LitLive! events taking place in Bellingham. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive LitLive! Event reminders and updates. Check out our Instagram for even more!

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Spring 2019

Lynden Store Hours: Mon.-Sat.9am-9pm 9am-8pm• •Sunday Sun. 11am-5pm Fairhaven Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm

Chuckanut Radio HOUR


The Chuckanut Radio Hour is a radio variety show recorded live and played on KMRE 102.3FM and KAVZ-LP 102.5. Each Radio Hour features guest authors and musicians, performance poetry, a comedy skit, and some groaner jokes. It's a lot of fun, so check out our upcoming line-up and join us!

In the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham

Tuesday, March 12


Stevan Allred

Doors open and music at 6:30pm Recording starts at 7pm

–The Alehouse at the End of the World

A raucous, aw-aw-aw-awe-inspiring romp, this book is a juicy fable for adults and a hopeful tale for our troubled times.

Tickets $5.00 Tickets for all shows are available at Village Books and

Thursday, April 18

Laura Kalpakian

–The Great Pretenders We have been eagerly awaiting a new novel from this local favorite and at last, it’s here! And she does NOT disappoint. That’s why we’re thrilled to launch The Great Pretenders at the April Chuckanut Radio Hour.

Receive one FREE TICKET with each purchase of the featured books!

Tuesday, May 21

John Dodge –A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm

It was a freak of nature, a weather outlier with deadly winds topping 100 miles per hour. Join us as veteran journalist John Dodge tells the compelling story of this dramatic historical event spiced with human drama, Cold War tension, and Pacific Northwest history. A HUGE thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Community & Continuing Education

The Chuckanut Radio Hour airs every Friday morning at 7am, Saturday evening at 7pm, and Sunday at 9pm on KMRE 102.3FM and every Monday & Friday at 8pm on KAVZ-LP 102.5

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Gender and Sexual Diversity Real Queer America : LGBT Stories from Red States

Me, Myself, They : A Non-Binary Life

by Samantha Allen

by Joshua M. Ferguson available in May, paperback, House of Anansi Press

Me, Myself, They is a powerful, honest, and inspirational memoir that explains what it feels like to never truly fit into the prescribed roles of boy or girl, woman or man. By combining personal and intimate reflections with an informed analysis of the ongoing shift in contemporary attitudes toward sex and gender, Ferguson calls for the societal and cultural recognition of non-binary genders and an inclusive understanding of the rich diversity of human identity.

available in March, hardcover, Little, Brown and Company

Allen takes us on a cross-country road-trip stretching all the way from Utah to the Rio Grande Valley to the Deep South. Her motto for the trip: "Something gay every day." Capturing profound cultural shifts underway in unexpected places and revealing a national network of chosen family fighting for a better world, this is a treasure trove of uplifting stories and a muchneeded source of hope and inspiration in these divided times.

Love and Resistance : Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era edited by Jason Baumann, introduction by Roxane Gay available in March, hardcover, W.W. Norton

The indelible images in this book are among the thousands housed in the New York Public Library’s archive of photographs of 1960s and ’70s LGBTQ history from photojournalists Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies. This powerful collection—which captures the energy, humor, and humanity of the groundbreaking protests that surrounded the Stonewall Riots—celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ rights movement, both in the subjects of the photos and by presenting Lahusen and Davies’ distinctive work and perspectives in conversation with each other.

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Ribbon Cutting & Open House - March 6

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Exploring Equity & Cultural Humility - March 7 Parent-Teen Mediation Training - March 13-15 Understanding Conflict Workshop - April 17 & 24 Bocce Tournament - April 20

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Building Community One Book at a Time



No Ashes in the Fire : Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell L. Moore

How We Fight White Supremacy : A Field Guide to Black Resistance

by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin available in March, paperback, Bold Type Books

As Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, leading organizers, artists, journalists, comedians, and filmmakers offer wisdom on how they fight White supremacy. It's a must-read for anyone new to resistance work, and for the next generation of leaders building a better future.

available now, paperback, Bold Type Books

When Darnell Moore was 14, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. He escaped, but just barely. In No Ashes in the Fire, he shares the journey taken by that scared, bullied teenager who not only survived, but found his calling. This a story of beauty and hope—and an honest reckoning with family, with place, and with what it means to be free. Find in biography.

Shortest Way Home : One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future by Pete Buttigieg

available now, hardcover, Liveright

While Washington, D.C., reels with scandal, Shortest Way Home interweaves two once-unthinkable success stories: that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a Rust Belt city so thoroughly transformed that it shatters the way we view America’s so-called flyover country. Once described by the Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg, the 36-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation’s most visionary politicians.

How to Do Nothing : Resisting the Attention Economy

by Jenny Odell

The Politics of Losing : Trump, the Klan, and the Mainstreaming of Resentment by Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep

available now, hardcover, Columbia University Press

The Ku Klux Klan has peaked three times in American history: after the Civil War, around the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and in the 1920s, when the Klan spread farthest and fastest. Recruiting millions of members even in non-Southern states, the Klan’s nationalist insurgency burst into mainstream politics. Almost 100 years later, the pent-up anger of white Americans left behind by a changing economy has once again directed itself at immigrants and cultural outsiders and roiled a presidential election.

Digital Civil War : Confronting the Far-Right Menace by Peter Daou

available in April, hardcover, Melville House

Daou explains that the unceasing toxicity of social media—often treated as an aberration—is actually a feature, not a bug, of digital warfare. A better understanding of how the underlying value systems and moral arguments of the warring parties play out online, Daou argues, aids us in confronting the Far Right’s takeover of the Republican Party and the consequent assault on truth.

available in April, hardcover, Melville House

A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information— that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity…doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance.

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Engaged Citizens Book Group Explore and discuss how to create a more civil and engaged community. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon in the Readings Gallery of Village Books in Fairhaven. All welcome!

Spring 2019


History Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? : Alice Paul,

Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote

by Lynne Olson

available in March, hardcover, Random House

by Tina Cassidy

available in March, hardcover, Atria

A century before the Women's March, Alice Paul staged a first-of-its kind protest that marched 8,000 women down Pennsylvania Avenue on the eve of Wilson's 1913 inauguration. She was the first person to protest in front of the White House, went on hunger strikes, and was wrongly committed to a mental hospital. Nevertheless, she persisted. This story of how Alice Paul stood up to Woodrow Wilson and won women the right to vote puts, for the first time, these two figures on the same stage, locked in battle on the home front for the entire duration of the Great War.

In 1941, a 31-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast Resistance organization— the only woman to hold such a role. Brave, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. This is her story.

Upheaval : Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

by Jared Diamond

available in May, hardcover, Little, Brown and Co.

The New Silk Roads : The

Present and Future of the World

by Peter Frankopan

available in March, hardcover, Knopf

In the age of Brexit and Trump, the West is buffeted by the tides of isolationism and fragmentation. Yet to the East, this is a moment of optimism as a new network of relationships takes shape along the ancient trade routes. Peter Frankopan takes us on an journey through the region, from China’s infrastructure investments to the flood of trade deals among Central Asian republics to the growing rapprochement between Turkey and Russia.

A brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse. In the final book of this monumental trilogy, Diamond reveals how successful nations recover from crisis through selective change—a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma. Upheaval reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient. The result is a book that is epic, urgent, and groundbreaking.

Topgun : An American Story by Dan Pedersen

Shoot for the Moon : The

available in March, hardcover, Hachette Books

Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

by James Donovan

available in March, hardcover, Little, Brown and Co.

Seen through the eyes of those who lived it, Shoot for the Moon reveals the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible. Both sweeping and intimate, and based on exhaustive research and dozens of fresh interviews, this is the definitive and thrilling account of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration.

On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. Pedersen takes readers on a colorful and thrilling ride-from Miramar to Area 51 to the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace-through a historic moment in air warfare.

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The Problem of Democracy : The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality by Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein

available in April, hardcover, Viking

In a bold recasting of the Adamses’ historical roles, The Problem of Democracy is a critique of the ways in which their prophetic warnings have been systematically ignored over the centuries. It’s also a family drama that brings out the torment and personal hurt caused by the gritty conduct of early American politics. Burstein and Isenberg make sense of the presidents’ somewhat iconoclastic, highly creative engagement with America’s political and social realities.


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Interwoven Lives : Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities

by Candace Wellman

available in March, paperback, Washington State University Press

In this companion work to Peace Weavers, her previous book on Puget Sound’s cross-cultural marriages, award-winning author Candace Wellman depicts the lives of four additional intermarried indigenous women who influenced mid-1800s settlement in the Bellingham Bay area. She describes each wife’s native culture, details ancestral history and traits for both spouses, and traces descendants’ destinies, highlighting the families’ contributions to new communities. Join us for two FREE EVENTS with

Candace Wellman

Ungovernable :


The Victorian Parent’s Guide to Raising Flawless Children by Therese Oneill

available in April, hardcover, Little, Brown and Company

Feminist historian Therese Oneill is back to educate you on what to expect when you're expecting . . . a Victorian baby. In Ungovernable, Oneill takes us on a mind-blowing tour through the backwards, pseudoscientific, downright bizarre parenting fashions of the Victorians. Endlessly surprising, wickedly funny, and filled with juicy historical tidbits and images, Ungovernable provides much-needed perspective on—and comic relief from—the age-old struggle to bring up baby.

Armchair Historians Book Group

In Lynden: Saturday, April 27, 4pm Independent Bookstore Day

and in Fairhaven: Friday, May 17, 7pm

Discuss and dissect the most current and interesting history being written. Join us the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven. All welcome!

True Crime Furious Hours :

Say Nothing :

Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

by Casey Cep

by Patrick Radden Keefe

available in May, hardcover, Knopf

available now, hardcover, Doubleday

The story of a serial killer and the true-crime book that Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird. “A triumph on every level. One of the losses to literature is that Harper Lee never found a way to tell a gothic true-crime story she’d spent years researching. Casey Cep has excavated this mesmerizing story and tells it with grace and insight and a fierce fidelity to the truth.”—David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon

From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions “[This] gripping account of the Troubles is equal parts true-crime, history, and tragedy…A must read.” –Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

The Last Stone : A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation by Mark Bowden

available in April, hardcover, Atlantic Monthly Press

From the bestselling author of Black Hawk Down, a haunting and gripping account of the true-life search for the perpetrator of a hideous crime—the abduction and likely murder of two young girls from suburban D.C. in 1975—and the skillful work of the cold case team that finally brought their kidnapper to justice.

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Life Stories No Happy Endings :

Survival Math : Notes on

A Memoir

an All-American Family

by Nora McInerny

by Mitchell Jackson

available in March, hardcover, Dey Street Books

available in March, hardcover, Scribner

Beginning with a letter to the first black man in Oregon and ending with a letter to his daughter, this collection of autobiographical essays mines the territory of family and history, with particular attention paid to the big question: "What went wrong?" How did the child of a school teacher end up a drug addict? How did so many of Jackson's peers end up imprisoned or dead? What enabled Mitchell to survive?

