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  • Vermont Wild

    Saturday, October 19 at 2:30 pm to at 4:00 pm

    Celebrate the release of the latest volume of  Vermont Wild !

    Join us for a meet and greet and book signing with Megan Price, the author of the phenomenally popular Vermont Wild series featuring tales from our state's fish and game wardens. Come and get an update on the Vermont Wild books becoming a TV series, learn the very funny story (is there any other kind in Megan's world???) behind Hollywood finding Vermont Wild, and get any or all seven of her books signed as gifts for the holidays!

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  A former award-winning journalist and Vermont legislator, Price has been called a "folklore artist" for her ability to breathe life into little known, true tales of the Green Mountains as told by those who lived them. "The books are a working man's history," Price says. "The stories combine history, humor, conservation, danger and courage ." Price gives credit to the retired game wardens who share their adventures with her, putting their names and photos in the books. "I'm always looking for more wardens, more deputies, more good stories, from any state. I want to save good stories and share them. I hope people will stop...


  • Things She's Seen *Book Launch*

    Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm

    Join Pat Esden to celebrate the launch of her new book, Things She's Seen.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The coven is under investigation. Its future is in peril. And for one troubled young psychic, the coming battle will threaten her newfound freedom—and brings back a dangerous desire. Exploited as a child medium, Emily Adams escaped to grow up on the streets—and hit rock-bottom. She took shelter with the prestigious Northern Circle, intent on staying only long enough to get back on her feet. But the Circle is still reeling from a devastating supernatural attack and betrayal. And vengeful High Council of Witches investigator Gar Remillard is determined to make Em surrender the truth—and disband the Circle forever.

    When Em’s psychic ability allows her to see Gar is haunted by a formidable ghost, her attempts to free him challenge Gar’s rugged French-Canadian heart and rancorous loup-garou instincts. But even as their new alliance and past connection kindles into raging desire, a malevolent force rises up to destroy them—the Circle and even the High Council.

    With all she’s grown to love on the line, Em must draw on her darkest...


  • An Evening of Halloween Tales & Ghost Stories

    Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm

    Join Joseph A. Citro, the Vermont author and folklorist who has been referred to as the "Bard of the Bizarre" and "the Ghost-Master General," for insight into the folklore, hauntings, ghost stories, paranormal activity and occult happenings of New England.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph A. Citro has written five novels on supernatural themes -- four of them based on actual New England history -- including Lake Monsters (1991 as Dark Twilight, UPNE 2001), The Gore (1990, UPNE 2000), and Guardian Angels (1988, UPNE 1999). He is also the author of Green Mountains, Dark Tales (UPNE 1999), The Vermont Ghost Guide (UPNE 2000), Passing Strange (1996), and Green Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls, and Unsolved Mysteries (1994). A popular lecturer and teacher, his commentaries are heard regularly on public radio.

    This event is free & open to all.


  • Fire Cider!

    Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 pm

    Rosemary Gladstar

    Join Rosemary Gladstar to learn how to make fire cider, and to celebrate her new book, Fire Cider!: 101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made with Apple Cider Vinegar.

    ABOUT THE BOOKFire cider — a spicy, zesty, immune-boosting tonic of apple cider vinegar and powerhouse herbs like horseradish, onion, garlic, ginger, and cayenne — is an old-time remedy that’s gaining a new generation of fans. Best-selling author and herbalist Rosemary Gladstar has created a compendium of recipes for making and using these cider vinegar tonics.
    For more than 30 years, best-selling author and popular herbalist Rosemary Gladstar has been touting the health benefits of fire cider — a spicy blend of apple cider vinegar, onion, ginger, horseradish, garlic, and other immune-boosting herbs. Her original recipe, inspired by traditional cider vinegar remedies, has given rise to dozens of fire cider formulations created by fans of the tonic who use it to address everyday ills, from colds and flu to leg cramps and hangovers. Fire Cider! is a lively collection of 101 recipes contributed by more than 70 herbal enthusiasts, with...


  • Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Ageless Authors Anthology proves that while old age may rob you of some function, Father Time doesn't necessarily take away your creativity. This volume is an extraordinary collection of poetry, essays and short stories from the Ageless Authors Writing Contest exclusively for writers age 65 and older from across the country. A second contest is now underway at agelessauthors.com, and the best writings will comprise the next edition of Ageless Authors Anthology in the fall. For this book, 52 senior writers contributed work that showcases the experience inherent in this older group. Some of the writers are widely published, while others have been toiling away in relative obscurity and this is the first time they've published their work. These writings are entertaining and memorable. From writer and composer Michael Coolen in Corvallis, Oregon comes the opening sentence you can't forget...


  • Tales of the Dandelion Commune Onion River Press Launch

    Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm

    Join Phoenix Books Burlington and Onion River Press for the launch of Richie Graham's Tales of the Dandelion Commune.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    "In an insightful and often humorous fashion, Richie Graham depicts daily life on a 1970's B.F. Skinner Walden Two-inspired commune where egalitarianism is the norm for work and play. It's an exciting page turner that is difficult to put down."  -John Darby, former Dandelion member

    What was it like living in a commune? Were there wild orgies? How did they get along sharing everything from food to partners? Find out what commune life was really about. A true, unvarnished account.

    Based on B.F. Skinner's book Walden Two, many of these egalitarian communes dotted the Americas. Literally, tens of thousands of people visited communities in the Federation of Egalitarian Communities, and thousands more lived in one of these communities. Twin Oaks in Virginia and East Wind in Missouri are still in existence today.

    Why did Richie Graham join Dandelion? "...


  • Skiing with Henry Knox *Book Launch*

    Tuesday, November 05 at 7:00 pm

    Join Sam Brakeley to celebrate the launch of Skiing With Henry Knox.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In 2015, Sam Brakeley stood at a crossroads in his life. His long-time girlfriend was moving to Utah, with or without him, and he was torn between following her or remaining in New England with family, friends, and the land he loved. So he set out to complete the Catamount Trail, a 330-mile cross-country ski trail that runs across Vermont from the Massachusetts border to Canada. He took advantage of his time in the woods to reach a decision—and brought Henry Knox along for the trip. In 1775, Knox undertook a winter journey of similar length, retrieving dozens of artillery pieces from the recently captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain and dragging them 300 miles through snow and cold to Cambridge, Massachu- setts, to help George Washington drive the entrenched British army from Boston. Knox, too, faced his own challenges in love, leaving behind a young pregnant wife. By exploring Knox’s eighteenth-century physical and emotional journey while undertaking his own twenty-first-century trip on the Catamount Trail, Brakeley reminds us that history has...


  • Vermont Wild Vol. 6

    Thursday, November 07 at 7:00 pm

    Join Megan Price and Bob Lutz for a book talk and storytelling to celebrate the sixth volume in the bestselling Vermont Wild series. If you or the kids love Northwoods Law on TV, you'll love these true, funny action-packed Vermont warden stories! Stop in and meet Bob and Megan, and get both of their signatures in the latest volume, hot off the press from L. Brown & Sons in Barre. Vermont Wild makes a great gift for the holidays!  

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Megan Price was born and raised in Vermont, worked as an award-winning journalist for many years and was elected to serve three terms in the Vermont House of Representatives. A former award-winning journalist and Vermont legislator, Price has been called a "folklore artist" for her ability to breathe life into little known, true tales of the Green Mountains as told by those who lived them. "The books are a working man's history," Price says. "The stories combine history, humor, conservation, danger and courage ." Price gives credit to the retired game wardens who share their adventures with her, putting their names and photos in the books. "I'm always looking for more...


  • The Drama of Celebrity

    Saturday, November 09 at 4:00 pm

    Join Sharon Marcus for a talk on her book, The Drama of Celebrity.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A bold new account of how celebrity works

    Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive?

    In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Icons are not merely famous for being famous; the media alone cannot make or break stars; fans are not simply passive dupes. Instead, journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete, passionately and expertly, to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans. The result: a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.

    Drawing on scrapbooks, personal diaries, and vintage fan mail, Marcus traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), as famous in her...


  • The House That Santa Almost Missed

    Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm

    Stay tuned for more info!


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