Submitted by: Village Books

Village Books, a community-based, independent bookstore and gift shop located in the historic Fairhaven Village and in Lynden, Washington, has a message for the community of Bellingham this holiday season: you can purchase the same audiobooks, at the same price, directly from Village Books. This translates to an offering which is on par with the largest audiobook provider in the world, Audible.

Through a partnership with, the first audiobook company to directly support independent bookstores across the country, customers can purchase over 100,000 audiobooks, including New York Times Bestsellers and get bookseller recommendations from Village Books.

“Giving customers the ability to support us through audiobooks is rewarding on so many levels. We’re able to offer a service that rivals one of the largest companies in the world and helps our customers experience content in a format which is conducive to the demands of modern life,” said Paul Hanson, co-owner of Village Books and Paper Dreams.

As customers continue to shop with greater intention, the shift toward shopping local, and understanding who benefits from your purchase, makes this a meaningful partnership between Village Books and Customers have the option to purchase individual audiobooks, monthly memberships, and gift either of these options, all of which support Village Books and the greater Bellingham community.

“We believe in the importance of local bookstores and connecting them to the growth of the audiobook industry,” said Stephanie Ballien, director of marketing at “Village Books offers the community so much more than books, as do all local bookstores. Our passion for small business, community growth, and human connections, drives us as a company.”

This holiday season, fulfill all your audiobook needs through Village Books. Start with a free audiobook and continue by referring your friends, purchasing gifts, and sharing the story with others.

Same Audiobooks. Same Price. Different Story.

About Village Books

Village Books and Paper Dreams is a community-based, independent bookstore and gift shop located in the Historic Fairhaven Village on the southside of Bellingham and in the iconic Waples Mercantile Building on Front Street in Lynden, Washington.

About is the first audiobook company to directly support local, independent bookstores. has more than 500 partner bookstores across 1,000 locations. 5,000 partner booksellers provide audiobook recommendations and handsell audiobooks every day. is passionate about supporting local bookstores, small businesses, community growth, and human connections. Learn more at

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