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  • Sunday, December 02 at 4:00 pm

    Kelly Schulze is an award-winning Certified Professional Photographer who specializes in studio and environmental animal portraiture. She has spent her entire life in the company of animals. She began volunteering at her hometown animal shelter in 9th grade and has worked as a groomer, kennel manager and vet tech. She also has extensive experience with horses, dairy cattle, and other livestock. Despite starting the path towards veterinary school, Kelly knew she wouldn't be happy. It wasn't until after she graduated from UVM that she took photography seriously and began pursuing a career as an animal photographer.

    "I want to show respect for all animals in my work. As...

  • Friday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of Anglo-Saxon poetry in translation when an all-star cast of local and regional poets comes together to read from The Word Exchange.  Don't miss David Barber, David Cavanagh, Michael Collier, Greg Delanty, Major Jackson, Jay Parini and Elizabeth Powell at Phoenix Books Burlington. Featuring 123 all-new translations by seventy-four of our most celebrated poets, The Word Exchange is as fascinating and multivocal as the original literature it translates.


    David Barber’s first book, The Spirit Level, won the Terence des Pres prize. His poetry and...

  • Monday, November 26 at 6:00 pm

    Writing can be a solitary activity - but it doesn't have to be!  Join other writers for a NaNoWriMo write-in at Phoenix Books Burlington.

    National Novel Writing Month is a fun,
    seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing
    on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175
    page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.

    Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in
    NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. This
    approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on
    the fly. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving
    yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo...

  • Saturday, November 24 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for a meet and greet and book signing with Vermont Wild author Megan Price! Meet the author behind two of Phoenix’s bestselling books of 2010 and 2011, Vermont Wild Volume 1 and Vermont Wild Volume 2. Megan will join us for the afternoon to talk about and sign her latest collection of Fish & Game Warden stories, Vermont Wild Volume 3. Come in and have Megan personalize a copy of Vermont Wild for the hunter or wildlife-watcher in your life.

    What will you find in Vermont Wild Volume 3?  Wacky, true warden encounters with a cagey cougar, battlin’ beavers, wily woodchuck, monkeys with guns and a jinxed snowmobile; Bonus...

  • Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join Dr. Lyn Carew to sift the wheat from the chaff of nutritional facts, fads, and fiction and take a well-informed and sensible approach to healthy foods and vitamins.

    University of Vermont Professor Lyn Carew has compiled his informative, humorous, and engaging newspaper columns into a new book, Musings of a Vermont Nutritionist, A to Z: Antioxidants to Zinc. Carew has been touted by students and colleagues as “one of the very best nutrition educators in the country” and during his 42 years at the University of Vermont “he earned the teaching award so many times that a rule was made that a faculty member could only receive the recognition once.”...

  • Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 pm

    Jeanne has drawn upon her storytelling heritage to craft the idyllic prose and soothing rhythms of How Does Sleep Come? Jeanne's grandfather, Roger Duvoisin, was a Caldecott Medal-winning children's book author and illustrator, most notably of the Petunia stories and The Happy Lion series. All of her siblings are authors of one sort or another. Jeanne grew up surrounded by wonderful stories, some of the best coming from her older brother, Marc Duvoisin, who often set his tall tales to dramatic piano accompaniment.

    Within the lines of her poetic prose, Blackmore has brought to life the lilting cadence of an unheard serenade, creating an exquisite...

  • Friday, November 16 at 7:00 pm

    It’s the long-awaited return of James Kochalka’s massively influential and deceptively ambitious autobiography, American Elf. Every day of his life is captured in a single comic strip, sometimes profound and sometimes silly, but always full of the earnest Kochalka passion that led Hi-Fructose to call him “an unrelenting force, sure to solve the oncoming energy crisis,” and earned him the title of Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont.

    In Kochalka's latest collection, spanning the years 2008-2011, James becomes Laureate, celebrates American Elf’s 10th year, pitches a TV show to Hollywood, releases a GameBoy album, travels to France, creates his own video game,...

  • Friday, November 16 at 7:00 pm

    Calling all young writers! Join us at the Cafe at Phoenix for a two-hour write-a-thon, with prizes given out at the end of the night. This event will be coordinated by Browns River Middle School librarian Joyce Babbitt, and is inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which takes place during November). To learn more about the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program, visit, but don't worry: absolutely all young writers are welcome, whether you're participating in NaNoWriMo or not. See you there!


  • Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm

    Explore the Queen City from every perspective, when photographer Paul O. Boisvert visits Phoenix Books Burlington.

    Burlington, Vermont:  A Sense of Place is a visual tour through the four seasons in one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. Throughout the years, photographer Paul O. Boisvert has captured the city in many ways: from the air, water, and land. Some of these photographs were taken on assignment for different magazines or newspapers such as the New York Times, but most were taken while roaming around Burlington looking for new angles and perspectives.

    “Paul O. Boisvert sees the Queen City like no other photographer—he lives...

  • Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm

    More than ninety percent of the electricity we use to light our communities, and nearly all the energy we use to run our cars, heat our homes, and power our factories comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy.

    It doesn’t have to be that way.

    In Power from the People, energy expert Greg Pahl explains how American communities can plan, finance, and produce their own local, renewable energy that is reliable, safe, and clean. Pahl uses examples from around the nation and the world to explore how homeowners, co-ops, nonprofits, governments, and businesses are already putting power in the hands of local communities through...