Past Events

  • Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, by Lauren Child.  In this picture book, a fussy eater decides to sample the carrots after her brother convinces her that they are really orange twiglets from Jupiter.  After we read together, we will have...

  • Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 am


    Come by Phoenix Books Essex to meet the Grinch!  Bring your own camera, and get your photo taken with this beloved holiday character.


    DATE:  Saturday, November 11th at 11am


  • Thursday, November 09 at 6:30 pm

    Join Stephen P. Kiernan for a talk on his new novel, The Baker's Secret.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  From the critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II—a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day

    On June 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers...

  • Tuesday, November 07 at 7:00 pm

    Join Martin Philip— the Head Bread Baker of King Arthur Flour—for a talk on Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  “I bake because it connects my soul to my hands, and my heart to my mouth.”—Martin Philip

    Yearning for creative connection, Martin Philip traded his finance career in New York City for an entry level baker position at King Arthur Flour in rural Vermont. A true Renaissance man, the opera singer, banjo player, and passionate amateur baker worked his way up, eventually becoming Head Bread Baker. But Philip is not just a...

  • Sunday, November 05 at 2:00 pm

    Join Bill Schubart for a talk on his new novel, Lila and Theron.

    Gift with purchase: Attendees who purchase Lila and Theron at the event 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 captures the spirit of the...

  • Saturday, November 04 at 3:00 pm

    Join Lynda Graham-Barber for a story time featuring her new book, Cookie's Fortune. Attendees will also be treated to a visit with Lynda's rescue dog, Biscuit, and delicious locally...

  • Saturday, November 04 at 11:00 am

    Join Lynda Graham-Barber for a story time featuring her new book, Cookie's Fortune. Attendees will also be treated to a visit with Lynda's rescue dog, Biscuit, and delicious locally baked cookies!

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Come along on a small dog’s journey from surviving in a vast city to finding her forever home. In simple, poetic language, with...

  • Thursday, November 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join Willard Sterne Randall for a fresh retelling of the Revolution that counteracts the American mythology of a swift, straightforward victory over England.

    ABOUT THE BOOKUnshackling America challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Willard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade.

  • Thursday, November 02 at 6:30 pm

    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 intimate glimpses of his own peripatetic past for the enjoyment of readers.


  • Wednesday, November 01 at 7:00 pm

    Join Ray Padgett for a short conversation about his new book, Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time, with Burlington Free...