Bellingham friends! In ten days I'll be heading north to one of my favorite places... Village Books. I grew up choosing titles there as a kid and a young adult, and I haunted the aisles when I lived in Bellingham in 2003, just before I headed off to grad school in Utah. I'm especially thrilled to be speaking there during Village Book's 35th Birthday week. (They're only 53 weeks older than me.) I can think of few independent bookstores I've loved or respected more. I look forward to seeing lots of familiar and beloved faces on Thursday, June 11, 7 pm!.