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  • The Last Druid (The Fall of Shannara #4)

    Thursday, June 04 at 7:00 pm

    The publication of The Last Druid has been rescheduled for late October by the publisher.  Stay tuned for a new event date!


    Join Terry Brooks for a talk his latest (and the final) book in The Fall of Shannara series:  The Last Druid!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Hope blooms anew for the Four Lands in this riveting conclusion, not only to the Fall of Shannara series but to the entire Shannara saga—a truly landmark event over forty years in the making!

    Since he first began the Shannara saga in 1977, Terry Brooks has had a clear idea of how the series should end, and now that moment is at hand.

    As the Four Lands reels under the Skaar invasion—spearheaded by a warlike people determined to make this land their own—our heroes must decide what they will risk to save the integrity of their home. Even as one group remains to defend the Four Lands, another is undertaking a perilous journey across the sea to the Skaar homeland, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever. And yet a third is trapped in a...

  • The Shadow Wand Book Launch

    Tuesday, June 09 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a virtual evening with Laurie Forest to celebrate the launch of The Shadow Wand!!  

    And preorder The Shadow Wand now for a personalized signed copy of this book AND a limited-edition Black Witch tote bag (while supplies last)!



    Elloren Gardner hides the most powerful secret in all Erthia--she is the Black Witch of Prophecy, and destined to triumph...or be used as the ultimate weapon of destruction. 

    Separated from everyone she loves, isolated and hunted, Elloren must turn to the last person she can trust--her fastmate, Commander Lukas Grey. With the Mage forces of Gardneria poised to conquer all of Erthia, Elloren has no choice but to ally with Lukas and combine their power to keep herself out of the hands of Gardnerian leader Marcus Vogel...the...

  • Fly Fishing & Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond

    Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm

    Join Tim Traver for a talk on his new book, Fly Fishing & Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Vermont is an angler's paradise, but few pause to consider the past and future impact that conservation has had on trout fishing. Writer, angler and conservationist Tim Traver combines the latest fisheries science with well-seasoned opinions on the storied past, evolving present and hopeful future of this worthy pursuit. Become part of a long-running stewardship and restoration story with a history of success and a challenging future. This is fishing journalism at its best, with stories and resources that are sure to whet your appetite for exploring the rivers, streams, and lakes in the most rural corners of the state. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book supports the work of the White River Partnership and Vermont River Conservancy.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Tim Traver grew up fishing the saltwater bays, marshes, and rivers of southern New England and has had a passion for fishing and fisheries science ever since. He's worked as a commercial...

  • Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older.

    This event is free and open to all and hosted by playwright and screenwriter Jean Yeager, winner of 2020's Ageless Authors Fiction Prose Category and Bianca Amira Zanella of Phoenix Books.

    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, 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...

  • Virtual Event

    Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a virtual discussion with Dr. Peter Hogenkamp about his latest novel, The Intern!

    About the book:

    Girl meets boy, finds love, and her life is transformed forever, but not in the way anyone expects.

    Maggie Johnson is a twenty-seven-year old fledgling medical doctor struggling to get through her internship at ‘Our Lady of the Golden Arches,’ a busy charity hospital in Spanish Harlem; Bobby is a twelve-year-old ward of the state suffering from incurable cancer. They meet in the ninth month of Maggie’s internship, at a time when she is physically spent, emotionally drained, and uncertain if she wants to continue down the path her father—the renowned orthopedic surgeon and chief architect of her life—has laid out for her. Bobby’s courage and verve are as much of a balm for the rash of Maggie’s problems as her warmth and compassion are a balm for his; with Bobby in her life, the hours seem less long, the fatigue relents on occasion, and even the pressure from her father is easier to deal with. But when Bobby’s state-appointed guardian is pressured, against Bobby’s wishes, to change...

  • Wednesday, July 01 at (All day) to Friday, July 31 at (All day)

    Where’s Waldo? In Essex, of course! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo in Essex is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community.

    Check back for more details!

  • Wednesday, July 01 at (All day) to Friday, July 24 at (All day)

    Where’s Waldo? In Rutland, of course! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo in Rutland is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community

  • The Glare *book launch*

    Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 pm

    Check back for details!

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.)