Featured Authors & Autographed Editions

Check out these titles by our talented local authors and authors who have visited for events - some of which are sold exclusively at Phoenix Books! Remember, not all books featured on our website are necessarily in stock at our bricks-and-mortar locations, but we're always happy to special order a book for you to pick up at the store. Special orders almost always come in quickly, and don't involve any extra fees. Happy browsing!

Rice Memorial High School Book Fair 2024

We are excited to partner with Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington for their Spring Book Fair from May 23rd - May 30th, 2024.
Shop in-person at the high school on May 23rd following Grandparents' Mass.

Shop your 2024-2025 Summer & School Year Required Reading with the links below.  A pdf with additional details can be found at the bottom of this page.

English

Social Studies

Science

To support Rice Memorial High School by shopping our website or in-store during those dates, please use coupon code RMHS at checkout.


Please note: Educator & book club discounts are not applicable on book fair purchases.

Williston Families as Partners Book Fair

We are thrilled to partner with Williston School District's Families as Partners for their Spring Book Fair from May 7 - May 9, 2024.
Shop in-person at Allen Brook School May 7th - 9th!

To support the Families as Partners by shopping our website or in-store during those dates, please use coupon code WFAP at checkout.

Please note: Educator & book club discounts are not applicable on book fair purchases.

Kate Messner and Rajani LaRocca at Jericho Elementary School

Meet the kids in Mrs. Z's Class! an innovative new chapter-book series where each book will focus on a different kid in the same third-grade class.

Authors Kate Messner and  Rajani LaRocca will be visiting Jericho Elementary School on Wednesday, May 29, 2024!

The authors will be signing all the preordered books on April 30th, publication day. 
Please select Essex as your pickup store, and your order will be brought to the school!

Use discount code* MRSZ20 to save 20% on these titles.  This coupon expires on May 2, 2024.

Donating copies to your child's classroom? Just leave instructions in the order comments on which title(s) and how many are for donation. Thanks for making these books available to others!

*Discount does not combine with any other offers.

Emma McKenna, Full Out (The Kids in Mrs. Z's Class #1) By Kate Messner, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781523525720
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2024

Rohan Murthy Has a Plan (The Kids in Mrs. Z's Class #2) By Rajani LaRocca, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rajani LaRocca, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781523526598
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2024

"Guts" Book Discussion at the Family Medicine Course

Dr. Dickerson will be speaking on “Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents” during Vermont Day, Thursday, June 6, at the 50th Annual Family Medicine Course. 

While Guts offers a rich narrative about a young person with anxiety, it can be read relatively quickly.  It's written primarily for a young audience and Dr. Dickerson often shares it with children and their families.He encourages attendees to purchase and read the book Guts: A Graphic Novel, prior to the conference.
Guts: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545852500
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

Guts: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780545852517
Availability: Not in stock. At Our Partner Warehouse: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

An Evening of Poetry with Stephen Cramer and Neil Shepard

Join us for an evening of poetry with Stephen Cramer and Neil Shepard.  Signed, personalized copies of their featured books will be available for pick up or shipping after the event of April 2, 2024.

$15.95
SKU: 9781962082112a
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$18.95
SKU: 9781956440690a
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Chris Bohjalian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, including The Lioness, Hour of the WitchMidwives, and The Flight Attendant, which has been made into a MAX limited series starring Kaley Cuoco. His other books include The Red Lotus, The Guest RoomClose Your Eyes, Hold HandsThe Sandcastle GirlsSkeletons at the Feastand The Double Bind. His novels Secrets of EdenMidwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies, and his work has been translated into more than thirty- five languages. He is also a playwright (Wingspan and Midwives). He lives in Vermont and can be found at chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, Litsy, and Goodreads.

Click here for list of Chris' available titles.

Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Washington Post, the New York Times, and The Atlantic and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. She is a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board and wrote the curriculum for Amazon Kids’ The Stinky and Dirty Show. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two sons. You can find her online at https://www.jessicalahey.com/

$26.99
SKU: 9780062883780a
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$17.99
SKU: 9780062883797a
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$15.99
SKU: 9780062299253a
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Trish Esden in conversation with Connie Berry: A Wealth of Deception

  Please join us as we welcome Trish Esden to our Zoom stage for a discussion of A Wealth of Deception, hew new novel featuring Vermont antique and art dealer Edie Brown.   Trish will be in conversation with Connie Berry, fellow mystery author on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7pm EDT.  Please 

$29.99
SKU: 9781639102549a
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$26.99
SKU: 9781643859644a
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A Dream of Death (A Kate Hamilton Mystery #1) By Connie Berry Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781639101016
Availability: Not in stock. At Our Partner Warehouse: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Crooked Lane Books - September 6th, 2022

A Legacy of Murder: A Kate Hamilton Mystery By Connie Berry Cover Image
$26.99
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781643851549
Published: Crooked Lane Books - October 8th, 2019

The Art of Betrayal: A Kate Hamilton Mystery By Connie Berry Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781643855943
Availability: Backordered. On Order at the Warehouse.
Published: Crooked Lane Books - June 8th, 2021

The Shadow of Memory (A Kate Hamilton Mystery #4) By Connie Berry Cover Image
$26.99
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781643859088
Published: Crooked Lane Books - May 10th, 2022

Darcy Marks

About Grounded for All Eternity (available now):  A group of kids from hell come to Earth on one of the craziest nights of the year—Halloween—in this “entertaining, high-octane” (Kirkus Reviews) middle grade adventure about teamwork, friendship, shattering expectations, and understanding the world (or otherworld) around us.

The Afterlife of the Party, the second book in this fabulous series arrives in July 2023 -- preorder below!

Darcy Marks is a lifelong reader who learned to walk quite well with a book in front of her face, thank you very much. She lives in Vermont with her husband, three genre-defying kids, a very needy cat and an extremely friendly former racehorse, where she writes rebellious fantasy books for kids. When she’s not reading or writing she explains math and science to lawyers as a forensic toxicologist and used her several black belts to help found The Safety Team, a non-profit changing the world and smashing the patriarchy one step at a time.  Visit her online at DarcyMarks.com.

$18.99
SKU: 9781534483361a
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$18.99
SKU: 9781534483392a
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Vermont Almanac: Stories From & For The Land

 

About Vermont Almanac: “What is unique to Vermont’s sense of place has been captured in a new book that really must be added to any Vermonters’ book collection or coffee table. Vermont Almanac . . . is a beautiful compilation. It is breathtaking in its depth of advice and information. It is, in effect, How to Vermont. Broken down by month, it has something for everyone who loves the state.” – Barre-Montpelier Times Argus/Rutland Herald

The Almanac is organized by month and provides a year’s worth of stories, data, illustrations, and photography. Each beautifully bound edition records the prior year’s weather, trends in agriculture, changes in the forest, and developments in the rural economy. But each volume does more than look back; it also introduces readers to the people who inspire hope for the future of the land we all share. The farmers, loggers, conservationists, homesteaders, scientists, hunters – in short, the “doers” – who are preserving and pioneering a rural way of life in an increasingly urbanized culture.

Their goal is for Vermont Almanac to bring together the many individuals and organizations in Vermont whose mission and purpose falls within the land ethic we live by – one that combines economic vitality with environmental stewardship and the values of rural life. 

About the Editors: Vermont Almanac is produced by For the Land Publishing, a non-profit organization. The editors — Virginia Barlow, Dave Mance III, and Patrick White — hail from different parts of Vermont and together have many decades of professional experience in forestry and farming, and nearly equal experience in writing and publishing.

$35.00
SKU: 9798350710281a

$30.00
SKU: 9781792395383s

Vermont Almanac, Volume II By Virginia Barlow (Editor) Cover Image
By Virginia Barlow (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781792372216
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: For the Land Publishing - December 1st, 2021

Vermont Almanac 2020 By Vermont Almanac, Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781792351457
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: For the Land Publishing, Inc. - December 12th, 2020

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