dee-chuck-robinson-village-books4“The mission of the business is to build community,” says Chuck Robinson of Village Books, the popular Fairhaven bookstore he and wife Dee Robinson opened in 1980.

Adjoining Village Books is Paper Dreams, the greeting card and gift store the Robinsons launched two years after the bookstore opened its doors.

Village Books                                              Village Books – Lynden
1201 11th Street                                          430 Front Street
Bellingham, WA 98225                                  Lynden, WA 98264
800.293.2665

Bellingham Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Lynden Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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New Owners of Village Books Capably Fill Big Shoes of Founders

When Village Books and Paper Dreams founders Chuck and Dee Robinson – who owned and operated the iconic bookstore for 36 years – decided...
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Peek Inside the Lynden Home of Village Books Founders Chuck & Dee Robinson

Chuck and Dee Robinson moved to Bellingham in 1980, having left their Illinois home and careers in education to explore the country. They traveled...
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Longtime Village Books Owners to Sell Iconic Bookstores to Current Management Team

Village Books and Paper Dreams will change owners, effective January 1, 2017. The new ownership group consists of current employees Kelly Evert, Paul Hanson, and...
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Village Books Opens Second Home in Lynden’s Waples Mercantile Building

Sitting around the book-lined living room of Village Books owners’ Chuck and Dee Robinson’s is the store’s leadership team: Chuck and Dee joined by...
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Village Books’ Chuck and Dee Robinson Show WhatcomTalk Around Their Home Above the Store

Village Books owners, Chuck and Dee Robinson, always wanted to live above the store. “It was actually part of our hopes when we first came...
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