Past Events

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration!

    Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

    Join us on Zoom for an evening with Vermont author Benjamin Roesch to celebrate the release of his new young adult novel, Blowin' My Mind Like a Summer Breeze. Benjamin will be in conversation with fellow Vermont author Amy Klinger. 

    "If you love music, quirky girls searching for themselves, oh, and loads of swoon, this is your next book. A great summer read. Impossibly fresh, funny, and full of humanity, Benjamin Roesch's debut will stay with you long after you close the last page."  --A.K. Small, author of Bright Burning Stars

    Fifteen-year-old Rainey Cobb never thought meeting someone could actually change her life. But, then again,...

  • Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 pm


     Please join us for an evening with Julie C. Dao to celebrate the release of her new middle grade book,Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena, a rollicking, action-packed adventure of laser tag and fierce sibling rivalries....

  • presented with Books & Books/Miami Book Fair

    Friday, July 22 at 8:00 pm








    Phoenix Books is thrilled to partner with Books & Books/Miami Book Fair and other Independent Booksellers across the US for this special Zoom event with award-winning author Daniel Silva.

    About the Book

    In a spellbinding new masterpiece by #1 ...

  • Book Launch Celebration

    Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us for an evening with Margot Harrison to celebrate the release of her new book, We Made it All Up, a contemporary, high-stakes thriller about how reality becomes more twisted than the fantasy novel two friends are writing when the real-life subject of their fiction turns up dead and they’re the suspects. Margot will be in conversation with Eva Sollberger, the host of the award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" series.
    Celeste is the talk of the town when she moves to Montana from Montreal, but the only friend she makes is Vivvy, the heir to the town’s founder and a social pariah. Inspired by a passion-fueled school incident, they begin writing a love-story fanfic between the popular...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm


    “Anne Averyt has written a love song to Vermont. She glories in the seasons and shares the delights of living in Vermont in a series of descriptive essays.” -- Madeleine M. Kunin, former Vermont Governor, Author, Coming of Age, My Journey to the Eighties


    Please join us for a very special evening with Vermont author Anne Averyt to celebrate the release of her newly expanded collection of essays Vermont Perspectives:  Sense of Place, State of Mind.

    Vermont is a tiny state with a big heart. It's a place that inspires dreams and stirs imagination. It's a state of mind, with a deeply rooted sense of place. One that values the land and moves to...

  • Book launch celebration with Katherine Arden

    Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm


    Please join us for an evening with Andrew Liptak to celebrate the release of his new book, Cosplay: A History: The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who Bring Your Favorite Stories to Life.  Andrew will be in conversation with Vermont author, Katherine Arden.   

    In recent years, cosplay—the practice of dressing up in costume as a character—has exploded, becoming a mainstream cultural phenomenon. But what are the circumstances that made its rise possible?

    Andrew Liptak—a member of...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 pm

    Join us on Zoom for an evening with Vermont author Sarah Stewart Taylor to celebrate the release of her new book, The Drowning Sea,  an atmospheric mystery so vivid readers will smell the salt in the air and hear the wind on the cliffs. 

    For the first time in her adult life, former Long Island homicide detective Maggie D’arcy is unemployed. No cases to focus on, no leads to investigate, just a whole summer on a remote West Cork peninsula with her teenage daughter Lilly and her boyfriend, Conor and his son. The plan is to prepare Lilly for a move to Ireland. But their calm vacation takes a dangerous turn when human remains wash up below the steep cliffs of Ross Head.

    When construction worker Lukas Adamik...

  • Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 pm

    Virtually appear 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 also been on exhibit with PoemCity Montpelier, Merwin Gallery, Stone Valley Arts, SPACE: a Pop Up Art Gallery, and Surdam Gallery.

    They received the...

  • with JaNay Brown-Wood and Samara Hardy

    Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 am






    Please join Phoenix Books for story time with JaNay Brown-Wood and Samara Gardy, the author and illustrator of Miguel's Community Garden.  After reading the story, JaNay and Samara will help us draw a sunflower using special activity sheets created just for Miguel's Community Garden!  The link to use to print the activity sheets is below.

    Miguel is throwing a party at his community garden for all of his friends, and he needs...

  • Virtual Book Launch and Discussion

    Thursday, June 02 at 7:30 pm

    Please helps us celebrate the release of Jesse Q. Sutanto's new middle grade novel, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit!  An evening perfect for middle-grade readers and their families, as well as educators. librarians, and aspiring authors; Jesse will be joining us to chat about her new novel, the writing process and the importance of creative writing and expression in fiction.  


    "Wildly imaginative, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of heart, Theo Tan is an absolute delight. I didn't want it to end!" --Nicole Lesperance, author of The Nightmare Thief and The Wide Starlight


    About Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit:...