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Burlington: M-Sat 10-7, Su 11-6. 802.448.3350
Essex: M-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. 802.872.7111
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Past Events

  • Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 am

    Entertainer and teacher Saragail Benjamin weaves story, rhythm, & song in a 100% interactive program.  We’ll drum a story, sing a sunrise, and dance to the rhythms of our hearts!  Join us for a blast of musical fun!

    Saragail Benjamin has engaged thousands of people, ages 1-102, in music making, in schools, camps, community centers, and boardrooms of international corporate giants like Reebok-Adidas & Sanofi Pasteur.  Visit  to learn more.

    All ages are welcome to this free...

  • Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 am

    Join us in welcoming the Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre to Phoenix Books!  They will be performing scenes from their upcoming show, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None on Saturday, January 26 from 11 am-12 noon.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet the director and cast and to ask questions.

    All welcome!


  • The Winter of the Witch & The Kingdom of Copper

    Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 pm

    Join acclaimed fantasy authors Katherine Arden and S. A. Chakraborty for a discussion of their bestselling series, Arden's Winternight trilogy and Chakraborty's Daevabad trilogy.

    Reviewers called Katherine Arden’s novels The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower “lyrical,” “emotionally stirring,” and “utterly bewitching.”  The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but as The Winter of the Witch opens, it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse.


  • The Perfect Liar

    Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 pm

    Join Thomas Christopher Greene for a talk on his new novel, The Perfect Liar.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A seemingly perfect marriage is threatened by the deadly secrets husband and wife keep from each other.
    Susannah, a young widow and single mother, has remarried well: to Max, a charismatic artist and popular speaker whose career took her and her fifteen-year-old son out of New York City and to a quiet Vermont university town. Strong-willed and attractive, Susannah expects that her life is perfectly in place again. Then one quiet morning she finds a note on her door: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
    Max dismisses the note as a prank. But days after a neighborhood couple comes to dinner, the husband mysteriously dies in a tragic accident while on a run with...

  • Night Play

    Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 am

    Join Lizi Boyd for a story time featuring her new book, Night Play.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  It's time for bed. Everyone is asleep. Or are they?
    Arlo and his stuffed animal friends like to put on pretend plays. But after Arlo falls asleep, his friends don't want to stop. Can they work together to put on their play?
    Through fanciful paintings and a lively text, Lizi Boyd has once again tapped into the imaginary world of children. Her hallmark use of die-cut pages, along with a showstopping gatefold, will have readers of all ages shouting "Bravo!"

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Lizi Boyd is the creator of numerous award-winning books, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Big Bear Little Chair and...

  • Love Between Equals

    Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 pm

    Join Polly Young-Eisendrath for a talk on her new book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Learn how to successfully negotiate conflicts and deepen our most intimate relationships in this practical and thoughtful guide by an experienced Buddhist teacher, psychotherapist, and couples counselor. A committed relationship, as most people see it today, is a partnership of equals who share values and goals, a team united by love and dedicated to each other’s growth on every level. This contemporary model for coupledom requires real intention and work, and, more often than not, the traditional archetypes of relationships experienced by our parents and grandparents fail us or seem irrelevant. Utilizing the...

  • Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for a discussion celebrating one of our favorite authors -- Louise Penny -- and all things Three Pines & Chief Inspector Armand Gamace.  All welcome to this free event (no matter if you are reading book 1 or book 14!).  Light fare will be provided. 


  • with Bianca Amira Zanella

    Sunday, January 13 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...

  • His Dark Magic

    Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 pm

    Join Pat Esden to celebrate the release of her new novel, His Dark Magic.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Its power is legendary. It can fulfill every impossible magical desire. But for one young witch seeking redemption, the Northern Circle coven will challenge her skills - and her heart - beyond measure.
    One tragic impulsive mistake made Chloe Winslow an outcast to her influential magic family. As a medical student, she wants to combine science with sorcery to heal those she hurt and right her wrongs. But brilliant, charismatic Devlin Marsh re-routes her plans with a once-in-eternity offer: membership in the exclusive Northern Circle, a mysterious Vermont coven known for pushing the limits.
    Enthralled by Devlin and their mesmerizing mutual...

  • The Popcorn Book

    Saturday, January 05 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with City Market and Phoenix Books, and join us for a reading of the children’s book The Popcorn Book, by Tommy DePaola. After we read together, we will have a fun and delicious activity!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Tony likes to cook. Tiny likes to read. And both twins like to eat . . . POPCORN! So while Tiny cooks it, Tony reads Tony likes to cook, Tiny likes to read, and both twins like to eat . . . popcorn! So while Tiny cooks it, Tony reads about it, what it is, how it's stored, legends and stories about it, and its history in Europe and North America. Newly vetted by a Native American expert and revised with the collaboration of best-selling author Tomie dePaola, this colorful, funny and informative book has sold nearly a...