Past Events

  • 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.

  • Friday, October 20 at 11:00 am

    Please join us for a ribbon cutting to mark the official opening of Phoenix Books Essex's new home at 2 Carmichael Street!


    DATE:  Friday, October 20th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm

    Join Structural Reflexologist Geraldine Villeneuve for a talk on her new book, Put Your Best Feet Forward.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Foot pain is something many Americans suffer from, and yet most ignore or have simply surrendered to it. In Put Your Best Feet Forward, experienced Structural Reflexologist Geraldine Villeneuve outlines not just the types of foot pain and their sources, but also how this pain can manifest itself throughout the body. From depression to lower back pain to common foot problems themselves, freeing our feet from the...

  • Saturday, October 14 at 6:00 pm to at 7:30 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 mental health counseling from Antioch University New England and has a private psychotherapy practice in Williston working with individual...

  • Saturday, October 14 at 1:00 pm

    Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day, and master the art of reading! This will be Phoenix Books Burlington's sixth 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 14 at 11:00 am

    Join us to meet Bruce the Bear and for a story time featuring Bruce's Big Move!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  After the events of Hotel Bruce and Mother Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides. Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. . . A hilarious sequel for fans of the previous Bruce books, as well as a standalone discovery for new readers, Bruce's next reluctant adventure is sure to keep kids giggling....

  • Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming Archer Mayor back to Burlington! In Trace, the newest Joe Gunther mystiery, Gunther and the VBI are pulled into three different critical cases at the same time, each equally important, each potentially deadly.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) has been brought into three new cases, taxing their resources and manpower; meanwhile,...

  • Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 pm

    Join Stephen Butz for a discussion of his new book, Shay's Settlement in Vermont.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The ruins of Daniel Shays's fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion. Shays and the Regulators founded the settlement deep in the Vermont wilderness after fleeing the uprising they led in 1787 in Massachusetts. Rediscovered in 1997 and under study since 2013, these remnants divulge secrets of Shays's life that previously remained unknown, including his connection to Millard Filmore and the Anti-Federalist lawyer John Bay. As the leader of...

  • Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm

    Join Michael A. Lange for a discussion of his new book, Meanings of Maple.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In Meanings of Maple, Michael A. Lange provides a cultural analysis of maple syrup making, known in Vermont as sugaring, to illustrate how maple syrup as both process and product is an aspect of cultural identity. Readers...

  • Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm

    Join Julie C. Dao for a pre-launch event for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. An epic YA fantasy set in a mythical/mystical version of the Far East, this reimagining of The Evil Queen legend is about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress—and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

    ABOUT THE BOOKEighteen-year-old Xifeng (pronounced She-fung) is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for...