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  • Meet Llama Llama!

    Saturday, September 14 at 11:00 am

    Meet Llama Llama and discover the newest book featuring this beloved character!

    ABOUT THE BOOKAnna Dewdney’s Llama Llama is growing up, but he still loves to play with all his toys! When Mama Llama says it’s time to clean up, Llama responds like any child more interested in playing than cleaning…by ignoring her! But Mama has an imaginative response of her own. What if she never cleaned? What would happen then? Well, Llama Llama is going to find out! Here is a truly funny take on a childhood chore that all children will relate to and laugh at! And it is sure to be helpful to get kids cleaning up!


  • The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

    Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join Garrett M. Graff for a talk on his new book, The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  “This is history at its most immediate and moving….A marvelous and memorable book.” —Jon Meacham

    The Only Plane in the Sky is a stunning and important work—chilling, heartbreaking—and I cannot stop thinking about it.” —Anderson Cooper

    The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma.

    Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, which traced the birth and rise of al-Qaeda, to The 9/11 Commission Report, the government’s definitive factual retrospective of the attacks. But one perspective has been missing up to this point—a 360-degree account of the day told through the voices of the people who experienced it.

    Now, in The Only Plane in the Sky, award-winning journalist and bestselling historian Garrett...


  • Farming on the Wild Side *Book Launch*

    Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join Nancy and John Hayden to celebrate the launch of their new book, Farming on the Wild Side. Nancy and John run The Farm Between in Jeffersonville.

    ABOUT THE BOOKOne farm’s decades-long journey into regenerative agriculture—and how these methods enhance biodiversity, pollinators, and soil health

    Northern Vermont’s Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last 25 years transforming their draft horse–powered, organic vegetable and livestock operation into an agroecological, regenerative, biodiverse, organic fruit farm, fruit nursery, and pollinator sanctuary. In Farming on the Wild Side they explain the philosophical and scientific principles that influenced them as they phased out sheep and potatoes and embraced apples, pears, stone fruits, and a wide variety of uncommon berry crops; turned much of their property into a semi-wild state; and adapted their marketing and sales strategies to the new century. As the Haydens pursued their goals of enhancing biodiversity and regenerating their land, they incorporated agroforestry and permaculture principles into perennial fruit polycultures, a pollinator...


  • Coffee Grounds for the Worm Bin

    Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm

    Join Glenn Reed to celebrate the launch of his  new collection of poetry, Coffee Grounds for the Worm Bin.

    Check back for more details soon!

  • An Evening of Fiction and Cookies

    Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of fiction and cookies with Miciah Bay Gault (Goodnight Stranger), Ann Dávila Cardinal (Five Midnights), and Martin Philip (Breaking Bread).

    ABOUT GOODNIGHT STRANGER AND MICIAH BAY GAULT:  
    Lydia and Lucas Moore are in their late twenties when a stranger enters their small world on Wolf Island. Lydia, the responsible sister, has cared for her pathologically shy brother, Lucas, ever since their mom's death a decade before. They live together, comfortable yet confined, in their family house by the sea, shadowed by events from their childhood. When Lydia sees the stranger step off the ferry, she feels an immediate connection to him. Lucas is convinced the man, Cole Anthony, is the reincarnation of their baby brother, who died when they were young. Cole knows their mannerisms, their home, the topography of the island--what else could that mean? Though Lydia is doubtful, she can't deny she is drawn to his magnetism, his energy, and his warmth. To discover the truth about Cole, Lydia must finally face her anxiety about leaving the island and summon the strength to...


  • The Ghost Clause

    Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join National Book Award Finalist Howard Norman for a reading and signing for Ghost Clause, his new “provocative . . . haunting”* novel set in a Vermont village and featuring a missing child, a newly married private detective, and a highly relatable ghost. (*Janet Maslin, New York Times)

    About the Book:  

    Simon Inescort is no longer bodily present in his marriage. It’s been several months since he keeled over the rail of a Nova Scotia–bound ferry, a massive heart attack to blame. Simon's widow, Lorca Pell, has sold their farmhouse to newlyweds Zachary and Muriel—after revealing that the deed contains a “ghost clause,” an actual legal clause, not unheard of in Vermont, allowing for reimbursement if a recently purchased home turns out to be haunted.

    In fact, Simon finds himself still at home: “Every waking moment, I'm astonished I have any consciousness . . . What am I to call myself now, a revenant?” He spends time replaying his marriage in his own mind, as if in poignant reel-to-reel, while also engaging in occasionally intimate...


  • Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre & Houdini: The Handcuff King

    Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm

    Check back for details!


  • Saturday, September 28 at 12:00 pm to at 2:00 pm

    Meet some of your favorite superheroes at this event with The Guardian Legion!  We'll have activities and themed snacks, as well.  The Guardian Legion is a Vermont based Cosplay & Charity group.

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.


  • Bomber's Moon

    Thursday, October 03 at 7:00 pm

    Join Archer Mayor for a talk on the newest Joe Gunther mystery, Bomber's Moon.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.

    It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences.

    Bomber's Moon is Archer Mayor’s latest entry in the Joe Gunther series and it may just be his best yet.

    Two young women form the heart of this tale. One, an investigative reporter, the other a private investigator. Uneasy allies from completely different walks of life, they work together—around and sometimes against Joe Gunther and his VBI cops—in an attempt to connect the murders of a small town drug dealer, a smart, engaging, fatally flawed thief, and the tangled, political, increasingly dark goings on at a prestigious prep school.

    While Gunther and the VBI set about solving the two murders, Sally Kravitz and Rachel Reiling combine their talents and resources to go where the...


  • Vermont Trout Streams

    Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 pm

    Join Peter Shea and Bob Shannon for a talk on their book Vermont Trout Streams.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Shannon-Shea writing partnership has surely given the luck of the Irish to those who wave a fishing rod in the Green Mountain State. Vermont Trout Streams is the first ground-up, comprehensive treatment of Vermont’s trout streams in more than thirty years. Within it, each author brings their own unique decades of experience to bear, in creating an extraordinary guidebook. The result is a complete guide to the geography and strategies of fly fishing the streams and rivers of Vermont – from Abbot to Zeebeedee Brooks. It is a reference work that anyone who chases trout in Vermont will want in their library. It offers the fly-fishing angler, in particular, an unprecedented wealth of information on the when, how, and where to fish.

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  
    Bob Shannon is the owner of the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, Vermont, and a professional fly-fishing guide for over 30 years. His travels have taken him to New York, Canada, Montana, and the Caribbean. As an adjunct professor...


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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 802-872-7111 for more info.)
Rutland:  Saturdays at 11am  (Call 802-855-8078 for more info.)