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Bernd Heinrich (Burlington)

Explore the concept that “we come from life, and we are a conduit into other life,” with Bernd Heinrich - UVM Professor Emeritus of Biology and the author of Winter World, Summer World, and other popular nature books.

When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his "green burial" at Bernd Heinrich's hunting camp in Maine, it set the acclaimed biologist/author on a path that had long fascinated him. How exactly does the animal world deal with the flip side of the life cycle? And what are the lessons, ecological to spiritual, raised by a close look at how the animal world renews itself? Heinrich lends his wholly original gaze to the fascinating doings of creatures most of us would otherwise turn away from --carrion beetles burying a field mouse; the communication strategies ravens, "the premier northern undertakers," use to do their work; and the "inadvertent teamwork" among wolves and large cats, foxes and weasels, bald eagles and nuthatches in cold-weather dispersal of killed prey. Heinrich reveals, too, how and where humans still play our ancient and important role as scavengers, thereby turning--not dust to dust--but life to life.

Bernd Heinrich is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous award-winning books, including the bestselling Winter World, Mind of the Raven, and Why We Run. He also writes for Scientific American, Outside, American Scientist, and Audubon, and has published book reviews and op-eds for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He studied at the University of Maine and UCLA, and is professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont. Heinrich divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.

Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547752662
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 19th, 2012

Summer World: A Season of Bounty Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060742188
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Published: Ecco - April 6th, 2010

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061129070
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Published: Ecco - April 7th, 2009

Tovar Cerulli: Mindful Carnivore (Burlington)

Join Tovar Cerulli for a discussion of the unlikely and provocative journey from vegan to hunter. A meditation on the ethics and ecology of food. An adventurous quest for dinner.

As a boy, Tovar Cerulli spent his summers fishing for trout and hunting bullfrogs. At twenty, moved by the compassionate words of Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and concerned about the ecological impacts of meat, he became a vegetarian. Soon he went vegan.

A decade later, in the face of declining health, he returned to omnivory. Searching for ethical, ecologically responsible ways to come to terms with his food, he began to contemplate the unthinkable: hunting. Two years later, he took up a deer rifle.

In his deeply personal narrative Mindful Carnivore, Cerulli explored our most elemental relationship with nature: food. From a fateful encounter with a brook trout to a rekindled relationship with the only hunter in his family, he traced the evolution of his dietary philosophy. Contemplating vegetable gardens, farm fields, and deer woods with intellectual and emotional candor, he stalked both food and meaning.

Cerulli brings nuance to conversations often dominated by black-and-white thinking. He sets contemporary debates in context by looking back over centuries of history and delving into our changing natural and cultural landscapes. In place of moral certainties, he offers questions:

Can hunters and vegetarians be motivated by similar values and instincts? In this time of intensifying concern over ecological degradation and animal welfare, how do we make peace with the fact that, even in growing organic vegetables, life is sustained by death?  Explore these questions and more when Tovar Cerulli visits Phoenix Books Burlington.

Tovar Cerulli grew up in Vermont and New Hampshire.  He split his undergraduate years between Dartmouth College and the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, and has worked as a carpenter and freelance writer. An environmentalist, Tovar has also worked as a logger. In 2009, he was awarded a graduate school fellowship by UMass-Amherst, where he is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student. His research is focused on food, hunting, and human relationships with nature.

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The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605982779
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pegasus Books - February 15th, 2012

Nessa Flax: Voices in the Hills (Burlington)

Join us for a reading and booksigning with Nessa Flax, author of the new book Voices in the Hills.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to explore Vermont's culture and values.  As Bernie Sanders put it, "Any reader...will understand more about Vermont-who lives here, and what our values are, and why we love our state-after spending
some time with Nessa’s writing."

Nessa Flax, author of Voices in the Hills, though born a ‘flatlander’ has fully immersed herself in life in the North Country. She lives, loves, breathes and writes about it, in fact, she has become one of the locals. Nessa’s column, ‘Rambling Reflections’ has run for over 10 years in the local paper Journal Opinion, pithily capturing the essence of her surroundings. Her book compiles her greatest columns, somehow touching that magical place where it is easy to imagine ones-self sharing her amazing experiences.

