Past Events

  • Monday, November 27 at (All day)

    Fuji appleOn Monday, November 27th, we'd like to invite you to join us in person at Phoenix Books to enjoy doughnuts and a free cup of hot cider (while supplies last).  Cider Monday is a new tradition started a few years ago by lots of small businesses in New England, and it's our way of thanking you for choosing to shop indie and support a strong local economy.


    DATE:  Monday, November 27th (all day)


  • Saturday, November 25 at (All day)

    On Small Business Saturday, get a free "Eat. Sleep. Read." reusable tote with a $30 purchase - or a free Phoenix Books ChicoBag (that folds up into a built-in pouch and is made from 100% recycled fiber) with a $75 purchase.

    (Some exclusions apply.)




  • Friday, November 24 at (All day) to Sunday, December 31 at (All day)

    This holiday season, Phoenix Books is partnering with Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) to collect books for children all over Vermont. The book drive will run from Thanksgiving through the end of the year, and customers will receive a 20% discount off books purchased for donation (some exclusions apply) and will have the chance to enter a drawing for a Phoenix Books gift certificate.

    CLiF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among low­-income, at­-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Since 1998, CLiF has...

  • Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 pm

    **This event has been postponed.  Please check back later for a new date.**


    Join Daniel Lusk for a reading from his new collection of poetry, The Shower Scene from Hamlet.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In The Shower Scene from Hamlet, the poet is at his mature best, creating portraits and literary collages from the lives of artists, eccentrics, and infamous public figures that ricochet across a millennium of the world’s art and cultural history. The poet blends extraordinary facts and rumors about personalities long dead with...

  • Saturday, November 18 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, November 18 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for a story time with Rutland's own Mary Crowley, author of ABC Fun with Penelope and Grammy and I Love to Visit My Grammy.

    ABOUT THE BOOKABC Fun with Penelope and Grammy is a book to draw in! Each page of the alphabet pages has four square drawings across the top. For instance, the two S pages have drawings of shapes, a snowman, a soccer ball, and a...

  • Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm

    Join Mark Bushnell for a talk on his new book, Hidden History of Vermont.

    ABOUT THE BOOK Vermont's history is marked by fierce independence, generosity of spirit and the saga of human life along its steep slopes and fertile valleys. Meet the widow who outwitted Tories and may have spied for the Green Mountain Boys. Encounter the family who gained a national following by summoning spirits. Discover why one governor opposed women's suffrage and how that may have involved spirits of...

  • Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm

    Join Peter Miller for a talk on his new book, Vanishing Vermonters.

    ABOUT THE BOOKVanishing Vermonters: Loss of a Rural Culture, is the newest and most important of Peter’s five books on his home state. He recorded 23 Vermonters on how they cope in one of the most expensive states in the Union. Includes 168 pages and 91 photographs that...

  • Monday, November 13 at 6:00 pm

    Amazon has quietly positioned itself at the center of a growing share of our daily transactions. Today, two-thirds of all U.S. households are subscribed to the membership program Amazon Prime, more than half of all online shopping searches start directly on Amazon, and Amazon captures nearly one in every two dollars that Americans spend online, and that's only growing. 

    Yet for all of its reach, Amazon remains remarkably invisible. That’s especially true here in Vermont, where Amazon has no facilities, but nonetheless is exerting an increasingly powerful pull on the state's economy.

    On Nov. 13th, Stacy Mitchell and Olivia LaVecchia of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance will discuss the findings of their in-depth study of Amazon and what the company’s growing...

  • Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 pm

    Join Dede Cummings, Megan Buchanan, and James Crews for an afternoon of poetry.


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