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  • A Celebration for Educators

    Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 pm to at 6:30 pm

    Educators’ Night is a celebration for educators of all kinds: pre-K through 12th grade teachers, homeschool parents, librarians, and school administrators. Join us for conversation, giveaways, and refreshments. Our expert booksellers can’t wait to meet you!


    As a special gift for attending educators’ night, take 20% off purchases made during the event for both your classroom AND yourself!

    Let's talk about:

    • How can we help bring books and authors to your students? We will highlight some of the ways Phoenix Books Rutland can partner with you and your schools, including author visits, fundraisers and book fairs, online wishlists and reading lists, bulk orders, and more.
    • WINDOWS & MIRRORS: All children deserve to see themselves represented in the books they read and to be exposed to the many experiences and identities of people unlike themselves. Our head buyer, Beth Wagner, is on the board of New England Children’s Booksellers Association and helps curate a list of broadly diverse title suggestions each year. We will share some recent favorites...

  • The World Pushes Back: Poems

    Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm

    Join Garret Keizer for a reading from his new book, The World Pushes Back.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The World Pushes Back, Garret Keizer's first book of poetry, is the winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. The poems are mostly lyrical, often personal, and always accessible. They have appeared in a number of venues, including Agni, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Hudson Review, Image, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Southwest Review, and The Texas Review, among others.

    "The World Pushes Back provides a refreshing surprise in every poem: one reads the deftest of sonnets, say, just before a long free-verse meditation. Of course I'm not talking of technique alone. Ignoring the trendy, Garret Keizer unflaggingly (and only) offers things that matter: love, both eros and agape; anger at social injustice-without facile judgment and with earnestness and wit. A long time coming, this is a breathtaking poetic debut."--Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate (2011-2015)

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Garret Keizer is a...


  • Saturday, April 27 at (All day)

    Join us for giveaways (while supplies last) and general merriment as we celebrate with independent bookstores nationwide!

    Plus: Take part in the Vermont Independent Bookstores challenge! Visit three or more independent bookstores in Vermont on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27th for your chance to win the full prize package of a Vermont Independent Bookstores pin, sticker, magnet and reusable tote! Usually, winning all this loot would require visiting all 20 bookstores featured on the Vermont Independent Bookstores Passport, so this is a rare opportunity! Download your passport to print out and plan your route: Click here.

    Just what does IBD celebrate?
    Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run...


  • Delve into other realms with us!

    Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am to Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 pm

    The Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo is coming to the Champlain Valley Exposition April 27 & 28, 2019! Join us to mingle with authors, artists, gamers, comic enthusiasts, and cosplayers, check out fan organizations, vehicle displays, prop makers, fight demos, vendors and much more! A TWO DAY event at the Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl St, Essex Junction).

    Click here for more details and tickets.
    Kids under 6 get in FREE.

    The Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo is being produced by Vermont Gatherings, the company behind the Vermont Renaissance Faire,Winter Renaissance Faire 2019, Vermont Living History Expo, Vermont Steampunk Expo, and the Fantasy Masquerade Ball and is a family-friendly event for all ages.

    *Please view the rules and restrictions at VTGatherings.com. Tickets will be available at the door.

     


  • Vermont Wild book signing

    Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am to at 1:00 pm

    Meet Megan Price, author of the Vermont Wild series, and help Megan and Phoenix raise money for Kilham Bear Center!

    On Saturday, April 27th - Independent Bookstore Day - a portion of "wild" sales will benefit orphaned black bear cubs. The money will be go to the Kilham Bear Center (KBC) in Lyme, New Hampshire.  Both the author and the bookstore will give, doubling the benefit to the rescue facility.

    "WCAX just reported KBC is currently overwhelmed caring for 65 cubs, with more expected this Spring" Price notes. "KBC accepts orphaned bears from Vermont, the Adirondacks and beyond. The center must build more housing for the cubs and, of course, these little guys eat like proverbial bears! The not-for-profit center needs help."

    ABOUT THE BOOKS: Vermont Wild details humorous, true retired game warden encounters with moose, beaver, bear and wily poachers. The books are used in...


  • A Children's Book Week Event

    Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a story time and activities - and meet the beloved Jan Brett character, Hedgie!


  • Vermont Wild book signing

    Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm to at 5:00 pm

    Meet Megan Price, author of the Vermont Wild series, and help Megan and Phoenix raise money for Kilham Bear Center!

    On Saturday, April 27th - Independent Bookstore Day - a portion of "wild" sales will benefit orphaned black bear cubs. The money will be go to the Kilham Bear Center (KBC) in Lyme, New Hampshire.  Both the author and the bookstore will give, doubling the benefit to the rescue facility.

    "WCAX just reported KBC is currently overwhelmed caring for 65 cubs, with more expected this Spring" Price notes. "KBC accepts orphaned bears from Vermont, the Adirondacks and beyond. The center must build more housing for the cubs and, of course, these little guys eat like proverbial bears! The not-for-profit center needs help."

    ABOUT THE BOOKS: Vermont Wild details humorous, true retired game warden encounters with moose, beaver, bear and wily poachers. The books are used in schools from Maine to Texas to teach reading and writing.  Hunters take them to camp, and the books are read aloud in nursing homes as...


  • with 4 Vermont Poets

    Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month with an afternoon of poetry read by four Vermont poets:  Joan Aleshire, Caitlin Gildrien, Yvonne Daley, and Tom Smith!

     


  • Children's Book Week Middle Grade Panel

    Wednesday, May 01 at 6:00 pm

    Join us for an all-star Children's Book Week panel featuring middle grade authors William Alexander, Ann Braden, Kekla Magoon, and Lindsey Stoddard. The panel will be moderated by Beth Shelley.

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

    William Alexander won the National Book Award for his debut novel, Goblin Secrets, and won the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. His other novels include A Festival of Ghosts, A Properly Unhaunted Place, Ghoulish Song, Nomad, and Ambassador. William studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at the Clarion workshop. He teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Like the protagonist of Nomad and Ambassador, William is the son of a Latino immigrant to the US. Visit him online at WillAlex.net and GoblinSecrets.com, and on Twitter via @WillieAlex.

    Ann Braden writes books about kids struggling to find their voice amidst the realities of life. She founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group focused on...


  • Saturday, May 04 at 11:00 am

    Join us for story time and activities!

    Best of all, Peter Rabbit will be joining us to to kick off Children's Book Week.

     


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Story Time at Phoenix Books

Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones.  Each week, we'll choose a new picture book, a classic, or a staff favorite.  See you there!
Burlington: Saturdays at 11am (Want to double check on a particular date?  Call us at 802-448-3350.)
Essex:  Wednesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 11am (Call 802-872-7111 for more info.)
Rutland:  Saturdays at 11am  (Call 802-855-8078 for more info.)