Bernie Sanders sums it up perfectly, “Nessa Flax shows us, teaches us, how much we can understand if we only take the time to pay attention to the world we inhabit. Whether it is the changing colors of fall, or the dedication to work of an older Vermonter in ways that seem wondrous to us now, she focuses her attention on the events in the life going on around us.”

Nessa Flax has been a freelance journalist since 1993. Her features and book reviews have appeared in a variety of publications. She began writing for the Journal Opinion in 1994 and launched her “Rambling Reflections” weekly column the next year. Initially attending Riverside City College and SUNY at Stony Brook, she received her degree from Dartmouth College with the first graduating class of women in 1976. Her professional career has taken her from a secretarial desk to selling motorcycles, into a sixteen-year teaching career that included establishing and coaching the only varsity fencing program in Vermont and New Hampshire public high schools. From her home in Ryegate Corner, Vermont, Nessa writes, provides management consulting services for small businesses, and communes with the forest.

Voices in the Hills: Collected Ramblings from a Rural Life Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781593730956
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Published: Bunker Hill Publishing Inc - May 15th, 2012

Waldo Party (Burlington)

Where's Waldo? In Burlington, of course. He's turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt has been visiting twenty different local businesses all through the month of July.  Visit phoenixbooks.biz to learn how you can find Waldo and enter to win prizes (like a complete six-volume set of Waldo books) - or just come and enjoy the party!  Attendees will get to enjoy free munchies, participate in Waldo-themed activities, and even meet Waldo and Wenda!

This party is the culmination of both Find Waldo in Burlington! and Find Waldo in Essex, Williston, and Jericho!

Where's Waldo? The Search for the Lost Things Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763658328
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Published: Candlewick - February 14th, 2012

Where's Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763647254
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Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2011

Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763635008
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2007

Richard & Kate Russo (Burlington)

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 survive," Russo said in an interview with Publishers Weekly's Judith Rosen.  "I want them to thrive."

In what many perceive as a coldly relentless digital age, Richard Russo has teamed up with Kate Russo to create Interventions, their tribute to the printed book. What makes the book truly special is the unusual format: Each story is an individually soft-bound volume with a cover illustration by Kate. Framable prints of her paintings accompany each book and all are collected into a slipcase. Conceived by Kate's husband, designer Tom Butler, the format is an integral part of Interventions. The Russos' intention is for the reader to experience the work in the tangible, tactile way only a printed book can provide.

Richard Russo is the author of several novels, a collection of short stories, and several produced screenplays. His novel Empire Falls won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in coastal Maine and Boston. Kate Russo was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in 1982. She moved to Maine with her family at the age of nine. She has a B.A. from Colby College and an M.F.A. from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England. She currently lives in Rockland, Maine, with her husband, Tom. She has exhibited all over England and recently at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, Maine.

Phoenix Books Burlington is located at 191 Bank Street in Downtown Burlington. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 802-448-3350 or visit www.phoenixbooks.biz.

 

Read Russo's New York Times op ed Amazon's Jungle Logic.
Read the New York Times article, Russo's Family Battles Amazon on Two Fronts.
Read the Boston Phoenix's article, Richard Russo pairs with his artist daughter.
Richard and Kate discussed Interventions on Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
Breitbart review of Interventions: Russo Clings to the Power of the Printed Page.
Visit Richard Russo on Facebook.

Interventions Cover Image
By Richard Russo, Kate Russo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781608931859
Availability: Special Order
Published: Down East Books - June 2012

Bridge of Sighs: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400030903
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2008

That Old Cape Magic: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400030910
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - June 2010

Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375726408
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 2002

Find Waldo in Burlington!

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 Found Waldo at ___________" card for each Waldo they spot. Collecting cards in sixteen or more businesses and turning them in at Phoenix Books Burlington will win a Waldo button and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Waldo party on July 31. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books. People who prefer a shorter version of the hunt can collect the cards from eight businesses and pick up a Waldo button at Phoenix Books Burlington.

Here's the complete list of businesses taking part!

