Past Events

  • Sunday, November 05 at 2:00 pm

    Join Bill Schubart for a talk on his new novel, Lila and Theron.

    Gift with purchase: Attendees who purchase Lila and Theron at the event will get a complimentary CD of Bill Schubart reading five of his favorite picks from Lamoille Stories! The genesis story of Lila and Theron, "Lila's Bucket" is on the CD.  (Some exceptions apply.)

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Set in rural America and spanning much of the 20th century, Lila & Theron captures the spirit of the...

  • Saturday, November 04 at 3:00 pm

    Join Lynda Graham-Barber for a story time featuring her new book, Cookie's Fortune. Attendees will also be treated to a visit with Lynda's rescue dog, Biscuit, and delicious...

  • Saturday, November 04 at 11:00 am

    Join Lynda Graham-Barber for a story time featuring her new book, Cookie's Fortune. Attendees will also be treated to a visit with Lynda's rescue dog, Biscuit, and delicious locally baked cookies!

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Come along on a small dog’s journey from surviving in a vast city to finding her forever home. In simple, poetic language, with...

  • Thursday, November 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join Willard Sterne Randall for a fresh retelling of the Revolution that counteracts the American mythology of a swift, straightforward victory over England.

    ABOUT THE BOOKUnshackling America challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Willard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade.

  • Thursday, November 02 at 6:30 pm

    Join Daniel Lusk for a reading from his new collection of poetry, The Shower Scene from Hamlet.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In The Shower Scene from Hamlet, the poet is at his mature best, creating portraits and literary collages from the lives of artists, eccentrics, and infamous public figures that ricochet across a millennium of the world’s art and cultural history. The poet blends extraordinary facts and rumors about personalities long dead with intimate glimpses of his own peripatetic past for the enjoyment of readers.


  • Wednesday, November 01 at 7:00 pm

    Join Ray Padgett for a short conversation about his new book, Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time, with Burlington Free...

  • Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm

    Join debut Vermont authors Robert Madrygin and Katherine Arden for readings from their new novels.

    In Robert Madrygin's The Solace of Trees, a Bosnian War orphan of Muslim heritage escapes his homeland, finds a new family in New England, and learns to deal with his trauma--and years later falls into the depths...

  • Saturday, October 28 at 4:00 pm

    Join National Book Award–winning author William Alexander to delve into a wryly humorous story about two kids who try to save their town by bringing back its ghosts.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot—the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn’t want to be there. She doesn’t understand how her mother—a librarian who specializes in ghost-appeasement—could possibly want to live in a place with no ghosts. Frankly, she doesn’t understand why anyone would.
    Jasper Chevalier has always lived in Ingot. His father plays a knight at the local...

  • Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 pm

    Friendly pumpkinCalling all kids! Come to Phoenix for a bewitching afternoon of (not too) scary stories to put you in the Halloween spirit.

    Costumes encouraged.


    DATE:  Saturday, October 28th at 2pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  All ages...

  • Saturday, October 28 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning at a Halloween-themed story time with Phoenix Books and City Market.  We'll read Zip! Zoom! On a Broom, by Teri Sloat, and Boo! Haiku, by Deanna Caswell. Then we'll have healthy food activities featuring pretzel  and cheese broomsticks and clementine “pumpkins.”


    DATE:  Saturday, October 28th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

    COSPONSORS:  Thank you to City Market for joining us in presenting this event! City Market, Onion River Co-op is a community-owned grocery store with over 10,500 Members,...