Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Eclipse Bookstore in Old Fairhaven

On a recent trip to to the States, I headed to Historic Fairhaven just south of downtown Bellingham.

There are lots of great restaurants, shops, bookstores, and in the summer months the farmer's market.

My destination this time was the Eclipse Bookstore at 1104 11th Street (360-647-8165). It's one of my favourite used bookstores in the whole wide world!

The Eclipse Bookstore has an amazing amount and variety of books covering the two floors of the establishment. Because it's a used bookstore, the prices are very reasonable.

It takes tiptoes to see the volumes on the top shelves, but the easiest way to get to the bottom of things is to pull up a piece of carpet and settle yourself down on the floor.

David, the proprietor, has arranged the books neatly on shelves by topic. Just ask and he will lead you to the section you desire. As you can see, there are so many books, some are in stacks next to the shelves patiently waiting their turn to get a coveted spot (if someone doesn't buy them first).

You can't see all that the Eclipse Bookstore has to offer in one visit. Visit often and take your time to really enjoy the experience.

I headed over to one of my regular spots, Canadian books. And I got a huge surprise.

Up the Strait by Wayne J. Lutz at the Eclipse Bookstore.

There in one of the stacks I found Wayne's book Up the Strait. I'm not sure how it made its way to this store (if only books could talk).

Up the Strait is a great book for boating enthusiasts. Here's some information if you'd like to take a look for yourself.
Coastal BC Stories

It's cruising time again. Jump in the boat and head up the Strait of Georgia with us to magnificent anchorages and exciting adventures. Drop your hook in world famous Desolation Sound, discover hidden coves, and meet some of the locals. Read Up the Strait by Wayne Lutz and then join us for the cruise of a lifetime. You may never want to leave.


  1. Oh our favorite too - so many choices and good prices. We can spend a whole day there - in fact many times we have. Hey, did you know that Michael's Boo store is closing - sad to lose it.

    1. That's too bad about Michael's. I love used bookstores. - Margy

  2. Michael's BOOK store - sounds like a Halloween store the other way. LOL

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    1. I love used book sections in thrift store even better. The prices are so much lower, but the variety is limited. - Margy


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