Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, June 01 at (All day) to Sunday, June 30 at (All day)


  • Sunday, June 16 at 2:00 pm

    Join our our booksellers in Rutland for Phoenix Fables, a fantasy book club.  June's selection is Fractured Fables by Alix E. Harrow.  Grab your copy at the Rutland store or online, and come prepared for a lively discussion (including spoilers)!  

    “A vivid, subversive, and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, where implacable destiny is no match for courage, sisterhood, stubbornness, and a good working knowledge of fairy tales.” —Katherine Arden, bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy, on A Spindle Splintered

    About the book: 

    Follow professional fairy tale fixer, Zinnia Gray, as she helps women get the endings they deserve! First, Sleeping Beauty in A Spindle Splintered, featuring Arthur Rackham's original illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty, fractured and reimagined....

  • Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 pm

    Please join us for an afternoon with author and attorney Robyn Gigl. Robyn, whose novel Survivor's Guilt was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best mystery/thriller books of all time, will discuss her personal journey to becoming a published author, the stories behind her critically acclaimed novels, including her new novel, Nothing but the Truth, and answer your questions. Robyn will be in conversation with Mary Beth Carbine. Copies of Nothing but the Truth and Robyn's earlier novels will be available for sale and signing.

    About Nothing but the TruthNew Jersey State Trooper Jon Mazer has been charged with killing Black investigative reporter Stewart Marshall in a racially charged, headline-making murder. The evidence against criminal defense attorney Erin McCabe’s new client is overwhelming. The gun used is Mazer’s off-duty weapon....

  • Wednesday, June 26 at 5:30 pm

    Join us on Wednesday, June 26th for a special crossover book club event! Mary of Star 92.9's Mike and Mary and our book buyer Laurel will be discussing The Three of Us by Ore Agbaje-Williams.   Come prepared for spoilers -- we're going to talk about the whole book!  Light refreshments and fabulous reading recommendations will be provided. 

    Grab your copy at the Essex store or online If you'd prefer an audio version of the book, please click here for the listing on Libro.fm.


    About this month's pick:  

    ". . . Deliciously wicked." —Ron Charles, The Washington Post

    What if your two favorite people hated each other with a passion?

    The wife has it all. A big house in a nice neighborhood, a ride-or-die snarky best friend, Temi, with whom to...

  • Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 am

    Drag Story Hour (DSH) is just what it sounds like...drag performers reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. 

    Emoji Nightmare and Katniss Everqueer, two of Vermont's favorite queer performing artists, will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. 

    DSH was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco in 2015. The Vermont Chapter of DSH was created by Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne in 2017. In 2021,...

  • Monday, July 01 at (All day) to Saturday, July 27 at (All day)

    Where's Waldo? He's closer than you think. He's heading to Essex, Vermont for the entire month of July and will be hiding out at over 20 locations throughout Essex. Pick up your "Search List" at Phoenix Books Essex after July 1st and start hunting.

    And, be sure to join us on July 27 for our all-day Waldo celebration party for a chance to win prizes!


  • Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, July 09 at 6:30 pm

    Check back soon for more details!

  • Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 pm

    Have you ever wondered how publishing actually works?  Are you sitting on a manuscript, but you’re not sure what to do with it next? Confused by the differences between traditional and self-publishing? 


  • Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm

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  • at the Venetian Soda Lounge

    Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 pm to at 8:00 pm

    Check back soon for more details!