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  • Trump,Trump, Trump: The March of Folly

    Tuesday, May 07 at 7:00 pm

    Join Onion River Press and Phoenix Books Burlington for the launch of Susan Ohanian's new book, Trump, Trump, Trump: The March of Folly, a clever and meticulously thought-out poetic rebuttal to the absurdity of the current president.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: From giving his second-grade teacher a black eye to insulting the grieving parents of a military hero, the rollicking verse in this book presents a Donald Trump profile of bombast, babes, and bankruptcies. Details of Trump, his progeny and current political cohorts, characterized by greed and deceit, are verified by engrossing news accounts. The facts are grim, the humor captivating.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Susan Ohanian, a longtime teacher and writer, is the author of more than a dozen books on education policy and practice. Notable titles include: One Size Fits Few: The Folly of Educational Standards; Garbage Pizza, Patchwork Quilts, and Math Magic; Who's In Charge? A Teacher Speaks her Mind; What Happened to Recess and WHY are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten?

    Susan's more than 300 articles have appeared in...


  • Thursday, May 09 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Ageless Authors Anthology proves that while old age may rob you of some function, Father Time doesn't necessarily take away your creativity. This volume is an extraordinary collection of poetry, essays and short stories from the Ageless Authors Writing Contest exclusively for writers age 65 and older from across the country. A second contest is now underway at agelessauthors.com, and the best writings will comprise the next edition of Ageless Authors Anthology in the fall. For this book, 52 senior writers contributed work that showcases the experience inherent in this older group. Some of the writers are widely published, while others have been toiling away in relative obscurity and this is the first time they've published their work. These...


  • Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land

    Thursday, May 09 at 7:00 pm

    Join Charles Fergus to learn how to create habitat in your backyard. Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to improve the quality of your land. Focusing on the eastern US, this book describes basic habitat types, from forests to wetlands, and highlights native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants that you can use to help wildlife make a home on your land.

    Attendees will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Charles' mystery novel, A Stranger Here Below!

    ABOUT THE BOOKMake a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to take the sometimes daunting steps to improve the quality of your land. According to U.S. Forest Service, 250 million acres of woods and forests in the United States are privately held by 10 million individuals/families. Whether you live on a quarter-acre lot in the suburbs, own a 20-acre woodland retreat, run a farm of 100 acres, or belong to an outdoor club with hundreds or thousands of acres, you can make changes to the land—improvements that will turn your property into a better home...


  • Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella.  Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST: Bianca Amira Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Mountain Troubadour and The Reverie. The recipient of a 2014 Robert T. Marsh Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing and a 2017 Green Mountain Scholarship, Bianca plans to finalize her initial poetry as social change manuscript while studying at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA for Writing and Publishing program. Bianca has workshopped under the BreakBeat Poets, DarkMatter, Aja Monet, and Sarah Kay. In addition to facilitating poetry performance workshops and teaching writing camps, Bianca has judged the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest and two National Poetry Slams. She has also served as editor for her college arts magazine and helps to host literary and storytelling...


  • What's Next? The Continuing Journey of the Wake Robin Life Care Community *Onion River Press Book Launch*

    Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm

    Join Onion River Press and Phoenix Books Burlington for the launch of What's Next? The Continuing Journey of the Wake Robin Life Care Community, by local authors Lynne Bond and Jacqueline Weinstock.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    "What a gift this book is! It is a gift for all who have lived and worked in the Wake Robin community, and for all who have watched this community take shape and then grow. … And it is also a treasure trove of ideas and analyses for others interested in senior living, reflecting on what it means to age well and create an environment where that can happen. … Wake Robin’s experience does not provide all the answers, but this well-documented and thoughtful book is a learning lab, painting a picture of a community that helps create a vibrant life for seniors."
    — Allie Stickney, former president and CEO of Wake Robin

    Opened in 1993, Wake Robin was the first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and first Life Care Community in Vermont. Residents can move from independent living to increasing levels of support without a change in monthly fee (the Life Care promise). Today, some 25 years...


  • Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land

    Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 pm

    Join Charles Fergus to learn how to create habitat in your backyard. Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to improve the quality of your land. Focusing on the eastern US, this book describes basic habitat types, from forests to wetlands, and highlights native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants that you can use to help wildlife make a home on your land.

    Attendees will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Charles' mystery novel, A Stranger Here Below!

    ABOUT THE BOOKMake a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to take the sometimes daunting steps to improve the quality of your land. According to U.S. Forest Service, 250 million acres of woods and forests in the United States are privately held by 10 million individuals/families. Whether you live on a quarter-acre lot in the suburbs, own a 20-acre woodland retreat, run a farm of 100 acres, or belong to an outdoor club with hundreds or thousands of acres, you can make changes to the land—improvements that will turn your property into a better home...


  • The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia *Book Launch*

    Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm

    Join Benjamin Dangl to celebrate the launch of his new book, The Five Hundred Year Rebellion.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  After centuries of colonial domination and a twentieth century riddled with dictatorships, indigenous peoples in Bolivia embarked upon a social and political struggle that would change the country forever. As part of that project activists took control of their own history, starting in the 1960s by reaching back to oral traditions and then forward to new forms of print and broadcast media. This book tells the fascinating story of how indigenous Bolivians recovered and popularized histories of past rebellions, political models, and leaders, using them to build movements for rights, land, autonomy, and political power. Drawing from rich archival sources and the author's lively interviews with indigenous leaders and activist-historians, The Five Hundred Year Rebellion describes how movements tapped into centuries-old veins of oral history and memory to produce manifestos, booklets, and radio programs on histories of resistance, wielding them as tools to expand their struggles and radically transform...


  • Goes Without Saying *Onion River Press Book Launch*

    Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm

    Stay tuned for more details!


  • Walter Benjamin Reimagined *Book Launch*

    Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm

    Join Frances Cannon to celebrate the launch of Walter Benjamin Reimagined, an illuminated tour of Walter Benjamin's ideas; a graphic translation; an encyclopedia of fragments.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Walter Benjamin was a man of letters, an art critic, an essayist, a translator, a philosopher, a collector, and an urban flâneur. In his writings, he ambles, samples, and explores. With Walter Benjamin Reimagined, Frances Cannon offers a visual and literary response to Benjamin's work. With detailed and dreamlike pen-and-ink drawings and hand-lettered text, Cannon gives readers an illuminated tour of Walter Benjamin's thoughts—a graphic translation, an encyclopedia of fragments.

    Cannon has not created a guide to Benjamin's greatest ideas—this is not an illustrated Walter Benjamin cheat sheet—but rather a beautifully rendered work of graphic literature. Cannon doesn't plod through thickets of minutiae; she strolls—a flâneuse herself—using Benjamin's words and her own drawings to construct a creative topography of Benjamin's writing. Phrases from “Unpacking My Library,” for example, are accompanied by images of flying papers, stray books...


  • The Great Pyramid

    Tuesday, June 04 at 7:00 pm

    Join David Lightbody for the US launch of his new book, The Great Pyramid Operations Manuel.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: The Great Pyramid Operations Manual takes the technical description and historical interpretation of the last ‘Great Wonder of the Ancient World’ to the next level. Lavishly illustrated with the most accurate architectural diagrams and three-dimensional reconstructions currently available, the book pays tribute to the greatest iconic work of human culture. The Great Pyramid was the world’s tallest monument for nearly 4,000 years. Until the 19th century, it was also the heaviest structure ever built. It was the central component of a huge funerary complex called Akhet Khufu, ‘Khufu’s Horizon’, by the ancient Egyptians. Over time, the plateau around it developed into an enormous necropolis, a true city of the dead. While many great monuments were built alongside it, none have surpassed it.

    The authors first set out the architectural history that preceded the Great Pyramid, and show how Khufu’s tomb was the end-result of many centuries of cultural developments. An awe-inspiring tradition of pharaonic tomb construction reached...


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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.)