Past Events

  • at Phoenix Books Rutland

    Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am

    Please join us at Phoenix Books in Rutland on Saturday, April 27th, to meet Rutland author Kirsten Hathaway and help us celebrate the release of her debut novel, Sugar on Snow, a scintillating journey of love, family, and friendship.

    About the book:  Jessica Schuler dreams of being a successful business woman. When her Great Uncle dies in a curious accident, she decides his farmhouse in rural Vermont is the perfect location for her fresh start.

    Maya Wright is a journalist who wants to help her best friend find success in a...

  • at Phoenix Books Burlington

    Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am


    Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Phoenix Books Burlington!  We are thrilled to present two fabulous events on Saturday, April 27th. 

    Eisner-award winning cartoonist James Kochalka will be joining us from 1-3pm!  James will be doing on-the-spot caricatures for customers.  He will be collecting donations for the Very Merry Theatre, a local community theatre.  

    James Kochalka is, without question, one of the most unique and prolific alternative cartoonists working in America today. His comics...

  • Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 pm

    Join our book buyer Laurel each month to discuss a paperback title.  April's selection is The Dog of the North by Elizabeth McKenzie.  Grab your copy at the Essex store or online, and come prepared for a lively discussion (including spoilers)!  


    About the book:  Penny Rush has problems. Her marriage is over; she’s quit her job. Her mother and stepfather went missing in the Australian outback five years ago; her mentally unbalanced father provokes...

  • Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 pm

    Celebrate Poetry & Earth Month by rediscovering your sense of place among the pop-up poetry path created by The Paper Poet in collaboration with Phoenix Books Rutland and the Downtown Rutland Partnership.

    Please join us for a Poetry Walking Tour with a Reading + Reception on Thursday, April 25th! The walk will begin at 5:30 at Phoenix Books. The tour will conclude at Downtown Rutland Partnership with a Reading + Reception with light food and refreshments. Doors open at 6:30 at DRP with reading to begin at 7 pm. Event closes at 8 pm.

    There are 76 poems from 34 poets on display at Downtown...

  • Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm

    Please join us to celebrate the launch of Vermont poet Amy Allen's debut collection of poetry, Mountain Offerings, at Phoenix Books Rutland.

    Through interactions with and the examination of the natural world, poems in Mountain Offerings move from a youthful voice to a more experienced one, showing a coming-of-age in partnership, parenthood, loss, and the development of independence and self-awareness. The simplicity, beauty, and peace of the outdoors provides an ideal vehicle through which this poet explores complex human emotions. From the poem “January in Vermont”:


  • Tuesday, April 23 at (All day)

    Join us in Essex Tuesday, April 23rd for an all day Emily Henry celebration!

    Stop by to pick up your copy of Emily Henry’s newest novel, Funny Story, the day it goes on sale!  While browsing enjoy sweets and refreshments, shop our blind date with a book -- the Emily Henry edition (featuring books suggested by Emily herself!), and partake in a photo scavenger hunt. Take home a free romance arc with your purchase of Funny Story and enjoy other giveaway goodies!   

    We hope to see you there! 

  • Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join us on Zoom to read and/or to listen. Those interested in reading can sign up at the beginning of the meeting, via the Zoom Chat Box feature. 

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST:  Bianca Amira Zanella is a cis queer Vermont-based performance poet, artist, and advocate living on traditionally Abenaki land. She is the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland, hosting an international monthly open mic. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Artful Mind, The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. Their poem films, sculptural poems, and poem paintings have...

  • at the Venetian Soda Lounge

    Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join Eric H. Cline and Gynnis Fawkes at the Venetian Soda Lounge in downtown, Burlington to celebrate the release of their latest book, 1177 B.C.: A Graphic History...

  • Book launch celebration presented with Onion River Press

    Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm

    Phoenix Books Rutland is thrilled to present an evening with Vermont author Glenn Reed to celebrate the release of his latest book, Searching for the Wild Asparagus: 23 (or 22) Acres in Newbury, Vermont.  Searching for the Wild Asparagus is a from-the-heart homage to his parents' former home and acreage in a small, Vermont town-a place to which he was intimately tied for 48 years of his life. Its collection of essays and mostly original photos tell a story of how a place and all associated with it, over time, helped shape who...

  • Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 pm

    Join poet Greg Delanty for a reading from his latest collection of poetry, The Professor of Forgetting at The Whiskey Room, 173 College Street, in downtown, Burlington.

    The Professor of Forgetting, a new collection from the acclaimed Irish poet Greg Delanty, swings back and forth on the fulcrum of what we call "now" and confronts our notion of how time passes. From the very first poem, "Going Nowhere Fast," which ponders whether we are now here or going nowhere, to the final selection, from which the book takes its self-...