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Burlington: M-Sat 10-7, Su 11-6. 802.448.3350
Essex: M-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. 802.872.7111
Rutland: M-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4. 802.855.8078

Past Events

  • Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books' own Bianca Amira Zanella! 

    Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  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 Vermont-based performance poet, paper artist, and events coordinator, as well as the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland. Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. In 2019, Bianca acted as Wellness Coordinator for the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) tournament based in Cambridge, MA, and founded “Infinite Lit: a night of spoken word poetry,” co-producing this series alongside Michael...

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  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Wednesday, September 09 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is excited to host the virtual release celebration for Thea Lewis' newest book: Lakeview Cemetery of Burlington, Vermont!

    About the book:  Created in 1867, Lakeview is one of New England’s most beautiful burial grounds, where locals used to gather to share picnic lunches and stories of their past. Meet a selfless philanthropist and her equally generous brother, John Purple Howard, the innkeeper’s son who amassed a fortune in the hotel industry. From Civil War hero General George Stannard to...

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  • Impersonation: Virtual Event

    Wednesday, September 02 at 7:00 pm

     

    “By turns revealing, hilarious, dishy, and razor-sharp, Impersonation lives in that rarest of sweet spots: the propulsive page-turner for people with high literary standards.” —Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers
     

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to welcome writer and editor Heidi Pitlor, series editor of The Best American Short Stories and author of the novel The Daylight Marriage, to our Zoom channel for a discussion of her latest novel, Impersonation.  Heidi will be in conversation with Margot...

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  • A Virtual Event!

    Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 am

    Smashing History! Award-winning children's author Kate Messner joins us on the Phoenix Zoom Channel to bust myths from your history books and share some hidden truths from History Smashers, her new series for readers in grades 3-7. From the Pilgrims to the Suffragists, get ready to be surprised and try some interactive quizzes that will test your hidden-history knowledge! 

    About the author:  KATE MESSNER lives on Lake Champlain with her family. Her books have been New York Times Notable, Junior...

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  • with Miciah Bay Gault, Jennifer McMahon, and Sarah Stewart Taylor

    Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Join Vermont authors Miciah Bay Gault, Jennifer McMahon...

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  • Virtual Open Mic

    Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older.

    This event is free and open to all and hosted by playwright and screenwriter Jean Yeager, winner of 2020's Ageless Authors Fiction Prose Category and Bianca Amira Zanella of Phoenix Books.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That and Other Senior Moments from the Ageless Authors Writing Contest is a powerful collection of 34 stories and poems from the writing group’s 2018 competition for seniors age 65 and older. Ageless Authors is...

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  • Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join actor, comedian, and bestselling author Mike Birbiglia with poet J. Hope Stein in celebrating their new book, The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad.

    This is a ticketed event. The $30 ticket includes a $4 donation to Vermont Comedy Club. Ticket purchase includes entry for your household to the virtual event as well a copy of The New One with a signed bookplate. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a link and password to attend the virtual event on Zoom. Please note that your ticket and book purchase are not refundable.

    About the Book:

    With laugh-out-loud funny parenting observations, the New...

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  • Thursday, August 06 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books' own Bianca Amira Zanella! 

    Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  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 Vermont-based performance poet, paper artist, and events coordinator, as well as the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland. Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. In 2019, Bianca acted as Wellness Coordinator for the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (...

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  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Monday, August 03 at 7:00 pm

    Join us online to celebrate the release of Stephen P. Kiernan's latest novel, Universe of Two!  

    This is a ticketed event.  Ticket purchase includes entry for your household to the virtual event as well as a signed, personalized copy of Universe of Two. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a link and password to attend the virtual event on Zoom. Please note that your ticket and personalized book are not refundable.  

    Ticket options for store pick up or shipping are listed below.  You can pick up the book from one...

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  • Virtual Book Launch

    Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the release of Margot Harrison's newest young adult thriller, THE GLARE! Margot will be in conversation with Eva Sollberger, the host of the award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" series.

    his event is free and open to all. Please register with Eventbrite HERE. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom invite.


    About the book: 

    Once you start playing, it’s already too late.

    After living off the grid for more than a decade, a teenage girl must play a dangerous game — and face the shadows of her past — to save the world from a dangerous dark force.

    After ten years of living on...

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