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  • Saturday, September 28 at 12:00 pm

    Meet some of your favorite superheroes at this event with The Guardian Legion!  We'll have activities and themed snacks, as well.  The Guardian Legion is a Vermont based Cosplay & Charity group.

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • The Ghost Clause

    Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join National Book Award Finalist Howard Norman for a reading and signing for Ghost Clause, his new “provocative . . . haunting”* novel set in a Vermont village and featuring a missing child, a newly married private detective, and a highly relatable ghost. (*Janet Maslin, New York Times)

    About the Book:  

    Simon Inescort is no longer bodily present in his marriage. It’s been several months since he keeled over the rail of a Nova Scotia–bound ferry, a massive heart attack to blame. Simon's widow, Lorca Pell, has sold their farmhouse to newlyweds Zachary and Muriel—after revealing that the deed contains a “ghost clause,” an actual legal clause, not unheard of in Vermont, allowing for...

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  • Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre & Houdini: The Handcuff King

    Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 pm

    Join Glynnis Fawkes and Jason Lutes for a conversation about telling the stories of Charlotte Brontë and Harry Houdini. Charlotte Brontë before Jane Eyre  and Houdini: The Handcuff King - both presented by the Vermont's own Center for Cartoon Studies - are both written for grades 5-9, but all ages will enjoy these vibrant and accessible biographies.

    ABOUT GLYNNIS FAWKES & CHARLOTTE BRONTE BEFORE JANE EYRE:
    Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is a beloved classic, celebrated today by readers of all ages and revered as a masterwork of literary prowess. But what of the famous writer herself?

    Originally published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, Jane Eyre was born out of a magnificent, vivid imagination, a...

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  • An Evening of Fiction and Cookies

    Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of fiction and cookies with Miciah Bay Gault (Goodnight Stranger), Ann Dávila Cardinal (Five Midnights), and Martin Philip (Breaking Bread).

    ABOUT GOODNIGHT STRANGER AND MICIAH BAY GAULT:  
    Lydia and Lucas Moore are in their late twenties when a stranger enters their small world on Wolf Island. Lydia, the responsible sister, has cared for her pathologically shy brother, Lucas, ever since their mom's death a decade before. They live together, comfortable yet confined, in their family house by the sea, shadowed by events from their childhood. When Lydia sees the stranger step off the ferry, she feels an immediate connection to him. Lucas is convinced the man, Cole Anthony, is...

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  • Coffee Grounds for the Worm Bin

    Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm

    Join Glenn Reed to celebrate the launch of his  new collection of poetry, Coffee Grounds for the Worm Bin.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Coffee Grounds for the Worm Bin is a selection of 46 poems from the body of work written by Glenn Reed in the period from 1998-2018. Divided into seven sections, the collection opens with poems revolving around the author's early years of life and ends with those illustrating the challenges and changes in perspective of middle age. Reflections on travel experiences, bits of social commentary through...

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  • Farming on the Wild Side *Book Launch*

    Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join Nancy and John Hayden to celebrate the launch of their new book, Farming on the Wild Side. Nancy and John run The Farm Between in Jeffersonville.

    ABOUT THE BOOKOne farm’s decades-long journey into regenerative agriculture—and how these methods enhance biodiversity, pollinators, and soil health

    Northern Vermont’s Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last 25 years transforming their draft horse–powered, organic vegetable and livestock operation into an agroecological, regenerative, biodiverse, organic fruit farm, fruit nursery, and pollinator sanctuary. In Farming on the Wild Side they explain the philosophical and scientific principles that influenced them as they phased out sheep and potatoes and embraced...

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  • The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

    Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join Garrett M. Graff for a talk on his new book, The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  “This is history at its most immediate and moving….A marvelous and memorable book.” —Jon Meacham

    The Only Plane in the Sky is a stunning and important work—chilling, heartbreaking—and I cannot stop thinking about it.” —Anderson Cooper

    The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma.

    Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, which traced the...

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  • Meet Llama Llama!

    Saturday, September 14 at 11:00 am

    Meet Llama Llama and discover the newest book featuring this beloved character!

    ABOUT THE BOOKAnna Dewdney’s Llama Llama is growing up, but he still loves to play with all his toys! When Mama Llama says it’s time to clean up, Llama responds like any child more interested in playing than cleaning…by ignoring her! But Mama has an imaginative response of her own. What if she never cleaned? What would happen then? Well, Llama Llama is going to find out! Here is a truly funny take on a childhood chore that all children will relate to and laugh at! And it is sure to be helpful to get kids cleaning up!

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  • The Lesson

    Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 pm

    Join Cadwell Turnbull for a talk on his debut science fiction novel, The Lesson.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Cadwell Turnbull's The Lesson explores the nature of belief, the impact of colonialism, and asks how far are we willing to go for progress? Breaking ground as one of the first science fiction novels set in the Virgin Islands, The Lesson is not only a thought-provoking literary work, delving deeply into allegorical themes of colonialism, but also vividly draws the community of Charlotte Amalie, the author's hometown.

    An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will...

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  • Thursday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Margaret Atwood's new book The Testaments

    Thirty-four years ago, Margaret Atwood published "The Handmaid's Tale." If you missed the live broadcast on 9/10, join us on Thursday, September 12th at the Palace 9 Cinema in South Burlington to celebrate the release of her long-awaited sequel, "The Testaments." 
    Visit the Palace9 ticket link below for details. 

    Phoenix Books pop-up shop at Palace 9: We'll be at the cinema with a wide selection of Atwood's other books for sale, and an Atwood-themed raffle as well! 

    Tickets and more info here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2306714529371709/

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