Upcoming Events

  • Friday, December 01 at 6:30 pm

    Phoenix Books Essex is thrilled to present an evening with musician, songwriter, and author, Bobby Dean Hackney to celebrate his recently-released book, Vermont Reggae Fest The Power Of Music: The First Five Years In Burlington Vermont.

    The Vermont Reggae Festival, born in Burlington Vermont in 1986, became an historic event forever etched into the musical history of the city. Achieving the manifestation of peace, love, celebration of life, joy, fun, and excitement through the power of Reggae music. The Vermont Reggae Festival was a musical happening given as a gift to each attendee-all for the whopping ticket price of...FREE!! A fun-filled time capsule back into the mid-eighties of a grass-roots idea conceived by founder Bobby Hackney that became a historic record-breaking crowd gathering event. All before the onslaught of cell phones and technology.

    The legacy of Bobby Dean Hackney, his music and career spanning from Detroit Michigan...

  • presented with Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Tuesday, December 05 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association are thrilled to present a virtual evening with author Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner to celebrate the release of her new book, 45 Ways to Live Like an Italian!  

    You've heard of Danish hygge and Japan's concept of ikiagi, but now learn how to relieve stress and lead a more balanced, joyful way of life using the Italian concept of la dolce vita.

    When it comes to self-care, nobody does it quite like an Italian.

    Italians are renowned the world over for their ability to savor simple pleasures throughout the course of an ordinary day, a concept known as la dolce vita, or the sweet life. Living a dolce vita doesn't require wealth, status, or owning a villa on the Mediterranean. It only requires you to slow your pace and enjoy the happy moments wherever you find them. And who couldn't use a little more...

  • Tuesday, January 09 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with author and holistic nutritionist Lisa Masé as we celebrate her new book, The Culinary Pharmacy.  Exploring the healing power of food, Lisa weaves together three ancestral healing philosophies—Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and the Mediterranean diet—with modern nutrition science to help you discover your ideal foods for vibrant health.

    Lisa frames her book with her healing journey to overcome ten years of chronic infection, anxiety, depression, infertility, hypothyroidism, and food sensitivities. She explains how she grew up in Italy, cradled by the Adriatic Sea and the Dolomite mountains, and by returning to her traditional foods and healing herbs she was able to heal herself. She discusses the three kinds of hunger—Heart, Head, and Habit—and offers proven folk and scientific strategies for transforming cravings and changing habits, including meditation, breathwork practices, and realignment of the gut-brain axis...

  • Book Launch Celebration

    Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 pm

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  • Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella.  Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST:  Bianca Amira Zanella is a cis queer Vermont-based performance poet, artist, and advocate living on traditionally Abenaki land. She is the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland, hosting an international monthly open mic. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Artful Mind, The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. Their poem films, sculptural poems, and poem paintings have also been on exhibit with PoemCity Montpelier, Merwin Gallery, Stone Valley Arts, SPACE: a Pop Up Art Gallery, and Surdam Gallery.

    They received the Corrine Eastman Davis Memorial Award for their poem, "A prayer –before the soup– for the suicidal son" (2018). In 2019, Bianca acted as Wellness Coordinator for the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) tournament based in Cambridge, MA, and founded "Infinite Lit: a night of spoken word poetry," ...

  • presented in partnership with Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association are honored to present a virtual evening with author Joseph Luzzi for a discussion of his latest book, Botticelli's Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance.

    About the book:  Some five hundred years ago, Sandro Botticelli, a painter of humble origin, created works of unearthly beauty. A star of Florence’s art world, he was commissioned by a member of the city’s powerful Medici family to execute a near-impossible project: to illustrate all one hundred cantos of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, the ultimate visual homage to that “divine” poet.

    This sparked a gripping encounter between poet and artist, between the religious and the secular, between the earthly and the evanescent, recorded in exquisite drawings by Botticelli that now enchant audiences worldwide. Yet after a lifetime of creating masterpieces including Primavera and The Birth of Venus...

  • Book Launch Celebration

    Monday, February 12 at 7:00 pm

    During the Great War, a combat nurse searches for her brother, believed dead in the trenches despite eerie signs that suggest otherwise, in this hauntingly beautiful historical novel with a speculative twist, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale.

    January 1918. Laura Iven was a revered field nurse until she was wounded and discharged from the medical corps, leaving behind a brother still fighting in Flanders. Now home in Halifax, Canada, Laura receives word of Freddie’s death in combat, along with his personal effects—but something doesn’t make sense. Determined to uncover the truth, Laura returns to Belgium as a volunteer at a private hospital, where she soon hears whispers about haunted trenches and a strange hotelier whose wine gives soldiers the gift of oblivion. Could Freddie have escaped the battlefield, only to fall prey to something—or someone—else?

    November 1917. Freddie Iven awakens after an explosion to find himself trapped in an overturned pillbox with a wounded enemy soldier, a German by the name of Hans Winter. Against...

  • presented in partnership with Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm

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  • Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm

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