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Past Events

  • Virtual Book Discussion

    Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books welcomes Kenneth C. Davis to our Zoom Channel for a discussion of his new book, Strongman.  From the bestselling author of the Don’t Know Much About® books comes a dramatic account of the origins of democracy, the history of authoritarianism, and the reigns of five of history's deadliest dictators. 

    What makes a country fall to a dictator? How do authoritarian leaders—strongmen—capable of killing millions acquire their power? How are they able to defeat the ideal of democracy? And what can we do to make sure it doesn’t happen again?

    By profiling five of the most notoriously ruthless dictators in history—Adolf Hitler, Benito...

  • A History of Beekeeping in Vermont

    Thursday, October 08 at 7:00 pm

    Join us as we welcome Bill Mares and Ross Conrad to the Phoenix Zoom Channel for a talk on their new book, The Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Beekeeping in Vermont.  From a small state comes a big book of beekeeping history. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in how bees and beekeeping got to where they are today in Vermont and the US. The Land of Milk and Honey provides a powerful testament of the state’s oversized leadership to protect our nation’s pollinators and challenges other states to write their own beekeeping histories.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Vermont Beekeeping follows the trials and tribulations of beekeepers...

  • Virtual Book Discussion

    Wednesday, October 07 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books welcomes Joe Berkowitz to our Zoom Channel for a discussion of his newest book, American Cheese.   Joe takes readers along on his irreverent and often hilarious journey through the strange and wonderful hidden world of the beloved dairy product.   Joe will be joined in conversation by Jaya Saxen.  

    It started on Valentine’s Day. Joe Berkowitz wanted to surprise his wife with a special tasting event at Murray’s Cheese in Manhattan. Little did he know that what they were about to taste was going to change their lives.

    Joe embarked on the cheese adventure of a lifetime, spending a year exploring the subculture around cheese, from its trenches to its command centers. He dove headfirst into the world of...

  • Ticketed Event

    Wednesday, October 07 at 5:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to partner with Harper Collins to bring you an event with Duff Goldman, celebrity chef and host of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes and The Kids Baking Championship, as he virtually celebrates the release of his first cookbook for young readers: SUPER GOOD BAKING FOR KIDS live on Crowdcast, Wednesday, October 7th! He will be joined by Kristin Salaky of

    With more than 35 delicious recipes and tons of fun fact-filled sidebars on everything from the science of yeast to the history of baking, SUPER GOOD BAKING FOR KIDS shows kids how to make treats that will amaze parents, delight friends, and make the whole family go “mmmmmm.” Come and...

  • Virtual Book Launch and Discussion

    Tuesday, October 06 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to host a book launch and discussion between Linda Lane, author of  Laser Lady Meets the Light Junkies: A Hollywood Memoir, and Shelburne Museum curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff.

    About the book:  In the early the 1970s pop culture collided with science in a hurricane of eccentric personalities, deal-making, and unbridled hedonism. Linda Lane was at the center of it all. This cinematic coming-of-age memoir illuminates not only the birth of holography and its commercial intersection with Hollywood during the iconic early 1970s, but also Linda Lane’s struggles and victories as a young single woman working in a cutthroat male-dominated industry. It includes the many interactions she had with iconic filmmakers,...

  • and Book Discussion with Chris Maggiolo

    Friday, October 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a virtual toast as we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Phoenix Books Rutland! 

    Our celebration includes a discussion of Distilled in Vermont with author Chris Maggiolo and Erin Bell, Head Distiller at SILO Distillery. Bring your drink of choice, or for those who would like to mix along during the event, Chris will be sharing two recipes from his book. A list of ingredients will be sent as part of the event confirmation email.   

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Vermont is known as a center of contemporary craft food and beverage production, and the distilled spirits industry is no exception. From a handful of ambitious entrepreneurs a decade ago, the state now boasts more than fifteen distilleries and growing. But getting a...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Thursday, October 01 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a discussion with Allen Gilbert to celebrate the launch of his new book Equal Is Equal, Fair is Fair: Vermont's Quest for Equity in Education Funding, Same-Sex Marriage, and Health Care.

    About the book:  Equal is Equal, Fair is Fair  is about Vermont's push during the last 25 years for equity in education, marriage benefits for same-sex couples, and health care services. Why Vermont, and why success in the first two areas but not the third? What's the history behind these movements? Key is Vermont's constitution, the least amended of any state constitution in the country. It contains a vision for equity that's...

  • The Orphan's Guilt

    Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm

    Archer Mayor atop a motorcycle

    Join us as we welcome Vermont author Archer Mayor to the Phoenix Zoom Channel for a talk on his latest novel, The Orphan's Guilt.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: A straightforward traffic stop snowballs into a homicide investigation after Joe Gunther and his fellow investigators peel back layer upon layer of history and personal heartbreak to learn a decades-old hidden truth.

    John Rust is arrested for drunk driving by a Vermont state trooper. Looking to find mitigating circumstances, John’s lawyer hires private eye Sally Kravitz to look into the recent death of John’s younger brother, purportedly from a childhood brain injury years earlier. But what was the nature of that injury, and might its mechanism...

  • Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 am

    Calling all kids!  

    Phoenix Books Rutland is hosting a Storybook Character Scavenger Hunt around downtown Rutland from Saturday, September 26 - Saturday, October 3 as part of our 5th Anniversary celebration.  Find 15 of your favorite characters, including Pete the Cat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Dog Man "hidden" in storefront windows in the downtown area.  Please be sure to observe social distancing guidelines.  

    How to participate:

    1.  Pick up a copy of the Scavenger Hunt worksheet at Phoenix Books Rutland or print a copy from the attached file.  

    2.  Take a walk around downtown Rutland and look for these storybook characters "hidden" in the windows of the merchants listed.

    3.  Draw a line...

  • Virtual Book Discussion

    Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to host a discussion with Dr. Beach Conger about his latest book: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us: The Opiate Education of a Vermont Doctor.

    About the book:  After forty-two years as a jack-of-all trades in the fictional town of Dumster, Vermont, Doc Conger finds himself increasingly out of step with the practice and teaching of medicine. He is reluctantly considering retirement, when an experience in the emergency room makes him realize that he still has something to contribute. As he dedicates himself to the treatment of those whose illness has in large part been contracted by the ministrations of his own profession, he finds new...