Past Events

  • Sunday, July 01 at 4:50 pm to Tuesday, July 31 at 4:50 pm

    Where's Waldo? In Burlington, of course. He's turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different local businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. From Phoenix Books Burlington at 191 Bank Street to Outdoor Gear Exchange at 37 Church Street, from Global Pathways at 126 Church Street to Homeport at 52 Church Street, Waldo figures are showing up in public areas of local establishments. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Burlington!” search list with the names of all the businesses, and collect an "I...

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  • Saturday, June 30 at 1:00 pm

    Join Evelyn Geer and the Lepine sisters to learn about the stories behind Evelyn's new book, The Lepine Girls of Mud City: Embracing Vermont. Books will be available for purchase and to have signed. You can also meet Evelyn and the Lepine sisters on June 23rd at Phoenix Books Essex.

    The Lepines’ story began in Quebec, from where Maurice and Imelda immigrated to Vermont during the Great Depression. The family farmed, lived off the rich Vermont landscape and instilled a love for it in their daughters, Gert, Jeanette and Therese. As adults, “the Girls” taught school, traveled the world and worked for President Johnson but never forgot their roots. All three returned to Mount Sterling Farm, raising their famed Jersey cows and embodying Vermont’s agricultural tradition. Their story...

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  • Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 pm to at 7:00 pm

    Red Wine GlasCome join us at Phoenix Books and Cafe to explore several different wines from the renowned wine growing regions of New Zealand, including bright, crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and smoky Pinot Noir from the South Island.  Kelly will be our guide during this event, and we will sample local breads and cheeses that pair well with each wine.  We can't wait to discover the world of wine with you!

    This is a wonderful...

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  • Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm to at 7:30 pm

    Author M. D. Usher brings this classic tale alive for you through a participatory reading at the Library. Books will be available for purchase. Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Ages 7 & up.
    No preregistration needed.

  • Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 pm

    Photo by Nathan Eldridge.Richard Russo - the Pulitzer-prize winning author of Empire Falls - and his daughter Kate Russo will speak about their new book, Interventions, at Phoenix Books Burlington on Saturday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. Richard Russo has been an unabashed supporter of independent bookstores and recently spoke at BookExpo America on “Why Indies Matter,” which is also the name of the American Booksellers Association's newly launched video campaign that captures unscripted testimonials about independent bookstores from authors, customers, and indie supporters around the country.  "I don't want independent bookstores to...

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  • Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 pm

    Join Evelyn Geer and the Lepine sisters to learn about the stories behind Evelyn's new book, The Lepine Girls of Mud City: Embracing Vermont. Books will be available for purchase and to have signed. You can also meet Evelyn and the Lepine sisters on June 30th at Phoenix Books Burlington.

    The Lepines’ story began in Quebec, from where Maurice and Imelda immigrated to Vermont during the Great Depression. The family farmed, lived off the rich Vermont landscape and instilled a love for it in their daughters, Gert, Jeanette and Therese. As adults, “the Girls” taught school, traveled the world and worked for President Johnson but never forgot their roots. All three returned to Mount Sterling Farm, raising their famed Jersey cows and embodying Vermont’s agricultural tradition. Their...

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  • Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a poetry reading with W. S. Di Piero!

    W. S. Di Piero, winner of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, is the author of ten books of poetry; the most recent is Nitro Nights (Copper Canyon, 2011). His poems have appeared frequently in Poetry, The New Yorker, and Threepenny Review, and he has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and other periodicals. He’s a well-known essayist on art, literature, culture, and personal experience. The latest of his five essay collections contains his recent art writings: When Can I See You Again? (Pressed Wafer, 2010)....

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  • Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm

    Please Note:  This event has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule it for later this summer.

    John Katzenbach, author of the psychological thriller What Comes Next, will visit Phoenix Books Burlington to discuss and read from his new novel.

    John Katzenbach is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous novels: the Edgar Award-nominated In the Heat of the Summer, which was adapted for the screen as The Mean Season; The Traveler; Day of Reckoning; Just Cause, which was also made into a movie; The Shadow Man (another Edgar nominee); State of Mind;...

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  • Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm

    Sarah Healy, author of Can I Get an Amen?, will visit Phoenix Books Burlington to discuss and read from her new novel.

    As an extra treat, attendees will be treated to free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's! (While supplies last!)

    This event is free and open to the public.  Copies of Can I Get an Amen? will be available to buy and have signed by Healy at the event.

    Can I Get an Amen? is about the way life can suddenly change and make us question all of our relationships--with our family, with our faith, and with our childhood dreams of how life would be....

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  • Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 pm to at 8:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

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