Past Events

  • Thursday, June 06 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us for an evening with Declan McCabe, Biology Professor at Saint Michael's College, to celebrate the release of his new book, Turning Stones: Discovering the Life of Water.  With more than 50 short essays, Turning Stones provide an astounding look at the rich diversity of life that depends on water. McCabe looks at the unique chemistry of water that makes it essential for all life. He examines a range of life form and looks to the future at ways to preserve clean water for the next generation and...

  • Thursday, June 06 at 6:30 pm

    Join us at Phoenix Books Rutland as we welcome Rutland native Sonja F. Blanco to celebrate the books in her Witch of Ware Woods trilogy, an upper young adult contemporary paranormal series with a strong female main character, a diverse cast of family and found family, unique magic, a touch of romance, and a world so fresh you can smell the pine trees.

    About the books:

    Witch of the Ware Woods (Book 1) A contemporary paranormal fantasy filled with dark secrets, dangerous power, and a fate bound to a forest entwined with magic. 

    Death &...

  • Wednesday, June 05 at 6:30 pm

    Please join us for an evening with Vermont author Tamara Mathieu to celebrate the release of her debut book, All Who Believed: A Memoir of Life in the Twelve Tribes.

    “Come for a day or to stay!” beckons the maroon double-decker bus called The Peacemaker. One couple, searching for peace and a better life, did just that. In August of 2000, Tamara Mathieu and her husband gave up everything they had and joined the Twelve Tribes, a worldwide religious organization, with their 17-month-old son. They were just 23 years old. Fourteen years and three more children later, they...

  • Saturday, June 01 at (All day)


  • at BCA Center

    Friday, May 31 at 6:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the release of Loss and Its AntonymAlison Prine's new book of poetry, at the BCA Center in downtown Burlington!   Loss and Its Antonym was the winner of the 2023 Sappho's Prize in Poetry.  Cash bar available. 

    Alison Prine’s spectacular collection, Loss and Its Antonym, sweeps across a lifetime in an attempt to find the right antonym for grief—knowing full-well the bittersweet futility of such a project. The only way is through, and through we go:...

  • Virtual Book Launch: When the Sea Came Alive

    Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm


    “From the wonderfully evocative title to the last mournful memory, this is one of the greatest war stories ever told. Through the words of the people who made D-Day happen or bore the brunt, Garrett Graff has crafted a masterpiece of oral history. When the Sea Came Alive is stirring, surprising, grim, joyous, moving and always riveting.” – Evan Thomas

    Join us for a virtual evening with New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Garrett M. Graff for a...

  • Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 pm

    Join our book buyer Laurel each month to discuss a paperback title.  May's selection is Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.  Grab your copy at the Essex store or online, and come prepared for a lively discussion (including spoilers)!  


    About the book:  Leif Enger's debut novel, Peace Like A River, was launched to critical acclaim in 2001 and went on to sell over one million copies. Now a perennial, best-selling...

  • Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 pm

    Join us in Essex on Tuesday, May 28th for Turning Pages Live!

    We will be discussingThe Women by Kristin Hannah 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....

  • Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm

    Food is medicine! Gain tools to create your personal culinary pharmacy and explore ways to maintain vibrant health through seasonal and life changes.

    Join us for an evening with author and holistic nutritionist Lisa Masé for a discussion her new book, The Culinary Pharmacy.  Exploring the healing power of food, Lisa weaves together three ancestral healing philosophies—Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and the Mediterranean diet—with modern nutrition science to help you discover your ideal foods for vibrant health.  


  • Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm



    Join our our booksellers in Rutland for Phoenix Fables, a fantasy book club.  May's selection is Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree.  Grab your copy at the Rutland store or online, and come prepared for a lively discussion (including spoilers)!  

    “With generous helpings of friendship, found family, and slow-burn romance as sweet as Thimble’s cinnamon rolls, the tale...