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Past Events

  • Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 pm

    Red Wine GlasCome join us at Phoenix Books and Cafe to explore several different wines from the renowned wine growing regions of New Zealand, including bright, crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and smoky Pinot Noir from the South Island.  Kelly will be our guide during this event, and we will sample local breads and cheeses that pair well with each wine.  We can't wait to discover the world of wine with you!

    This is a wonderful...

  • Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm

    Author M. D. Usher brings this classic tale alive for you through a participatory reading at the Library. Books will be available for purchase. Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Ages 7 & up.
    No preregistration needed.

  • Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 pm

    Photo by Nathan Eldridge.Richard Russo - the Pulitzer-prize winning author of Empire Falls - and his daughter Kate Russo will speak about their new book, Interventions, at Phoenix Books Burlington on Saturday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. Richard Russo has been an unabashed supporter of independent bookstores and recently spoke at BookExpo America on “Why Indies Matter,” which is also the name of the American Booksellers Association's newly launched video campaign that captures unscripted testimonials about independent bookstores from authors, customers, and indie supporters around the country.  "I don't want independent...

  • Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 pm

    Join Evelyn Geer and the Lepine sisters to learn about the stories behind Evelyn's new book, The Lepine Girls of Mud City: Embracing Vermont. Books will be available for purchase and to have signed. You can also meet Evelyn and the Lepine sisters on June 30th at Phoenix Books Burlington.

    The Lepines’ story began in Quebec, from where Maurice and Imelda immigrated to Vermont during the Great Depression. The family farmed, lived off the rich Vermont landscape and instilled a love for it in their daughters, Gert, Jeanette and Therese. As adults, “the Girls” taught school, traveled the world and worked for President Johnson but never forgot their roots. All three returned to Mount Sterling Farm, raising their famed Jersey cows and embodying Vermont’s agricultural tradition. Their...

  • Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a poetry reading with W. S. Di Piero!

    W. S. Di Piero, winner of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, is the author of ten books of poetry; the most recent is Nitro Nights (Copper Canyon, 2011). His poems have appeared frequently in Poetry, The New Yorker, and Threepenny Review, and he has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and other periodicals. He’s a well-known essayist on art, literature, culture, and personal experience. The latest of his five essay collections contains his recent art writings: When Can I See You Again? (Pressed Wafer...

  • Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm

    Please Note:  This event has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule it for later this summer.

    John Katzenbach, author of the psychological thriller What Comes Next, will visit Phoenix Books Burlington to discuss and read from his new novel.

    John Katzenbach is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous novels: the Edgar Award-nominated In the Heat of the Summer, which was adapted for the screen as The Mean Season; The Traveler; Day of Reckoning; Just Cause, which was also made into a movie; The Shadow Man (another Edgar nominee); State of...

  • Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm

    Sarah Healy, author of Can I Get an Amen?, will visit Phoenix Books Burlington to discuss and read from her new novel.

    As an extra treat, attendees will be treated to free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's! (While supplies last!)

    This event is free and open to the public.  Copies of Can I Get an Amen? will be available to buy and have signed by Healy at the event.

    Can I Get an Amen? is about the way life can suddenly change and make us question all of our relationships--with our family, with our faith, and with our childhood dreams of how life would...

  • Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Sunday, June 10 at 2:49 pm

    Explore Burlington's new bookstore, and enjoy cookies, chocolates, and punch!  Enter to win literary door prizes! 

    Make sure to join us at 2:00pm with Andrea Chesman.  Learn about pickling and her new book, The Pickled Pantry: From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys & More. Enjoy delicious samples from the pages of this book!

  • Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 pm

    Learn about pickling from Andrea Chesman, one of our favorite local cookbook authors!  Check out her new book, The Pickled Pantry: From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys & More. Enjoy delicious samples from the pages of Andrea's book!

    Andrea Chesman is a food writer and gardener and the author of several cookbooks, including "Recipes from the Root Cellar, Serving Up the Harvest, " and "Pickles and Relishes." A resident of Vermont, she has been a contributing editor for "Vermont Life "and "Edible Green Mountains." 

    Half-Sour Dill Pickles. Salt-Cured Dilly...