Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for a story time with Rutland's own Mary Crowley, author of ABC Fun with Penelope and Grammy and I Love to Visit My Grammy.

    ABOUT THE BOOKABC Fun with Penelope and Grammy is a book to draw in! Each page of the alphabet pages has four square drawings across the top. For instance, the two S pages have drawings of shapes, a snowman, a soccer ball, and a sailboat. Below those drawings a child or anyone of any age can draw something related to those four images or what is in her/his imagination at that moment. It is O.K. to color the little pictures, but they are there to teach letters as well as to give an idea of what different kinds of simple pictures can be drawn and hopefully to get the child to draw his/her own original drawings. At the end of the book is "The Alphabet Song" and then a letter written by the author, which reads in part: “I hope you continue to create as you go through your life. You can draw or paint. You can sing. You can dance. You can act. There are so many different ways you can express yourself in the ARTS."

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Mary Crowley, of Rutland, Vermont, received her B.A. (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Middlebury College and her M.A.E. from Castleton University. She has extensive experience teaching Art and English in public schools in New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, and Vermont and has been listed a number of times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She had a television show, The Arts Show, on PEGTV, the local cable channel for over 20 years and will continue with a new show * ZING ! * A Show for Children (of all ages) and Parents, too * in October of 2017. The target group for this show is 3-6 years olds and will highlight civility, numbers, letters, colors, Spanish, money management, eating good food, puppets, among other subjects. Children and guests will be a part of the format. Mary paints and teaches art still. She is also active in Grace Church, UCC, of Rutland. She is married to Art Crowley, attorney, and together they have five children and five grandchildren. She is looking forward to making orange marmalade for family and friends for Christmas 2017.
     

     

    DATE:  Saturday, November 18th at 2pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

  • Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 pm

    Join Daniel Lusk for a reading from his new collection of poetry, The Shower Scene from Hamlet.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In The Shower Scene from Hamlet, the poet is at his mature best, creating portraits and literary collages from the lives of artists, eccentrics, and infamous public figures that ricochet across a millennium of the world’s art and cultural history. The poet blends extraordinary facts and rumors about personalities long dead with intimate glimpses of his own peripatetic past for the enjoyment of readers.

    ABOUT THE AUTHORThe Shower Scene from Hamlet is Daniel Lusk’s sixth full-length poetry collection. Other books include The Vermeer Suite (art and poetry), Lake Studies: Meditation on Lake Champlain with a companion audiobook, The Inland Sea, a memoir, Girls I Never Married, three poetry chapbooks, a novel, and Homemade Poems: A Handbook for Teaching Poetry Writing. A former syndicated commentator on books for NPR and well-known for his teaching, Daniel Lusk has been a Visiting Poet at the Frost Place in Franconia, N.H.; Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast, N.I.; Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA; Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, County Cork, Ireland; and Haystack School for Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. As a Poet-in-the-Schools, he taught children and teachers in more than 100 schools across the U.S. He has been a Resident Fellow at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and his poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, among them Poetry, Massachusetts Review, New Letters, Poetry Ireland, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, The Chariton Review, North American Review, Markings (Scotland), Nimrod International Journal, The Café Review, Off the Coast, and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Billy Collins, Ed.).

     

    DATE:  Sunday, November 19th at 2pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Misty Valley in Chester

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Monday, November 27 at (All day)

    Fuji appleOn Monday, November 28th, we'd like to invite you to join us in person at Phoenix Books to enjoy doughnuts and a free cup of hot cider*.  Cider Monday is a new tradition started a few years ago by lots of small businesses in New England, and it's our way of thanking you for choosing to shop indie and support a strong local economy.

     

    DATE:  Monday, November 27th (all day)

    LOCATION:  All four Phoenix Books locations!

  • Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming Bill McKibben for a talk on his new book and debut novel, Radio Free Vermont. A book that’s also the beginning of a movement, Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that our state might be better off as its own republic.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  As the host of Radio Free Vermont—“underground, underpowered, and underfoot”—seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an “undisclosed and double-secret location.” With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law.

    In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that’s become more popular than ever—seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of ’Ethan Allen Day’ and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben’s fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books, including Eaarth and Oil and Honey. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. McKibben lives in Vermont.

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, November 29th 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.

  • Tuesday, December 05 at 7:00 pm

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  • Saturday, December 09 at 1:00 pm to at 3:00 pm

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  • Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 pm to at 2:30 pm

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  • Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 pm to at 3:00 pm

    Browse for gifts while you enjoy live holiday music from many countries and many times.  Full Circle is a group of five women who play a mixture of medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, folk, and holiday music on recorders, tin whistle, harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, percussion and voices. Their recordings will be offered for sale at the store.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, December 16th from 1-3pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  Free & open to all.

  • Sunday, December 17 at 1:00 pm to at 3:00 pm

    Browse for gifts while you enjoy live holiday music from many countries and many times.  Full Circle is a group of five women who play a mixture of medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, folk, and holiday music on recorders, tin whistle, harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, percussion and voices. Their recordings will be offered for sale at the store.

     

    DATE:  Sunday, December 17th from 1-3pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  Free & open to all.

  • Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 pm

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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