Upcoming Events

  • Sunday July 1 (All day) to Friday August 31 (All day)

    This summer, kids entering 4th-8th grade in the fall are invited to take the Reading Without Walls challenge! 

    National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang started the Reading Without Walls program to celebrate reading and diversity by challenging children nationwide to read a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like them; read a book about a topic they don’t know much about; and/or read a book in a format that they don’t normally read for fun.

    Starting in July, come on in to any Phoenix Books location to sign up and get your Bingo card!  Sign-up begins July 1st, but feel free to join throughout July and August. Read books to achieve "BINGO:"

    • Complete 1 line or 4 corners and kids get a free advance reading copy (while supplies last).
    • Complete the outer border and enter to win a $25 gift card and other great prizes.
    • Complete the entire card and enter to win a $50 gift card and other great prizes

    Reading Without Walls is sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, the Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and the Library of Congress. 


    DATES:  July through August

    LOCATIONS:  All four Phoenix Books locations!

    AGES:  Children entering grades 4-8 in the fall.

  • Wednesday August 15, 10:00 am

    Join us for a story time - and build a road with paper and crayons to race trucks on!

  • Saturday August 18, 11:00 am

    Join us for a story time with Katy Farber, author of Salamander Sky.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Every spring in the eastern region of the United States, warmer nights with steady rain bring the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads. These crossings are magical, and secretive—most people don't even know they happen. Salamander Sky features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help the salamanders cross the road safely. This dramatic, full-color, picture book introduces readers to the elusive spotted salamanders and the perilous nighttime journeythey take each spring. Amphibians worldwide desperately need protection. This book is a valuable tool for getting children engaged in conservation.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Katy Farber is a professional development coordinator, author, and blogger from Vermont. She writes about education, parenting, the environment and sustainability for various websites and publications. Her middle grade novel, The Order of the Trees (Green Writers Press 2015), was an Honor Book in the Nature Generation's Green Earth Book Awards.


    DATE:  Saturday, August 18th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all ages.

  • Saturday August 18, 11:00 am

    Join us for a story time - and build a road with paper and crayons to race trucks on!

  • Saturday August 18, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Join Pat Goudey O'Brien and Lisa Halvorsen for a meet and greet and book signing at Phoenix! Backroads & Byways of Vermont is an all new guide to the scenic routes of our state.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Vermont is bigger than it looks. This may be one of the country’s smallest states but the more you drive here, the more beauty you uncover. While drives do include popular resort towns, the focus is on getting away from tourist hubs. This brand-new first edition suggests drives through covered bridges to high roads with unexpected vistas, to waterfalls and swimming holes, to crafts studios and farms selling their own eggs or cheese or even prize-winning beer. See the Green Mountains with peaks rising more than 4,000 feet in places, or take in the orchard-patched hillsides and riverbanks spread along the floor of the Lake Champlain Valley. With clear, curated, field-tested navigation, easy-to-read maps, beautiful photography, and recommendations for lodging, dining, and more, this guide will help you make the most of every mile of your journey in Vermont.

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  Pat Goudey O'Brien is a freelance writer and publisher of the Tamara Press. Lisa Halvorsen is a travel and nature author based in Burlington, VT.


    DATE:  Saturday, August 18th from 1-3pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Wednesday August 22, 10:00 am

    Join us for a story time - and make moon crafts and try wolf-yoga with Kelly!

  • Thursday August 23, 6:30 pm

    Join Phoenix Books Rutland to celebrate the launch of Carla Neggers' latest book! Master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers delivers an exhilarating page-turner where the disappearance of a federal prosecutor launches the latest high-stakes case for FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Newlyweds Emma and Colin are suspicious when prosecutor Tamara McDermott is a no-show at a Boston dinner party. Matt Yankowski, head of HIT, Emma and Colin’s small, elite Boston-based team, is a friend of Tamara’s, and he needs them to find her.

    In London, a woman who was supposed to meet Emma’s art-detective grandfather to talk about forgeries is discovered near death. Her husband, who stayed behind in Boston, has vanished. The couple’s connection to Tamara adds to the puzzle.

    As the search for Tamara intensifies, a seemingly unrelated murder leads Emma, Colin and HIT deep into a maze of misdirection created by a clever, lethal criminal who stays one step ahead of them. As Emma draws on her expertise in art crimes and Colin on his experience as a deep-cover agent, the investigation takes a devastating turn that tests the strengths of their families and friendships as well as their FBI colleagues as never before. Impostor’s Lure is full of clever twists that will keep readers guessing right to the stunning conclusion!

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Carla Neggers is a New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including her popular Sharpe & Donovan and Swift River Valley series. Her books have been translated into twenty-four languages and sold in over thirty countries. Carla is always plotting her next adventure—whether in life or for one of her novels. A frequent traveler to Ireland, she lives with her family in New England.


    DATE:  Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION: Free and open to all.

  • Saturday August 25, 11:00 am

    Join us for a story time - and make moon crafts and try wolf-yoga with Kelly!

  • Wednesday August 29, 10:00 am

    Join us for a story time - and make a yarn leash for your favorite stuffed pooch!

  • Saturday September 1, 11:00 am

    Join us for a story time - and make a yarn leash for your favorite stuffed pooch!


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 872-7111 for more info.)
Rutland:  Saturdays at 11am  (Call 855-8078 for more info.)