Past Events

  • 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...

  • Thursday, June 01 at (All day) to Thursday, August 31 at (All day)

    This summer, kids entering 4th-8th grade in the fall are invited to take the Reading Without Walls challenge! 

    National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang started the Reading Without Walls program to celebrate reading and diversity by challenging children nationwide to read a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like them; read a book about a topic they don’t know much about; and/or read a book in a format that they don’t normally read for fun.

    Starting in June, come on in to any Phoenix Books...

  • Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm

    Join Garrett Graff for a discussion of his new book, Raven Rock.  This eye-opening title explores the government’s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, codenamed “MUSSEL,” flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the Presidential motorcade, most people assume the squadron is a travel perk for VIPs. They’re only half right: while the helicopters do provide transport, the unit exists to evacuate high-ranking officials in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack on the...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 pm