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  • Saturday, December 08 at 1:00 pm

    Browse for gifts while you enjoy live holiday music from many countries and many times.  Full Circle is a group of five women who play a mixture of medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, folk, and holiday music on recorders, tin whistle, harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, percussion and voices. Their recordings will be offered for sale at the store.
  • Thursday, December 06 at 7:00 pm

    Journey into the land of the Vikings to discover the history of Norse mythology - and much of our own mythology - with Nancy Marie Brown.

    Famous storytellers such as JRR Tolkien and Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. The author who gave us Nordic mythology is a twelfth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. While his stories make great reading for children, the amazing world of medieval Scandinavia has been omitted from narrative history. In Song of the...

  • Thursday, December 06 at 6:30 pm

    The Skinny Vine wines have all the flavor at 25-35% fewer calories. Don't believe it?  Sip for yourself at our challenge.  What's the Skinny Challenge?  It's a blind taste test to see if you can pick out the Skinny Vine wine next to full calorie wines. Join us for the challenge! 

    Kelly, our wine guide, is Phoenix's cafe manager. Her not so meager beginnings here in Vermont landed her in beautiful San Francisco in 1990 where she fell into an amazing serving position at a restaurant called Fleur De Lys. It was there that she learned about and tasted some of the finest wines produced in the world. Three years later, she moved to sunny Los Angeles and became...

  • 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,...