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These events all took place in our Essex store.

Meet Elephant and Piggie!

Join us for an Elephant and Piggie story time and activities! Best of all, Elephant and Piggie themselves will be joining us to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day and to kick off Children's Book Week.


DATE:  Saturday, April 28th at 11am

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423133087
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 14th, 2010

Earth Day Story Time

Come celebrate Earth Day weekend with a special "Earth Day Storytime," featuring Earth Day and conservation-themed books and planting flower pots to take home.


DATE:  Saturday, April 21st at 11am

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.


Richard Nevell: A Time to Dance

Join Richard Nevell, author of A Time to Dance, for a discussion on the evolution of country dancing in America and the social experience of dance, an art form that has the power to unify us in increasingly divisive times.

A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872332799
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bauhan Pub - October 23rd, 2017

What's Up With High School?

Come for a casual conversation about what's actually out there for high school. Do you know about alternative programs, school choice, blended learning or homeschool options and collaborations? Come ask questions, share what you know or let your curiosity be sparked. Come talk with others who have been there or done that, are looking for other options or ideas about how to do high school differently.


DATE:  Thursday, February 22nd at 6pm (time TBC)

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

Find Waldo in Essex!

Where’s Waldo? In Essex, of course! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo in Essex is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including these partners:


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