Upcoming Events

  • Saturday May 5, 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book Miss Maple's Seeds, by Eliza Wheeler.  After we read together, we'll do an carton plant starter activity.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  What happens to seeds that don’t sprout? Fortunately, they have Miss Maple to look after them. Every year, she rescues orphan seeds, taking them to her cozy maple tree house. All winter long, she nurtures them and teaches them the ways of seeds and the paths by which they might find their new homes. And come spring, she sends them off to take root out in the wide world and to sprout into the wonderful plants she knows they’ll become.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, May 5th 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 May 5, 2:00 pm

    Join us for a story time in celebration of Children's Book Week! We'll read The Rabbit Listened, by Cori Doerrfeld.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn’t know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn’t feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that’s not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to process this loss, and one by one they fail. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen, which is just what Taylor needs.
    Whether read in the wake of tragedy or as a primer for comforting others, this is a deeply moving and unforgettable story sure to soothe heartache of all sizes.

     

    DATE: Saturday, May 5th at 2pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Misty Valley

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all ages.

  • Monday May 7, 4:00 pm

    All youth grades 7 - 12 are welcome to join Phoenix Books Misty Valley in reading and discussing You're Welcome, Universe, by Whitney Gardner.

  • Tuesday May 8, 7:00 pm

    Join Reeve Lindbergh for a discussion of her new book, Two Lives.

    ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR:  Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writes about the intersection of fame and privacy from her unique perspective—as the spokesperson for the arguably most famous family of the twentieth century. In her new book, Lindbergh reflects on her own “Two Lives,” navigating her role as the public face of her family while, at the same time, leading a very quiet existence in rural Vermont.

    After devoting years to keeping separate her “Lindbergh life” and her everyday life on her farm, she now finds herself able to make peace with her two lives. Lindbergh takes us into the National Air and Space Museum and her own kitchen drawers with equal ease, discovering that the history-making items on display are, for her, like the memorabilia that most families keep in the attic. Two Lives reconciles the seemingly separate worlds of fame and privacy, even finding a “certain sweetness” when they intersect.

     

    DATE:  Tuesday, May 8th 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 May 10, 6:30 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. Join Rickey at Phoenix for a discussion of her new book, Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change.

    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.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, May 10th at 6:30pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION: Free and open to all. We'll be accepting donations to NewStory Center, which  works to end the cycle of violence through support, education, prevention, and collaboration with all the people and communities of Rutland County.

  • Saturday May 12, 11:00 am

    This May, Llama returns in his first story since the passing of beloved author and illustrator Anna Dewdney in Llama Llama Loves to Read. Join us to celebrate this new adventure focused on a love of listening, lettering, and of course learning to read. Reed Duncan will join us for a Llama Llama Loves to Read story time, then we'll do activities and get to meet Llama Llama!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Throughout the school day, teacher and friends help Llama discover the wonder of alphabet and how letters come together to make beautiful sounds and words for reading. Dewdney’s patented rhyme scheme and familiar characters are music to parents’ ears as they introduce their children to the joys of reading alongside Llama. Before she passed away from cancer in 2016, Dewdney laid the groundwork for several books to be published posthumously. With the help of her partner Reed Duncan and illustrator JT Morrow, Llama Llama Loves to Read is an important part of Dewdney’s lifelong dream to spread the joy of reading. JT Morrow illustrated this story in the style of Anna’s artwork and is honored to continue her legacy.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Anna Dewdney was the author and illustrator of the bestselling Llama Llama books and most recently Little Excavator. As a teacher, mother, and proponent of reading aloud to children, Anna found inspiration for her writing and painting throughout her world, including her two daughters, her partner Reed Duncan, and her beloved dogs.

    Books in her #1 New York Times bestselling Llama Llama series, which have twenty million copies in print worldwide, include Llama Llama Red Pajama, Llama Llama Holiday Drama, Llama Llama Misses Mama, Llama Llama Time to Share, Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa and several others. Llama Llama Red Pajama recently went viral after Ludacris rapped the book live on a Los Angeles radio show to the tune of 3.6 million views as of January 2018. Llama Llama Red Pajama has been adapted by Dolly Parton for a musical performed at Dollywood and was also chosen as Jumpstart’s Read for the Record book in 2011, setting the world benchmark for the most readings of a single book in one day. For more information about Anna and her books, please visit www.llamallamabooks.com.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, May 12th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

  • Sunday May 13, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Join us for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella.  Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST: Bianca Amira Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Mountain Troubadour and The Reverie. The recipient of a 2014 Robert T. Marsh Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing and a 2017 Green Mountain Scholarship, Bianca plans to finalize her initial poetry as social change manuscript while studying at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA for Writing and Publishing program. Bianca has workshopped under the BreakBeat Poets, DarkMatter, Aja Monet, and Sarah Kay. In addition to facilitating poetry performance workshops and teaching writing camps, Bianca has judged the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest and two National Poetry Slams. She has also served as editor for her college arts magazine and helps to host literary and storytelling programs at Stone Valley Arts in Poultney, VT.

