Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book Everybody Cooks Rice, by Norah Dooley.  In this multicultural picture book, Carrie goes from one neighbor's house to the next looking for her brother, who is late for dinner. She discovers that although each family is from a different country, everyone makes a rice dish at dinnertime. Readers will enjoy trying the simple recipes that correspond to each family's unique rice dish.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, September 23rd 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.

  • Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 am

    Join us to read Escargot and for crafts and snail races!

     

    DATE:  Saturday, September 23rd at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

  • Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join Joanna Tebbs Young for a talk on her new book, Lilian Baker Carlisle.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Overlooking Lake Champlain in the Old North End of Burlington, Vermont, sits a house. Inside that house is a closet. Inside that closet, a lifetime. Piled from floor to ceiling, 80 years' worth of scrapbooks, dating from 1925 to 2006, are just one legacy of Burlington, Vermont, historian and writer Lilian Baker Carlisle. Assistant to Electra Havemeyer Webb of Shelburne Museum, author of "the most accurate and complete" book on early Vermont silver, a champion for equality and the environment, a politician and preservationist, she was a woman ahead of her time. Lilian Baker Carlisle: Vermont Historian, Burlington Treasure is her story.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Joanna Tebbs Young, MA-TLA is a writer, facilitator, presenter, and coach based in Rutland, Vermont. Holding a MA in Transformative Language Arts from Goddard College and trained through the Center for Journal Therapy, Joanna offers writing workshops and private coaching for creative flow and personal insight. Joanna writes the column, "Circles of Community" for the Rutland Reader, and has had essays published in Mama Says, Rutland Magazine, and Chrysalis. She is currently writing a memoir. Joanna blogs about writing at wisdomwithinink.com and about local history at rutlandwhen.wordpress.com.

     

    DATE:  Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION: Free and open to all.

     

  • Wednesday, September 27 at 10:00 am

    Join us to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear and for a scavenger hunt!

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, September 27th at 10am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

  • Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm

    Join Paula Josa-Jones for a talk on her new book, Our Horses, Ourselves.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  For years, horse trainers and equine experts have sought new ways to tap into that which for many remains elusive: the ability to use the human body, and our often neglected power of intent, to explain to the horse what we want, as well as receive and understand his answer. From the Feldenkrais Method(R), Alexander Technique, and yoga, to Tai Chi, Aikido, and other martial arts, we have used various areas of study seemingly unrelated to horses and riding to gain new insight as to how to achieve a soft, fluid connection with our equine partners. Now in this fascinating book, dancer and choreographer Paula Josa-Jones examines this age-old conundrum from a whole new angle, combining her two greatest passions: movement and horses. Through stories, strategies, and over 65 meditations and gentle exercises, Josa-Jones shows us how we can develop greater somatic awareness away from the horse, as well as how being with the horse can help this consciousness continue to evolve. The result is we not only have a closer, more intuitive connection with our horses; we are more trustworthy, more comfortable in our own skin, and better prepared to act with balance, sensitivity, and kindness in all our relationships.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Paula Josa-Jones is a dancer, choreographer, and movement educator known for her visually rich, emotionally charged dance theater. Her work includes choreography for humans, as well as inter-species work with horses, dancers, and riders, and work in film and video. Josa-Jones has been called "one of the country's leading choreographic conceptualists" by The Boston Globe, and The Village Voice describes her work as "powerful, eccentric, and surreal." Her dances have been produced in Russia, Europe, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Josa-Jones has taught in the dance programs at Tufts University, Boston University, and other colleges, universities, and dance festivals nationally and internationally. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Somatic Experiencing(R) practitioner, and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSMET). She is also a TTEAM (Tellington Touch Equine Awareness Method) practitioner. Josa-Jones is an avid horsewoman with a deep love and appreciation for her horse partners Amadeo, Capprichio, and Sanne. She works with individual clients and teaches workshops, focusing on the human-horse bond, and the wisdom of the moving body.

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, September 27th 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.

  • Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 pm

    Join Green Writers Press authors at Phoenix Books Rutland!  Check back for details.

  • Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm

    Join Michael A. Lange to celebrate the launch of his new book, Meanings of Maple.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In Meanings of Maple, Michael A. Lange provides a cultural analysis of maple syrup making, known in Vermont as sugaring, to illustrate how maple syrup as both process and product is an aspect of cultural identity. Readers will go deep into a Vermont sugar bush and its web of plastic tubes, mainline valves, and collection tanks. They will visit sugarhouses crammed with gas evaporators and reverse-osmosis machines. And they will witness encounters between sugar makers and the tourists eager to invest Vermont with mythological fantasies of rural simplicity. So much more than a commodity study, Meanings of Maple frames a new approach for evaluating the broader implications of iconic foodways, and it will animate conversations in food studies for years to come.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Michael A. Lange is a professor of anthropology and folklore at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He is the author of Norwegian Scots: An Anthropological Interpretation of Viking-Scottish Identity in the Orkney Islands.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, September 28th 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, September 30 at 11:00 am

    Join us to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear and for a scavenger hunt!

     

    DATE:  Saturday, September 30th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

  • Sunday, October 01 at 2:00 pm

    Check back for details!

  • Thursday, October 05 at 6:30 pm

    Join us in welcoming Archer Mayor back to Rutland! In Trace, the newest Joe Gunther mystiery, Gunther and the VBI are pulled into three different critical cases at the same time, each equally important, each potentially deadly.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) has been brought into three new cases, taxing their resources and manpower; meanwhile, VBI head Joe Gunther has to take time off to care for his ailing mother. Those cases are now in the hands of the individual investigators. Sammie Martens is assigned a murder case. The victim is a young woman, the roommate of the daughter of Medical Examiner Beverly Hillstrom. A recent transplant from Albany, New York, Sammie must find out what put a hit man on the trail of this seemingly innocent young woman. Lester Spinney takes over a famous cold case, a double murder where a state trooper and a motorist were killed in an exchange of gunfire. Or so it has seemed for years. When Lester is told that the motorist’s fingerprints were planted on the gun he’s supposed to have fired, it opens the question—who really killed the state trooper? Willy Kunkel’s case starts with a child's discovery of three teeth on a railroad track, leading eventually to a case of possible sabotage against critical military equipment. In cases that lead the team all over Vermont and nearby, Archer Mayor once against shows why his novels featuring Joe Gunther and the VBI team are amongst the finest crime fiction today.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Archer Mayor, in addition to writing the New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series, is a death investigator for the state medical examiner and has twenty-five years of experience as a firefighter/EMT. He lives near Brattleboro, Vermont.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, October 5th at 6:30pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

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Storytime at Phoenix Books

Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones.  Wondering what we'll read?  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:  Saturdays at 11am (Call 872-7111 for more info.)
            Beginning August 9th:  Wednesdays at 10am