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  • The Christmas Barn

    Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 am

    John & Jennifer Churchman will be joining us from Moonrise Farm for a very special story time featuring their new book in the Sweet Pea and Friends series, The Christmas Barn!  

    "An affectionate, informative, and thoroughly moving holiday tale." Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

    "A homemade, homey Christmas story for animal lovers." -Kirkus Reviews

    This new Christmas story from the creators of the New York Times bestselling book The SheepOver will warm your heart this holiday season!


    When the Old Pine Tree cracks and falls after an autumn storm, Farmer John knows just what to do. He...

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  • Virtual Book Release Celebration

    Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books welcomes Peter Hogenkamp to our Zoom Channel for a discussion of his new book, The Vatican Conspiracy.

    “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned…” Marco Venetti has heard the words thousands of times before. But this is a cry for help, not absolution—and soon Marco finds himself racing against time to foil a conspiracy aimed at the heart of the Vatican…

    It is an ordinary day in Marco Venetti’s quiet coastal parish—but the woman who’s come to...

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  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is delighted to welcome Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett to our Zoom Channel for a celebration of their debut young adult novel, Master of One.   Jaida and Dani will be joined in conversation by Emily X.R. Pan

    Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other.

    Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into nobles' coffers, picked soldiers' pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer. But Rags could never have guessed...

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  • Virtual Story Time

    Saturday, November 07 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a special virtual story time with Robert Broder!

    Being apart can be hard, but the very truest of friends never lose each other.

    This heartfelt and beautifully illustrated picture book follows the special friendship between a scarecrow and a snowman throughout the seasons.

    Being a scarecrow can be lonely. Spending his day keeping birds away doesn’t leave Crow with many options for friends. Then one snowy day, the children on the farm build a snowman. Crow and Snow are fast friends and winter passes happily in each other’s company. Then Snow goes away. Crow misses his friend and thinks of Snow during the warm seasons until they can be reunited again. 

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert...

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  • Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of haunting tales and poems!

    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 Vermont-based performance poet, paper artist, and events coordinator, as well as the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland. Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. In 2019, Bianca acted as Wellness Coordinator for the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) tournament based in Cambridge, MA, and founded “Infinite Lit: a night of spoken word poetry,” co-producing this series alongside Michael Kingsbury around Rutland...

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  • Virtual Book Discussion

    Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books welcomes Kenneth C. Davis to our Zoom Channel for a discussion of his new book, Strongman.  From the bestselling author of the Don’t Know Much About® books comes a dramatic account of the origins of democracy, the history of authoritarianism, and the reigns of five of history's deadliest dictators. 

    What makes a country fall to a dictator? How do authoritarian leaders—strongmen—capable of killing millions acquire their power? How are they able to defeat the ideal of democracy? And what can we do to make sure it doesn’t happen again?

    By profiling five of the most notoriously ruthless dictators in history—Adolf Hitler, Benito...

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  • A History of Beekeeping in Vermont

    Thursday, October 08 at 7:00 pm

    Join us as we welcome Bill Mares and Ross Conrad to the Phoenix Zoom Channel for a talk on their new book, The Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Beekeeping in Vermont.  From a small state comes a big book of beekeeping history. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in how bees and beekeeping got to where they are today in Vermont and the US. The Land of Milk and Honey provides a powerful testament of the state’s oversized leadership to protect our nation’s pollinators and challenges other states to write their own beekeeping histories.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Vermont Beekeeping follows the trials and tribulations of beekeepers...

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  • Virtual Book Discussion

    Wednesday, October 07 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books welcomes Joe Berkowitz to our Zoom Channel for a discussion of his newest book, American Cheese.   Joe takes readers along on his irreverent and often hilarious journey through the strange and wonderful hidden world of the beloved dairy product.   Joe will be joined in conversation by Jaya Saxen.  

    It started on Valentine’s Day. Joe Berkowitz wanted to surprise his wife with a special tasting event at Murray’s Cheese in Manhattan. Little did he know that what they were about to taste was going to change their lives.

    Joe embarked on the cheese adventure of a lifetime, spending a year exploring the subculture around cheese, from its trenches to its command centers. He dove headfirst into the world of...

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  • Ticketed Event

    Wednesday, October 07 at 5:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to partner with Harper Collins to bring you an event with Duff Goldman, celebrity chef and host of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes and The Kids Baking Championship, as he virtually celebrates the release of his first cookbook for young readers: SUPER GOOD BAKING FOR KIDS live on Crowdcast, Wednesday, October 7th! He will be joined by Kristin Salaky of Delish.com.

    With more than 35 delicious recipes and tons of fun fact-filled sidebars on everything from the science of yeast to the history of baking, SUPER GOOD BAKING FOR KIDS shows kids how to make treats that will amaze parents, delight friends, and make the whole family go “mmmmmm.” Come and...

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  • Virtual Book Launch and Discussion

    Tuesday, October 06 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to host a book launch and discussion between Linda Lane, author of  Laser Lady Meets the Light Junkies: A Hollywood Memoir, and Shelburne Museum curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff.

    About the book:  In the early the 1970s pop culture collided with science in a hurricane of eccentric personalities, deal-making, and unbridled hedonism. Linda Lane was at the center of it all. This cinematic coming-of-age memoir illuminates not only the birth of holography and its commercial intersection with Hollywood during the iconic early 1970s, but also Linda Lane’s struggles and victories as a young single woman working in a cutthroat male-dominated industry. It includes the many interactions she had with iconic filmmakers,...

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