Upcoming Events

  • Thursday April 19, 6:30 pm

    Join poet Greg Delanty for a reading from his new book, Selected Delanty. He will be joined by local poet B. Amore.

    ABOUT SELECTED DELANTY AND GREG DELANTY:  Poems and translations by Greg Delanty chosen and introduced by Archie Burnett.

    "A sense of vital, actual experience is in fact wonderfully sustained in Delanty's verse in its notable linguistic energy, product of a distinctive fusion of a literary lexicon (even Latinate at times) with contemporary demotic, Cork argot, Irish language phrases, place names, craft cant and North American slang (baseball lingo in one poem, 'Tagging the Stealer'). The language of his verse functions indeed as the verbal equivalent of the printer's hellbox (subject of one of the finest of Delanty's poems), which the poet tells us 'was a container in which worn or broken type was thrown to be melted down and recast into new type.' For in Delanty's work a world in constant transition (the 'simultaneous going and comings of life') is realized in a vocabulary and variegated tonal register that displays language itself in the process of being re- made." — Terence Brown

    Greg Delanty was born in Cork City, Ireland, in 1958 and lived in Cork until 1986. He became a US citizen in 1992, and retains his Irish citizenship. He now lives most of the year in Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Poet in Residence at St. Michael’s College. He returns to his Irish home in Derrynane, County Kerry, each summer. Delanty has either written or edited seventeen books and has received numerous awards for his poetry including The Patrick Kavanagh Award (1983), The Allan Dowling Poetry Fellowship (1986), the Austin Clarke Centenary Poetry Award (1997), and a Guggenheim Fellowship for poetry (2008). He has received an Irish Arts Council Bursary, and has been widely anthologized. Greg Delanty’s papers up to 2010 are housed in The National Library of Ireland. His papers from 2010 to 2015 are housed in the Boole Library of University College Cork. He is Past President of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW).

    ABOUT B. AMORE:  B. Amore is an artist, educator and writer who has spent her life between Italy and America. Life line – filo della vita, her multimedia, six room exhibit, premiered at Ellis Island and has traveled in the US and Italy. It is published as An Italian American Odyssey, Life line-filo della vita: Through Ellis Island and Beyond, by Fordham Press and the Center for Migration studies. She has been a Featured Writer at the Italian American Writers Association, Bluestockings, and the Yale Club New Poetry series. Other publications include Art by Mexican Farmworkers in Vermont, Carving Out a Dream, and her art and poetry reviews in Sculpture magazine, Art New England, the Rutland Herald, and VIA. Her creative writing is found in Brownstone Poets Anthology, Italian Americana, Shabdaguchha, Bridging the Waters I and II, VIA, Biancheria, Speaking Memory, Daughters and Dads and the Path through Grief, The Italian Americans: A History (PBS), and Delirious Naples: A Cultural History of the City of the Sun, among others.  She is currently editing Living the Dream, a collected history of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, which she founded thirty years ago, as well as completing her first book of poetry.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, April 19th at 6:30pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Thursday April 19, 7:00 pm

    Screwnomics is the unspoken but widely applied economic theory that women should always work for less, or better, for free. Rickey Gard Diamond's new book about the ways the economy works against women and real ways to make lasting change is comprehensive, but accessible, and even fun. Diamond says the subject is best tackled in the company of your friends with refreshments and some nibbles, and she invites you to come join her at Phoenix to celebrate her new book in that spirit. Your ticket proceeds will help Vermont Foodbank!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The personal is not only political, it's also economic and sexual: as a society, we're encouraged to view economics as objective science far removed from us--when in reality it has concrete and far-reaching effects on our everyday lives. In Screwnomics, Rickey Gard Diamond shares personal stories, cartoons, and easy-to-understand economic definitions in her quest to explain the unspoken assumptions of 300 years of EconoMansplaining--the economic theory that women should always work for less, or better for free. It unpacks economic definitions, turns a men-only history on its head, and highlights female experiences and solutions. encouraging female readers to think about their own economic memoir and confront our system's hyper-masculine identity. In the past fifty years, the US has witnessed a major shift in economic theory, and yet few women can identify or talk about its influence in their own lives. Accessible and inspiring, Screwnomics offers female readers hope for a better, more inclusive future--and the tools to make that hope a reality.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rickey Gard Diamond began writing in the midst of big political change and growing American differences. In 1985, she became founding editor of Vermont Woman, where she continues today as a contributing editor. She taught writing and literature, feminist and media studies at Vermont College of Norwich University for over 20 years, while publishing articles and short fiction. In 1999, Calyx Books published her novel, Second Sight, which was reissued by HarperCollins in 2000. Her short fiction, published in literary journals, was recently issued as a collection titled Whole Worlds Could Pass Away. She was awarded a Hedgebrook fellowship in 2014 to create a book on economics that she envisioned would include cartoons and be readable and even humorous.

    Rickey will be joined by Peaco Todd, a syndicated cartoonist and author/illustrator of several books and numerous articles; she has worked as a journalist, and as professor of liberal studies for Lesley University and Union Institute and University. Current projects include a graphic memoir about depression, Table for One, and Earth Comix, a non-profit using cartoons to raise awareness of the fight to save elephants, rhinos, and other endangered animals from poaching, trophy hunting, and habitat loss. She loved working with Rickey on Screwnomics and believes fiercely in the book’s message. Her work can be seen at www.earth-comix.com; www.peacotoons.com; and www.screwnomics.org.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, April 19th at 7pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank.  Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book.  Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.