How do we continue our lives in the wake of great tragedy? Nora got angry, of course she did. She felt all the feels. She could scarcely breath, her loss was so great. And yet somehow she went on. With time, she built a new and surprisingly beautiful life - different, but equally astonishing in its blessedness to the one she left behind. If you love Cheryl Strayed, you'll love Nora McInerny. –Diana

Joy Enough : A Memoir

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by Sarah McColl

available now, hardcover, Liveright Publishing

Late-Life Love : A Memoir by Susan Gubar

available now, hardcover, W.W. Norton & Company

There are many books on young love and middle-aged love, with its myriad struggles, and now, finally, there is a book about love in old age. Susan Gubar weaves literary references into her own tale of late-life love in this memoir of an old marriage. She is in her 70s and he is in his 80s, and they enjoy the fortune of a good marriage and joy, as well as its twin, sorrow, during a year of down-sizing, caregiving and reflection. I agree with Gubar—late life love is sweet. –Cindi

In her debut book, Sarah McColl pens a loving tribute to her mother and to the shared experience of personal growth through loss. A food writer, McColl beautifully conveys the sensuousness of life. At points, her writing is like sifting through a fading photo album as she recalls her mother’s ability to cultivate beauty and strength. Through her mother’s example, McColl learns to stand on her own. –Mary

Soccerwomen : The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game by Gemma Clarke

available in April, paperback, Bold Type Books

All the Wild Hungers : A Season of Cooking and Cancer by Karen Babine

available now, paperback, Milkweed Publishing

I took a leap of faith never having heard of this book or its author and I was not disappointed. Her command of language rivals that of Kingsolver. In this series of essays, she intertwines societal relationships with food and utilizes deep-rooted emotions within those relationships as a metaphor to her mother's battle with cancer. It reads like butter and seeps into the bones like soup. It is both heart-warming and thought-provoking and leaves us with a challenge to face our view of the world in a way we have never thought to perceive it. –Autumn Skye


Spring 2019

Inevitably, given the hardships and discrimination they face, women who play soccer professionally are so much more than elite athletes. They are survivors, campaigners, political advocates, feminists, LGBTQ activists, working moms, staunch opponents of racial discrimination, and inspirational role models for many. Based on original interviews with over 50 current and former players and coaches, this book celebrates these remarkable women and their achievements against all odds. Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

Gemma Clarke Wednesday, May 8, 7pm at Village Books in Fairhaven

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In Her Words Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

Heart Berries :

Terese Mailhot

A Memoir

by Terese Marie Mailhot available in April, paperback, Counterpoint

Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. After being hospitalized, Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father—an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist—who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

Saturday, March 9, 7pm at Village Books in Fairhaven

New York Times bestselling author Terese Marie Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band. She graduated with an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She served as Saturday Editor at The Rumpus and was a columnist at Indian Country Today. She serves as faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts and she's a Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University. Village Books is proud to co-sponsor this event with Western Washington University's Center for Canadian-American Studies as part of their Canada Week Festivities. For a full line-up of Canada Week events, please visit

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and a Mother's Will to Survive    by Stephanie Land  

available now, hardcover, Hachette Books

Land's account of her years as a professional cleaner and single mom in the Skagit Valley are eye-opening and shocking. She has grit and determination in spades, "...ducking my head and barreling through whatever life brought," she managed to support herself and her daughter doing back-breaking, thankless work, never losing sight of her dreams of one day being a writer. Most chapters are vignettes of the homes she cleaned, observations of a ghost leaving no trace but the straight lines of the vacuum and a neatly folded triangle at the end of the toilet paper roll. Well-written and inspiring. –Claire

Sounds Like Titanic : A Memoir

by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman available now, hardcover, W.W. Norton

How does a middle-class girl from Appalachia who is a good-not-great violinist end up on a national tour playing for “The Composer,” whose CDs sell millions and spawned a series of concerts commissioned by PBS? Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman can tell you, and it’s one of the weirdest true stories you’ll ever encounter. –Stephanie

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Deep Creek : Finding Hope in the High Country

by Pam Houston

available now, hardcover, W.W. Norton & Company

A few pages into Deep Creek, I felt— like a lock clicking into place—the recognition of a great book. Pam Houston has written a love letter to place and a meditation on our changing world. “Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the 21st century,” she writes. This is not a sentimental book. It is empowering and clear eyed. Just what we need for the challenges we face. –Mary

Finding My Voice : My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

by Valerie Jarrett

available in April, hardcover, Viking

From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the 21st century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.

Spring 2019



Race Me In A Lobster Suit :

Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations that Followed by Kelly Mahon

available in March, paperback, Quirk Books

Need someone to knit you into a cocoon for the winter, round up the ants from your kid's farm, or feed you burritos when you're in a body cast? Craigslist to the rescue! Sometimes you need a dose of silly. My husband and I read this out loud before bed at night, a chapter at a time, and laughed. –Diana

Nearing Ninety and Other Comedies of Late Life

Lessons from Lucy : The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

by Dave Barry

available in April, hardcover, Simon & Schuster

Faced with life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun,” Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin.

by Judith Viorst

available in April, hardcover, Simon & Schuster

Judith Viorst candidly shares the complicated joys and ever yday tribulations that await us at the age of 90, all with a large dose of humor and an understanding that nothing—well, almost nothing—in life should be taken too seriously. While she struggles to make it to midnight on New Year's Eve, while she’s starting to hear more eulogies than symphonies, and while still sleeping tush-to-tush with the same man to whom she’s been married for 60 years, her reflections make this collection relatable to readers of all ages.

The Book of Delights : Essays by Ross Gay

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault : Essays From the Grown Up Years

by Cathy Guisewite

available in April, hardcover, G.P. Putnam's Sons

I HIGHLY recommend this hillarious and brutally honest look at growing older from the creator of the comic "Cathy." She was funny and on point in the '80s and '90s and still is! Enjoy. –Kelly C.


available now, hardcover, Algonquin Books

Reading one of his essays every night before I went to sleep helped me feel better about the world again. Though I may not be able to write an essay about something that delighted me every day, he's inspired me to find the joy around me—in the smallest of things—when I didn't think it was possible. Thank you, Ross, for this lovely book that we all desperately need right now. –Lauren What started off as a daily writing exercise, turned into The Book of Delights. For a year, Ross Gay wrote about something he found delightful each day. The personal essays are short, but powerful, with topics such as race and politics prominent throughout. This book reminds us to look for the positive things when all we focus on are the negatives. –Jenni Poet Ross Gay catalogs a year of wonders and complexities in this joyful collection of short, incisive essays. Read several at once or savor each individually as a daily dose of inspiration to slow down and celebrate the beauty—and the sorrow—right in front of us. A great gift for yourself or a loved one. –Mary


Spring 2019

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ystery fan. Tastemaker. Superior cookie baker. Dog lover. And one of the more beloved faces from the Village Books and Paper Dreams team. Last year, Joan Terselich told us she was preparing to retire after 21 years at Village Books. We had time to get used to the idea, but it didn’t make it any easier! In January, a crowd of current and former booksellers gathered to wish Joan a fond farewell and to celebrate her contribuJoan lounging at home enjoying tions to Bellingham’s community of readers. She has been a new book buyer, retirement. Ahhhh..... used book buyer, receiver, and a mentor to staff, new and experienced alike. And in “other duties as assigned,” she officiated at the Village Green nuptials of co-owners Kelly Evert and Paul Hanson. Joan’s fierce passion for reading and her wide-ranging tastes made her a font of knowledge and recommendations for both staff and customers. Her sense of quality led her to champion books before they were on anyone’s radar, including All the Light We Cannot See and The Overstory. Most of all, what makes Joan so special is her generosity and kindness. She’ll modestly deny it, but Joan is always first with a hug, a small (or big) gift, and a kind word. We know that we’ll be seeing her around the bookstore with her new pup in tow, but nothing will replace her on our staff and in our hearts. Thank you, Joan.

No Comma Unturned Dreyer’s English : Greek to Me : Adventures of the Comma Queen

by Mary Norris

available in April, hardcover, W.W. Norton

Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English.

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An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

by Benjamin Dreyer

available now, hardcover, Random House

Benjamin Dreyer has been the copy chief at Random House for over 20 years. His advice on writing clearly— without getting bogged down with pedantry and old-fashioned rules—is super helpful and sprinkled throughout with laugh out loud moments. From a linguistics perspective, this is great book for both Prescriptivists and Descriptivists. We can all get along! –Laura P.

Spring 2019


Join us for

September 16-18, 2019

Books A'Sail A Book Group at Sea with Nancy Pearl!

All hands on deck! Book your cabin and join Village Books co-owners Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert, and special guest author and librarian extraordinaire Nancy Pearl on a seabound book-club adventure of a lifetime with the Schooner Zodiac Books A'Sail Cruise. We'll sail during the day through the San Juan Islands, where passengers will have an opportunity to navigate and sail this classic ship. We’ll take advantage of the late-summer days to get in three full days of sailing and book discussion amid the gorgeous San Juan Islands, accompanied by a variety of marine life from bald eagles to porpoises and maybe even whales! In between we’ll dip into all that the Schooner Zodiac has to offer, from kayaking to hiking to top-notch meals to cocktails on deck at sunset. Then the anchor drops and the books come out! It's hard to imagine a better setting or better book group leader than the one and only Nancy Pearl. This is going to be amazing. Space is limited so book today! BONUS: Reader Reward members get the Village Books discount of their booking using the code "VBSAILS" at the Schooner Zodiac’s checkout. Book selections to be announced soon.

10% OFF Space is limited so register today!

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Adventure My Old Man and the Mountain : A Memoir by Leif Whittaker

available in April, paperback, Mountaineers Books

Now available in paperback, My Old Man and the Mountain is Leif Whittaker's engaging and humorous story of what it was like to "grow up Whittaker"—the youngest son of Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mount Everest—until a chance encounter leads to the opportunity to climb Everest himself. But Leif's story is not his father's story. It's a unique coming of age tale and a climbing adventure that lights the imagination and fills an emotional human endeavor with universal meaning.


Spring 2019

Limits of the Known by David Roberts

available in March, paperback, W.W. Norton

David Roberts has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth. In Limits of the Known, he reflects on humanity’s—and his own—relationship to exploration and extreme risk. Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure. And what is the future of adventure in a world we have mapped and trodden from end to end?

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Get Out There

She Explores :

Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild

The Sun is a Compass :

by Gale Straub

available in March, hardcover, Chronicle Books

Co m binin g b re a t ht a kin g t ra ve l photography with compelling personal narratives, She Explores shares the stories of 40 women on unforgettable journeys—women who live out of vans, trucks, and vintage trailers, exploring wild landscapes, cooking meals over campfires, and sleeping under the stars.

Thirst : 2,600 Miles to Home by Heather "Anish" Anderson

available in March, paperback, Mountaineers Books

By age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the “Triple Crown” of thru-hiking: the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT)—a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of more than one million feet. A few years later, she left her job, her marriage, and a dissatisfied life and walked back into those mountains. In her new memoir, Heather, conveys not only her athleticism and wilderness adventures, but also shares her distinct message of courage—her willingness to turn away from the predictability of a more traditional life in an effort to seek out what most fulfills her. A resident of Bellingham, Heather has hiked more than 30,000 miles since 2003—breaking records along the way.. Join us for a free event

NCI Nature of Writing Series

Heather "Anish" Anderson Monday, March 11, 7pm At Village Books in Fairhaven

Training for the Uphill Athlete : A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers by Steve House, Scott Johnston, and Ki­lian Jornet

available in March, paperback, Patagonia

Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals. This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best.

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A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

by Caroline Van Hemert

available in March, hardcover, Little, Brown Spark

This is a gripping story of a biologist's journey from Washington state to high above the Arctic Circle—traveling across remote and rugged terrain solely by human power—to rediscover birds, the natural world, and her own love of science. A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, the book explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of creatures whose daily survival is nothing short of miraculous.

North : Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek with Jenna Jurek

available in April, paperback, Back Bay Books

From the author of Eat and Run, a thrilling memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, North is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.

Rough Magic : Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer

available in May, hardcover, Catapult

At the age of 19, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to “the world’s longest, toughest horse race”—an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of 25 wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race.

