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Phoenix News

  • Check out Mike's recommendations for summer reading!

    Posted 03/07/2012
  • "Phoenix Books in Essex, Vermont, was one of author Howard Norman's stops on his tour promoting his new book," reports Bookselling This Week in this week's Around Indies.

    Posted 03/07/2012
  • 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





    Posted 03/07/2012

     Added 4/24/2012: Thank you to all of the wonderful applicants who've expressed their enthusiasm for working at Phoenix Books over the past couple of months! We're no longer seeking applications (though you're always welcome to submit an application and resume for us to keep on file), and we're now moving on to training a fantastic new team of booksellers.

    Permanent Part-time Positions Available. Weekends and Evenings A Must.

    Phoenix Books is opening a new location in downtown Burlington, and we have a need for Book Sellers at that location. Bookselling experience a plus and retail experience helpful. The primary mission of a bookseller is to provide excellent customer service. In addition, the successful applicant will be comfortable around computers and point-of-sale systems, able to lift and move many boxes weighing 30-40 pounds and able to go up and down 6’ ladders. An interest in and appreciation for books and reading is critical to have.

    We offer good pay, generous employee discounts and vacation in an awesome work environment. We seek motivated and energetic employees who possess these characteristics and skills: friendly; resourceful; well spoken; multitasking expert who is a good listener and fast learner; shows good judgment; takes initiative; and is willing to share in seemingly menial, but essential, tasks.

    Download our application. Mail completed applications and resume to: BookSeller, Phoenix Books, 21
    Essex Way, #407, Essex Junction, VT. 05452 .

    Absolutely no phone calls.

    Posted 03/04/2012