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January 11, 2020: We are upgrading our point of sale system this week.

Please allow us an extra few days to process your order during this transition. We appreciate your patience!

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Essex: M-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. 802.872.7111
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Past Events

  • Phoenix Books pop-up shop at Palace 9

    Tuesday, September 10 at 2:30 pm

    Margaret Atwood's new book The Testaments

    Thirty-four years ago, Margaret Atwood published "The Handmaid's Tale." Now, join us on Tuesday September 10th at the Palace 9 Cinema in South Burlington for the release of her long-awaited sequel, "The Testaments." 
    Atwood will be live-streaming from London (England) at the 2:30 showing, which will be rebroadcast later that evening and that Thursday. Visit the Palace9 ticket link below for details. 

    We'll be at the cinema with a wide selection of Atwood's other books for sale, and an Atwood-themed raffle as well! 

    Tickets and more info here:


  • Sunday, September 08 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 poetry performance workshops and teaching writing camps, Bianca has...

  • in Conversation with Margot Harrison, on Before Houdini

    Thursday, September 05 at 7:00 pm

    Join Jeremy Holt in conversation with Margot Harrison, to discuss his new book, Before Houdini. This exciting second volume of the After Houdini saga explores the origins of the elusive master of magic, the man who would become…Houdini.

    An assortment of sparkling wines will be available courtesy of Zafa Wines — pours $10.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  London, 1888. A shadowy killer stalks the streets of London, his appetite for blood unleashed upon the city’s lower classes. To defeat him, MI6 turns to its most top-secret team: four teenage agents with extraordinary gifts—including a young American immigrant with a talent for illusion . . .
    After Houdini began the story of Josef Houdini, son of the famous...

  • Rival's Break

    Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 pm

    Join Phoenix Books Rutland to celebrate the release of Carla Neggers' latest book, Rival's Break.

    New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers has crafted a gripping novel of international intrigue and suspense not to be missed!  A deadly poisoning, a stolen painting and a criminal mastermind challenge the skills of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan as never before in their latest high-stakes case.


    Undercover FBI agent Colin Donovan joins his wife, Emma Sharpe, an FBI art crimes expert, for his brother's wedding in their fishing village on the southern Maine coast. When Kevin Donovan, a marine patrol officer, receives a call to check on suspected food-poisoning at a party...

  • Summer Reading Party & Book Launch!

    Monday, August 26 at 6:00 pm

    Join us for our Summer Reading Party with special guest Katherine Arden!  We'll be celebrating the launch of Katherine's newest book, Dead Voices.

    ABOUT THE BOOKBestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces.

    Having survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent smiling man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco, and Brian are ready to spend a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Resort. But when a snowstorm sets in, causing the power to flicker out and the cold to creep closer and closer, the three are forced to...

  • Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 am

    Join us at the Downtown Rutland Street Party!  Special discounts on select books, cards, and toys.


    DATE:  Saturday, August 24th, 9AM-4PM

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Come for the fair, go home with a new book!

    Friday, August 23 at 10:00 am

    Phoenix Books is coming to the fair! Find us in the Expo South building where we'll have awesome book deals and fun gifts for all ages. 

    For more info on "The Ten Best Days of Summer" visit:

  • Time is Always Now

    Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm

    Join Rebecca Starks to celebrate the launch of her new collection of poetry, Time is Always Now.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Rebecca Starks's Time Is Always Now unfolds against a backdrop of nature, often permeated in unexpected ways with the human dynamics of family, neighborhood, and nation. Her poems convey the urgency within moments of transformation--whether seasonal, as in wilderness and garden; physical, as in the trajectory of youth, aging, and death; or political, as in the challenges of misgovernance and the environmental exigencies of our time. This finalist in the Able Muse Book Award is a finely wrought, thought-provoking collection.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rebecca Starks grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and has since...

  • Sunday, August 11 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...

  • Celebrating the Vital Role of Poetry in Responding to World Events

    Friday, August 02 at 6:30 pm

    In times of darkness, poetry is essential reading. Please join us for a poetry reading and discussion of the power of poetry to respond immediately to events shaping our future with Elle Aviv Newton, Caitlin Gildrien, and Yvonne Daley.

    About the Poets:

    Elle Aviv Newt...