     

    DATE:  Sunday, May 13th from 2-4pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Tuesday May 15, 7:00 pm

    Join Stanley R. Sloan to celebrate the US book launch for Transatlantic Traumas.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  This book asks how recent developments in transatlantic relations have challenged the interests of the transatlantic allies and examines how they may affect the future of the West. In 2016-17, three shocks to the transatlantic community raised concerns: the British referendum in which a slim majority of voters supported leaving the European Union, a process known as Brexit; the US election of Donald Trump as a president critical of NATO and the EU; and the Turkish referendum raising questions about this NATO member's democracy. The analysis examines these events in the context of internal challenges (illiberal tendencies) and external threats (Russia and Islamic State) to the political, economic and security foundations of the transatlantic community. Can the West recover from the blows of recent years? Can new leadership lead toward a renewal? Or are the transatlantic alliance and the West destined to decline? 

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Stanley R. Sloan is Visiting Scholar in Political Science at Middlebury College, Vermont and a Non-resident Senior Fellow in the Scowcroft Center at the Atlantic Council of the United States.

     

    DATE:  Tuesday, May 15th 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.

  • Wednesday May 16, 7:00 pm

    Join Peter Shea for a talk on his new book, The New Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The NEW Atlas of Vermont Trout Pond: A GPS-Compatible Guide includes:

    • Six regional maps, providing comprehensive statewide coverage
    • Coverage of more than 100 lakes and ponds
    • Stocking information based on five-year analysis
    • Wild trout populations of brookies, rainbows,    browns, lakers,  and salmon… and bass
    • GPS coordinates to boat accesses, trailheads, routes and parking
    • Boat access descriptions – from car-top carries to ramps for large boats
    • Environmental evaluations, including invasive species and water clarity
    • Physical parameters – acreages, elevations, maximum depths
    • On-site boat rentals, “restroom” availability, state parks, hiking information, other amenities
    • For anglers with mobility impairment, locations of wheelchair-accessible fishing platforms and docks

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Angling geographer Peter Shea, has chased trout with a fly for more than fifty years. He was a founding partner of Northern Cartographic, Inc. where he co-authored two local fishing classics (The Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds and Vermont Trout Streams,) as well as sharing national recognition for their large-print volume Access America: An Atlas and Guide to the National Parks for Visitors with Disabilities. Among other awards, the latter was selected as a “Best Reference” by the American Library Association’s Booklist in 1990. During a twenty-year career at Vermont PBS, his own books were published by New England Press, as well as Headwater Books. Establishing Wind Knot Publishing in 2013, he has authored five books under this imprint:  Vermont Trout Ponds: A Personal Selection, Commentary, and True Stories; Long Trail Trout: Backcountry Fly Fishing Adventures from Vermont to Montana, and Beyond; Vermont’s Trophy Trout Waters: An Atlas and Guide; Collateral Trout: A Vermonter’s Angling Memoirs and Fishy Tales; and his latest release, The NEW Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds: A GPS-Compatible Guidebook. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Burlington.

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, May 16th at 7pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION: Free and open to all.

  • Thursday May 17, 6:30 pm

    Join Reeve Lindbergh for a discussion of her new book, Two Lives.

    ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR:  Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writes about the intersection of fame and privacy from her unique perspective—as the spokesperson for the arguably most famous family of the twentieth century. In her new book, Lindbergh reflects on her own “Two Lives,” navigating her role as the public face of her family while, at the same time, leading a very quiet existence in rural Vermont.

    After devoting years to keeping separate her “Lindbergh life” and her everyday life on her farm, she now finds herself able to make peace with her two lives. Lindbergh takes us into the National Air and Space Museum and her own kitchen drawers with equal ease, discovering that the history-making items on display are, for her, like the memorabilia that most families keep in the attic. Two Lives reconciles the seemingly separate worlds of fame and privacy, even finding a “certain sweetness” when they intersect.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, May 17th at 6:30pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION: Free and open to all.

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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.)