Past Events

  • Sunday, June 10 at 2:49 pm

    Explore Burlington's new bookstore, and enjoy cookies, chocolates, and punch!  Enter to win literary door prizes! 

    Make sure to join us at 2:00pm with Andrea Chesman.  Learn about pickling and her new book, The Pickled Pantry: From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys & More. Enjoy delicious samples from the pages of this book!

  • Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 pm to at 4:00 pm

    Learn about pickling from Andrea Chesman, one of our favorite local cookbook authors!  Check out her new book, The Pickled Pantry: From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys & More. Enjoy delicious samples from the pages of Andrea's book!

    Andrea Chesman is a food writer and gardener and the author of several cookbooks, including "Recipes from the Root Cellar, Serving Up the Harvest, " and "Pickles and Relishes." A resident of Vermont, she has been a contributing editor for "Vermont Life "and "Edible Green Mountains." 

    Half-Sour Dill Pickles. Salt-Cured Dilly Beans....

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  • Saturday, June 09 at 4:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming Madeleine M. Kunin to Phoenix Books Burlington!  She'll discuss her new book, The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family.  Copies of the book will be available to purchase and have signed by Kunin.

    Madeleine M. Kunin was the first woman governor of Vermont and the first woman in the U.S. to serve three terms as governor. She served as Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland in the Clinton administration. Kunin is the author of The New Feminist Agenda; Pearls, Politics and Power; and Living a Political Life. She is also a Marsh professor at the...

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  • Saturday, June 09 at 2:00 pm

    Vermont State Senator Hinda Miller will visit Phoenix Books Burlington to discuss her new memoir, Pearls of a Sultana: What I've Learned About Business, Politics, and the Human Spirit. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and to have signed following the event.

    Hinda Miller has been a Vermont State Senator since 2003. As vice chair of the economic development committee and member of the appropriations committee, she has championed legislation promoting the creative economy, green environmental technologies, and complementary medicine as part of quality health care. Born in Canada, she has been, since 1977, a resident of Burlington...

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  • Friday, June 08 at 2:46 pm

    Local authors are invited to come by and register for our new authors'
    consignment program. Stop by our authors' desk and register your books,
    drop off a few copies and talk about what you're up to. Learn how you
    can have an event hosted at Phoenix!

  • Friday, June 08 at 11:30 am

    Mayor Miro Weinberger will officially welcome us to town, with the requisite scissors and ribbon!

  • Sunday, May 27 at 2:00 pm to at 3:00 pm

    Learn about Chinese calligraphy and watercolor painting with Lucia Chiu!

    Lucia was born in China.  She started learning Chinese calligraphy from her father at an early age.  With the early good brush skill training, she later learned Chinese traditional painting from other artists.  The fundamental component of Chinese paintings is the line, as it is in Chinese calligraphy.  Lucia lives in South Burlington. 

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists.  These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the...

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  • Sunday, May 27 at 12:30 pm to at 1:30 pm

    Learn about sculpting with felted wool with Phoenix's own Donna McDermid!

    Born in Canada, Donna McDermid moved to Vermont 11 years ago. It is here that she was introduced to the fascinating world of wool and felting. Always an avid crafter and artist, "It is through the manipulation of raw fibers," she says, "that I am able to 'sculpt' and 'paint' and thereby bring to life the world around me, both real and imagined." Donna is a  member of the Essex Art League.

    You can find Donna's sculptures - which she creates with felted wool - here at The Gallery at Phoenix Books. 

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend,...

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  • Sunday, May 27 at 11:00 am to at 12:00 pm

    Learn about painting the negative spaces with watercolor with Lynn Cummings!

    Lynn Cummings is a watercolor painter who lives with her family in South Burlington.  Her love of color and nature are evident in her brilliant florals, botanicals, and landscapes.  She and her family enjoy travelling, and many of her paintings are based on subjects from their travels throughout the US, Latin America, and abroad. 

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists.  These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the depth and breadth...

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  • Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 pm to at 8:00 pm

    Come meet the artists at our reception to celebrate the Vermont Crafts Council's Spring Open Studio Weekend at The Gallery at Phoenix books. Light fare provided. Reception is open to the public. Join us for a fun evening and check out some local talent.

    Artists whose work is featured include:

    Lucia Chiu
    Lucia was born in China.  She started learning Chinese calligraphy from her father at an early age.  With the early good brush skill training, she later learned Chinese...

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