These events all took place in our Essex store.

On Monday, May 4th, acclaimed children's book author/illustrator Mike Curato spoke about his picture book Little Eliot, Big City to 482 preschool through second grade students at Essex Elementary School in Essex, Vermont!  Phoenix Books arranged the event in partnership with Carol Scrimgeour, Essex Elementary School's Library Media Specialist. Curato also stopped by Phoenix Books Essex to sign books, and signed copies of Little Eliot are now available at both Phoenix Books locations.

Local author Tammy Flanders Hetrick stopped by this week to sign copies of her newly released first novel Stella Rose. She even mentioned that half of the novel was written while enjoying our Essex cafe!

Phoenix Books Essex customers can treat themselves to these delectable and delightful spring cookies made by Treats by Teri.

Who isn’t smitten with Curious George? The inquisitive little fellow who always seems to get into one scrape after another has captured the hearts of generations.  All ages are invited to celebrate curiosity and enjoy fun activities when Curious George himself visits Phoenix Books Essex.

Curious George Goes to a Bookstore Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544320734
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 7th, 2014

Join Tim Hayes for a discussion of his new book, Riding Home.

Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal Cover Image
By Tim Hayes, Robert Redford (Introduction by), Robert Redford (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781250033512
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2015

Join us for giveaways* and general merriment as we celebrate with independent bookstores nationwide!

A huge thank you to our local communities for your food donations this season! With your help we met our goals in both the Burlington and Essex stores, and we recently sent off two checks for $2,500 each to both the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf and the Essex-Jericho-Underhill Ecumenical Food Shelf.

Phoenix Books Burlington staff members.

Phoenix Books Essex will celebrate the release of Fairest, the latest book in the Lunar Chronicles series.  Come on by to find out why this series is a multiple staff pick at Phoenix, and get some Lunar Chronicles swag!  (While supplies last.)

Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250060556
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 27th, 2015

Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Cress Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250007223
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Published: Square Fish - January 27th, 2015

Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair . . . or her guard.

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ISBN: 9781250007216
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Published: Square Fish - February 4th, 2014

The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth…

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ISBN: 9781250007209
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Published: Square Fish - January 8th, 2013

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

How about a taste of spring in the form of delicious, sparkling juice?  Stop by anytime between noon and 2pm (while supplies last) to enjoy free samples of delicious drinks featured in Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas, and Ciders by Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest!

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Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas, and Ciders Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612121598
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Published: Storey Publishing - June 17th, 2014

Preserving the harvest doesn't have to stop with jam and pickles. Many fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be made into delicious beverages to drink fresh or preserve for later -- a healthy and inexpensive alternative to store-bought drinks. Drink the Harvest shows you how to create juices, ciders, wines, meads, teas, and syrups to savor any time of year. From strawberry juice to pear cider, dandelion wine to spiced apple mead, citrus peel tea to kombucha, you'll love these delicious recipes. You'll even discover how to create your own backyard beverage garden and how to harvest ingredients for maximum flavor and quantity.

Support local businesses and win!  Grab a passport at any of our participating stores in Burlington or Essex, do your holiday shopping locally, and collect stamps to enter to win the grand prize, featuring items from all participating businessess.

Thank you to these businesses for joining us for #ShopSmall Thanksgiving Weekend Passport in Essex - and for donating these wonderful prizes!