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Eager : The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

by Ben Goldfarb

by Matt Kracht

available in March, paperback, Chelsea Green Publishing

available in April, paperback, Chronicle Books

Eager is a powerful story about one of the world's most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it's about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.

Perfect for the anti-aviary (or bird fanatic with a sense of humor), this snarky illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and—let's face it—true. Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. With migratory maps and tips for birding, plus musings on the avian population and the ethics of bird-watching, this is the essential guide to all things wings. 

Adventures of a Young Naturalist : The Zoo Quest

Rising : Dispatches from the New American Shore


by Elizabeth Rush

by David Attenborough

available in March, paperback, Milkweed Editions

available in April, paperback, Quercus

In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime—to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC. Written with his trademark wit and charm, this is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world and taught us the importance of protecting it.

In the Company of Trees :

Hailed as “deeply felt” (New York Times), “a revelation” (Pacific Standard), and “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing” (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love. In a new afterword for the paperback edition, author Elizabeth Rush highlights questions of storytelling, adaptability, and how to powerfully shift conversation around ongoing climate change.

How to Disappear :

Honoring Our Connection to the Sacred Power, Beauty, and Wisdom of Trees

Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

by Akiko Busch

by Andrea Sarubbi Fereshteh

available now, hardcover, Penguin Press

available now, hardcover, Adams

In the Company of Trees helps you rediscover your own connection to the world outside, with over 195 quotes, facts, and stories honoring trees from across the world and in our own back yards alike. Inviting, full-color photos of sun-dappled forests and tree-filled hikes throughout will inspire you to do some forest-bathing of your own and embrace the healing power of nature.

Busch presents a field guide to invisibility, reacquainting us with the merits of inconspicuousness, and finds genuine alternatives to the typical life of perpetual exposure. Accessing timeless truths in order to speak to our most urgent contemporary problems, she inspires us to develop a deeper appreciation for personal privacy in a vast and invasive world.

The Secret Wisdom of Nature : Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things–Stories from Science and Observation

by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst available in March, hardcover, Greystone Books

The final book in The Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben. In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants. By introducing us to the latest scientific discoveries and recounting his own insights, Wohlleben shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes.


Spring 2019

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BARRY LOPEZ Friday, March 22, 7pm

From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, comes a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects his travels around the world and the encounters—human, animal, and natural—that have shaped his extraordinary life. Join Barry Lopez as he introduces Horizon.

A Free Event at Village Books in Fairhaven!

Taking us nearly from pole to pole—from modern mega-cities to some of the most remote regions on the earth—and across decades of lived experience, Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers," gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves indelibly, immersively, through his travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica. Horizon is a revelatory, epic work that voices concern and frustration along with humanity and hope—a book that makes you see the world differently, and that is the crowning achievement by one of America's great thinkers and most humane voices. Part of North Cascades Institute's Nature of Writing Series! Join us for a FREE EVENT with artist

Molly Hashimoto Thursday, May 23, 7pm at Village Books in Fairhaven

An NCI Nature of Writing Series Event

Birds of the West : An Artist’s Guide

by Molly Hashimoto

available in May, hardcover, Skipstone

Award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto captures birds through different media, from quick sketches with pen to more carefully planned block prints. In Birds of the West, Molly shares this range of artwork as a way to encourage readers, whether artists or not, to observe more closely the feathered friends around us. Through her art and words, she explores specific Western habitats and she teaches painting, drawing, and printmaking methods throughout the book for all levels of experience.

The Breath of a Whale : The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants by Leigh Calvez

available now, paperback, Sasquatch Books

Leigh Calvez has spent a dozen years researching, observing, and probing the lives of the giants of the deep. Here, she relates the stories of nature’s most remarkable creatures, including the familial orcas in the waters of Washington state and British Columbia; the migratory humpbacks; and the ancient, deepdiving blue whales, the largest animals on the planet. Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

Leigh Calvez Saturday, March 30, 7pm at Village Books in Fairhaven

An NCI Nature of Writing Series Event

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Nature Join us for a FREE EVENT with

Grain by Grain : A Quest to

Bob Quinn & Liz Carlisle

Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

by Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle

Wednesday, March 20, 7pm

available now, hardcover, Island Press

In language as cozy as the plaid shirt Bob Quinn wears on the cover, Grain by Grain reveals the impact "Big Food" has on rural communities, public health and American agriculture. By sharing the story of his heirloom grain company, Kamut International, Quinn shows change is possible. Well-told and researched by Liz Carlisle, it's a celebration of Quinn and fellow rebels who are creating a new path for farmers, the environment, and the future of food itself.    –Mary

At Village Books in Fairhaven Village Books proudly co-sponsors this event with Sustainable Connections and WSU’s Bread Lab! Bob Quinn is an organic farmer and a leading green businessman. He served on the first National Organic Standards Board, and has been recognized with the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award, The Organic Trade Association Organic Leadership Award, and Rodale Institute's Organic Pioneer Award. His enterprises include the ancient grain business Kamut International and Montana's first wind farm. Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University.

Join us at Village Books in Fairhaven for these amazing Nature of Writing Series Events—co-sponsored by the North Cascades Institute: March 8, Rebecca Thistlethwaite March 11, Heather "Anish" Anderson March 22, Barry Lopez

Falter : Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

by Bill McKibben

available in April, hardcover, Henry Holt and Co.

Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben’s experience in building, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We’re at a bleak moment in human history—and we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.

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Science Mama’s Last Hug : Animal and Human Emotions by Frans de Waal

available in March, hardcover, W.W. Norton

Mama’s Last Hug begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it show that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.

Genesis : The Deep Origin of Societies by Edward O. Wilson

available in March, hardcover, Liveright

Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species. Of these, Wilson demonstrates that at least 17—among them the African naked mole rat and the spongedwelling shrimp—have been found to have advanced societies based on altruism and cooperation. This book is a path-breaking work of evolutionary theory, braiding 21st-century scientific theory with the lyrical biological and humanistic observations for which Wilson is known.

Liquid Rules : The Delightful and Dangerous Substances that Flow Through Our Lives by Mark Miodownik

available now, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

We all know that without water we couldn’t survive. But do we really understand how much we rely on liquids, or the destructive power they hold? Set over the course of a flight from London to San Francisco, Liquid Rules offers readers a fascinating tour, told through the language of molecules, droplets, and ocean waves. Throughout the trip, we encounter fluids within the plane—from a cup of tea to an LCD screen—and without, in the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, and the marvelous California coastline.

Skeleton Keys : The Secret Life of Bone by Brian Switek

available in March, hardcover, Penguin

From the Cambrian period to the present—f rom Pikaia, our first osteological ancestor, to La Brea Woman, birthed from the Los Angeles tar pits— science writer and bone enthusiast Brian Switek traces the history of our skeletons. An equal focus is given to the cultural importance of bone, as well as the biological way it functions. We can see our past and learn about our future, all thanks to the osteoblasts that build us. Switek’s engaging and easy-to-follow writing brings our bones to life! –Rachel

The Lost Words

by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris

Cosmos : Possible Worlds

available now, hardcover, Anansi International

by Ann Druyan

Did you attend Terry Tempest Williams’ 2016 Booked at the Baker event? If so, you may recall her spellbinding – and foreboding – description of nature words that had been removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, and you’ll be thrilled to discover this richly illustrated book (originally published in the U.K. in 2017). The author and illustrator imagined it as a spell book to conjure the deleted words and to re-wild childhood. Beautiful! –Mary

Druyan takes readers on a journey through the unexplored realms of Earth and space, past and future, fact and imagination. The book travels through more than 14 billion years of cosmic evolution and into an astonishing future, helping us solve enduring mysteries of our origins and dream of an unimaginable time ahead.

available in April, hardcover, National Geographic

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Crafting & Home Design Abode :

My Bedroom is an Office & Other Interior Design Dilemmas

Thoughtful Living with Less

by Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter

by Joanna Thornhill

available in April, hardcover, Abrams

available in March, flexibound, Laurence King Publishing

Just moved into your new home? No idea where to start or what to do?  Landlord won't let you paint your walls?  Hate your couch but can't afford a new one?  Look no further, interior design stylist and expert Joanna Thornhill will guide you through an array of design dilemmas, from minor tweaks to bigger projects. 

These two tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space that is simple and true. Their timetested methods create interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility. Abode is a glimpse into the couple’s process and a guide to manifesting your own beautiful interiors.

The Martha Manual :


How to Do (Almost) Everything by Martha Stewart

available now, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt

Martha Stewart is America’s go-to source for the best answers to nearly every question. She can advise on everything from creating a cutting garden and setting the table to playing classic lawn games or building a campfire. Whether it’s organizing, celebrating, cleaning, decorating, or any number of other life skills, these are the time-tested, Martha-approved strategies for frequent challenges and basic how-to knowledge that everyone should have at the ready.

Hand Dyed : A Modern Guide The home furnishing industry has a problem: singleuse culture and fast fashion are incredibly wasteful. We envision a world in which people value sustainably built home furnishings. To that end, we created Revision Division – handcrafted home goods made from reclaimed materials made right here in Bellingham.


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Painting with Wool : Sixteen Artful Projects to Needle Felt

to Dyeing in Brilliant Color for You and Your Home

by Anna Joyce

available in March, hardcover, Abrams

Hand Dyed is a modern introduction to indigo and fiber-reactive dye that every crafter should have. Exploring traditional techniques like shibori and using organic compounds, this comprehensive how-to guide offers everything you need to know to create stylish, richly colored and patterned pieces. Anna Joyce is the perfect instructor to teach the skills needed to create more than 25 masterpieces.

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by Dani Ives

available in March, hardcover, Abrams

An introductory and must-have text for fiber artists and other crafters looking for a new and exciting art form to explore. Ives’s style of needle felting uses wool fibers and a felting needle to layer and “paint” embellishments for pieces that are bursting with texture and depth. Whether you want to decorate a tote or garment, or create frameable artwork, this is the guide to everything you need to know.


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Art & Design The Short Story of Modern Art : A Pocket Guide to Key

The Designer’s Dictionary of Type

Movements, Works, Themes, and Techniques

available in April, hardcover, Abrams

by Susie Hodge

available in March, flexibound, Laurence King Publishing

The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why, and when of modern art—who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter. Accessible, concise, and richly illustrated, the book reveals the connections between different periods, artists, and styles.

by Sean Adams

The Designer’s Dictionary of Type follows in the footsteps of The Designer’s Dictionary of Color, providing a vivid and highly accessible look at an even more important graphic design ingredient: typography. Adams once again provides eye-catching illustrated examples, this time showcasing the beauty and expressiveness of typography, as employed by the world’s greatest designers.

Body & Soul The Enchanted Hour : The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon

available now, hardcover, Harper

A conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await us. Reading aloud consoles, uplifts and invigorates at every age, deepening our intellectual lives and emotional well-being.

Evil : The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side by Dr. Julia Shaw

available now, hardcover, Abrams

A little evil lurks inside us all. Whether you want to go full criminal, or just hug a puppy a bit too hard, Dr. Julia Shaw will explain why. She describes the four traits that make a monster— psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism, and sadism—then poses morally grey questions that’ll have you uncertain as to whether you’re actually one of the good guys. Shaw’s Evil is criminal psychology at its most accessible. –Rachel

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Cozy : The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

by Isabel Gillies

available now, hardcover, Harper

Here is the American version of hygge. Gillies guides the reader in the learned art of connection. Her myriad suggestions are accessible. Can you find a sense of calm and gratitude while serving jury duty? While getting a mammogram? While letting the dog out on a cold night? Cozy goes beyond cocoa and sweaters. It nudges you to show up for your life, finding joy and comfort in each moment. –Diana

Walking : One Step at a Time by Erling Kagge

available in April, hardcover, Pantheon

Walking for Kagge is a natural accompaniment to science: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. Walking is also the antidote to the speed at which we conduct our lives, to our insistence on rushing, on doing everything in a precipitous manner—walking is among the most radical things we can do.

