Upcoming Events

  • Sunday October 21, 2:00 pm

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  • Thursday October 25, 6:30 pm

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  • Thursday October 25, 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming Madeleine Kunin to Burlington, for a talk on her new book, Coming of Age.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Many readers are already familiar with Madeleine Kunin, the former three-term governor of Vermont, who served as the deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton. In her newest book, a memoir entitled Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties, the topic is aging, but she looks well beyond the physical tolls and explores the emotional ones as well. And she has had an extraordinary life: governor, ambassador, feminist, wife, mother, professor, poet, and much, much more.

    As recently reported in the New York Times, a girl born today can expect to live to the age of ninety, on average (boys, on the other hand, can expect to live until age eighty-five). Life expectancy, for many, is increasing, yet people rarely contemplate the emotional changes that come alongside the physical changes of aging. Madeleine wants to change that. Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties takes a close and incisive look at what it is like to grow old. The book is a memoir, yet most important of all, it is an honest and positive look at aging and how it has affected her life.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Governor Kunin has written three previous books: Living a Political Life (Knopf), and The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family (New York Times Editor's Choice) and Pearls Politics and Power. She has more energy than two 40-year-olds. She is currently James Marsh Scholar Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont where she gives lectures on feminism and women and politics. She also serves on the board of the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a nongovernmental organization that she founded in 1991, and she recently launched Emerge Vermont to encourage and support women in politics. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont.


    DATE:  Thursday, October 25th 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.

  • Sunday October 28, 2:00 pm

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  • Friday November 2, 5:00 pm to 7:00 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 an open mic night for those who wish to share their writing. Readers can choose any sort of piece - non-fiction, poetry, fiction, or experimental - to showcase their talents. Writers of any age are welcome to come and read. Come to shop a little late, hear some local talent, or share your work yourself. Light refreshments will be provided. If you would like to reserve a spot ahead of time to read, please email Anna Boarini at annab@phoenixbooks.biz.


    DATE:  Friday, November 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Misty Valley

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Saturday November 3, 11:00 am

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  • Saturday November 3, 11:00 am

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  • Sunday November 4, 2:00 pm

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  • Monday November 5, 4:00 pm

    All youth grades 5 - 9 are welcome to join us at the store for a conversation about books!

  • Adult Book Club

    Thursday November 8, 5:00 pm

    Instead of meeting monthly to discuss a single book, we meet to talk about what we’ve been reading and maybe bring a book to recommend. Feel free to bring a title to share or a few ideas of what book has made you think, made you laugh, or made you mad. This is a meeting of people who love books, want to chat with other book lovers, and maybe even eat a few snacks.

    If a recommendation sparks your curiosity, any books purchased during or after the meeting receive the 10 percent book club discount.

    While we encourage everyone to read and share their love of books, this book club is for those who read adult fiction. For our younger book lovers, we host a similar book club aimed towards young adult fiction once a month.


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.)