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The Wild Medicine Solution with Guido Masé (Burlington)

Join Guido Masé, cofounder of The Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, to learn how health care can be easy, delicious, and effective with The Wild Medicine Solution.

Blending traditional herbal medicine with history, mythology, clinical practice, and recent findings in physiology and biochemistry, Masé's new book, The Wild Medicine Solution, explores the three classes of plants necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies and minds--aromatics, bitters, and tonics. Masé explains how bitter plants ignite digestion, balance blood sugar, buffer toxicity, and improve metabolism; how tonic plants normalize the functions of our cells and nourish the immune system; and how aromatic plants relax tense organs, nerves, and muscles and stimulate sluggish systems, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. He reveals how wild plants regulate our heart variability rate and adjust the way DNA is read by our cells, controlling the self-destructive tendencies that lead to chronic inflammation or cancer.

Offering examples of ancient and modern uses of wild plants in each of the 3 classes--from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate--Masé provides easy recipes to integrate them into meals as seasonings and as central ingredients in soups, stocks, salads, and grain dishes as well as including formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures. Providing a framework for safe and effective use as well as new insights to enrich the practice of advanced herbalists, he shows how healing “wild plant deficiency syndrome”--that is, adding wild plants back into our diets--is vital not only to our health but also to our spiritual development.

Guido Masé is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator, and garden steward. The cofounder and codirector of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, he is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, the American Botanical Council, and United Plant Savers. He lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

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The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620550847
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: Healing Arts Press - March 24th, 2013

Kristen says, "In The Wild Medicine Solution, Guido Mase offers an elegant yet
accessible framework for using herbal medicine:  Mase suggests that
three classes of herbs - aromatics, with their soothing and uplifting
qualities; bitters, which function as digestive stimulants; and
nourishing tonics - are uniquely suited for balancing the physical and
psychological stresses of modern life.  He offers several examples of
herbs in each of these categories; many, like ginger and chocolate, will
be familiar even to readers who don't have a background in herbalism. 
Mase offers lots of practical information - like simple recipes for each
herb - and also deftly places the use of these herbs in the context of
recent medical history as well as thousands of years of traditional
herbalism.  This book offers insights for even experienced herbalists
but - with a writing style that is both articulate and conversational -
The Wild Medicine Solution will appeal to anyone looking to get or stay
healthy in a challenging world."

Book Launch: Courage Has No Color with Tanya Lee Stone (Burlington)

They became America’s first black paratroopers. Why was their story never told? Sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone will reveal the history of the Triple Nickles during World War II at her book launch for Courage Has No Color.

About the book: World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men are segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties. At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris’s men serve as guards at The Parachute School, while the white soldiers prepare to be paratroopers. Morris knows that for his men to be treated like soldiers, they have to train and act like them, but would the military elite and politicians recognize the potential of these men as well as their passion for serving their country? Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought in a little-known attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of Morris, “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.”

An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted and important tribute to unsung American heroes. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A captivating look at a small but significant piece of military and civil rights history. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Tanya Lee Stone is the Robert F. Sibert Award–winning author of Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. This new book was seven years in the making, as she did extensive original research and tracked down archival photos. Tanya Lee Stone lives in Vermont.

Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763651176
Availability: Not in stock. At Our Partner Warehouse: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days.
Published: Candlewick - January 22nd, 2013

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

See you there!









Extra Yarn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061953385
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 17th, 2012

We'll read Extra Yarn and make yarn bookmarks!  (Suggested ages 4-8.)

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

See you there!









The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780920236161
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability. Not Likely to Arrive for the Holidays
Published: Annick Press - May 1st, 1980

We'll be reading The Paper Bag Princess and making our own paper bag shirts/dresses!(Suggested ages are 4-7, but all are welcome!)

The Paper Bag Princess Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554512119
Availability: Not in Stock. Backordered at the Warehouse.
Published: Annick Press - September 1st, 2009

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

See you there!









Over and Under the Snow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811867849
Availability: Not in Stock. Backordered at the Warehouse.
Published: Chronicle Books - October 19th, 2011

For our first Saturday Story Time, we'll read Kate Messner's Over and Under the Snow and make paper snowflakes.  Suggested age range is 4-8, but all ages are welcome!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

John and Hank Green: An Evening of Awesome – Webcast LIVE from Carnegie Hall (Burlington)

John and Hank Green, with special guests the Mountain Goats, will celebrate the anniversary of The Fault in Our Stars with a one-time event at Carnegie Hall. This event will be livestreamed, and Phoenix Books Burlington is inviting fans to join in the fun!

This event will start at 7pm sharp (but all latecomers are welcome!)

John Green attended a boarding school in Alabama not unlike Alaska's Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital. His experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens and inspired him to bring his comic sensibility to a candid novel about the excitement of breaking the rules and the challenge of confronting loss. John now writes for several national magazines, both print and Web-based. He is also a commentator for National Public Radio's afternoon newsmagazine, "All Things Considered," and Chicago's "NPR" affiliate, WBEZ. 

The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525478812
Availability: Not in stock. At Our Partner Warehouse: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days.
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

This book is a staff pick!  Nick says, "I have enjoyed everything Green has written, but The Fault in Our Stars
is truly superior to all of them! Hazel and Augustus become fast
friends when they meet at a Cancer Support Group. Their wit, brilliance
and quirks make the novel a quick read; so quick, I immediately read it

The Art Forger with B.A. Shapiro (Burlington)

Meet New York Times bestselling author B.A. Shapiro: Don’t miss this golden opportunity for a fantastic reading and conversation! “She is terrific, and the book is a charmer,” says Phoenix Books co-owner Mike DeSanto.

About the book: On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist with her own scandalous past, is about to discover that that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.

"The Art Forger is clever and gripping story. Just like a fine painting, this is a many layered literary thriller about love, betrayal and authenticity. Shapiro builds the story with pitch perfect suspense and twists in plot you don't see coming. The Art Forger is a masterpiece." —IndieNext

Barbara Shapiro is the author of six novels (The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes), four screenplays (Blind Spot, The Lost Coven, Borderline and Shattered Echoes) and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. In her previous career incarnations, she has directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst/statistician, headed the Boston office of a software development firm, and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. She likes being a novelist the best.

The Art Forger: A Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781616201326
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability. Not Likely to Arrive for the Holidays
Published: Algonquin Books - October 23rd, 2012

The Art Forger is a double staff pick here at Phoenix Books!

Blessings of the Animals with Reverend Gary Kowalski (Burlington)

Find out how "swarm intelligence" is creating smarter phone systems inspired by creativity and collective wisdom of the common ant. Discover what happens when a visionary artist travels to Africa to bury the portraits of 23 primates who died in a Philadelphia zoo. Ponder how cultures as diverse as the Cherokee, Chinese, Egyptians, and ancient Hindus identified the night's brightest star with a canine spirit guide. Explore how meditation helps a Buddhist beekeeper fend off a disease that threatens most of the world's honeybees. These true stories and many more will make you laugh, weep, and marvel at the amazing creatures who share our planet.

Reverend Gary Kowalski is the minister emeritus of Burlington's First Unitarian Universalist Society, a graduate of Harvard College (B.A. 1977) and the Harvard Divinity School (M.Div. 1982) and the author of eight books on animals, history, science and spirituality. His work has appeared in periodicals like Tikkun and Yoga Journal, been translated into German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Czech, and been voted as a "Readers' Favorite" by the Quality Paperback Book Club. An Oklahoma native, he has made Burlington his home since 1989, where he has been active in Vermont's campaign for marriage equality, served on the State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and worked on behalf of animals with the Green Mountain Animal Defenders. He is married to former Chittenden County Public Defender Dori Jones.

NaNoWriMo Write-In (Burlington)

Writing can be a solitary activity - but it doesn't have to be!  Join other writers for a NaNoWriMo write-in at Phoenix Books Burlington.

National Novel Writing Month is a fun,
seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing
on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175
page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in
NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. This
approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on
the fly. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving
yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and
editing and just create. To build without tearing down.

Full Circle: Medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, and Holiday Music (Burlington)

Browse for gifts while you enjoy live holiday music from many countries and many times.  Full Circle is a group of five women who play a mixture of medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, folk, and holiday music on recorders, tin whistle, harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, percussion and voices. Their recordings will be offered for sale at the store.


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