Past Events

  • Wednesday, August 16 at 10:00 am

    Join us to read The Monster at the End of this Book and make sock puppets!


    DATE:  Wednesday, August 16th at 10am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

  • Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 pm

    Join Rachelle Chase for a talk on her new book, Lost Buxton. Using rare photographs and audio clips from former residents of Buxton, Iowa, the town that Vermonter Ben Buxton built, Rachelle will discuss Ben Buxton, how vastly Buxton differed from other mining towns, and how it became the largest unincorporated town in Iowa.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Buxton, Iowa, was an unincorporated coal mining town, established by Consolidation Coal Company in 1900. At a time when Jim Crow laws and segregation kept blacks and whites separated throughout the nation, Buxton was integrated. African American and Caucasian...

  • Wednesday, August 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join David Holdridge for a discussion of his book, The Avant Garde of Western Civ, the story of one humanitarian and his family as they sought to provide salve and transformation within the aftermath of the Iraq invasion in 2003.

    About the Book:  After being hauled out of a Vietnamese rice paddy in 1969 and then spending months in various neuropsychiatric wards in the United States, David Holdridge evolved to become a stalwart in the promotion of the American narrative overseas. As such, the author witnessed that humanitarian business grow from a rather lonely pursuit to the...

  • Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm

    Where's Waldo? In Rutland, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community this July. Visit this page to learn how you can find Waldo and enter to win prizes - or just come and enjoy the party!  Attendees will get to participate in Waldo-themed activities and even meet Waldo himself.

    This party is the culmination of Find Waldo in Rutland!



  • Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 pm

    Join Jaimal Yogis and Arnie Kozak for a conversation about Yogis's new memoir, All Our Waves Are Water.  In this compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton, the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his “failing towards enlightenment,” his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of the Divine in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: For Jaimal Yogis, the path to enlightenment is surfing. Between water and air, between control and surrender,...

  • Monday, July 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join Kevin Hearne—author of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chroniclesfor a book talk on Besieged, his new collection of stories starring 2,000-year-old Irishman/Druid Atticus O'Sullivan.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: The Iron Druid Chronicles is a hilarious and action-packed urban fantasy set in a modern world in which all the gods of every pantheon are alive and well, as in American Gods; its hero is a smart-mouthed, buttkicking magician. But it’s told in a smart, witty, unforgettable voice that’s all Kevin Hearne—a star in the fantasy world. This addictive and wildly...

  • Saturday, July 15 at 1:30 pm

    Books and music are perfect partners! Enjoy young chamber musicians performing while you browse, or watch.

    Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival brings together young string musicians from around the U.S. and several other countries with professional string teachers from many conservatories and universities, to work together for a month in the beautiful setting of Burlington, Vermont. The Classical Encounters series brings informal chamber music performances to non-traditional venues around Burlington.


  • Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book The Watermelon Seed, by Greg Pizzoli.  With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. After we read together, we'll make mini watermelon cakes decorated with whipped coconut cream and fruit.


    DATE:  Saturday, July 15th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

    COSPONSORS:  Thank you to City Market for joining us...

  • Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm

    Join Tony Whedon, Barbara Murphy, and David Cavanagh for an evening of poetry.


    Tony Whedon’s new book The Hatcheck Girl vividly describes border crossings where language, culture and states of consciousness collide. In these richly layered poems about jazz, most of the...

  • Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm

    Join Tyrone Shaw for a discussion of his book, Bastard Republic: Encounters Along the Edge of Fallen Empire.

    About the Book: In the best traditions of literary journalism, Bastard Republic takes us inside two of the defining developments of the 20th century—the collapse of communism in Europe and the implosion of the Soviet Union.  Through a compelling mix of memoir, reportage, history and travel writing, this collection of immersion essays accomplishes what facts alone cannot by drawing us into the lives of people propelled towards a future of sudden, rough transformation. Shaw probes recent history...