Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, December 01 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to welcome back the Editorial and Design team behind the creation and publication of Vermont Almanac: Stories From & For The Land, Volume III for a discussion of their recently released third volume of this invaluable resource.

    About Vermont Almanac: “What is unique to Vermont’s sense of place has been captured in a new book that really must be added to any Vermonters’ book collection or coffee table. Vermont Almanac . . . is a beautiful compilation. It is breathtaking in its depth of advice and information. It is, in effect, How to Vermont. Broken down by month, it has something for everyone who loves the state.” – Barre-Montpelier Times Argus/Rutland Herald

    The Almanac is organized by month and provides a year’s worth...



  • Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 pm

    Virtually appear to read and/or to listen. Those interested in reading can sign up at the beginning of the meeting, via the Zoom Chat Box feature. 

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST:  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 "Infinite Lit: a night of spoken word poetry," co-producing the series alongside Moth storyteller Michael Kingsbury. She...



  • Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to welcome Tessa Wegert to our Zoom channel for a discussion of her new novel The Kind to Kill where a missing tourist spells trouble for Senior Investigator Shana Merchant.   he Shana Merchant novels are a brilliant blend of chilling psychological thriller and gripping police procedural, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Thousand Islands.

    About The Kind to Kill

    Former NYPD detective Shana Merchant is a skilled Senior Investigator keeping New York's beautiful Thousands Islands community safe. She's a loving partner. A strong woman. A survivor.  She's also bound by blood to a serial killer. And after months of concealing the truth from the world as she hunted Blake Bram down, her secret is finally out. 

    Shana just wants to get on with her life and win back her community's trust. But as Alexandria Bay fills up with tourists in advance of the annual festival known...



  • presented in partnership with the Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 pm

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  • Book Launch celebration with Katherine Arden

    Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm

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