  • Kiss the Cook 72 Church Street Burlington
  • Vermont Butcher Block 63 Church Street, Burlington
  • Catamount Store 46 Church Street, Burlington
  • Vermont Violins 23 Church Street Burlington
  • Outdoor Gear Exchange 37 Church St Burlington
  • Burlington Records 170 Bank Street, Burlington
  • Tradewinds 110 Church Street, Burlington
  • Lippa's Jewelry 112 Church Street, Burlington
  • Boutiliers 194 College Street, Burlington
  • Isabean 206 College Street, Burlington
  • Danforth Pewter 111 Church Street Burlington
  • Optical Center 107 Church Street Burlington
  • Uncommon Grounds 42 Church Street Burlington
  • Apple Mountain 30 Church Street Burlington
  • Homeport 52 Church Street Burlington
  • Sweet Thing 101 Church Street, Burlington
  • Global Pathways 126 Church Street, Burlington
  • Jim's Sports Burlington Town Center Mall, 49 Church Street, Burlington
  • Zinnia 57 Church Street, Burlington
  • ...and, of course, Phoenix Books Burlington!

Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 55 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions.

In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 250 independent bookstores all across the country, including Phoenix Books here in Burlington, to have fun and encourage people to visit local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Burlington, call Phoenix Books at 802-448-3350.

By the way, Phoenix Books Essex is doing a Where's Waldo hunt of its own!  Find out more on our upcoming events page.

Where's Waldo? The Search for the Lost Things Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763658328
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - February 14th, 2012

Where's Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763647254
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2011

Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763635008
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2007

Poet W. S. Di Piero (Burlington)

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). His autobiographical essays have appeared twice in Best American Essays. His books also include translations from Greek and Italian. Di Piero has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award. He lives in San Francisco.

“Di Piero’s work is forceful and engaging. Whether he’s describing the vivid street characters from his childhood in South Philadelphia, the restorers in the Strozzi Chapel at Santa Maria Novella in Florence, or the apricot trees in his backyard in San Francisco, Di Piero looks at the world with a painter’s eye and a poet’s sense of craft.”
–- Harvard Review

“Di Piero’s poems throb with the intensity of urban life, buried anger, and old griefs that still ache.”
--San Francisco Chronicle

“His poems have the texture of American cities, the sights, sounds, and especially the smells of where we’ve lived in the last thirty years, and he has caught our American voices in all their glory and banality, our diction and our inflections, even when we’re talking to ourselves. By some magic – let’s call it inspiration – he knows us even when there’s almost nothing to know.”
--Philip Levine, Ploughshares

Nitro Nights Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781556593802
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - December 13th, 2011

Bonnie Christensen Book Signing & Discussion (Burlington)

Join acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen for a discussion and signing of her newest book, I, Galileo.  This event is free and open to the public, and copies of Bonnie's books will be available for purchase and to have signed.

Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in I, Galileo, an outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileo's remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensen's artwork glows with the light of the stars he studied.

Galileo's contributions were so numerous--the telescope! the microscope!--and his ideas so world-changing--the sun-centric solar system!--that Albert Einstein called him "the father of modern science." But in his own time he was branded a heretic and imprisoned in his home. He was a man who insisted on his right to pursue the truth, no matter what the cost--making his life as interesting and instructive as his ideas.

Bonnie Christensen is the author and illustrator of the Schneider Family Book Award winner Django and Woodie Guthrie: Poet of the People, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a New York Times Notable Book. Her illustrations also appear in the London Folio Society's edition of The Grapes of Wrath and over ten children's books, including Pompeii, Lost and Found by Mary Pope Osborne. She lives in Wilson, North Carolina, and has strong ties to Vermont.

I, Galileo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375867538
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2012

Plant a Little Seed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596435506
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 8th, 2012

The Princess of Borscht Cover Image
By Leda Schubert, Bonnie Christensen (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596435155
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 22nd, 2011

Django: The World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781596436961
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Published: Flash Point - February 2011

Evelyn Geer and the Lepine Sisters (Burlington)

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 is one of hope and valor—of a family who loved their home and neighbors and left their land as a lasting gift for the world.

Evelyn Geer is a lifelong resident of Vermont and a long-time friend of the Lepine family. During college, she cared for the sisters’ ailing mother, and has remained close to the family since. She has made a living as an artist and journalist, and is a member of the Jacob Walker Art Gallery in Morristown, VT, which was founded by the Lepine sisters. She is also a member of the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, worked for the Stowe Reporter, Stowe Guide Magazine, and The Vermont Journal and Vermont’s Channel 3 TV. She is a member of the Vermont Folklife Center, Stowe Historical Society, and Morristown Historical Society.

The Lepine Girls of Mud City: Embracing Vermont Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781609494315
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Published: History Press - June 12th, 2012

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