Past Events

  • Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm

    Join Phoenix Books Burlington for the launch of Luscious: Food I Fed My Family, a delectable new cookbook by Shelburne resident Kate Laud.
    Luscious is the second title to be released by Onion River Press.

    About LusciousLuscious is a collection of the recipes Kate Laud has fed her family over 20-plus years of cooking...

  • Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the new children’s book The Forever Garden, by Laurel Snyder. After we read together, we will have a fun and interactive healthy food activity! This event is presented in partnership with City Market.


    DATE:  Saturday, May 20th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank Street, Burlington

    ADMISSION:  Free & open to all ages.

    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...

  • Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join Laurie Forest for a discussion of her new young adult novel, The Black Witch.

    ABOUT THE BOOK A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining.
    Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous...

  • Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join Dave Randall for a discussion of his new book, Sound System: The Political Power of Music. A blistering, intelligent polemic about the political power of music, Sound System investigates the raves, riots, and revolution of contemporary culture to answer the question—how can we make music serve the interest of the many, rather than the few?

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Musicians have often wanted to change the world, and many—from underground grime artists to mainstream pop icons—channel that desire through the political power of music. Music has a unique ability to unsettle the most...

  • Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 pm

  • Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 am

    Join Jason Chin and Deirdre Gill, who will share their new picture books, answer questions from the audience, and do a drawing demo.


    ABOUT GRAND CANYON, WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY JASON CHIN:  A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the Grand Canyon, past and present, by master nonfiction author/illustrator Jason Chin.
    Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and more an a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.
    Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that...

  • Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm

    Catch up with Burlington's own legendary fly fisher Peter Shea at this book launch celebration!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  For more than fifty years, with fly rod in hand, Shea has chased trout in the Green Mountain State and elsewhere. Along the way he has documented their geography in maps and guidebooks, and shared his personal, often hilarious, angling stories. His newest book,...

  • Tuesday, May 09 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for the celebration of the official launch of Onion River Press! Onion River Press is the new self-publishing program geared toward promoting the voices of local authors.

    Free and open to the public, the launch will start with a short information session highlighting how aspiring authors can access the services that Onion River Press offers--from basic printing and distribution to a launch event at a Phoenix Books location and distribution in five stores: Burlington, Essex, Rutland, Chester, and Woodstock. Onion River Press will provide authors access to editors and designers to ensure that the finished product is competitive with the quality of...

  • Saturday, May 06 at 11:00 am

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?
    I see a celebration all about me!

    Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? with a story time and activities at Phoenix Books Essex!  We'll even have a gift for participants to take home (while supplies last).

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Fifty years ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle collaborated on their first book together, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Since then, Brown Bear has become a perpetual favorite for generations of teachers, parents, and children.


    DATE:  Saturday, May 6th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex


  • Saturday, May 06 at 11:00 am

    Phoenix Bookseller Christy will read aloud her favorite book, Dragons Love Tacos, plus we're offering kiddo swag bag giveaways for those who attend (while supplies last).  Join us to celebrate Children's Book Week!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa…oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble. The award-winning team of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri has created an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack.