Past Events

  • Saturday, October 14 at 6:00 pm to at 7:30 pm

    Visit Phoenix Books Burlington for a tarot reading. Rachel's approach to tarot draws from Jung and the concept that we can access collective symbols and archetypes from our unconscious that can assist in guiding our intuition.

    Rachel is a self-taught tarot reader and has been reading tarot for six years now. She began public readings about a year and a half ago. She has read at weddings and parties as well as for private individuals. Rachel has an MA in clinical mental health counseling from Antioch University New England and has a private psychotherapy practice in Williston working with individual...

  • Saturday, October 14 at 1:00 pm

    Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day, and master the art of reading! This will be Phoenix Books Burlington's sixth year celebrating Star Wars Reads.


    ABOUT THE NATIONAL EVENT:  What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course. And the two will come together this October.  Star Wars Reads, a celebration of Star Wars and readingis set to return for its sixth year with a month-long...

  • Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 am

    Join us to meet Bruce the Bear and for a story time featuring Bruce's Big Move!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  After the events of Hotel Bruce and Mother Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides. Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. . . A hilarious sequel for fans of the previous Bruce books, as well as a standalone discovery for new readers, Bruce's next reluctant adventure is sure to keep kids giggling....

  • Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming Archer Mayor back to Burlington! 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,...

  • Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 pm

    Join Stephen Butz for a discussion of his new book, Shay's Settlement in Vermont.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The ruins of Daniel Shays's fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion. Shays and the Regulators founded the settlement deep in the Vermont wilderness after fleeing the uprising they led in 1787 in Massachusetts. Rediscovered in 1997 and under study since 2013, these remnants divulge secrets of Shays's life that previously remained unknown, including his connection to Millard Filmore and the Anti-Federalist lawyer John Bay. As the leader of...

  • Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm

    Join Julie C. Dao for a pre-launch event for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. An epic YA fantasy set in a mythical/mystical version of the Far East, this reimagining of The Evil Queen legend is about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress—and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

    ABOUT THE BOOKEighteen-year-old Xifeng (pronounced She-fung) is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for...

  • Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm

    Join Michael A. Lange for a discussion 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...

  • Sunday, October 08 at 2:00 pm

    Join Elayne Clift for tales and tips from women caregivers.

    ABOUT THE BOOK This first-of-its-kind anthology is a moving collection of prose and poetry by 21 women who understand the challenges, and rewards, of caretaking, whether for parents and other family members, spouses, children, or friends. Offering support and validation to women who...

  • Saturday, October 07 at 11:00 am

    Meet the Cat in the Hat and celebrate this beloved character's 60½ birthday! Bring your own camera, and get your photo taken with this beloved character.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy It's a rainy day and Dick and Sally can't find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone....

  • Friday, October 06 at 5:00 pm to at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a tasting and meet-and-greet with Jessica Jean Weston, author of the new book Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies.

    ABOUT THE BOOKHealing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies provides readers with simple recipes that demystify adaptogens, herbs, superfoods, and fermentation for everyday enjoyment, while still dressing to impress all those who happen to grace your kitchen space. With several staple drinks for day-to-day consumption, medicinal shots for prevention and seasonal wellness, and fermented concoctions for an extra special probiotic-rich...