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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/

    PRE-ORDER YOUR BOOKS HERE: https://www....

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  • Green Mountain Sapsuckers and SapNet

    Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm

    Please join Onion River Press and author Harry Goldhagen for the launch of Green Mountain Sapsuckers and SapNet, two novellas that feature adventurous reporter Charlotte St. Johnsbury and all things maple!

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Welcome to Skunk Hollow! A tranquil, idyllic town: village green and country roads, weathered red barns and rambling white farmhouses, cows grazing in green pastures, covered bridges and trickling streams...and thousands of maple trees, providing a river of golden sweetness each spring.

    But there's a dark side to this pastoral village. Greenish, long toothed sapsuckers. Feral sap lines. Genetically modified trees. Follow adventurous investigative reporter Charlotte St. Johnsbury (aka Ms. Sugar Maple) and country boy...

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  • Phoenix Books pop-up shop at Palace 9

    Tuesday, September 10 at 2:30 pm

    Margaret Atwood's new book The Testaments

    Thirty-four years ago, Margaret Atwood published "The Handmaid's Tale." Now, join us on Tuesday September 10th at the Palace 9 Cinema in South Burlington for the release of her long-awaited sequel, "The Testaments." 
    Atwood will be live-streaming from London (England) at the 2:30 showing, which will be rebroadcast later that evening and that Thursday. Visit the Palace9 ticket link below for details. 

    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/

    PRE-ORDER YOUR BOOKS HERE: ...

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  • Sunday, September 08 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 poetry performance workshops and teaching writing camps, Bianca has...

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  • in Conversation with Margot Harrison, on Before Houdini

    Thursday, September 05 at 7:00 pm

    Join Jeremy Holt in conversation with Margot Harrison, to discuss his new book, Before Houdini. This exciting second volume of the After Houdini saga explores the origins of the elusive master of magic, the man who would become…Houdini.

    An assortment of sparkling wines will be available courtesy of Zafa Wines — pours $10.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  London, 1888. A shadowy killer stalks the streets of London, his appetite for blood unleashed upon the city’s lower classes. To defeat him, MI6 turns to its most top-secret team: four teenage agents with extraordinary gifts—including a young American immigrant with a talent for illusion . . .
    After Houdini began the story of Josef Houdini, son of the famous...

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