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POETRY Join us in the Readings Gallery for a Group Reading with an awesome line-up of stellar poets!

Keetje Kuipers, Geffrey Davis, & Erika Meitner

Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav

available now, paperback, Andrews McMeel

Tuesday, March 26, 7pm

A Free Event at Village Books in Fairhaven

Filled with wisdom and encouragement, every single page of Leav’s new book is a testament to the power of words, and the impact they can have on the relationships you build with others. And most importantly, the one you have with yourself. Leav captures the intricacies of emotions like few others can. She has been recognized as a major influencer of the modern poetry movement and her writing has inspired a whole new generation of poets to pick up a pen.

Details on page 75

Write Riot

POETRY SLAM in the Colophon Café


Wednesday, April 24, 7pm

In honor of National Poetry Month, Village Books and the Colophon Café are pleased to team up with Write Riot Poetry’s very own Dee Dee Chapman to bring another poetry slam to the building! This is a free, all-ages (expect some adult language) event. The Colophon will be offering drink specials from the bar and food to nibble as the slam goes on. Please support the venue by purchasing from the menu. If you've been to Write Riot before, you know it can fill up quickly, so arrive early to grab a good seat! Sign ups start at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7pm sharp. • OPEN MIC: The event starts with a poetry open mic. Limited to five (5) poets. First come, first served. Each poet will present one poem no longer than 3 minutes. (Shorter is fine, but it can not be longer than 3 minutes.) • SLAM: Limited to five (5) poets. First come, first served. Each poet will read one poem—no longer than 3 minutes—per round. There are three rounds so poets should come prepared with three poems. Judges will determine who moves forward. • Poems do not need to be memorized. • No props allowed. While there are judges, this is a supportive, light-hearted "competition." Judges are selected from the audience. Don't miss out! 1208 11th St. - adjacent to Village Books in Fairhaven


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Wade in the Water : Poems by Tracy K. Smith

available in April, paperback, Graywolf Press

The extraordinary new poetry collection by Tracy K. Smith, the Poet Laureate of the United States. Here she boldly ties America’s contemporary moment both to our nation’s fraught founding history and to a sense of the spirit, the everlasting. Join us as we kick off Poetry Month! At Village Books in Fairhaven

Anders Carlson-Wee Tuesday, April 2, 7pm The Low Passions by Anders Carlson-Wee

available in March, hardcover, W.W. Norton & Co.

In a knockout debut collection haunted by shame, violence, and the darkest of our human origins, Anders Carlson-Wee mines nourishment and holiness from our depths. Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a young drifter.

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Brute : Poems by Emily Skaja

available in April, paperback, Graywolf

Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, Emily Skaja’s debut collection is a fiery, hypnotic book that confronts the dark questions and menacing silences around gender, sexuality, and violence. Brute arises, brave and furious, from the dissolution of a relationship, showing how such endings necessitate self-discovery and reinvention.

the mermaid’s voice returns in this one by Amanda Lovelace

available in March, paperback, Andrews McMeel

The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry—the third and final installment in her "women are some kind of magic" series—taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars.

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Get creative about conflict resolution with Village Books and the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Youth Peace Poetry Contest Opens April 1, 2019 Who: Whatcom County youth ages 4-18 When: April-September 27, 2019 Recognition: Poetry reading at Village Books, and the WDRC Peace Builder Awards Dinner How: Submit online or print forms at

4pm soon! Youth Poetry Workshop in Coming – April -25, Kids age 4-18, along with their families, are invited to drop in to reflect, imagine, create and write in this workshop led by a local poet and co-sponsored by Village Books and the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center. Check the Village Books calendar;for date willinformation be announced soon. more 360.676.0122 l 206 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225


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YOUNG READERS Their Families & Educators

PICTURE BOOKS Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish

Music for Mister Moon by Philip C. Stead illustrated by Erin Stead

by Beth Ferry illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

available in March, hardcover, Neal Porter Books

A girl named Harriet longs to play her cello alone in her room. But when a noisy owl disrupts her solitude, Harriet throws her teacup out the window and accidentally knocks the moon out of the sky! Worried that he’ll catch a chill, Harriet buys the moon a woolen hat and takes him on a boat ride across a glistening lake. But can she work up the courage to play her music for the moon?

The most important rule is #1: It must be your birthday. After that’s been established, a crew of hilarious animals take readers through a joyous romp that covers the most important elements of the birthday, everything from blowing out the candles to settling into bed and dreaming of your wish coming true.

Maybe Tomorrow?

by Charlotte Agell illustrated by Ana Ramirez Gonzalez

The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol

available in March, hardcover, Scholastic Press

available in April, hardcover, Roaring Brook Press

The Little Guys might be small, but they aim to be mighty. As they head off to find breakfast, they can conquer anything through teamwork. Nothing can stop them! But soon they begin to amass more than they need. What happens when no one can stop the Little Guys?

My Heart

available now, hardcover, G.P. Putnam’s Sons

This story caught me completely by surprise. Elba has a black block of sadness that she drags with her everywhere and Norris loves to dance and be merry. Maybe Tomorrow? explores the beauty of sharing a heavy load and the heartfelt relief that follows. Prepare yourself for tears in the best possible way. –Hana


available now, hardcover, Dial Books

by Mo Willems illustrated by Amber Ren

Have you ever thought about your heart and all the amazing things it can do? It can love and hurt and mend, all to make you the exact person you are. Luyken’s lovely new work reminds us of this with each breathtaking turn of the page. And be sure to look for the hearts hidden in every spread! –Hana

A powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic, Because is the moving tale of a journey to center stage. Beginning with the composer Ludwig, we follow the trail of inspiration that leads to a young girl’s own discovery of the orchestra and the love affair with music it inspires.

by Corinna Luyken

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available in March, hardcover, Hyperion

IN LYNDEN Every Wednesday at 11am & Saturdays at 2pm in the Kids Section


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The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli

The Night Library

available in March, hardcover, Disney-Hyperion

The Book Hog loves his books more than anything. (Who can’t relate to that?) But when it turns out he doesn’t know how to read them, a friendly librarian makes all the difference. With fun, retro-style colors, The Book Hog is an adorable and quirky love letter to books and reading in general. –Hana

Mary Wears What She Wants

by David Zeltser illustrated by Raul Colon

available in April, hardcover, Random House Books for Young Readers

After a young boy goes to sleep upset that he’s getting a book for his birthday, he’s whisked away by Patience and Fortitude, the two stone lions who guard the New York Public Library. There, the inquisitive boy discovers the power of books and their role not only in his own life, but also in the lives of the people he loves.


by Keith Negley

available now, hardcover, Harper Collins

Bellingham's own Keith Negley is back with another beautifully illustrated book about a truly inspiring little girl who decides that she shouldn't be limited in what she wears. It's the mid1800s and she wants to wear PANTS! And so she does. Based on Mary Edwards Walker's story, we can't think of a better way to celebrate Women's History Month than to launch this book with Keith at his event on March 9.  –Claire

At Village Books in Fairhaven

written and illustrated by Christian Robinson available in March, hardcover, Atheneum

Robinson’s art is easily recognizable from past favorites like Gaston, Last Stop on Market Street, and Carmela Full of Wishes. But the debut of his own wordless concept is breathtaking. In an Escher-esque style, a young girl and her cat find another side, another way, another world. Kids and parents both will have a blast finding all of the visual threads in this stunning book. –Sarah

Keith Negley Saturday, March 9, 4pm

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Paige's Picks - Delivering Smiles Monthly Paige the Penguin!

There's not much that is more exciting for a child than getting a package delivery. Especially if that package contains a picture book!

Paige's Picks is a Village Books subscription program that celebrates the best in picture books. Have a beautifully illustrated book, hand-selected by our Children's Book Team, delivered directly to yourself or to that special child in your life once every month. Let us do the work for you! Selections include the finest of the new with a few past favorites peppered in­— something for every budding book lover. Visit the book recommendations tab at for more information and sign up today! Let the smiles begin! 62

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Hey grown ups! Don't forget we also offer our Signed First Editions Club just for you! Turn to page 34 for more information.

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Children’s Book & Screen-Free Week

April 29 -May 5, 2019


Children's Book Week is Turning 100!

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. National Screen Free Week coincides with CBW to create the perfect pairing. Check out the variety of free events we have planned to keep kids engaged and having fun with books:

VB donates 10% of all kids’ book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the children’s departments of the city and county libraries!

Tuesday, April 30, 10:30am

Story Time featuring All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold This warm, welcoming picture book celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids. We'll sing songs and be silly too. It'll be a hoot! Author not attending.

Thursday, May 2, 2pm

Let's Make a Book Workshop! Featuring Dreamers by Yuyi Morales Join us in the Readings Gallery for a special hour of activities based on this incredible true story of an award-winning author and illustrator's immigration to America. We'll get started on our very own picture book, do some coloring, hear a story or two, and have a small snack. Ages 6-11. Author not attending.

Saturday, May 4, 10:30am

Story Time with special guest Annette Balcom -The Creep

Author Visit!

“I’m the Creep! I’m the Creep!” squeaked the small, furry creature. “I came here from Creepsville to help out a teacher.” And so begins The Creep’s adventure as he proceeds to help Miss Pott’s creepy class learn that being nice matters.

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See page 38 for Children's Book Week Events in Lynden! Spring 2019


Village Books

Registration Opens

April 1

July 15-19, 1-5pm


Ages 8-11

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.

August 5-9, 1-5pm

0 Ages 7-1



Two Village Books staffers will lead each day of themed activities with hands-on projects, book-related topics, and field trips around Bellingham. Snack included.

Both camps will take place at our Fairhaven store. Registration opens April 1st. See or call 360.671.2626 for details.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood:

Poetry for Kids

The Poetry of Fred Rogers

by Fred Rogers, illustrated by Luke Flowers available in March, hardcover, Quirk Books

From funny to sweet, silly to sincere, the lyrics of Mister Rogers explore such universal topics as feelings, new siblings, everyday life, imagination, and more. Through these songs, Mister Rogers instilled in his young viewers the value of kindness, self-awareness, and self-esteem. But most of all, he taught children that they are loved, just as they are.

John Newbery Medal Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina


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2018 AWARD WINNERS Michael L. Printz Award

Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Hello, Lighthouse Story and illustrations by Sophie Blackall

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Purple Friday Series Need something to do when school is out? We've got you covered!

Friday, March 8, 10:30am

Book Launch! Saturday, March 9, 4pm

Purple Friday Story Time Bold & Brave: 10 Heroes Who

Keith Negley will introduce

Mary Wears What She Wants

From the award-winning creator of My Dad Used to Be So Cool and Tough Guys Have Feelings Too comes a charming picture book inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants. This bold, original picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms. Join us in welcoming this award winning illustrator whose imaginative artwork has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, and countless other national publications. See page 62 for a staff reveiw of this fun new book by this Bellingham-based superstar.

Won Women the Right to Vote March 8 is International Women's Day and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than with a story time featuring Bold & Brave. This inspiring picture book from U.S. Senator Gillibrand profiles 10 suffragists who strove to win the right to vote for American women--a journey that took more than 70 years of passionate commitment. Join us in the Readings Gallery for stories, crafts, a small snack and great conversation! For ages 6-10. Author does not attend.

