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Past Events

  • Mini Meadows

    Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm

    Join Mike Lizotte for a discussion on how to create low-cost, low-maintenance flower-filled plots around the yard that provide habitat for pollinators, reduce mowing, and address problem areas with special plantings for shady, damp, erosion-prone, or deer-susceptible spots. Plus,  everyone who attends will receive a free packet of Mini Meadow Mix!

    The word “meadow” conjures images of wide expanses of land, but a mini meadow — a kind of informal flower garden started with seed sown directly into the soil — can be any size; plus, it’s fun, easy to grow, and good for the planet. With...

  • A celebration for educators

    Wednesday, March 13 at 4:00 pm

    apple and books

    Educators’ Night is a celebration for educators of all kinds: pre-K through 12th grade teachers, homeschool parents, librarians, and school administrators. Join us for conversation, giveaways, and refreshments. Our expert booksellers can’t wait to meet you.

    We’ve been saving up goodies all year to share!
    As a special gift for attending educators’ night, you’ll receive one of our book bundles (valued $10 - $40, while supplies last.)
    Plus, take 20% off purchases made during the event for both your classroom AND yourself!

    Let's talk about:

    • How can we help bring books and authors to your students? Colleen Shipman, children’s book buyer with 30 years of bookselling...
  • hosted by Bianca Amira Zanella

    Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella.  Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST: Bianca Amira Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Mountain Troubadour and The Reverie. The recipient of a 2014 Robert T. Marsh Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing and a 2017 Green Mountain Scholarship, Bianca plans to finalize her initial poetry as social change manuscript while studying at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA for Writing and Publishing program. Bianca has workshopped under the BreakBeat Poets, DarkMatter, Aja Monet, and Sarah Kay. In addition to facilitating...

  • Johnny Boo is King!

    Saturday, March 09 at 2:00 pm

    Join James Kochalka for an event featuring his new young-reader book, Johnny Boo is King! James will give a drawing lesson on How to Draw Johnny Boo and Also Ice Cream.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The beloved young-reader series by Eisner Award winner James Kochalka returns with a new adventure fit for a king!
    Johnny Boo is wearing a crown on his head, so that means he’s the king! Squiggle wants to be king too, so he puts a rock on his head. After a brief argument, they decide to share their new flying castle, and fly to the moon. Or are they just pretending? After a madcap encounter with the Ice Cream Monster, they finally get too sleepy to stay awake…making this silly story excellent for bedtime.


  • Classic Diners of Vermont

    Thursday, March 07 at 6:30 pm

    Join Erin McCormick for a talk on Classic Diners of Vermont.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In the land of mountains, milk and maple syrup, community is culture. Whether driving through college towns, along rural country roads or down bustling city streets, the historic diners you'll find are integral to the communities they serve. Over time, Vermont diners have remained gathering places for regulars, locals and travelers alike. So much more than just eateries, places like the Birdseye, Chelsea Royal and the Country Girl Diner are where strangers become friends, where generations learn to understand one another and where simpler times are celebrated. Hear the stories of diner owners and their regulars. Author Erin McCormick reveals how Vermont's diner...

  • at Phoenix Books Rutland!

    Thursday, March 07 at 6:30 pm

    Was it Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick?

    Join us for an evening of CLUE®—the Classic Board Game edition at Phoenix Books Rutland!  Please call 802-855-8078 or email to RSVP.   Light fare will be provided.   And as a treat for mystery lovers, all in stock &  special order mysteries will be 25% off. 

    This event is free & open to the public. 


  • Presented by Rutland Youth Theater

    Saturday, March 02 at 11:00 am

    Join the cast of Tales from Japan, an original play written and directed by Rutland Youth Theatre's alumna, Skyler Ambrose, for a presentation of their upcoming show followed by a meet and greet, Japanese style! Presentations will be held at 11am and 12 noon. All are welcome to this free event.

    Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom, Tales from Japan is an original show written and directed by Skyler Ambrose, RYT Alumna.  From an ogre slaying child, to the man (and a rabbit!) on the moon, and to a shape-shifting raccoon, this show will whisk you away to the Japan of centuries past!  These stories of East Asian mythology showcase the meaning of kindness, love, loyalty, and bravery.  With our Storyteller to guide the way, this show will...

  • Wonder - A Garden Adventure For All Ages

    Friday, March 01 at 10:00 am

    2019 Vermont Flower Show poster - Wonder

    The 2019 Vermont Flower Show – “Wonder – A Garden Adventure for All Ages” – will bring three days of spring to life as our winter draws to a close.   Along with the grand garden landscaped display, the show offers a wide variety of things to choose from– all included in the price of admission! Plan on spending the entire day at the show! Phoenix Books will be there with books, gifts and toys to inspire gardeners of all ages.  

    Find out more here:

  • with Nancy Richardson & Joyce Thomas

    Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 pm

    Join poet Nancy Richardson for a reading from her new book, An EveryDay Thing. She will be joined by local poet Joyce Thomas.


    Nancy Richardson's poems concern the coming of age in the rust-belt of Ohio during a period of decay of the physical and political structures that made the region once solid and predictable. Her poems chart the shifting of the foundations upon which a life is built and the undpredictability of events that have had personal and political consequences, including the shootings at Kent State. These poems have resonance to the chaotic political and social circumstances in which we now find ourselves.


  • Artisans, vendors, demos and more

    Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 am

    Vermont Gatherings Winter Ren Faire logo

    Come chase away the winter blues at the Winter Renaissance Faire, February 23 & 24, 2019 indoors at the Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl St, Essex Junction).
    Stop by the Phoenix Books pavilion for a wide range of books, games, craft kits and more! 

    Info & tickets available here: