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These events all took place in our Essex store.

Author Visits: Tamara Ellis Smith, Jonathan Mingle, Linda Urban, John Farrow

Phoenix Books has been a hub of authorly activity lately!  In addition to our events, we've had three wonderful authors visit us and sign books:  Vermont authors Tamara Ellis Smith (Another Kind of Hurricane), Jonathan Mingle (Fire & Ice) and Linda Urban (Milo Speck) stopped by, as well as Canadian author John Farrow (The Storm Murders).  Autographed books make great gifts - for others or for yourself!  Milo Speck and Another Kind of Hurricane are wonderful choices for the middle readers in your life.  Fans o

Read for the Record (Essex)

On October 22, 2015, people across the country will unite to read the children’s book Not Norman, a humorous tale about a child who finds a new friend in an unexpected place.  Join a national movement to set a new record for reading the same book on the same day!

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story Cover Image
By Kelly Bennett, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763627638
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2008

Wizard of Oz story time with St. Michael's Playhouse (Essex)

Saint Michael’s Playhouse Junior Company will visit Phoenix Books to read The Wizard of Oz and sing some favorite songs from the musical! Click your heels together and join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion as they read a classic story.

The Wizard of Oz (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780141341736
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Puffin Books - May 10th, 2012

Wizard of Oz Scanimation: 10 Classic Scenes from Over the Rainbow Cover Image
By Rufus Butler Seder (By (artist))
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ISBN: 9780761163732
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 1st, 2011

The Wizard of Oz Mad Libs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780843180176
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Mad Libs - September 12th, 2013

Chris Bohjalian Day (both locations)

Stop by on May 26th for a chance to win genuine Chris Bohjalian artifacts!  We’re celebrating the paperback release of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by raffling off exciting prizes, including a fountain pen Chris has used for editing...until now.

What you might win, if you visit us in either store on ‪#Chris Bohjalian Day‬ next Tuesday 5/26:

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307743930
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Vintage - May 26th, 2015

Andrea Chesman: The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How (Essex)

Join Andrea Chesman for a book talk, demo, and samples from her new book, The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How : Field-to-Table Cooking Skills. Plus, Andrea is bringing samples of sourdough starter for attendees who purchase a book!  (While supplies last.)

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The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How: Field-to-Table Cooking Skills Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612122045
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - August 25th, 2015

Independent Bookstore Day at Phoenix Books Burlington, Essex - and Rutland!

Phoenix Books Essex's manager, Colleen Shipman, visited the Rutland Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 2nd, in anticipation of Phoenix Books opening our third store in Rutland later this summer. Since it was Independent Bookstore Day, visitors were asked to to complete  the following sentence: "I'm excited to have an indie bookstore in Rutland because ..." Customers at Phoenix Books locations in Essex and Burlington were asked to complete a similar sentence in honor of independent bookstore day.

Mike Curato at Essex Elementary School

On Monday, May 4th, acclaimed children's book author/illustrator Mike Curato spoke about his picture book Little Eliot, Big City to 482 preschool through second grade students at Essex Elementary School in Essex, Vermont!  Phoenix Books arranged the event in partnership with Carol Scrimgeour, Essex Elementary School's Library Media Specialist. Curato also stopped by Phoenix Books Essex to sign books, and signed copies of Little Eliot are now available at both Phoenix Books locations.


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