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Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 am to Saturday, October 03 at 5:00 pm

    Calling all kids!  

    Phoenix Books Rutland is hosting a Storybook Character Scavenger Hunt around downtown Rutland from Saturday, September 26 - Saturday, October 3 as part of our 5th Anniversary celebration.  Find 15 of your favorite characters, including Pete the Cat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Dog Man "hidden" in storefront windows in the downtown area.  Please be sure to observe social distancing guidelines.  

    How to participate:

    1.  Pick up a copy of the Scavenger Hunt worksheet at Phoenix Books Rutland or print a copy from the attached file.  

    2.  Take a walk around downtown Rutland and look for these storybook characters "hidden" in the windows of the merchants listed.

    3.  Draw a line from the character's name to the name of the merchant where you found them. 

    4.  Turn the completed sheet into Phoenix Books Rutland or take a photo and email it to by 5 PM on Saturday, October 3rd to be entered to win a Phoenix Books Gift Card.  The drawing will be held on Sunday, October 4th and the winner will be notified.  One entry per...

  • The Orphan's Guilt

    Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm

    Archer Mayor atop a motorcycle

    Join us as we welcome Vermont author Archer Mayor to the Phoenix Zoom Channel for a talk on his latest novel, The Orphan's Guilt.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: A straightforward traffic stop snowballs into a homicide investigation after Joe Gunther and his fellow investigators peel back layer upon layer of history and personal heartbreak to learn a decades-old hidden truth.

    John Rust is arrested for drunk driving by a Vermont state trooper. Looking to find mitigating circumstances, John’s lawyer hires private eye Sally Kravitz to look into the recent death of John’s younger brother, purportedly from a childhood brain injury years earlier. But what was the nature of that injury, and might its mechanism point more to murder than to natural causes? That debate brings in Joe Gunther and his team.

    Gunther’s efforts quickly uncover an ancient tale of avarice, betrayal, and vengeance that swirled around the Rust boys growing up. Their parents and the people they consorted with—forgotten, relentless, but now jolted to action by this simple set of circumstances—emerge with a...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Thursday, October 01 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a discussion with Allen Gilbert to celebrate the launch of his new book Equal Is Equal, Fair is Fair: Vermont's Quest for Equity in Education Funding, Same-Sex Marriage, and Health Care.

    About the book:  Equal is Equal, Fair is Fair  is about Vermont's push during the last 25 years for equity in education, marriage benefits for same-sex couples, and health care services. Why Vermont, and why success in the first two areas but not the third? What's the history behind these movements? Key is Vermont's constitution, the least amended of any state constitution in the country. It contains a vision for equity that's created through citizens' equal access to society's privileges and benefits. Some social scientists believe that the application of reason to bring about collaboration is an ability that sets humans apart from other animals. Striving toward equity becomes one of the most important tasks a society must take up if it hopes to work together to accomplish more than individuals working alone can do....

  • and Book Discussion with Chris Maggiolo

    Friday, October 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a virtual toast as we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Phoenix Books Rutland! 

    Our celebration includes a discussion of Distilled in Vermont with author Chris Maggiolo and Erin Bell, Head Distiller at SILO Distillery. Bring your drink of choice, or for those who would like to mix along during the event, Chris will be sharing two recipes from his book. A list of ingredients will be sent as part of the event confirmation email.   

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Vermont is known as a center of contemporary craft food and beverage production, and the distilled spirits industry is no exception. From a handful of ambitious entrepreneurs a decade ago, the state now boasts more than fifteen distilleries and growing. But getting a product from concept to glass involves more than just trial and error. The ingredients, production processes, and marketing techniques are as varied as the distilleries themselves. From SILO Distillery in Windsor to Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury, each producer reveals its stories as it recounts the trials and tribulations of distilling in the Green Mountain State. Join author and distiller Chris...

  • Virtual Book Launch and Discussion

    Tuesday, October 06 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to host a book launch and discussion between Linda Lane, author of  Laser Lady Meets the Light Junkies: A Hollywood Memoir, and Shelburne Museum curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff.

    About the book:  In the early the 1970s pop culture collided with science in a hurricane of eccentric personalities, deal-making, and unbridled hedonism. Linda Lane was at the center of it all. This cinematic coming-of-age memoir illuminates not only the birth of holography and its commercial intersection with Hollywood during the iconic early 1970s, but also Linda Lane’s struggles and victories as a young single woman working in a cutthroat male-dominated industry. It includes the many interactions she had with iconic filmmakers, movie stars, artists, and other international celebrities of the time, including Richard Harris, Candy Clark, Leon Russell, Roman Polanski, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Crichton, Doris Duke, Salvador Dali and numerous others. 

    About the author: When Linda Lane experienced the sight of a cannon floating inside of a cylinder, it changed her life forever. Born and...

  • Virtual Book Discussion

    Wednesday, October 07 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books welcomes Joe Berkowitz to our Zoom Channel for a discussion of his newest book, American Cheese.   Joe takes readers along on his irreverent and often hilarious journey through the strange and wonderful hidden world of the beloved dairy product.   

    It started on Valentine’s Day. Joe Berkowitz wanted to surprise his wife with a special tasting event at Murray’s Cheese in Manhattan. Little did he know that what they were about to taste was going to change their lives.

    Joe embarked on the cheese adventure of a lifetime, spending a year exploring the subculture around cheese, from its trenches to its command centers. He dove headfirst into the world of artisan cheese; of premiere makers and mongers, cave-dwelling affineurs, dairy scientists, and restauranteurs. The journey would take him around the world, from the underground cheese caves in Paris to the mountains of Gruyere, leaving no curd unturned, all the while cultivating an appreciation for cheese and its place in society.


  • A History of Beekeeping in Vermont

    Thursday, October 08 at 7:00 pm

    Join us as we welcome Bill Mares and Ross Conrad to the Phoenix Zoom Channel for a talk on their new book, The Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Beekeeping in Vermont.  From a small state comes a big book of beekeeping history. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in how bees and beekeeping got to where they are today in Vermont and the US. The Land of Milk and Honey provides a powerful testament of the state’s oversized leadership to protect our nation’s pollinators and challenges other states to write their own beekeeping histories.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Vermont Beekeeping follows the trials and tribulations of beekeepers in Vermont. This dramatic history begins in the early 1800’s following the life and times of inspired beekeepers that are the advance guard of a line of notable beekeepers that is to stretch through the centuries into modern times. Readers will discover a beekeeping lineage born and raised within a single Vermont county and which establishes a continuity of beekeeping knowledge and skill...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is delighted to welcome Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett to our Zoom Channel for a celebration of their debut young adult novel, Master of One.   Jaida and Dani will be joined in conversation by Emily X.R. Pan

    Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other.

    Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into nobles' coffers, picked soldiers' pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer. But Rags could never have guessed this “relic” would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes because things just get stranger from there...With the heist and intrigue of Six of Crows and the dark fairy tale feel of The Cruel Prince, this young adult fantasy debut will have readers rooting for a pair of reluctant heroes...

  • The Christmas Barn

    Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 am

    John and Jennifer Churchman will be joining us on the Phoenix Books Zoom Channel for a very special story time featuring their newest book, The Christmas Barn!

    Stay tuned for more details!