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Saturday, May 11, 4pm

Barbara Davis-Pyles

Book Launch!

will introduce her latest picture book,

STUBBY the Fearless Squid We were thrilled to launch Barbara's first picture book, Grizzly Boy, in 2018 and now we get to do it again with her brand new book! Join us for stories and activities as we celebrate the release of this sweet book. Barbara Davis-Pyles has written hundreds of fiction and nonfiction pieces for the children's education market. ACTIVITIES!

Saturday, March 16, 10:30am Special Story Time with

Christine Smith

will introduce her latest picture book,

David B. and the

Terrible Rocks Join us in the Readings Gallery as we welcome Christine Smith! She will share her brand new children's book and offer crafts and activities for the family.

School's Out - Story Times in Fairhaven


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Middle Readers Sweeping Up the Heart

Summer of a Thousand Pies

by Kevin Henkes

available in March, hardcover, Greenwillow Books

by Margaret Dilloway available in April, hardcover, Harper Collins

It’s hard not to fall in love with Kevin Henkes’s heartfelt and lyrical stories and Sweeping Up the Heart is no different. Henkes introduces us to Amelia, who is anticipating an incredibly dull summer break, but the time she has been dreading soon becomes a summer of new friendship and emotional connections in a story bound to envelop you lovingly in its pages. –Hana

New Kid

by Jerry Craft

Twelve-year-old Cady has had a difficult few years and now she finds herself living with her aunt that she hardly knows, and in a new town. Her aunt owns a pie shop so Cady starts to bake pies. She loves baking!  So much so she is going to bake a thousand pies in one summer. A darling book about change, family, friends, and, of course, pie. –Kelly E.

The Lost Girl

Graphic Novel

by Anne Ursu

available now, hardcover, Walden Pond Press

available now, paperback, HarperCollins

Seventh-grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. Instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

Twins Iris and Lark are better when they are together. Everyone knows it, and yet the adults in their lives insist on separating them in school this year. The Lost Girl is the rare sort of story that you wish you could devour and savor slowly all at the same time. It is a tale of love, introspection, magic, crows, monsters, and of sisterhood. So devour it or savor it, but let it sit with you. This stunning piece of work has a lot to say. –Hana

New & Upcoming

PAPERBACK Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

available in March, paperback, Scholastic

The story of a friendship between a young boy and a strange creature who eats plastic and could actually save the world.


by Sara Pennypacker illustrated by Jon Klassen available in April, paperback, Balzer & Bray

A b eautifully wrought, ut terly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox.


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The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange

available in March, paperback, Chicken House

A beautifully tangled story of friendship, fairy tales, and family secrets.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

available in March, paperback, Rick Riordan Presents

Based on Hindu mythology, Aru Shah is an exciting adventure in the vein of Percy Jackson.

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Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

available now, hardcover, Rick Riordan Presents

Inspired by Korean folklore, Lee presents a space opera about 13-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits and stows away on a battle cruiser in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

available now, hardcover, Delacorte Press

When Iris learns of a whale whose song is different than any other, it devastates her to imagine him singing his heart out but not understood by the other whales. Inspired, Iris sets out to create a song like his, determined to let the whale know someone out there has heard him. A thing of beauty, Song for a Whale hits all the right notes, reminding us of the importance of connection and the impact that can be had simply by trying. -Hana

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

available now, hardcover, Bloomsbury Publishing

Fionn Boyle and his sister Tara have been sent to stay with their grandfather on the island of Arranmore. Except Fionn is scared of the sea. But an old magic is stirring deep inside Arranmore and it is calling out to Fionn. To protect his family, Fionn must embrace his destiny as the Storm Keeper’s heir and face the fear that has haunted him for as long as he can remember.

Ruby in the Sky

by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo available now, hardcover, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux

Ruby and her mom have moved. A lot. Ruby does her best to keep walls between herself and the world, trying to be invisible so that no one truly gets to know her, but it's impossible to keep out the world forever. This is a book about standing up and being brave; about loss, family, friendship, and starting over. Oh, and astronauts. –Claire

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Middle Readers The Line Tender by Kate Allen

available in April, hardcover, Dutton Books for Young Readers

My favorite thing about middle grade books is the thread of hope that never fails to run through the narrative, even when our characters are going through the most difficult of trials. The Line Tender illustrates this beautifully, with young Lucy dealing with many forms of loss and heartbreak in this lovely and powerful tale for fans of Wolf Hollow and anything by Kate DiCamillo. -Hana

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin

available in April, hardcover, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

In this highly anticipated second novel by the author of the bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn’t easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a classroom prankster like Paulie Fink. Told via multiple voices, interviews, and other documents, The Next Great Paulie Fink is a lighthearted yet surprisingly touching exploration of how we build up and tear down our own myths about others, our communities, and ourselves.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

Rowley Jefferson’s Journal by Jeff Kinney

available in April, hardcover, Amulet Books

Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Rowley Jefferson’s best friend Greg has been chronicling his middle-school years. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. Rowley’s perspective offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world—one fans won’t want to miss!

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Young Adult Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

On the Come Up

available in March, hardcover, HarperCollins

by Angie Thomas

I could write pages about why this time-travel, coming-of-age romance impacts me so much. But the book speaks for itself. Justin A. Reynolds suffered the loss of two loved ones in his life and turned his grief into a beautiful story about friendship, love, and refusing to say goodbye. The main character, Jack, is a vibrant young man who—like Reynolds and like me— refuses to say goodbye and continues the question of “what if.” –Jenni

available now, hardcover, Balzer + Bray

The second novel from the author of The Hate U Give! Angie is a powerful writer and she's done it again with On the Come Up. Aspiring rapper Bri just wants to make it big, but when her first song goes viral, there are a lot of unexpected repercussions. Full of rhymes and beats you can just about hear through the pages, this book is unputdownable and important for everyone to read. –Lauren

The Music of What Happens

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

available now, hardcover, Salaam

May 13th, 1969, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 16-year-old Malati’s OCD manifests as a violent djinn, and when she’s caught amidst a racially sparked riot, her djinn threatens to take over. Only with the help of a caring Chinese family can Malati hope to reunite with her mother. This emotionally packed book provides a close look at a moment in history that many overlook, and it will keep you turning the pages into the wee hours of the night! –Rachel

by Bill Konigsberg

available now, hardcover, Scholastic

Max and Jordan, whose interlocked stories are told in alternating chapters, are sure of who they are and nothing can change that. Except maybe each other. The boys each have their own issues—sexual assault, dysfunctional parents, money—but lean on each other to figure it out. This book starts as a deceptively light hearted romance between two teenage boys, but soon becomes an exploration on what “being a man” really should mean. –Jenni



by Laurie Halse Anderson available in March, hardcover, Viking Books for Young Readers

There is so much to be said for Anderson's poetic memoir. It's beautiful, it's vivid, it's angry, it's powerful, and it is oh, so important. This much-beloved author writes with an unparalleled strength and ferocity that will provoke and inspire, and her words will be sure to sit with you long after you turn the last page. –Hana

Motherhood by the Book VB Book Group 68

Spring 2019

Allow Anderson's poetic memoir to shake and stir you up. It stings, it soothes, it points, it dances. Our culture needs this book as we heal, and continue the work of the Me Too movement. Get angry. Get hopeful. Get this book. –Diana

There are so many words I could use to describe this book: powerful, heartwrenching, beautiful... I could go on and on. Laurie Anderson's memoir should be mandatory reading for everyone. She puts in writing what so many women and survivors of sexual assault feel and experience that will be so relatable to so many. What a devastating yet urgent memoir that I'll be shouting about from the rooftops for everyone to read. –Lauren

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VB's Young Adult Review Committee

Enjoy these reviews of the latest and greatest Young Adult books to hit the streets in recent and upcoming months. Don't miss our in-store Y.A.R.C. display, which is always up-to-date and evolving with reviews by teens, for teens! What better way to find out what teens are reading than to go straight to the source?

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

available now, hardcover, Bloomsbury

Beauty and the beast, but with a twist. The prince is human until the season's end, when the beast emerges. After the season ends, time for the castle resets back to the season's beginning. This time loop is inescapable beyond a girl truly falling in love with the prince. This season is different. It's the last one and unless the curse is broken, the prince will remain a mindless beast forever. Another amazing tale of romance and personal growth from Kemmerer, this book is an engaging read, full of secrets, adventure, and non-stop action with a cliff-hanger that begs a sequel. –Brayden W. age 18

If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser

available in March, hardcover, Harper Teen

Zan and Priya were closer than ice cream and hot fudge — that is, until Priya suddenly moves to California and stops answering Zan’s emails. Zan is bewildered by her friend’s “ghosting,” and she comes to believe something sinister is going on. Her family tries to gently persuade her that sometimes friends just move on, but Zan is undeterred. With the help of her intriguing new classmate Logan, she investigates Priya’s disappearance. I thoroughly enjoyed this heartbreaking—and heartwarming—tale of reconnecting with family and forging new relationships during the terrifying era of adolescence. –Isabel F. age 14

The Deceivers

by Kristen Simmons available now, hardcover, Tor Teen

Look no further for your next con artist school obsession than Kristen Simmons’s latest novel, The Deceivers. These con artists are so clever and their schemes will have you flipping through the pages until you reach the end, and then you’ll be so happy there are going to be more books (I know I was). With all the thrills, twists, and romance you could ask for, The Deceivers is the clear successor to the Gallagher Girls series, and I cannot wait to see where future books take us. –Gretal M. age 19

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

available in March, hardcover, Delacorte Presss

This book is undoubtedly one of the sweetest pieces of writing I have ever read. Although Mae and Hugo's story only takes place in a week, there is never a forced moment. Both are in the summer before college and the book really captures the uncertainty of life contrasted with their anticipation. I came to love their chemistry and the giddiness that escapes every page. The two take an unlikely train ride together and learn about themselves and each other. Although Smith has written many wonderful love stories, this one leaps off the page and right into my heart. –Kira M. age 17

Stolen Time

by Danielle Rollins available now, hardcover, Harper Teen

For Teens, By Teens Established in 2014, this program offers teenagers 13-18 the opportunity to read yet-to-be-published books, also known as ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies). In exchange for this privilege, they write reviews for Village Books to use in print and on social media, as well as for recommendations to our customers.

