Seven Daysies Announced

Each year, thousands of Vermonters weigh in on the state’s “best of Vermont” awards in over 150 categories for the "Seven Daysies." Seven Days announced the results today, and Phoenix Books was named as the winner of the "Best Bookstore" Award!

"It is an honor to be awarded the Seven Daysies Award for Best Bookstore 2016," says Phoenix Books' general manager, Colleen Shipman. " Thank you for voting for us, and thank you for choosing Phoenix Books as your bookstore."
 
Seven Days readers also voted Phoenix the "Best Bookstore in Chittenden County" for the newspaper's 2013, 2014, and 2015 Daysie Awards, when the category for "Best Bookstore" was awarded for both inside and outside of Vermont's most populous county. This year, the category was awarded for Vermont as a whole, and Phoenix's fellow finalists in the Daysies included Montpelier's Bear Pond Books, Burlington's Crow Bookshop, and Shelburne's Flying Pig Bookstore, as well as Barnes and Noble.
 
Earlier this summer, Phoenix Books was awarded the "Best of the Best" Reader's Choice Award in the "Local Bookstore" category by the Rutland Herald.  Phoenix's fellow "Best of the Best" nominees were Rutland's The Bookmobile and Manchester's Northshire Bookstore.
 
This was Phoenix's first year as a contender for the "Best of the Best" awards:  Phoenix Books Rutland opened in September 2015, following a recruitment effort by Green Mountain Power in collaboration with the City of Rutland, Downtown Rutland Partnership, and local residents and businesses. The store is co-owned and managed by Rutland's own Tricia Huebner.

"We are so excited to have won the Best of the Best award for Best Local Bookstore in Rutland!" says Huebner. "Our customers have really been there for us since we opened last September. Many, many thanks to all of those who voted for us!"