Past Events

  • 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

    Join Mary Holland to celebrate Children's Book Week! Mary Holland will talk about how she became a naturalist/writer/photographer and will share some large photos and/or animal artifacts. She'll also read Otis the Owl and take questions from the audience.

    Naturally Curious Day by Day:  This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about...

  • 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.



  • 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

    Join us in celebrating Children's Book Week with a story time at Phoenix Books Misty Valley!  We'll read a timeless tale or a new adventure from our shelves.

    ABOUT CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK:  Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect! Children's Book Week is administered by...

  • Thursday, May 04 at 7:00 pm

    Celebrate the official ribbon cutting for our new mural at Phoenix Books Burlington! Local artist Kristin Richland has brought beloved book characters to the walls of our children's section, and will join us for a reception and light fare.

    ABOUT THE MURAL:  The mural incorporates the bridge by the Champlain Mill in Winooski, Burlington’s City Hall Park, Church Street Marketplace and Edmunds School, with the final wall depicting a night-time view of Camel’s Hump. There are over thirty storybook characters mixed in with several of Kristin Richland's own animal people. The piece is...

  • Wednesday, May 03 at 7:00 pm

    Join Philip Baruth for the Burlington launch celebration of 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...

  • Tuesday, May 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join Laurie Forest to celebrate the launch 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 grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.
    When she is granted...