Past Events

  • Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for a story time with Brooke James, author of Why Did the Farmer Cross the Road, and learn how this story came to be.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Farmer would just like to sleep in but his early morning slumbers are disturbed by his faithful companion, Donkey. And Donkey isn't there to bid Farmer a good morning. As it turns out, the prospect of fun and food has lured the farm's livestock to a local fair. Now it's up to Farmer and Donkey to go round up the wayward critters before they can get into too much trouble. Or is it too late? Young readers will laugh out loud at the antics of the farmer's chickens, goats, pigs, and one anxious...

  • Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 pm

    Celebrate the release of the second edition of Seasons in a Vermont Vineyard: The Shelburne Vineyard Cookbook.  This  beautiful book evokes the romance of a lush vineyard heavy with fruit and embraces the festive tradition of sharing food and wine in celebration of the grape harvest. In addition to book talk and Q&A, we'll have some light snacks inspired by the cookbook with wine by Shelburne Vineyard.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Vermont is a food lover's paradise. From its verdant and fertile farmland, regional specialties are emerging. We have an abundant selection of...

  • Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 pm

    Join Bill Schubart for a talk on his new novel, Lila and Theron.

    Gift with purchase: Attendees who purchase Lila and Theron at the event will get a complimentary CD of Bill Schubart reading five of his favorite picks from Lamoille Stories! The genesis story of Lila and Theron, "Lila's Bucket" is on the CD.  (Some exceptions apply.)

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Set in rural America and spanning much of the 20th century, Lila & Theron captures the spirit of the...

  • Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book Gregory, the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat. A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tincans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice. After we read together, we will have a fun and interactive healthy food activity!


    DATE:  Saturday, June 17th 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...

  • Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 pm

    Join renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar to celebrate the launch of her new book, Herbal Healing for Men!  This title addresses the often-neglected health issues specific to men with advice and safe, effective herbal recipes to support energy, virility, heart health, and common ailments related to inflammation, prostate, impotence, and more.  We'll mark the event with a talk and Q&A with Rosemary, as well as light fare and door prizes provided by our cosponsors.

    (Psst!  An autographed copy of Herbal Healing for Men would make a perfect...

  • Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the launch of Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper's Tale with author Nancy Hinchliff!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In 1994, at the age of 64 with no business experience and very little start-up money, Nancy Hinchliff buys a turn-of-the-century mansion in Louisville, Kentucky on a whim and turns it into a charming Victorian Inn. Through sheer tenacity, she learns the business while successfully coping with one mishap after another. The reader is drawn into this humorous and engaging tale as the author wields her way around cantankerous contractors, harrowing housekeepers,...

  • Thursday, June 08 at 6:30 pm

    Join Philip Baruth for a talk on Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes. This book tells the story of the blockbuster life of America's most senior senator.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Having vaulted to a position in the United States Senate at the tender age of thirty-four, Patrick Leahy now claims the longest tenure of any member of that institution still serving—and he was third in line for the presidency when the Democrats held control. Few recent American lawmakers have watched history unfold at such close range; fewer still have influenced it so powerfully. Philip Baruth brings a thriller-like...

  • Tuesday, June 06 at 7:00 pm

    Join Bill Schubart to celebrate the launch of his new novel, Lila and Theron.

    Gift with purchase: Ticket holders who purchase Lila and Theron at the launch celebration will get a complimentary CD of Bill Schubart reading five of his favorite picks from Lamoille Stories! The genesis story of Lila and Theron, "Lila's Bucket" is on the CD.  (Some exceptions apply.)

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Set in rural America and spanning much of the 20th century, Lila & Theron...

  • Sunday, June 04 at 4:00 pm

    This event has been POSTPONED.  Please check back soon for a new date.

    Join bestselling author Jon Katz for a discussion of his new book, Talking to Animals.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand them less and less. In Talking to Animals, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz—who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens—marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals...

  • Thursday, June 01 at 7:00 pm

    Join Mark Pendergrast for the Vermont launch of his new book City on the Verge.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  What we can learn from Atlanta's struggle to reinvent itself in the 21st Century? Atlanta is on the verge of tremendous rebirth-or inexorable decline. A kind of Petri dish for cities struggling to reinvent themselves, Atlanta has the highest income inequality in the country, gridlocked highways, suburban sprawl, and a history of racial injustice. Yet it is also an energetic, brash young city that prides itself on pragmatic solutions.
    Today, the most promising...