Past Events

  • Saturday, January 08 at 11:00 am

     

    Calling all kids!  Grab some paper and something to draw with and join us for a fun-filled story time with cartoonists Dan and Jason!  

    Blue, Barry, and Pancakes are best friends! They love funky music, penguins that wear hats, and going on BIG adventures!

    One day, Barry convinces Blue and Pancakes to enter an epic sundae-making contest. Blue and Pancakes just want to have fun, but Barry is in it to WIN IT. He knows exactly how he’s going to get the trophy, but it’s going to be dangerous. It’ll take sacrifice. He might even lose his pals along the way…

    Like all friends,...

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  • Wednesday, December 15 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 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 County. In 2020, Bianca founded and is the owner of The...

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  • with Carla Gambescia and the Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Thursday, December 09 at 7:00 pm

    Discover the unexpected and delightful stories behind some of our most cherished holiday traditions from Saint Nicholas to nativity scenes to candy canes and Christmas stockings. We explore how pagan and Christian rituals magically merged into the holiday we celebrate today as well as several uniquely Italian customs such as the Feast of the Epiphany and wearing red underwear for New Year's eve?  

    Intrigued?!? Andiamo! Join us, and let’s celebrate Natale and Capodanno together. Award-winning author, lecturer and...

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  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Wednesday, December 08 at 7:00 pm

     

     

     

     

     

    “When Hooper and Mares got together to write I Could Hardly Keep from Laughing, they made sure you won’t be able to either. Most writers have to CRAFT titles for their books; Hooper and Mares ARE their own titles.”—Frank Bryan, University of Vermont professor and humorist

    Join us for an evening full of laughter and stories as we weclome Don Hooper and Bill Mares to celebrate the release of their new book, I Could...

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  • Stories From and For the Land

    Tuesday, December 07 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to welcome back the Editorial team behind the creation and publication of Vermont Alamanc: Stories From & For The Land, Volume II for a discussion of their recently released second voulme of the invaluable resource.

    About Vermont Almanac: “What is unique to Vermont’s sense of place has been captured in a new book that really must be added to any Vermonters’ book collection or coffee table. Vermont Almanac . . . is a...

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  • Saturday, December 04 at 11:00 am

    Calling all kids!  Grab a cup of cocoa and something to draw with and join us on Zoom for a special story time event featuring Five Little Monkeys Looking for Santa with Vermont author and illustrator Eileen Christelow!  

    In this cozy picture book set on Christmas Eve, the Five Little Monkeys are sure that every little noise they hear is Santa—and of course they have to jump out of bed each time to investigate! Will they ever go to sleep?  

    We'll also learn to draw some of our favorite storybook Monkeys! 

    Eileen Christelow has written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books...

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  • presented with Penguin Random House

    Thursday, December 02 at 8:00 pm

    Phoenix Books and Random House invite you to join #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown for a special, one-night-only event to launch Atlas of the Heart on Thursday, December 2, at 8 p.m. ET on Zoom. 

    In Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience, Brené takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As...

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  • A Virtual Book Discussion

    Thursday, December 02 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us to celebrate the release of Sarah Strohmeyer's new novel, Do I Know You?, a lightning-paced psychological thriller about two women, a tragedy that connects them as teenagers, and the terrible reckoning that will decide their fates a decade later. Sarah will be in conversation with fellow Vermont author Sarah Stewart Taylor.

    “A fabulous read packed with suspense, unexpected twists, glamour and humor. Prepare to be gripped from the first to the last page!” —Liane Moriarty 

    Jane Ellison is a “super recognizer” able to identify strangers by the slightest facial details—the curve of a head, the arch of an eyebrow. When she spies human rights activist and heiress Bella...

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  • presented in partnership with Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association are proud to present an evening with Vermont author and educator Jay Parini, featuring his lastest book Borges and Me:  An Encounter.

    An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work. A poignant and comic literary coming-of-age memoir.

    "This is a jewel of a book." —Ian McEwan


    In 1971 Jay Parini was an aspiring poet and graduate student of literature at University of St Andrews in Scotland; he was also in flight from being drafted into service in the Vietnam War. One day his friend and mentor,...

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  • Thursday, November 18 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 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 County. In 2020, Bianca founded and is the owner of The...

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