Past Events

  • Friday, October 27 at 5:30 pm to at 7:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the publication of a new poetry collection, The Shower Scene from Hamlet, by Pushcart Prize-winner Daniel Lusk, with a book launch, reading, and light fare.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In The Shower Scene from Hamlet, the poet is at his mature best, creating portraits and literary collages from the...

  • Friday, October 27 at 12:00 pm to at 1:30 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...

  • Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 pm

    Join Daniel Mills for a talk on his novel Moriah, a work of the historical Gothic which recalls the Victorian fiction of Sarah Waters, Michael Cox, and Charles Palliser.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Silas Flood is haunted, a broken man in a broken country. Nine years have passed since the end of the American Civil War, and Flood is helpless to escape its shadow. During the war, he served as an army chaplain at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania only to lose his faith, his family, and his vocation. Now he finds work as a journalist for a New York newspaper.

    In the summer of 1874 he is dispatched to the...

  • Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for a evening of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella.  Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST: Bianca Amira Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Mountain Troubadour and The Reverie. The recipient of a 2014 Robert T. Marsh Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing and a 2017 Green Mountain Scholarship, Bianca plans to finalize her initial...

  • Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm

    Calling all grown-ups! You’re really never too old for a picture book. Join Kate Sullivan and Katrina Kruse to explore this genre. Light fare will be provided.

    ABOUT THE EVENT: A picture book is more than just a book, and for more people than just children. A picture book can be a greeting card, a little larger and a little bit more of an investment--but unlike a card it...

  • Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm

    Join Robert Madrygin for a discussion of his new novel, The Solace of Trees.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A Bosnian War orphan of Muslim heritage escapes his homeland, finds a new family in New England, and learns to deal with his trauma--and years later falls into the depths of post-9/11 America's extraordinary rendition program. A piercing and resonant debut novel about war and the endurance of the human spirit, and a cautionary tale about the damage that can be inflicted upon war victims when wealthy nations become obsessed with self-protection and retribution. This book...

  • Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 pm

    Join Jeffrey Lent for a discussion of his novel, Before We Sleep.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Katey Snow, seventeen, slips the pickup into neutral and rolls silently out of the driveway of her Vermont home, her parents, Oliver and Ruth, still asleep. She isn't so much running away as on a journey of discovery. She carries with her a packet of letters addressed to her mother from an old army buddy of her father's. She has only recently been told that Oliver, who she adores more than anyone, isn't her biological father. She hopes the letter's sender will have answers to her many...

  • Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 pm

    Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day, and master the art of reading! This will be Phoenix Books Rutland's first year celebrating Star Wars Reads.


    ABOUT THE NATIONAL EVENT:  What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course. And the two will come together this October.  Star Wars Reads, a celebration of Star Wars and readingis set to return for its sixth year with a month-long...

  • Saturday, October 21 at 5:30 pm to at 7:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Phoenix Books! All are welcome to enjoy light fare, music, and the company of neighbors, booksellers, authors, and more at an open house at Phoenix Books Essex.


    DATE:  Saturday, October 21st from 5:30-7pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a birthday-themed story time and activities, featuring When's My Birthday and celebrating Phoenix Books' tenth anniversary!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson come together to bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.


    DATE:  Saturday, October 21st at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.