Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Book Launch and Discussion

    Thursday, June 02 at 7:30 pm

    Please helps us celebrate the release of Jesse Q. Sutanto's new middle grade novel, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit!  An evening perfect for middle-grade readers and their families, as well as educators. librarians, and aspiring authors; Jesse will be joining us to chat about her new novel, the writing process and the importance of creative writing and expression in fiction.  


    "Wildly imaginative, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of heart, Theo Tan is an absolute delight. I didn't want it to end!" --Nicole Lesperance, author of The Nightmare Thief and The Wide Starlight


    About Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit:  

    After inheriting a grieving fox spirit, a Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage to solve the mystery of his brother's death in Jesse Q Sutanto's magical, action-packed middle grade fantasy, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit.

    Theo Tan doesn't want a spirit companion. He just wants to be a normal American kid, playing video games, going...

  • with JaNay Brown-Wood and Samara Hardy

    Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 am






    Please join Phoenix Books for story time with JaNay Brown-Wood and Samara Gardy, the author and illustrator of Miguel's Community Garden.  After reading the story, JaNay and Samara will help us draw a sunflower using special activity sheets created just for Miguel's Community Garden!  The link to use to print the activity sheets is below.

    Miguel is throwing a party at his community garden for all of his friends, and he needs help searching for sunflowers to complete the celebration. What do we know about sunflowers? They're tall with petals and leaves—and, hold on, is that a sunflower? No, that's an artichoke. Where, oh, where could those sunflowers be? Can you help Miguel find them in time for his party?  

    Miguel's Community Garden stars a young Latino boy who visits his community garden with...

  • Thursday, June 16 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...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 pm

    Join us on Zoom for an evening with Vermont author Sarah Stewart Taylor to celebrate the release of her new book, The Drowning Sea,  an atmospheric mystery so vivid readers will smell the salt in the air and hear the wind on the cliffs. 

    For the first time in her adult life, former Long Island homicide detective Maggie D’arcy is unemployed. No cases to focus on, no leads to investigate, just a whole summer on a remote West Cork peninsula with her teenage daughter Lilly and her boyfriend, Conor and his son. The plan is to prepare Lilly for a move to Ireland. But their calm vacation takes a dangerous turn when human remains wash up below the steep cliffs of Ross Head.

    When construction worker Lukas Adamik disappeared months ago, everyone assumed he had gone home to Poland. Now that his body has been found, the guards, including Maggie's friends Roly Byrne and Katya Grzeskiewicz, seem to think he threw himself from the cliffs. But as Maggie gets to know the residents of the nearby village and learns about the history of the peninsula and its abandoned Anglo Irish manor house, once home to a famous...

  • Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm

    Check back soon for more details!