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Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins follows two main characters from different time periods. Dorothy is a girl trying to escape her wedding in 1915 and Ash is a time traveler from 2077. When there paths cross they end up in an adventure back to the 1980s to try and stop Ash’s death. This was a fast paced adventure and I felt instantly connected to all of the characters. The end was such an incredible twist and I can’t wait to see what happens next. –Sarah K. age 16

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Young Adult Review Committee

Killing November

Sky Without Stars

by Adriana Mather

by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

available in March, hardcover, Knopf for Young Readers

Killing November is about a girl who’s been sent to a boarding school in a mysterious location where all they learn is history, stealth and how to kill. Within the first days of November arriving, there is a murder and it seems that somebody was trying to frame her. Since school rules are an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth this would mean death for her. Can she discover who wants her dead? The backstory of the book in many ways resembles that of the 39 Clues. –Stephanie K. age 18

available in March, hardcover, Simon Pulse

Since We Last Spoke

by Brenda Rufener

available in April, hardcover, Harper Teen

Brenda Rufener’s Since We Last Spoke gives a compelling story of a forbidden love. After a tragedy that splits their formerly close families, Aggi and Max find themselves longing for each other. Rufener does a great job of making the reader feel for these characters and their families in a time of crisis. Their inner reflections about grief and loss and their love for each other is balanced well with a fun and exuberant cast of characters. Rufener captures a snippet of life: a type of longing we all experience, for the people that mean the most to us. –Kira M. age 17

The Meaning of Birds

available in April, hardcover, Harper Teen

by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka available in April, hardcover, Viking

On the surface, Cameron Bright has everything— popularity, supportive friends, and an appearance that most guys fall for. However, after an excruciatingly embarrassing blow-up in front of her crush, her selfimage begins to fall apart. To win her crush's affection back, she decides to embark on a personal journey of making amends with everybody she has wronged. Filled with well-developed three-dimensional characters, unexpected friendships, and a romance sparked over video games, this "Taming of The Shrew"-inspired story is perfect for those who love Morgan Matson's work. –Aria S. age 17






by Claire Legrand available April, paperback, Sourcebooks Fire

Book one in a fabulous fantasy series that's now out in paperback! I couldn’t put it down and stayed up way too late to read about Rielle and Eliana, two badass women and two stories set 1000 years apart. How they intersect, you’ll have to read to find out! –Lauren

Spring 2019

This tale takes place in a time when the Earth’s countries have relocated to their own planets. The planet Laterre (France) has developed a threetiered society in which the classes live startlingly different lives. Marcellus, a member of the upper-class elite, receives a cryptic message from the Vanguarde—the rebel organization thought to have been crushed long ago. Chatine, a successful thief living in the slums, is drawn into a role that will force her to make many a difficult decision. And Alouette, a girl with a mysterious background who doesn’t seem to belong to any of the classes. These are characters one has no trouble rooting for. This was a thoroughly enjoyable yarn that I would recommend to all. –Noah G. age 16

by Jaye Robin Brown

If I'm Being Honest



The Meaning of Birds p ain t s t h e in t r i c a t e l an ds c a p e of J e s s's life after her girlfriend, Vivi, dies suddenly and unexpectedly. Overcome with her mixed emotions, Jess decides to quit being an artist, leaving that side of her with the girl who inspired it. Jess is left overwhelmed by the grief and emptiness that Vivi left in her as she tries to navigate her new life—one without a love that she wanted to keep for the rest of her life. Beautifully written and shatteringly real, The Meaning of Birds is a journey through heartbreak that will move you. –Nich V. age 18

With the sequel coming soon now is the perfect time to read the incredible beginning of The Empirium Trilogy. Furyborn is the tale of two young women, living a millennia apart, as they fight to survive and save the ones they love. Rielle has no choice, complete the trials and become a champion of the kingdom or be executed. Eliana lives in the wreckage of the Blood Queen Rielle and has only kept her family alive by becoming an assassin for the Undying King. Full of adventure and secrets this was easily one of my top books of 2018! –Hayden

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Lovely War by Julie Berry

available in March, hardcover, Viking Books for Young Readers

A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates—and the hearts —of four mortals in their hands. Their story, as told by the goddess Aphrodite, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it’s no match for the transcendent power of Love.

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

available now, hardcover, Scholastic Press

Unable to come out to her conservative Muslim parents, Rukhsana Ali keeps part of herself hidden. But when Rukhsana’s mom catches her and her girlfriend together, the future begins to collapse around her. A gritty novel that doesn’t shy away from the darkest corners of ourselves, Rukhsana Ali provides a timely and achingly honest portrait of what it’s like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture and proves that love has the power to change the world.

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

available in May, paperback, HarperTeen

The sequel to Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda is here. Last time it was about Simon and his love story, and now it’s Leah’s turn. Leah rocks it in her own novel! Leah is sassy, proud, and not about to shy away from the truth—except for the true feelings she has for Abby. Between college tours and prom, she might just figure it all out. –Jenni

Young Adult The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle Van Arsdale available now, hardcover, Margaret K. McElderry Books

Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe. When a girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes to finally make a friend. But Iris has a secret: The demon who terrorizes their village by possessing girls at random has come for her. And Milla is not far behind. Suspenseful and vividly imagined, The Cold Is in Her Bones is about the dark, reverberating power of pain, the yearning to be seen and understood, and the fragile optimism of love.

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

available now, hardcover, Simon Pulse

Phoenix Riders! That alone was enough to draw me in, but Preto’s lovely writing and addicting story of loves and loyalties, fierce warrior women, and the impact of every choice we make kept me there. Come for the phoenixes, stay for the magic, the ferocity, and the rebellion. –Hana


by Samira Ahmed available in March, hardcover, Little, Brown Books

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight the complicit silence that exists in our society today.

How to Make Friends with the Dark

The Gilded Wolves

by Kathleen Glasgow

available now, hardcover, Wednesday Books

available in April, hardcover, Delacorte Press

Set in an alternate 1889 Paris, The Gilded Wolves follows an unlikely group of outcasts and their mission to recover all they have lost in their lives. With group banter and a heist sure to appeal to fans of Six of Crows, Chokshi’s newest tale is brimming with vibrancy and a plethora of unpredictable twists and turns. –Hana

It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart. That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone. Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.

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by Roshani Chokshi

Spring 2019


A HOLIDAY BONUS from author James Patterson

Kelly Carbert Receives Holiday Bonus from James Patterson by Claire McElroy-Chesson, Village Books Events Coordinator


any of our readers are likely familiar with the bonus program that author James Patterson created a number of years ago for booksellers at independent bookstores. A handful of Village Books booksellers have been recipients of these generous bonuses and we like to acknowledge them when it happens. Well, this year, our recipient is a little bit different. Kelly Carbert has worked at Village Books for 14 years and has worn many hats in that time. She started out as a frontline bookseller and then started taking on other responsibilities as her additional talents became known. Her background in photography landed her the role of unofficial staff photographer, taking pictures of, well, everything and everyone. Her flair for design can be seen in just about every printed ad, poster, flyer, and calendar that you see throughout our store. She has an artist’s eye for detail, which is why she is so good at what may be her crowning achievement, The Chuckanut Reader. Yes, this publication that you hold in your hands was put together by Kelly and it speaks for itself. The work that goes into putting this together is astronomical, and she does it quarter after quarter. So, no, Kelly isn’t a frontline bookseller anymore and you may not spot her when you come in to browse, but you will see her handiwork everywhere and we are grateful to her for what she does. And if you do happen to spot her, she can always be counted on for a kids book recommendation (of which she has extensive knowledge) and friendly conversation. It must be her Midwestern upbringing. So well-done, Kelly. We hope that you’ll use your bonus for something absolutely selfish like a plane trip overseas to visit family! But whatever you do with it, know that you deserve it.

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• Chuckanut Writers Classes Presented in partnership with WCC Community & Continuing Education, these programs are designed to inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey. See page 27 for information on upcoming classes!

Literature LIVE!


Friday, March 8, 7pm NCI Nature of Writing Series REBECCA THISTLETHWAITE –The New Livestock Farmer: The

VB’s Literary Events Program

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MARCH Whatcom READS 2019 Whatcom READS is a county-wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book.

Thursday, March 7, 7pm An Evening with Timothy Egan at the Mount Baker Theatre

Hear a free presentation by award-winning writer Timothy Egan, author of this year's Whatcom READS title, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America. The free event at the Mount Baker Theatre is one of several community events tied to this year's county-wide book club. Find out more at Read the book. Join the conversation!

Friday, March 8, 8:30am A Morning with Timothy Egan at Mount Baker High School in Deming Can’t make it to the event at the Mount Baker Theatre? Then join us in Deming for this early presentation, or even better, come to both!

Friday, March 8, 10:30am PURPLE FRIDAY STORY TIME featuring Bold & Brave:


10 Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote

March 8 is International Women's Day and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than with a story time featuring Bold & Brave. This inspiring picture book profiles 10 suffragists who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Join us in the Readings Gallery for stories, crafts, a small snack and great conversation! For ages 6-10. Author does NOT attend.



Fairhaven: Tuesdays & Saturdays at 10:30am Lynden: Wednesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 2pm Join us in the kids section for a half hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books!

Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat

The New Livestock Farmer provides pasturebased production essentials for a wide range of animals, from common farm animals (cattle, poultry, pigs, sheep, and goats) to more niche species (bison, rabbits, elk, and deer). It is a definitive resource for anyone who is serious about raising meat animals ethically, outside of the current consolidated, industrial system. Rebecca Thistlethwaite is also the author of Farms with a Future. As the Program Manager of the eXtension community-of-practice Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN), she develops and delivers technical assistance and educational content for niche meat producers and processors around the country.

KIDS! Saturday, March 9, 4pm KEITH NEGLEY –Mary Wears What She Wants We are pleased to bring Keith Negley back to the Readings Gallery for his newly released picture book, Mary Wears What She Wants—the perfect book for March, Women's History Month! Based on the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants, this book is chock-full of Negley's gorgeous illustrations. Keith Negley is also the author and illustrator of My Dad Used to Be So Cool and Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too). His imaginative artwork has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Time, and countless other national publications. He lives with his family in the mountains of Bellingham, surrounded by giant spiders.

Saturday, March 9, 7pm TERESE MAILHOT Heart Berries: A Memoir Village Books and WWU's Center for Canadian-American Studies are pleased to welcome Terese Mailhot to Bellingham as part of a very special series of Canada Week events! Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. After being hospitalized, Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot serves as faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is a Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University.

Monday, March 11, 7pm HEATHER "ANISH" ANDERSON –Thirst: 2,600 Miles to Home

NCI Nature of Writing Series

By age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the “Triple Crown” of thru-hiking: the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT)—a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of more than one million feet. A few years later, she left her job, her marriage, and a dissatisfied life and walked back into those mountains. In her new memoir, Heather, conveys not only her athleticism and wilderness adventures, but also shares her distinct message of courage—her willingness to turn away from the predictability of a more traditional life in an effort to seek out what most fulfills her.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Readings Gallery of Village Books in Fairhaven and are FREE.

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Tuesday, March 12, 7pm (doors 6:30pm) The Chuckanut Radio Hour at WCC's Heiner Theater featuring

STEVAN ALLRED –The Alehouse at the End of the World In The Alehouse at the End of the World, an epic comedy set in the 16th century, bawdy Shakespearian love triangles play out with shape-shifting avian demigods and a fertility goddess, drunken revelry, and biodynamic gardening. A raucous, aw-aw-aw-awe-inspiring romp, Stevan Allred’s second book is a juicy fable for adults and a hopeful tale for our troubled times. Tickets $5: available at Village Books and Receive a free ticket with pre-purchase of The Alehouse at the End of the World.

Join local mindfulness practitioner Tim Burnett, guiding teacher and executive director of Mindfulness Northwest, for an exploration of mindfulness practices that promote awareness and well-being. We'll discuss the origins of mindfulness, touch on stress physiology, and explore how mindfulness practices can help us engage in our relationship to experience, reducing stress and enhancing wellness and full engagement with life. Simple practices of breathing and mindful movement will support our discussion as we explore mindfulness from the inside out.

Thursday, March 14, 7pm (doors 6:30pm) RICK STEVES at the Bellingham High School European Travel Skills for 2019 Village Books is delighted to bring travel expert Rick Steves back to Bellingham! In this travel talk, he shares the essential skills for smart European travel in 2019: itinerary planning, packing light, getting cash, avoiding crowds (and pickpockets), getting around by train or rental car, finding hotels and restaurants, and much more. Rick Steves packs the house every year, so grab your tickets now and prepare to have a great time! Tickets $5: available at Village Books and online at brownpapertickets. com. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Saturday, March 16, 10:30am STORY TIME with Special Guest CHRISTINE SMITH –David B & the Terrible Rocks


Join us in the Readings Gallery as we welcome Christine Smith! She will share her brand new children's book and offer crafts and activities for the family. Christine Smith grew up in the Pacific NW. Her time as a naturalist and chef on the David B has helped her to bring a sense of excitement and discovery to people both on and off the boat. She is also the author of the award-winning book, More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding the David B. True Crime!

