Upcoming Events

  • Saturday July 28, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Visit Phoenix Books Burlington for a tarot reading. Rachel's approach to tarot draws from Jung and the concept that we can access collective symbols and archetypes from our unconscious that can assist in guiding our intuition.

    Rachel is a self-taught tarot reader and has been reading tarot for six years now. She began public readings about a year and a half ago. She has read at weddings and parties as well as for private individuals. Rachel has an MA in clinical mental health counseling from Antioch University New England and has a private psychotherapy practice in Williston working with individual adults. In her off time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, July 28th from 6-7:30PM

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  Readings are first come, first served. Suggested donation is $5-10.

    PLEASE NOTE: Tarot readings are for entertainment purposes only.

  • Saturday July 28, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Join us for a taste of India's favorite street food, at this meet-and-greet/book signing with Nash Patel and Leda Scheintaub, authors of Dosa Kitchen.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Dosas, a popular Indian street food, are thin, rice- and lentil-based pancakes that can be stuffed with or dipped into a variety of flavorful fillings. Dosa Kitchen shows you how to make this favorite comfort food at home with a master batter, plus 50 recipes for fillings, chutneys, and even cocktails to serve alongside. Dosas are endlessly adaptable to all tastes and dietary restrictions: naturally fermented and gluten-free, they are easy to make vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free as well. With dishes featuring traditional Indian flavors, like Masala Dosa and Pork Vindaloo Dosa, as well as creative twists, like the Dosa Dog and the Cream Cheese, Lox, and Caper Dosa Wrap, any kitchen can become Dosa Kitchen.

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  
    Nash Patel is the co-owner and chef of Dosa Kitchen, a food truck in Brattleboro, VT. He was born to an Anglo-Indian family in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
    Leda Scheintaub is the co-owner of Dosa Kitchen. She trained as a chef at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York and is a recipe tester, editor, and writer. She is the author of Cultured Foods for Your Kitchen, and has contributed to many other titles.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, July 28th from 6-8pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Tuesday July 31, 6:00 pm

    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. Visit this page to learn how you can find Waldo and enter to win prizes - or just come and enjoy the party!  Attendees will get to participate in Waldo-themed activities and even meet Waldo himself.

    This party is the culmination of Find Waldo in Essex!

     

    DATE:  Tuesday, July 31st at 6pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all ages.

  • Friday August 3, 5:30 pm

    Phoenix Book’s Misty Valley welcomes members of the community and those visiting to attend our First Friday event series. The series will bring events for all ages, and we'll keep the store open until 7 p.m.

    Join us for a vegan potluck! Come by to try delicious dishes, and bring some to share. We'll be featuring vegan cookbooks and books on vegan thought, and a portion of proceeds from sales for the day will benefit VINE vegan farm animal sanctuary.

     

    DATE:  Friday, August 3rd from 5:30-7:00pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Misty Valley

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Monday August 6, 4:00 pm

    All youth grades 7 - 12 are welcome to join us at the store for a conversation about books!

  • Thursday August 9, 7:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate Rad Girls Can with author and illustrator Kate Schatz and Miriam Stahl, plus special guests Muslim Girls Making Change and Rep. Selene Colburn. From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, this book is a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement?

    In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
    Kate Schatz is a feminist writer, activist, and educator. She is the author of the New York Times best sellers Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and the accompanying journal, My Rad Life. Kate is the co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of feminist activist groups, and she speaks often about politics, resistance, feminism, race, parenting, and more.

    Miriam Klein Stahl is an artist, educator, and activist and the illustrator of the New York Times best sellers Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and the accompanying journal, My Rad Life. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School, where she has taught since 1995. Stahl is also the co-owner of Pave the Way Skateboards, a queer skateboarding company formed with Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and skateboarder Tara Jepson.

    Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC), a youth slam poetry group created Kiran Waqar, Hawa Adam, Lena Ginawi, and Balkisa Abdikadir, is dedicated to social justice through poetry. Tired of having their voices ignored by older generations, they turned to slam poetry to be heard and to make a change. Since forming these girls have competed at international levels, won numerous awards, performed widely, and help lead several local and nation initiatives. 

    Selene Colburn was born and raised in Burlington, where she currently serves as East District City Councilor. She is an Associate Library Professor at the University of Vermont with a secondary appointment in the Department of Music and Dance. She has served on the boards of Vermont Community Access Media, Burlington’s Channel 17, Grace Roots Art and Community Effort (GRACE), Cradle to Grave Arts, the Fletcher Free Library Commission, the Vermont Library Association, and the Burlington Parallel Justice Commission. In 2002 she cofounded Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom and has served as a board chair, member, volunteer and fundraiser for the organization. She received a BA in dance from Bennington College in 1991 and a Master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons College in 1999. Prior to her employment at UVM, she worked in libraries and archives at the Shelburne Museum, the St. Johnsbury Archives Collaborative, and WGBH in Boston. She lives with her husband, Chris Burns, and her daughters, Clio and Ione.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, August 9th at 7pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank.  Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book.  Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.
    Free for attendees under 18.

    BENEFICIARY: Founded in 1986, the Vermont Foodbank has grown to be the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. The Foodbank’s mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont goes hungry.

  • Saturday August 11, 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book The Very Berry Counting Book.  After we read together, we'll have a fun and interactive healthy food activity.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Best-selling author Jerry Pallotta's latest counting book is for the youngest readers to devour. Covering familiar North American berries like blueberries and strawberries, as well as lesser-known ones such as mulberries and salmonberries, this fruity board book combines evocative adjectives with beautiful botanical illustrations. Berries are a healthy finger food toddlers are familiar with. Learning their names and the numbers from one to ten is sure to delight.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, August 11th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

    COSPONSORS:  Thank you to City Market for joining us in presenting this event! City Market is Burlington’s community-owned grocery store cooperative offering a large selection of local, organic and conventional foods, and thousands of Vermont-made products. Now with two convenient locations in the Downtown and South End!

  • Saturday August 11, 11:00 am

    Join Erin Rounds for a story time featuring her new book, Charlotte's Bones!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Many thousands of years ago, when a sheet of ice up to a mile thick began to let go of the land, the Atlantic Ocean flooded great valleys that had been scooped out by glaciers, and the salty waves of an inland sea lapped the green hills of Vermont. Into this arm of the sea swam Charlotte. Her milky, smooth, muscled body sliced slowly through the water like scissors through silk. Like a chirping canary, her voice echoed across dark waters showing the way to her pod as belugas have done for millions of years.

    In 1849, a crew building a railroad through Charlotte, Vermont, dug up strange and beautiful bones in a farmer’s field. A local naturalist asked Louis Agassiz to help identify them, and the famous scientist concluded that the bones belonged to a beluga whale. But how could a whale’s skeleton have been buried so far from the ocean? The answer—that Lake Champlain had once been an arm of the sea—encouraged radical new thinking about geological time scales and animal evolution. Charlotte’s Bones is a haunting, science-based reconstruction of how Charlotte died 11,000 years ago in a tidal marsh, how the marsh became a field, how Charlotte found a second life as the Vermont state fossil, and what messages her bones whisper to us now about the fragility of life and our changing Earth.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Erin Rounds is a mom and a fourth-grade ELA and social studies teacher. A writer since grade school, she strives to teach her students to find and share their stories, because you never know what you might find when you dig deep and stop to observe what lies beneath. Charlotte's Bones is her first published work.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, August 11th 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 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.

  • 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.

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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.)