Past Events

  • Thursday, September 06 at 7:00 pm

    “Acclaimed essayist and Harper’s contributor Keizer conducts a philosophical meditation on the nature of privacy and finds that the ‘right to be let alone’ is a lot more complex than many may think…. With unyielding analytical scrutiny, Keizer raises plenty of doubt about the primacy of so-called private lives…. The consequences of such revelations are vast, and readers will be left considering the implications long after the last page is turned. A provocative and unsettling look at something most take for granted—but shouldn’t.”—Kirkus Reviews

    “Keizer ably describes the disturbing and ever-diminishing expectations of privacy…...

  • Thursday, August 30 at 6:00 pm

    Red Wine GlasOur wine guide, Kelly, will reveal to us the magical vineyards of Mendoza, the dazzling wines of female winemaker, Susana Balbo, and a few surprises too. Come and experience Argentine Malbec at its best. We will also sample local foods that pair well with each wine. Kelly has worked extensively with Argentine wineries and is excited to share her favorites with you!

    This is a wonderful opportunity to explore Phoenix's new wine...

  • Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry and story with Daniel Lusk and David Huddle at Phoenix Books Burlington.

    Daniel Lusk is author of Lake Studies: Meditations on Lake Champlain (Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 2011) and Kissing the Ground: New & Selected Poems (Onion River, 1999). Since leaving his native Iowa, he has worked as a laborer, hospital intern, TV sound technician, door-to-door salesman, preacher, clerk, sportswriter, ranch hand, jazz singer, itinerant poet, free-lance writer, NPR commentator, teacher, university administrator, and as a Senior Lecturer in English Emeritus of the University of Vermont. He writes poems whose physicality reflects work...

  • Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 pm

    True or false:
    Boys can wear tutus.
    Sex ed starts in preschool.
    “I hate you!” is nothing personal.

    Explore these and similar renegade parenting tips when Phoenix Books welcomes Heather Shumaker to discuss her nonconformist, unorthodox parenting book. Shumaker is a nationally published journalist whose book is receiving rave reviews across the country. Don’t miss this chance to discover new ways to parent outside the box!

  • Saturday, August 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming local author S.J. Richard!

    S.J. Richard is a graduate of Marist College, where she studied the art of racking up student loans and the entertaining effects of sleep deprivation. She worked for several New England newspapers while exploring the dynamics of not having a savings account and methods of living off the kindness of tolerant and pitying relatives. She won top honors from the New England Press Association in the late 1990s for her reporting and feature writing. She currently lives in Vermont.  Her new book is entitled The Peacemaker.


  • Thursday, August 09 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming local author Joshua Masters to Phoenix Books Burlington! His new book, American Psalms, "challenges Christian patriots to put aside personal agendas, prejudices and partisanship, and pray for our leaders as God commands," says Mike Huckabee, author of A Simple Government.

    American Psalms takes the reader on a one-year journey of spiritual growth with weekly prayers for the nation, psalms for special days of prayers, relevant teachings to enhance your perspective and worksheets designed to promote prayer for America’s leaders. With prayers spanning subjects from our troops to the presidency...

  • Wednesday, August 08 at 6:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Thursday, August 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming local author Steven Bredice!  In his debut novel, Snap, cryptozoology meets horror when old friends on a fishing expedition attract the wrath of a giant snapping turtle.
    Or do they?

    "There have been books about giant and out-of-place animals going amok, and rending and tearing their way through the human populations of a specific area for many years. Most of them are irritatingly formulaic, and can be dismissed fairly easily. This book takes the genre into exciting new realms... It is far more philosophical, and indeed deep, than most books of this genre..." --Jonathan Downes, Editor in Chief, Fortean Fiction

    Steven Bredice is a Williston attorney who grew up in Montpelier and graduated from Middlebury College.  He lives in...

  • Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm

    Where's Waldo? In Burlington, of course. He's turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt has been visiting twenty different local businesses all through the month of July.  Visit to learn how you can find Waldo and enter to win prizes (like a complete six-volume set of Waldo books) - or just come and enjoy the party!  Attendees will get to enjoy free munchies, participate in Waldo-themed activities, and even meet Waldo and Wenda!

    This party is the culmination of both Find Waldo in Burlington! and...

  • Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

    Explore the concept that “we come from life, and we are a conduit into other life,” with Bernd Heinrich - UVM Professor Emeritus of Biology and the author of Winter World, Summer World, and other popular nature books.

    When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his "green burial" at Bernd Heinrich's hunting camp in Maine, it set the acclaimed biologist/author on a path that had long fascinated him. How exactly does the animal world deal with the flip side of the life cycle? And what are the lessons, ecological to spiritual, raised by a close look at how the animal world renews itself? Heinrich lends his...