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Past Events

  • Say We Won and Get Out: George D. Aiken and the Vietnam War

    Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm

    Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone all of our events/story times for the remainder of the month of March. Please check back soon for the new date for this event.  


    Join us for a talk on Say We Won and Get Out: George D. Aiken and the Vietnam War – the first full-length biography of Senator Aiken with author Stephen Terry. In this new book, Stephen Terry, a former staffer with Sen. Aiken details Aiken’s life and rise to prominence in the U.S. Senate – examining how his approach to politics stems from his early life as a farmer and horticulturist in Putney, Vermont. Terry draws from historical records including original recordings of Aiken and then President Lyndon B. Johnson to weave a tale that takes us...

  • Presented by Phoenix Books at Fletcher Free Library

    Monday, March 16 at 6:30 pm

    Author Chris Bohjalian standing in front of bookcase

    ***EVENT UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone all of our events/story times for the remainder of the month of March.

    In lieu of an event, Chris will be signing books for us. Autographed copies will be ready March 17, 2020 and a limited number of personalized copies of The Red Lotus will be ready March 22, 2020. We will fulfill as many personalization requests as possible. Please note your request for personalization in your order. Pre-order today!***

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Chris is the author of twenty books, including The Flight Attendant, The Guest Room; Close Your...

  • at Phoenix Books Rutland!

    Thursday, March 05 at 6:30 pm

    Was it Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick?

    Join us for an evening of CLUE®—the Classic Board Game edition at Phoenix Books Rutland!  Please call 802-855-8078 or email to RSVP.   Light fare will be provided.   And as a treat for mystery lovers, all in stock &  special order mysteries will be 25% off. 

    This event is free & open to the public. 


  • Pipsqueak's Adventure

    Saturday, February 29 at 11:00 am

    Join us for story time featuring Pipsqueak's Adventure with author Diana D. Dunn!

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Meet Pipsqueak - a baby bird in need of a rescue.

    Follow along as Pipsqueak, a baby tree swallow, is rescued after a night alone. Working together, a young girl, a wildlife rescue center, and some unlikely animal friends help Pipsqueak return to where the bird belongs.  Pipsqueak's Adventure is a true story entirely told in watercolor paintings.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Diana D. Dunn is a Vermont artist and an electrical engineer. Her husband and two daughters assisted with the rescue of Pipsqueak and encouraged her to illustrate this endearing tale. Diana has since mounted her...

  • Northern Vermont in the War of 1812

    Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for a book talk on Northern Vermont in the War of 1812 with author Jason Barney!  

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Vermont played a critical role in the War of 1812. Burlington was a significant military base and harbor for American vessels, but history isn't just about the larger hubs of activity. From Swanton to Isle La Motte, many smaller communities in northern Vermont played a key role in the war. Local militia--composed of farmers, blacksmiths and merchants--came from all over the northern border communities of the state to contribute to the war effort. When towns got the statewide order to muster, timing depended on the occupations of those called to duty, the distance they needed to march or sail, the unpredictable weather conditions...

  • Finna *book launch*

    Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in celebrating the launch of Nino Cipri's new book, Finna!  Nino will be in conversation with author M.Z. McDonnell.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Nino Cipri's Finna is a rambunctious, touching story that blends all the horrors the multiverse has to offer with the everyday awfulness of low-wage work. It explores queer relationships and queer feelings, capitalism and accountability, labor and love, all with a bouncing sense of humor and a commitment to the strange.

    When an elderly customer at a Swedish big box furniture store — but not that one — slips through a portal to another dimension, it’s up to two minimum-wage employees to track her across the multiverse and protect their company’s bottom line. Multi-...

  • Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 am

    Rollo is a good dog. But sometimes he does things that get him into trouble! Join us for story time with author Reed Duncan to find how Rollo gets in—and out—of trouble!  

    ABOUT THE SERIESFor fans of Tiny, Biscuit, and Charlie the Ranch Dog comes an easy-to-read series about a rambunctious, mischievous, and totally lovable bulldog, Rollo!

    Meet Rollo, a little bulldog with a BIG personality. Rollo loves to dig, but sometimes he digs too much. He loves to chase things, but sometimes he chases things he should not--like a chipmunk that's heading for a wall! Follow Rollo for an action packed day as he gets in--and always out, of course--of trouble.

    With easy-to-read vocabulary and lively illustrations, this book is...
  • The Burlington Bike Path and Waterfront Park: An Environmental Handbook for the Post Auto Era

    Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm

    With Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger kicking off the discussion, Phoenix Books Burlington and Onion River Press is pleased to celebrate the release of Burlington local Rick Sharp's The Burlington Bike Path and Waterfront Park: An Environmental Handbook for the Post Auto Era.  Mayor Weinberger will start at 7pm sharp with a few words about Rick's work on the waterfront.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Rick Sharp’s personal account of the creation of the Burlington Bicycle Path and Waterfront Park is also the story of how the bike path was then extended across the Winooski River and out to the Causeway to create the Island Line Trail in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Rick was instrumental in the creation of the Burlington Bike Path and Waterfront Park. In...

  • Charlotte's Bones story time

    Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 am

    Join us to celebrate World Whale Day with a special story time and drawing activity featuring Charlotte's Bones with author, Erin Rounds!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Many thousands of years ago, when a sheet of ice up to a mile thick began to let go of the land, the Atlantic Ocean flooded great valleys that had been scooped out by glaciers, and the salty waves of an inland sea lapped the green hills of Vermont. Into this arm of the sea swam Charlotte. Her milky, smooth, muscled body sliced slowly through the water like scissors through silk. Like a chirping canary, her voice echoed across dark waters showing the way to her pod as belugas have done for millions of years.

    In 1849, a crew building a railroad through Charlotte,...

  • Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 am

    Meet Hedgie at Phoenix Books Rutland as part the Winterfest Story Walk Celebration featuring The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett.

    Hedgie will be appearing at the store from 11am-12:30pm. All ages welcome at this free event.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: When winter comes, Hedgie tries to stay awake so he doesn't miss out on all the fun his friends are having.

    Snow is on the way, and as Hedgie trundles around the farm all his friends tell him of the winter-time fun he will miss as he hibernates--Icicles decorating the chicken coop! Lisa making snowmen! The pond turned to slippery ice! It sounds so amazing, Hedgie decides to stay awake instead of going to his burrow. But then a snowstorm starts. Luckily, Lisa finds him and brings him inside so Hedgie gets to...