Yesterday I stopped by Cozy Corner Books and Coffee in Bellingham. I love this used bookstore! Not only do they have a great collection to browse, reasonable prices, and a "cozy" atmosphere to read and enjoy coffee, but they give you credits on books you return for discounts on new purchases. While I was there, I meet the owner Chris. You can tell he takes great pride in his store and providing his customers with a high quality experience.
If you're driving southeast on Northwest (now doesn't that have a ring to it) towards downtown, you will find the Cozy Corner at 3094 Northwest Avenue in the Northwest Shopping Center near the Village Inn restaurant and across the street from Yeager's Sporting Goods. There's also a second store at 5772 2nd Avenue in nearby Ferndale.
|Chris, the owner of Cozy Corner Books and Coffee|
Of course, there are books -- lots of them. They are conveniently organized by subject and author. Several cozy alcoves give you a feeling of privacy. Soft chairs and stools are scattered throughout the store to encourage you to stay and read.
This trip I got a book written by a blogger friend from here in Bellingham. It's the memoir of JoAnn Dunlap Bayne called Are We Walking to Alaska? I've been wanting to get it for a long time, and there it was on a shelf featuring local authors. Thanks, Chris for supporting your hometown writers on your shelves and by hosting author signings!
I also dropped off five different books from Wayne's Coastal BC Stories series. Maybe one will still be there by the time you arrive. But never fear, there are lots of other wonderful books to choose from if they've already been claimed.
If you're a book lover, you've got to visit the Cozy Corner. -- Margy