As announced in NW Book Lovers, Chuck and Dee Robinson, co-owners of Village Books and Paper Dreams in Bellingham and Lynden, Washington, have sold the business, effective January 1, 2017, to three current employees of the company — Kelly Evert, Paul Hanson, and Sarah Hutton. The three, along with Robinsons, have been members of the Leadership Team and have handled most day-to-day operations for the past several years.
A combination reception for the new owners and farewell for the Robinsons will take place at the Fairhaven store on February 4 and at the Lynden location on February 5. The new owners plan to host a series of meet-and-greets over coffee and pastries in Book Fare Café at Village Books in Fairhaven and at Avenue Bread in Lynden during the month of February. Dates will be announced on the website and in email newsletters.