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Past Events

  • Thursday, December 05 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for an evening of holiday-inspired poems, stories, and more. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!

    Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    This event is free and open to all.

  • Monday, December 02 at (All day)

    We'd like to invite you to join us in person at Phoenix Books to enjoy doughnuts and a free cup of hot cider (while supplies last).  Cider Monday is a new tradition started a few years ago by lots of small businesses in New England, and it's our way of thanking you for choosing to shop indie and support a strong local economy.

  • Music for Winter Holidays

    Sunday, December 01 at 1:00 pm

    Browse for gifts while you enjoy live holiday music from many countries and many times.  Full Circle is a group of five women who play a mixture of medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, folk, and holiday music on recorders, tin whistle, harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, percussion and voices. Their recordings will be offered for sale at the store.

    ADMISSION:  Free & open to all.

  • Saturday, November 30 at 11:00 am

    Meet Llama Llama at Phoenix Books Rutland! 

    Join us for a special story time featuring Llama Llama Secret Santa Surprise, make a Llama-themed craft, & best of all —meet Llama Llama himself!  All ages welcome at this free event.

  • The House That Santa Almost Missed

    Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm

    Join Phoenix Books Burlington and Onion River Press for a celebration of the publication of The House that Santa (Almost) Missed, a heartwarming holiday story for young and old by local author and illustrator Paul Laud.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: The House that Santa (Almost) Missed is a whimsical, rhyming tale about a Christmas Eve snow storm which buries one house so deep that Santa winds up passing it by. James and Alisa, the family's two children, spend Christmas Eve arguing about who will get the most presents. Meanwhile Janie, a big-hearted, lumbering dog, and her sidekick, a little white cat named Nell, brave the snowy night in an adventure to rescue Christmas for the family's two children. After failing to grab Santa's attention on his busiest...

  • Marley

    Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm

    Jon Clinch (photo by Christine Glade)

    Join Jon Clinch for a talk on his new novel, Marley, a masterful reimagining of Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol and a darkly entertaining exploration of the relationship between Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  “Marley was dead, to begin with,” Charles Dickens tells us at the beginning of A Christmas Carol. But in Jon Clinch’s ingenious novel, Jacob Marley, business partner to Ebenezer Scrooge, is very much alive: a rapacious and cunning boy who grows up to be a forger, a scoundrel, and the man who will be both the making and the undoing of Scrooge.

    They meet as youths in the gloomy confines of Professor Drabb’s Academy for Boys, where Marley begins their twisted friendship by initiating the innocent...

  • Vermont Trout Streams

    Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm

    Join Peter Shea for a talk on his book Vermont Trout Streams.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:   Vermont Trout Streams is the first ground-up, comprehensive treatment of Vermont’s trout streams in more than thirty years. Within it, each author brings their own unique decades of experience to bear, in creating an extraordinary guidebook. The result is a complete guide to the geography and strategies of fly fishing the streams and rivers of Vermont – from Abbot to Zeebeedee Brooks. It is a reference work that anyone who chases trout in Vermont will want in their library. It offers the fly-fishing angler, in particular, an unprecedented wealth of information on the when, how, and where to fish.


  • The Drama of Celebrity

    Saturday, November 09 at 4:00 pm

    Join Sharon Marcus for a talk on her book, The Drama of Celebrity.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A bold new account of how celebrity works

    Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive?

    In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Icons are not merely famous for being famous; the media alone cannot make or break stars; fans are not simply passive dupes. Instead, journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete, passionately and expertly, to shape the stories we tell...

  • Vermont Wild Vol. 6

    Thursday, November 07 at 7:00 pm

    Join Megan Price and Bob Lutz for a book talk and storytelling to celebrate the sixth volume in the bestselling Vermont Wild series. If you or the kids love Northwoods Law on TV, you'll love these true, funny action-packed Vermont warden stories! Stop in and meet Bob and Megan, and get both of their signatures in the latest volume, hot off the press from L. Brown & Sons in Barre. Vermont Wild makes a great gift for the holidays!  

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Megan Price was born and raised in Vermont, worked as an award-winning journalist for many years and was elected to serve three terms in the Vermont House of Representatives. A former award-winning journalist and Vermont legislator, Price has been called a "folklore artist" for...

  • Skiing with Henry Knox *Book Launch*

    Tuesday, November 05 at 7:00 pm

    Join Sam Brakeley to celebrate the launch of Skiing With Henry Knox.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In 2015, Sam Brakeley stood at a crossroads in his life. His long-time girlfriend was moving to Utah, with or without him, and he was torn between following her or remaining in New England with family, friends, and the land he loved. So he set out to complete the Catamount Trail, a 330-mile cross-country ski trail that runs across Vermont from the Massachusetts border to Canada. He took advantage of his time in the woods to reach a decision—and brought Henry Knox along for the trip. In 1775, Knox undertook a winter journey of similar length, retrieving dozens of artillery pieces from the recently captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain and dragging them 300...