Past Events

  • presented with Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Tuesday, December 05 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association are thrilled to present a virtual evening with author Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner to celebrate the release of her new book, 45 Ways to Live Like an Italian!  

    You've heard of Danish hygge and Japan's concept of ikiagi, but now learn how to relieve stress and lead a more balanced, joyful way of life using the Italian concept of la dolce vita.

    When it comes to self-care, nobody does it quite like an Italian....

  • Friday, December 01 at 6:30 pm

    Phoenix Books Essex is thrilled to present an evening with musician, songwriter, and author, Bobby Dean Hackney to celebrate his recently-released book, Vermont Reggae Fest The Power Of Music: The First Five Years In Burlington Vermont.

    The Vermont Reggae Festival, born in Burlington Vermont in 1986, became an historic event forever etched into the musical history of the city. Achieving the manifestation of peace, love, celebration of life, joy, fun, and excitement through the power of Reggae music. The Vermont Reggae Festival was a musical happening given...

  • Sunday, November 26 at 11:00 am

    Calling all kids! 

    Join us at Phoenix Books Rutland for a special holiday story time featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog --- and meet Clifford himself! All ages welcome at this free event.


  • Saturday, November 25 at 1:00 pm

    Join us at Phoenix Books in Essex on Small Business Saturday for a meet and greet and book signing with Jen Ellis, the author of Bernie’s Mitten Makera raw and honest account of the joy, stress, and shock of sudden internet fame.

    Told with captivating storytelling, this memoir explores the many roads that led to the Bernie Sanders mitten meme sensation that followed the 2021 presidential inauguration. Jen Ellis’s debut publication reads like an intimate conversation with an old friend. Ellis weaves the stories of her life together with humor and thoughtful insight. She shares her struggles with...

  • Book Launch Celebration

    Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with Vermont author Margot Harrison as we celebrate the release of her latest novel, Only She Came Back, a chilling thriller about an unlikely friendship between a true-crime fan and a former high school classmate suspected of murdering her influencer boyfriend.  Margot will be joined in conversation by Eva Sollberger.

    On July 28 at 6:30 p.m., Kiri Dunsmore walks out of the desert wearing her boyfriend’s sweatshirt, covered in his blood. Dazed and on the verge of unconsciousness, she tells a cashier that he’s still out there...

  • Author Meet & Greet!

    Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 am

    Phoenix Books Rutland is thrilled to welcome author, attorney, and activist Robyn Gigl for a meet & greet on Saturday, November 11th from 11AM - 1PM.  We will be celebrating the release of Survivor's Guilt, her new legal thriller featuring criminal defense lawyer Erin McCabe, which was named as Time Magazine's Best 100 Mysteries and Thrillers of All Time!  

    About the book:  At first, the death of millionaire businessman Charles Parsons seems like a straightforward suicide. There’s no sign of forced entry or struggle in his lavish New Jersey mansion—just a single gunshot wound from his own weapon. But days later, a different story emerges. Computer techs...

  • Tuesday, November 07 at 6:00 pm

    Join us at Phoenix Books in Essex from 6-7:30 PM to celebrate the release of Iron Flamethe highly anticipated new book from Rebecca Yarros!
    We are planning a night filled with food, crafts, trivia, and giveaways. Cosplay encouraged. Iron...
  • Monday, October 30 at 5:30 pm

    Join us in Essex on Monday, October 30th for Turning Pages Live!

    We will be discussing We Ride Upon Sticks by Quad Barry with Mary of Star 92.9's Mike and Mary. Come prepared for spoilers--we're going to talk about the whole book!  Light refreshments and fabulous reading recommendations will be provided.  You can join the Turning Pages with Mary Facebook group here.

    See you soon!

  • Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am

    ** Advance registrations have ended, but please feel free to still join us at 11!  **

    Calling all kids!  

    Join us for a very special story time featuring Ryan T. Higgins, and his latest Mother Bruce book, Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow.  Ryan will be joined by our favorite bear-- Bruce himself!

    Bruce is a bear who does not like holidays...
  • in conversation with Sarah Stewart Taylor

    Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to present an evening with New England author Paula Munier to celebrate the release of her latest mystery, Home at Night, which was inspired by her volunteer work as a Natural Resources Steward of New Hampshire.  Set in Vermont, this series features Former Army MP Mercy Carr and her retired bomb-sniffing dog Elvis. Paula will be joined by fellow mystery author, Sarah Stewart Taylor to talk about all things mysteries, dogs, and writing!

    Beware the blackbirds…...