    BENEFICIARY: Founded in 1986, the Vermont Foodbank has grown to be the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. The Foodbank’s mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont goes hungry.

  • Saturday April 21, 11:00 am

    Come celebrate Earth Day weekend with a special "Earth Day Storytime," featuring Earth Day and conservation-themed books and planting flower pots to take home.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, April 21st at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

     

     

  • Saturday April 21, 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book Here We Are, by Oliver Jeffers.  After we read together, we'll have a fun and interactive healthy food activity.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (you are here), or a guide to all of the animals (they don’t speak our language, but that’s no reason to be mean to them), Oliver’s signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, April 21st at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

    COSPONSORS:  Thank you to City Market for joining us in presenting this event! City Market, Onion River Co-op is a community-owned grocery store with over 10,500 Members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, Vermont, City Market provides a large selection of local and organic foods and thousands of Vermont-made products.

  • Wednesday April 25, 10:00 am

    All ages are invited to join us to read Don't Blink!, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (the author of Uni the Unicorn), and to play Pin the Eyes on the Owl.

  • Wednesday April 25, 7:00 pm

    Join Richard Nevell, author of A Time to Dance, for a discussion on the evolution of country dancing in America and the social experience of dance, an art form that has the power to unify us in increasingly divisive times.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash presents a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that changes to meet the needs of a changing American society. The breezy, relaxed style lends itself to easy reading, and is accompanied by excellent illustrations.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Richard Nevell is a photographer, visual artist, author, filmmaker, and songwriter. He has created CD covers for musicians in Europe and the U.S. His songs have been performed by many musicians and received special awards from ASCAP. He lives in New Hampshire and Bali.

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Thursday April 26, 6:30 pm

    Join Richard Nevell, author of A Time to Dance, for a discussion on the evolution of country dancing in America and the social experience of dance, an art form that has the power to unify us in increasingly divisive times.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash presents a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that changes to meet the needs of a changing American society. The breezy, relaxed style lends itself to easy reading, and is accompanied by excellent illustrations.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Richard Nevell is a photographer, visual artist, author, filmmaker, and songwriter. He has created CD covers for musicians in Europe and the U.S. His songs have been performed by many musicians and received special awards from ASCAP. He lives in New Hampshire and Bali.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, April 26th at 6:30pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Thursday April 26, 7:00 pm

    Join poet Greg Delanty for a reading from his new book, Selected Delanty.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Poems and translations by Greg Delanty chosen and introduced by Archie Burnett.

    "A sense of vital, actual experience is in fact wonderfully sustained in Delanty's verse in its notable linguistic energy, product of a distinctive fusion of a literary lexicon (even Latinate at times) with contemporary demotic, Cork argot, Irish language phrases, place names, craft cant and North American slang (baseball lingo in one poem, 'Tagging the Stealer'). The language of his verse functions indeed as the verbal equivalent of the printer's hellbox (subject of one of the finest of Delanty's poems), which the poet tells us 'was a container in which worn or broken type was thrown to be melted down and recast into new type.' For in Delanty's work a world in constant transition (the 'simultaneous going and comings of life') is realized in a vocabulary and variegated tonal register that displays language itself in the process of being re- made." — Terence Brown

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Greg Delanty was born in Cork City, Ireland, in 1958 and lived in Cork until 1986. He became a US citizen in 1992, and retains his Irish citizenship. He now lives most of the year in Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Poet in Residence at St. Michael’s College. He returns to his Irish home in Derrynane, County Kerry, each summer. Delanty has either written or edited seventeen books and has received numerous awards for his poetry including The Patrick Kavanagh Award (1983), The Allan Dowling Poetry Fellowship (1986), the Austin Clarke Centenary Poetry Award (1997), and a Guggenheim Fellowship for poetry (2008). He has received an Irish Arts Council Bursary, and has been widely anthologized. Greg Delanty’s papers up to 2010 are housed in The National Library of Ireland. His papers from 2010 to 2015 are housed in the Boole Library of University College Cork. He is Past President of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW).

     

    DATE:  Thursday, April 26th at 7pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank.  Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book.  Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.

    BENEFICIARY: Founded in 1986, the Vermont Foodbank has grown to be the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. The Foodbank’s mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont goes hungry.

  • Saturday April 28 (All day)

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

    Just what does IBD celebrate?
    Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your passions. Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It’s encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect book. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

    About IBD:
    Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a celebration of books, readers and indie bookselling that started in California in 2014; it is modeled after the extremely successful Record Store Day. Now in its fifth year, IBD has become a nationwide party as big and varied as the country itself.

    *While supplies last.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, April 28th (IBD is always the last Saturday in April.)

    LOCATIONS:  All four Phoenix Books locations!

    ADMISSION:  Come on in to celebrate!  Free and open to all.

  • Saturday April 28 (All day) to Sunday May 6 (All day)

    Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

    Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!

    Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children's book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.

     

     

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Story Time at Phoenix Books

Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones.  Each week, we'll choose a new picture book, a classic, or a staff favorite.  See you there!
Burlington: Saturdays at 11am (Want to double check on a particular date?  Call us at 802-448-3350.)
Essex:  Wednesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 11am (Call 872-7111 for more info.)
Rutland:  Saturdays at 11am  (Call 855-8078 for more info.)