Past Events

  • Sunday, November 20 at 11:00 am

    Join us a Phoenix Books in Essex for a very special holiday storytime event featuring author-illustrator Matt Tavares and his beautifully illustrated version of Twas the Night Before Christmas!


    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
    in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

    Once upon a time, children imagined St. Nicholas as a stern, skinny bishop who was as likely to dole out discipline as Christmas presents. But thanks to the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas”—written by Clement C. Moore in 1822 and published the next year in the Troy Sentinel—a plumper, merrier St. Nick was born, transformed into the sleigh-riding, chimney-diving jolly old elf we now...

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  • Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

    Virtually appear to read and/or to listen. Those interested in reading can sign up at the beginning of the meeting, via the Zoom Chat Box feature. 

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST:  Bianca Amira Zanella is a cis queer Vermont-based performance poet, artist, and advocate living on traditionally Abenaki land. She is the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland, hosting an international monthly open mic. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Artful Mind, The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. Their poem films, sculptural poems, and poem paintings have also been on exhibit with PoemCity Montpelier, Merwin Gallery, Stone Valley Arts, SPACE: a Pop Up Art Gallery, and Surdam Gallery.

    They received the...

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  • presented in partnership with Politics and Prose

    Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 pm

     

     

     

     

     

    Phoenix Books is  thrilled to partner with Politics and Prose and other independent bookstores to present a virtual conversation with Anthony Horowitz to celebrate the release of his new novel.  Anthony Horowitz will be in conversation with bestselling thriller author,  Shari Lapena.  This is a ticketed event, please see below for ticket options and for the link to use to register....

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  • presented in partnership with the Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Wednesday, November 09 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association are thrilled to present an evening with Vermont author and renowned herbalist Guido Masé for a discussion of his most recent book, DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavor - A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders, Cocktail Enthusiasts, Herbalists, and More.

    About DIY Bitters:  Make your own bitters at home to enhance your medicine cabinet, and your bar!

    Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and/or spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted. Just a small amount of the resulting liquid can then be used to...

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  • One Couple's Reflections on Living with Dementia

    Thursday, November 03 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us as we welcome Vermont author Jane Dwinell to Phoenix Books in Burlington for a discussion of her new book, Alzheimer's Canyon: One Couple's Reflections on Living with Dementia.

    "In the middle of the night I wake up and don't know where I am . . . . Am I in my house? My neighbor's house? Do I turn on the light? Do I get dressed? I turn to Jane, hold her hand, and let her bring me back to reality."

    What do you do when your reality slips away? If you're Sky Yardley and Jane Dwinell, you accept each new challenge, reshape your life, and write.

    When Sky was diagnosed with "probable early stage Alzheimer's" at age 66, he was determined to live as fully with his new reality as possible. He researched dementia, talked about dementia,...

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  • Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Calling all ghosts, ghouls, and fans of all things Halloween!

    Vermont author Thea Lewis will be joining us from 2-3:30 PM at Phoenix Books Burlington for an afternoon of spooky tales!  Costumes are encouraged.

    About There's a Witch in My Sock Drawer:  Lucy's got a messy room, and a big problem! Can an unexpected house guest whip up enough magic to help her solve it in time for Halloween? Author Thea Lewis conjures up spooky fun, while unraveling the eternal mystery...

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  • presented by Onion River Press

    Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us at Phoenix Books Burlington for an evening with Henry F. Zacchini to celebrate the launch of Even Dictators Need Dogs: Stories & Poems, his latest book published with Onion River Press this fall.

    In this new book of short stories and poems, author Henry F. Zacchini writes about the contradictions of the human condition, love, death, politics and dogs. The short stories in this work explore the brutality of the Argentinian dictatorship, a zombie apocalypse in London and a disaffected Japanese student attending the University of Oxford.

    Henry F. Zacchini is a writer and teacher. He has published two prior books. One is a work of non-fiction...

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  • Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm

    Virtually appear to read and/or to listen. Those interested in reading can sign up at the beginning of the meeting, via the Zoom Chat Box feature. 

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST:  Bianca Amira Zanella is a cis queer Vermont-based performance poet, artist, and advocate living on traditionally Abenaki land. She is the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland, hosting an international monthly open mic. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Artful Mind, The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. Their poem films, sculptural poems, and poem paintings have also been on exhibit with PoemCity Montpelier, Merwin Gallery, Stone Valley Arts, SPACE: a Pop Up Art Gallery, and Surdam Gallery.

    They received the...

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  • at Ira Allen Chapel, The University of Vermont

    Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm

    Phoenix Books and The University of Vermont are thrilled to present an afternoon with Senator Patrick Leahy to celebrate the recent release of his memoir, The Road Taken which looks back on a life lived on the front lines of American politics.  Senator Leahy will be in conversation with journalist and best selling historian, Garrett M. Graff.

    As the senior-most member and de facto dean of the chamber, Senator Leahy has been a key author of the American story. Leahy established himself as a moral leader and liberal pioneer over four decades spanning nine presidential administrations. 

    The Road Taken is also a moving personal portrait. Born in Vermont in 1940,...

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  • Thursday, October 06 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with Archer Mayor at Phoenix Books Burlington to celebrate the release of the latest Joe Gunther novel, Fall Guy!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A high-end stolen car is discovered in Vermont. A car filled with stolen items from a far-flung two stage burglary spree. But it's what is in the trunk that brings Joe Gunther and his team from the Vermont Bureau of Investigation. In the trunk is the body of burglar in question - one Don Kalfus. Complicating matters, while the body was found in Vermont, it appears he was probably killed in the next state over, New Hampshire.

    The task force charged with finding out why Kalfus is murdered soon faces another problem. Within the pile of stolen cell phones found in the car is evidence...

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