Alaska's Worst Unsolved Mass Murder

On a foggy afternoon in 1982 the Investor, a salmon fishing vessel, was engulfed in flames near the tiny village of Craig, Alaska. Eight people, including a pregnant woman and two small children, were missing. Troopers hoped to find evidence that the fire was accidental, and that the crew and family were away from the scene. Instead, they found bullet-ridden bodies. The investigation of the case became a nationwide sensation. Leland Hale, author of Butcher, Baker: The True Account of an Alaskan Serial Killer, meticulously researched the events of the tragedy, and pulls the unraveling story together into a book that will keep your attention long after you turn the final page.


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Dawn has a contagious way of inviting people to be their best self, and is committed to the fabric of world-wide goodwill. She volunteers with Excellence Northwest, a non-profit (501c3) organization, and is dedicated to the success of Excellence Seminars International. She has a passion for children, animals, and the environment.

Wednesday, March 20, 7pm BOB QUINN & LIZ CARLISLE Grain By Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, & Healthy Food

Thursday, March 14, 12-1pm Mindfulness Workshop with Tim Burnett

Saturday, March 16, 7pm LELAND E. HALE –What Happened in Craig:

Tuesday, March 19, 7pm Excellence NW Workshop featuring Dawn Harju "Communication"

When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Years later, it would become the centerpiece of his multi-million dollar heirloom grain company, Kamut International. How Bob went from being a true believer in better farming through chemistry to a leading proponent of organics is the unlikely story of Grain by Grain. Along the way, readers will learn how ancient wheat can lower inflammation, how regenerative agriculture can bring back rural jobs, and how combining time-tested farming practices with modern science can point the way for the future of food. Read more on page 54. Village Books proudly co-sponsors this event with Sustainable Connections and WSU’s Bread Lab!

Thursday, March 21, 7pm MIRABAI STARR Wild Mercy: The Wisdom of the Feminine Join us for another great event in celebration of Women’s History Month! "Women across cultural boundaries are rising with our echoing yes in response to the collective call to step up and repair the broken world," writes Mirabai Starr. With Wild Mercy, Starr inspires you to awaken your own inner mystic as you immerse yourself in the guidance of sages such as Teresa of Ávila, Mary Magdalene, Hildegard of Bingen, the ecstatic poet Mirabai, and the Sufi saint Rabia Basri. Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature and teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. This event is co-sponsored by Turtle Haven Sanctuary.

Friday, March 22, 5pm Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk Celebrate local creative spirit every fourth Friday in Fairhaven. Stop by the Readings Gallery in Village Books and check out this month's featured artist then stay to hear Barry Lopez as he presents his now book, Horizon!

Friday, March 22, 7pm BARRY LOPEZ –Horizon

NCI Nature of Writing Series

Village Books is thrilled to welcome Barry Lopez back to the Readings Gallery! From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters—human, animal, and natural—that have shaped an extraordinary life. Horizon is a revelatory, epic work that voices concern and frustration along with humanity and hope—a book that makes you see the world differently, and that is the crowning achievement by one of America's great thinkers and most humane voices. There is no charge for most Village Books Literature Live events.  Event costs are offset by customer book purchases; in order to maintain our robust program, we urge you to purchase those event books that interest you.

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Saturday, March 23, 7pm Fiction! JAMES TWYMAN –Giovanni & the Camino of St. Francis

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April is National Poetry Month! Watch for more events through and our social media.

Tuesday, April 2, 7pm ANDERS CARLSON-WEE –The Low Passions


When a guide to the Camino of St. Francis falls off a shelf and knocks her on the head, Anna reluctantly answers the call to return to Italy. As she travels in the steps of Saint Francis in an attempt to reconcile her past, she meets a young man named Giovanni and finds herself opening up to the miracles that surround them. James Twyman is the author of 16 books, including the NYT bestseller The Moses Code. Known as the Peace Troubadour, he has been invited by world leaders and peace organizations to perform the Peace Concert around the world—often while wars or conflicts raged around him. During many of these trips, he drew millions of people together to pray for peace during worldwide peace meditations.

Join us as we kick off Poetry Month with this great event. In a knockout debut collection haunted by shame, violence, and the darkest of our human origins, Anders Carlson-Wee mines nourishment and holiness from our depths. Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a young drifter. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize, he lives in Minneapolis.

Monday, March 25, 7pm OPEN MIC

We are so pleased to welcome the James Beard Award Nominee and author of The Art of Pie for TWO appearances! 4pm: She will be our honored guest at our Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit book group—all welcome. 7pm: She'll be back for a ticketed event on the mezzanine level of the store in Evolve Chocolate + Cafe where we'll sample delicious dishes from her cookbook, Home Cooking with Kate McDermott. For details about tickets, please go to or call (360)6712626. Read more on page 31.

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626.

Tuesday, March 26, 7pm Group Poetry Reading! KEETJE KUIPERS, –All Its Charms, GEFFREY DAVIS, –Night Angler, and ERIKA MEITNER –Holy Moly Carry Me Join us in the Readings Gallery for an awesome line-up of stellar poets! Keetje Kuipers’ new collection of poems All Its Charms chronicles her decision to become a single-mother-by-choice and her marriage to the only woman she ever loved. These poems contain more than the reinvention of family—they show who we can become when we move past who we thought we’d be. Geffrey Davis’s award-winning second collection, Night Angler, reads as an evolving love letter and meditation on what it means to raise an American family. In poems of deep gratitude and wonder, Davis delivers a heart-strong prayer for the messy success of breaking through trauma to create new models of fatherhood. Erika Meitner's Holy Moly Carry Me takes readers into the heart of Appalachia and wrestles with racial tensions, religious identity, gun violence, raising children, and the anxieties of life in the 21st century. With a refusal to settle for easy answers, Meitner’s poems never stop asking what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Saturday, March 30, 7pm LEIGH CALVEZ –The Breath of a Whale:

NCI Nature of Writing Series

The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants

In The Breath of a Whale, Leigh Calvez tells the story of orcas, blue whales, and other Pacific Ocean giants through the work of dedicated researchers who have spent decades tracking them along their secretive routes that extend for thousands of miles, gleaning their habits and sounds and distinguishing peculiarities. Leigh Calvez has worked with whales and dolphins as a scientist, naturalist, and nature writer. Her first book is The Hidden Lives of Owls, which was a 2016 Washington State Book Award finalist and a New York Times and Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Readings Gallery of Village Books in Fairhaven and are FREE.

Wednesday, April 3, 4pm AND 7pm KATE MCDERMOTT Cooking Double-Header! –Home Cooking With Kate McDermott

Friday, April 5, 7pm MOLLY HITE –Class Porn


Class Porn is a #MeToo novel set in the 1960s, a period chosen because the women’s movement had not yet gained recognition or even a vocabulary for describing sexual oppression and discrimination. First published in 1986, the novel gained a cult following among women—and some men—who had experienced the unequal power relations making it impossible for an employee or student who is being harassed by an authority figure to “just tell him off,” or even “just fill out a complaint”—responses likely to lead to the loss of reputation or a job and the closing off of any future career prospects. As the Village Voice review put it, “This is a novel of the turning worm.” Molly Hite was a professor of English literature at Cornell University for 32 years. Now retired, Molly lives in Bellingham.

Saturday, April 6, 4pm CAROLYN KOEHNLINE –Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act At last, the long-awaited book by this local favorite is here! Join us as she shares more wisdom on this timely topic. When weeding out your clutter gets overwhelming, it helps to approach it with a mix of reverence and playful exploration. Carolyn Koehnline shares a warm and accessible gathering of essays, poems, and illustrations to deepen your understanding of the clutter-clearing process. Carolyn Koehnline is a local Bellingham author, artist, psychotherapist and the creator of Gentle Approach Coaching. She specializes in supporting clutter clearing, transitions, and creative endeavors. Carolyn has two other books: Confronting Your Clutter and The Bear's Gift.

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Sunday, April 7, 4pm Poetry! BETTY SCOTT, J.P. FALCON GRADY and REV. TESSIE MANDEVILLE –Central Heating: Poems that

Celebrate Love, Loss and Planet Earth Mix the poetry of Betty Scott with the soulful voice of J.P. Falcon Grady and soprano Tessie Mandeville and you have a great reason to join us in the Readings Gallery for selections from Central Heating. Betty Scott is an award-winning poet. J.P. Falcon Grady is a proud member of the Piikani (Blackfeet) tribe and is a self-taught singer/songwriter/guitarist who intertwines acoustic melodies and vocals, finding inspiration in Betty’s words. Rev. Tessie Mandeville works as a chaplain at St. Joseph Peace Health Medical Center and serves as community minister at the Bellingham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. A portion of every book sold supports Lummi Youth Academy.

Thursday, April 11 at 7pm STEVE HUGHES

Short Fiction!

In Conversation with Maria McLeod


With a hearty helping of Detroit grit, the stories in Stiff pay homage to a city turned upside down by economic abandonment. Steve Hughes pushes the boundaries of realism with characters that seem odd and otherworldly. The characters in Stiff are all searching for something in each other—a certain wholeness or understanding, a place to rest and call home. Steve Hughes is the writer and publisher of Detroit’s longest-running zine Stupor. Hughes lives in Hamtramck, where he continues to collect stories at local watering holes for forthcoming issues of Stupor. Maria McLeod is a journalism professor at WWU who has worked extensively as an oral historian, journalist and public relations consultant.

Saturday, April 13, 4pm Healthy Knees Workshop with ROBIN ROBERTSON

Free Workshop!

Tired of living with knee pain? Want to get back to doing the things you love? Take simple action steps to protect your knees and reduce your pain! • The secrets to reducing knee pain without surgery, injections, or big medical bills • Knee Pain–where does it come from? • Why motion is lotion (how to reduce knee pain and inflammation) • What to do and the importance of doing it correctly with the right intensity • Simple steps to get started Functional aging specialist, ACE personal trainer, best selling author, and USA cycling coach Robin Robertson owns the Bellingham Training & Tennis Club. She well understands the challenges of staying fit while aging; with a total of 11 knee surgeries and plenty of challenges that could have blocked her way.

Saturday, April 13, 7pm J. A. JANCE –The A List: An Ali Reynolds Mystery New York Times bestselling author JA Jance is back with another thrilling installment of the Ali Reynolds mysteries! In the next “devilish page-turner” (People), Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished. J.A. Jance is also the author of the J.P. Beaumont series, and the Joanna Brady series, as well as five interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. In 2018, she was honored with the Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award as “one of the finest practitioners of the suspenseful thriller.”


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Sunday, April 14, 4pm Poetry! PAUL HUNTER –Clownery: In Lieu of a Life Spent in Harness Clownery: In Lieu of a Life Spent in Harness is the autobiography of an artist and teacher resembling the author, in prose poetry, with some fictional and hypothetical pieces set off in italics. The clown grows and matures despite the buffeting of an often painful waking world, though he tumbles and soars in his dreams. The book follows his education, consciousness, work, play, dreams, humor, art, love, relationships, and the mysterious nature of a full life on this fragile planet. For the past 22 years Paul Hunter has published fine letterpress poetry under the imprint of Wood Works, including 26 books and 66 broadsides.

Tuesday, April 16, 7pm Excellence NW Workshop with Dawn Harju "Boundaries" Join Dawn in the Readings Gallery for another great, free workshop on the importance of having boundaries. Dawn has a contagious way of inviting people to be their best self, and is committed to the fabric of world-wide goodwill. She volunteers with Excellence Northwest, a non-profit (501c3) organization, and is dedicated to the success of Excellence Seminars International. She has a passion for children, animals, and the environment.

