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Phoenix Rises in Burlington

Dear Friends,

We wanted you to be the first to know: with great excitement, anticipation and a touch of fear, we are delighted to announce that Renee Reiner and Mike DeSanto are opening a second location in downtown Burlington, Vermont. This new store, intended to give back to Burlington, Vermont its own independent, locally-owned frontlist bookstore dedicated to selling new books, should be up and running by May 1st, in a fabulous retail location with approximately 5000 square feet of selling space. The lease was signed for 191 Bank Street about three weeks ago and work has already started renovating the space. The site is a high-visibility location, conveniently next to public parking, across the street from the popular City Market Co-op and easily seen from the Church Street Marketplace. We followed a community-centered financing plan to raise capital and have met 85% of the total goal, with the expectation of meeting or exceeding that financing goal in the next month. All the investment is private.

Between our two stores we will have 8000SF of bookstore space selling lots and lots of wonderful books printed on real paper !

We expect to hire 10-15 booksellers in the next month, with openings in both locations. If you are interested in joining our bookselling family, please download our application.



Renee Reiner

Mike DeSanto

Owners, Phoenix Books