Past Events

  • Friday, October 19 at 7:00 pm

     

     

    Come to Phoenix Books Burlington prepared for a bewitching night of tricks and treats to put you in the Halloween spirit. A selection of Halloween stories will be read aloud by Christy, our children's bookseller, followed by a fun and creepy craft time. Apple cider, popcorn and other treats will be provided. Costumes are encouraged! Suggested age range is 5-10, but all are welcome. This is sure to be an evening of ghoulish fun!

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  • Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm

    Bring decision making back home this election season.

    Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, and slow money helps us become more engaged with our local economy, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered.

    Susan Clark is a writer and facilitator focusing on community sustainability and citizen participation. She is an award-winning radio commentator and former talk show co-host. Her democratic activism has earned her broad recognition, including the 2010 Vermont Secretary of State’s Enduring Democracy...

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  • Tuesday, October 16 at 7:45 pm

    Bestselling author J. K. Rowling is making only one public stop in the United States to discuss her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy. Join us for a live webcast with the bestselling author of the Harry Potter series: J.K. Rowling in Conversation with Ann Patchett.

    J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, have been translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. As well as an Order of the...

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  • Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 pm

    Journalist and social critic B.J. Mendelson will skillfully debunk the myths of social media. He'll illustrate how the notion of "social media" first came to prominence, why it has become such a powerful presence in the marketing field, and who stands to benefit each time it's touted in the press. Discover why all the Facebook friends and Twitter followers in the world mean nothing to you and your business without old-fashioned, real-world connections. Examine popular tales of social media "success," and the unsettling truths behind the surface. Learn how to best harness the potential of the Internet--without spending a fortune in the process. This book gives the knowledge and tools you "really" need to connect with customers and grow your brand.

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  • Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 pm

    Ever wondered about the romance and glamour of the life of a performer in 1940s America? Join us to get the inside scoop when we welcome local author Sharry Traver Underwood to our store. Underwood's fun and inspiring memoir, No Daughter of Mine is Going to Be a Dancer!, details her pursuit of a dancing career during the 40s.

    From the Foreword by Deborah Jowitt:
    In her tale of a dancer's life, Underwood reveals both the rapture she felt in dancing and her refreshingly spunky approach to a career. Over the decade, this young woman...
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  • Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 pm

    Mystery fans have a treat in store when Archer Mayor, author of the highly acclaimed, Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, returns visits Phoenix Books Burlington. Mayor will be reading from and autographing his new novel, Paradise City.

    Archer Mayor's Joe Gunther series has been described by the Chicago Tribune as "the best police procedurals being written in America." Mayor is also the 2004 winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction-the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. In addition, Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner, and a Deputy...

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  • Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 pm

    Mystery fans have a treat in store when Archer Mayor, author of the highly acclaimed, Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, returns to Phoenix Books Essex. Mayor will be reading from and autographing his new novel, Paradise City.

    Archer Mayor's Joe Gunther series has been described by the Chicago Tribune as "the best police procedurals being written in America." Mayor is also the 2004 winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction-the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. In addition, Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner, and a Deputy Sheriff for...

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  • Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 am

    Calling all kids! Phoenix is hosting Snoozapalooza, a Dr. Seuss Sleep Book PJ Party.  Come join us for fun activities, giveaways, story time, and more! Attendees are invited to wear pjs, bring a blanket, pillow, and your favorite bedtime stuffed animal for cuddling.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 am

    Calling all kids! Phoenix is hosting Snoozapalooza, a Dr. Seuss Sleep Book PJ Party.  Come join us for fun activities, giveaways, story time, and more! Attendees are invited to wear pjs, bring a blanket, pillow, and your favorite bedtime stuffed animal for cuddling.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tuesday, October 09 at 7:00 pm

    Join Thomas Visser for a slide presentation and discussion of that quintessentially American architectural feature - the porch. This is a joint event with Preservation Burlington.

    The porch, whether simple or grand, evokes feelings of welcome, comfort, and nostalgia in all of us, yet there has been little published on the history of this omnipresent architectural feature. Thomas Visser's new book examines how porches in their many forms have evolved in the United States and Canada through innovations, adaptations, and revivals. Covering formal porches and verandas, as well as the many informal vernacular types, he proffers insights into broad cultural customs and patterns, as well as regional preferences and...

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