Thursday, April 18, 7pm (doors 6:30pm) The Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring LAURA KALPAKIAN at WCC’s Heiner Theater

–The Great Pretenders We’re thrilled to launch The Great Pretenders at the April Chuckanut Radio Hour. Hollywood, 1953. Roxanne Granville bravely defies the era she was born to. Enmeshed in a swirling cauldron of blacklist politics, deceit and forbidden love, her many secrets make her vulnerable to ruin. A novel about aspiration and desperation and un-regretted folly. Laura Kalpakian is the author of 16 novels and four collections of short fiction published in the US and the UK. Tickets are $5: Available at Village Books and Receive a free ticket with pre-purchase of The Great Pretenders!

Friday, April 19 at 7pm SAMUEL GAILEY –The Guilt We Carry


Gailey’s novels are intriguing studies of human nature and portray how the simplest act of fate can alter and shatter lives. Since the tragic accident that brutally ended her childhood, Alice O’Farrell has been haunted by her past. After her complicity in her younger brother’s death, Alice runs away from home and lives on the streets. When the lives of those closest to her are threatened, Alice is faced with her day of reckoning. In the end, The Guilt We Carry is a story about redemption and forgiveness, but at what cost? This is Samuel's second novel, following the critically acclaimed Deep Winter. Samuel is a founding board member of the Orcas Island Literary Festival.

Saturday, April 20, 7pm DAVID VANN –Halibut on the Moon Halibut on the Moon is a searing exploration of a man held captive by the dark logic of depression and struggling mightily to wrench himself free. In vivid and haunting prose, Vann offers us an aching portrait of a mind in peril, searching desperately for some hope of redemption. David Vann is a former Guggenheim fellow, he is currently a professor at the University of Warwick in England and honorary professor at the University of Franche-Comté in France.

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Wednesday, April 24, 7pm WRITE RIOT POETRY SLAM in the Colophon Café!


Poetry Month!

In honor of National Poetry Month, Village Books and the Colophon Café are pleased to team up with Write Riot Poetry’s very own Dee Dee Chapman to bring another poetry slam to the building! This is a free, all-ages (expect some adult language) event.

Thursday, April 25, 4pm KIDS! Youth Poetry Workshop: Kids for Peace Write Now The Youth Poetry Workshop is a fun opportunity for students to explore different styles of poetry and engage their creativity through interactive exercises resulting in the creation of a unique poem to submit to the Peaceful Poetry Contest! • Brainstorm about peace • Discuss forms and styles of poetry • Write creatively • Submit a poem in the Peaceful Poetry Contest. Kids age 4-18 along with their families are invited to drop in to reflect, imagine, create and write in this workshop. Co-sponsored by Village Books and the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Friday, April 26, 5pm Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk Celebrate local creative spirit every fourth Friday in Fairhaven. Stop by the Readings Gallery in Village Books and check out this month's featured artist.

Saturday, April 27 Independent Bookstore Day Join our party on Saturday, April 27th to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! This is a nationwide party that will take place at indie bookstores across the country and we want to celebrate with you! We're shaking it up this year, so stay tuned on our website and social media for updates about the fun we have planned! We hope you'll join us!

Saturday, April 27, 7pm SIERRA GOLDEN NCI Nature of –The Slow Art Writing Series AND ELAINE ELLIS –Write About an Empty Birdcage We lined up two wonderful poets to help us celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! The robustly physical poems in Sierra Golden’s debut collection The Slow Art are bracingly honest about work and also contain magic. Golden’s frank, often humorous sensibility brings the men and women who fish, and those who don’t, vividly to life. In Write About an Empty Birdcage, Ellis sets out to trace the lineage of various personal disasters, including a break-up, an eating disorder, and a complex balance of identities. She writes about queerness, Jewish heritage, and embodied femininity, with a critique of power that blends humor, the mess of confession, and a reverence for tension.

Monday, April 29, 7pm OPEN MIC Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626.

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Check out the variety of free events we have planned to keep kids engaged and having fun with books:

Tuesday, April 30, 10:30am STORY TIME featuring

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Join us in the kids section as we read stories that celebrate inclusiveness and kindness. We'll sing songs and be silly too. It'll be a hoot! *Author NOT attending

Thursday, May 2, 2pm Let's Make a Book Workshop! featuring Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Join us in the Readings Gallery for a special hour of activities based on this incredible true story of an award-winning author and illustrator's immigration to America. We'll get started on our very own picture book, do some coloring, hear a story or two, and have a small snack. Ages 6-11. Author does NOT attend

Saturday, May 4, 10:30am Story Time with local author


“I came here from Creepsville to help out a teacher. Her name is Miss Potts and she’s in big trouble. I heard of her problem and came on the double!” And so begins The Creep’s adventure as he proceeds to help Miss Pott’s creepy class learn that being nice matters. Read more about these and other fun kids events on pages 63-65 and find Children's Books Week events in Lynden on page 38!

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Tuesday, May 7, 7pm Excellence NW Workshop with Monique Stefens "Forgiveness" Feuds and failures can reverberate in our minds and bodies at great cost to ourselves and others. Explore what gets in our way around forgiveness plus tools and techniques to accomplish this transformative skill. Forgiveness does not change the past, it changes the future.

Wednesday, May 8, 7pm GEMMA CLARKE SoccerWomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game

Calling all soccer fans! The Women’s World Cup will take place from June 7 to July 7, 2019. With the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final as the most watched soccer match in US history (male or female) with over 26 million viewers, this next tournament is bound to be even more popular. But women’s soccer wouldn’t be so popular, had it not been for the players working their magic on (and off ) the field. In SoccerWomen, British sports journalist Gemma Clarke profiles 50 women who helped make the beautiful game what it is today.

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Friday, May 10, 7pm Mystery! J L OAKLEY –Hilo Bay Mysteries Collection In this collection of cozy mystery novellas set in Hawaii, award-winning local author Janet Oakley brings history to her mysteries. In this collection, you will explore the islands and their secrets with Wendy and Auntie Bee Watanabe. In addition, Oakley writes historical fiction that spans the mid-19th century to WW II with characters standing up for something in their own time and place.

Saturday, May 11 4pm Book Launch BARBARA DAVIS-PYLES –Stubby the Fearless Squid KIDS! We were thrilled to launch Barbara's first picture book, Grizzly Boy, in 2018 and now we get to do it again with her brand new book! Intimidated by his new pen pal's name— Razor Clam—and the extraordinary stories Razor writes about his exploits, Stubby gets carried away making up fantastic stories of his own bravery that end up putting him in hot water when something real and scary happens. But perhaps all his brave imaginings have made him brave enough to find a happy ending? Join us for stories and activities as we celebrate the release of this sweet book. Barbara Davis-Pyles has written hundreds of fiction and nonfiction pieces for the children's education market. NCI Nature of Writing Series

Saturday, May 11 at 7pm ANA MARIA SPAGNA –Uplake & HEATHER DURHAM –Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust

For years, Ana Maria Spagna has stayed put in a small mountain valley. In Uplake she takes road trips, flies to distant cities, and returns home to muse on rootedness, ambition, wonder, and love. Uplake reminds us to love what we have while encouraging us to imagine what we want. Ana Maria Spagna is the author of several books about wilderness, civil rights, and life in a small community. Going Feral is the story of a human animal in search of her ecological niche. In these deeply personal and intellectually curious essays, Heather Durham explores wild America weaving the perspectives of trained ecologist, inquisitive philosopher, and restless nomad, probing intricacies of the natural world as profoundly as she does herself.

Sunday, May 12, 4pm Poetry! WILLIAM O'DALY –Book of Twilight and Yarrow & Smoke In Book of Twilight, we meet Pablo Neruda poised to become one of the most beloved writers of our time. In William O’Daly’s superb and lyrical translation, this volume awakens a raw, poetic power that heralds genius. William O’Daly has translated eight books of the late-career and posthumous poetry of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda. A threetime Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems, translations, essays, and reviews have been published in numerous journals and as part of multimedia exhibits and performances.

Friday, May 17 at 7pm Local History! CANDACE WELLMAN –Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities

Companion volume to award-winning Peace Weavers, Wellman’s Interwoven Lives depicts the lives of four more 19th-century indigenous women who influenced Bellingham Bay area settlement - Jenny Wynn, Elizabeth Patterson, Mary Allen and Mrs. George Pickett. Can't make this event? Catch Candace in Lynden Saturday, May 11th at 4pm.

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EVENTS Wednesday, May 22, 7pm WENDY J. FOX –If the Ice Had Held

Events take place in the Readings Gallery of Village Books in Fairhaven and are FREE unless otherwise noted.


Melanie Henderson's life is a lie. The scandal of her birth and the identity of her parents is kept from her family's small, conservative town. Not even she knows the truth. If the Ice Had Held speaks with a natural lyricism, and presents a cast of characters who quietly struggle through complicated lives. Will her family secret be kept, or will it tear them apart? Wendy J. Fox is the author of The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories and The Pull of It.

Thursday, May 23, 7pm NCI Nature of Writing Series MOLLY HASHIMOTO Birds of the West: An Artist's Guide In Birds of the West, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto captures nearly 100 Western bird species across seven habitats using different media, from quick ink sketches to vivid block prints. From the diminutive ruby-crowned kinglet to the majestic golden eagle, Molly’s range of art and detail encourages all of us, whether artists or not, to observe our feathered friends more closely.

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Saturday, June 1, 7pm Group Reading LARRY BEHRENDT –Sacred Dissonance JO SCOTT COE –Mass & IRIS GRAVILLE –Hiking Naked Join us in the Readings Gallery for this great bouquet of talented writers as they present their wide-ranging works. There is truly something for everyone at this event!

Saturday, June 8, 7pm MEG TILLY –Cliff's Edge


We are thrilled to announce the return of celebrated author and actress, Meg Tilly, to the Readings Gallery! She will be presenting the second book in her Solace Island series, Cliff's Edge. Meg Tilly is an award-winning author and actress known for her performances in Agnes of God, The Big Chill, Valmont, Bomb Girls, and War Machine. Her books include Gemma, Singing Songs, and Porcupine.

Thursday, June 20, 7pm (doors & music 6:30pm) The Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring TERRY BROOKS at WCC's Heiner Theater

–Stiehl Assassin

Tickets $5: available at Village Books and Receive a free ticket with pre-purchase of Stiehl Assassin!

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VB in Fairhaven Top Sellers


11. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari 13. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 14. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 15. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 16. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur 17. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 18. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan 19. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 20. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery 21. Fear by Bob Woodward 22. How to Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh 23. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 24. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 25. Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa 26. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle 27. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz


1. Almost Everything by Anne Lamott 2. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green 3. Becoming by Michelle Obama 4. The Big Burn by Timothy Egan 5. Urban Trails Bellingham by Craig Romano 6. Hiking Whatcom County 6th Edition by Ken Wilcox 7. Educated by Tara Westover 8. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 9. Explore the Salish Sea by Joseph Gaydos 10. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

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28. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson 29. There There by Tommy Orange 30. Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff 31. The Overstory by Richard Powers 32. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 33. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson 34. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur 35. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 36. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by Mark Manson 37. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 38. How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh 39. Mountain Building Geology in the Pacific Northwest by Ned Brown 40. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

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Chuckanut Reader – Spring 2019  

A Magazine for the Northwest's Most Avid Readers

Chuckanut Reader – Spring 2019  

A Magazine for the Northwest's Most Avid Readers