These events all took place at our Rutland store.
Chris Bohjalian will visit Rutland for a presentation on Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. We're thrilled that Chris will be part of our Grand Opening Week - and the first of many authors featured by Phoenix Books Rutland!
Things are moving along nicely at Phoenix Books Rutland. Our book fixtures have arrived in the store, and we're working on finding just the right places for them. The Rutland community continues to welcome us with enthusiasm. Phoenix Books Rutland will truly be a community bookstore.
Our point of sale counter, with lots of bookshelves in the background.
Join Archer Mayor for a discussion of The Company She Kept, the 26th Joe Gunther Mystery!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Archer Mayor, in addition to writing the New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series, is an investigator for the sheriff's department, the state medical examiner, and has twenty-five years of experience as a firefighter/EMT. He lives near Brattleboro, Vermont.
Join acclaimed Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher for a discussion of his new novel, God's Kingdom.
Tricia Huebner, a Rutland community leader who has served a variety of local nonprofit organizations, will join Phoenix Books Rutland as the store manager and minority owner with her husband, Tom.
In announcing her hiring and partnership, which includes an investment in the community-supported enterprise, co-owner Michael DeSanto said Huebner was a perfect fit for the new store, expected to open late this summer.
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.
The next chapter in Rutland’s story of revitalization will include an independent downtown bookstore, as Phoenix Books has signed a five-year lease on a portion of the former Lake Sunapee Bank building, owned by MKF Properties.
The owners of Phoenix Books, an independent bookstore with locations in Essex Junction and Burlington, are looking to open a new store in downtown Rutland.
“After several months of study and discussion with a host of local leaders, we are excited to announce our intention to bring Phoenix Books Rutland to life,” co-owner Michael DeSanto said. “We need to settle on a location and raise capital, but I don’t see anything that would prevent us from becoming part of the renaissance of downtown Rutland. Our hope is to be open in Rutland by early summer.”