Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm



    Join our our booksellers in Rutland for Phoenix Fables, a fantasy book club.  May's selection is Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree.  Grab your copy at the Rutland store or online, and come prepared for a lively discussion (including spoilers)!  

    “With generous helpings of friendship, found family, and slow-burn romance as sweet as Thimble’s cinnamon rolls, the tale of Viv’s coffee shop will warm your heart and make your stomach growl.” -- Phoenix Bookseller Jennica

    About the book: 

    After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time. The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the...

  • Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm

    Food is medicine! Gain tools to create your personal culinary pharmacy and explore ways to maintain vibrant health through seasonal and life changes.

    Join us for an evening with author and holistic nutritionist Lisa Masé for a discussion 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...

  • Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 pm

    Join us in Essex on Tuesday, May 28th for Turning Pages Live!

    We will be discussingThe Women by Kristin Hannah with Mary of Star 92.9's Mike and Mary. Come prepared for spoilers -- we're going to talk about the whole book!  Light refreshments and fabulous reading recommendations will be provided. 

    You can join the Turning Pages with Mary Facebook group here.

  • Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 pm

    Join our book buyer Laurel each month to discuss a paperback title.  May's selection is Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.  Grab your copy at the Essex store or online, and come prepared for a lively discussion (including spoilers)!  


    About the book:  Leif Enger's debut novel, Peace Like A River, was launched to critical acclaim in 2001 and went on to sell over one million copies. Now a perennial, best-selling American classic, it is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, and a love story, in which "there is magic... none more potent than Leif Enger's prose" (Newsday). Enger brings us eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy in the Midwest who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has...

  • Virtual Book Launch: When the Sea Came Alive

    Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm


    “From the wonderfully evocative title to the last mournful memory, this is one of the greatest war stories ever told. Through the words of the people who made D-Day happen or bore the brunt, Garrett Graff has crafted a masterpiece of oral history. When the Sea Came Alive is stirring, surprising, grim, joyous, moving and always riveting.” – Evan Thomas

    Join us for a virtual evening with New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Garrett M. Graff for a discussion of his latest book, When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Daythe most up-to-date and complete account of D-Day.

    D-Day is one of history’s greatest and most unbelievable military and human triumphs. Though the full campaign lasted just over a...

  • at BCA Center

    Friday, May 31 at 6:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the release of Loss and Its AntonymAlison Prine's new book of poetry, at the BCA Center in downtown Burlington!   Loss and Its Antonym was the winner of the 2023 Sappho's Prize in Poetry.  Cash bar available. 

    Alison Prine’s spectacular collection, Loss and Its Antonym, sweeps across a lifetime in an attempt to find the right antonym for grief—knowing full-well the bittersweet futility of such a project. The only way is through, and through we go: wrestling family traumas, and the devastating loss of the mother in a car accident, which the speaker survived as a child. Time is the great and ruthless healer of this book, with which the speaker directly converses. While echoes of the past continue to haunt, repair is found in the book’s appreciation for the world: chilly Vermont winters with fresh snow, erotic peonies in season, lush plumages of...

  • Wednesday, June 05 at 6:30 pm

    Please join us for an evening with Vermont author Tamara Mathieu to celebrate the release of her debut book, All Who Believed: A Memoir of Life in the Twelve Tribes.

    “Come for a day or to stay!” beckons the maroon double-decker bus called The Peacemaker. One couple, searching for peace and a better life, did just that. In August of 2000, Tamara Mathieu and her husband gave up everything they had and joined the Twelve Tribes, a worldwide religious organization, with their 17-month-old son. They were just 23 years old. Fourteen years and three more children later, they fled back to “the real world.” This is the story of Tamara’s journey to freedom.

    All Who Believed gives an honest look behind the scenes of the day-to-day life of a married woman and mother in the Twelve Tribes, exposing the abuse and mind control that is a normal part of that life, as well as the controversial beliefs of this cult next door. 

    Tamara Mathieu...

  • Thursday, June 06 at 6:30 pm

    Join us at Phoenix Books Rutland as we welcome Rutland native Sonja F. Blanco to celebrate the books in her Witch of Ware Woods trilogy, an upper young adult contemporary paranormal series with a strong female main character, a diverse cast of family and found family, unique magic, a touch of romance, and a world so fresh you can smell the pine trees.

    About the books:

    Witch of the Ware Woods (Book 1) A contemporary paranormal fantasy filled with dark secrets, dangerous power, and a fate bound to a forest entwined with magic. 

    Death & Dragons (Book 2) As darkness and dragons descend upon Ware Woods, Sara must decide who she can trust and how far she will go to save those she loves. And face the fatal consequences.

    Spells & Shadows (Book 3) Sara is reeling from a twisted betrayal and her unexpected part in increasing the Shadow Mother's strength. Now she is...

  • Thursday, June 06 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us for an evening with Declan McCabe, Biology Professor at Saint Michael's College, to celebrate the release of his new book, Turning Stones: Discovering the Life of Water.  With more than 50 short essays, Turning Stones provide an astounding look at the rich diversity of life that depends on water. McCabe looks at the unique chemistry of water that makes it essential for all life. He examines a range of life form and looks to the future at ways to preserve clean water for the next generation and beyond.

    For focus, exercise, and pleasant distraction, scientist Declan McCabe takes frequent walks along Vermont's Winooski River. The brief trips provide solitude, grounding, and an opportunity to explore. Slowing down, and observing carefully, reveals diverse life in unexpected places. Each patch of soil, each fallen tree, and every puddle of standing water is a microcosm of life to be...

  • Sunday, June 09 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for an afternoon of poetry at Phoenix Books Rutland.  Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    This event is free and open to all.  Registration is requested.  Please sign up below.

    ABOUT OUR POET IN RESIDENCE:  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 "...