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  • Friday, October 05 at 4:30 pm

    Phoenix Book’s Misty Valley welcomes members of the community and those visiting to attend our First Friday event series. The series will bring events for all ages, and we'll keep the store open until 7 p.m.

    Celebrate the Halloween season with spooky stories, a costume contest, and Halloween-themed games and activities!

     

    DATE:  Friday, October 5th from 4:30-7:00pm

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books...

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  • Thursday, October 04 at 7:00 pm

    Stephen Russell Payne

    Join Stephen Russell Payne to celebrate the launch of his new novel, Life on a Cliff! Light fare will be provided.

    ABOUT THE BOOKLife On A Cliff is the highly-anticipated sequel to Payne's award-winning novel Cliff Walking. Famous seascape artist Francis Monroe has come to love Kate Johnson and her artistic son Stringer, who were tracked from California to Maine by their abusive husband and father, Leland. After surviving a brutal attack and a subsequent grueling trial, Francis assumes they can all enjoy a normal life together. Kate, however, is anything but settled as her old demons of addiction and self-destructive behavior threaten to destroy the good life they have fought so hard...

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  • Thursday, October 04 at 6:30 pm

    Join James Dunn for a talk on his new book, Breach of Trust: The Ethics Scandal That Challenged the Integrity of the Vermont Judiciary, a true story about arrogance and abuse of judicial power, coupled with allegations of romantic affairs and cover-ups.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Voted the number one Vermont news story for 1987, Breach of Trust chronicles the ethics scandal that shook the roots of the Vermont judiciary in the mid-1980s. The scandal led to Chittenden County Assistant Judge Jane Wheel becoming the first and...

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  • Monday, October 01 at 4:00 pm

    All youth grades 5 - 9 are welcome to join us at the store for a conversation about books!

  • Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 pm

    Join Bill Lockwood for a talk on his new novel, Ms. Anna.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Anna, a twenty-something college graduate, is without a job comparable to her education. She works as a part-time bartender and also as pilot of her father’s fishing boat in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, a city proclaiming itself “the tuna canning capital of the world” in the 1990s. Max is an academic who was maybe once in the CIA. He is a member of a staid, wealthy New England lobstering family that has branched out to buy one of the Mayaguez tuna plants. When word reaches them (thanks to Anna) of some “fishy” activities regarding their latest acquisition, they send Max to investigate. Anna and Max would rather find out more about each other, but in no time they are...

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  • Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 pm

    Visit Phoenix Books Burlington for a tarot reading. Rachel's approach to tarot draws from Jung and the concept that we can access collective symbols and archetypes from our unconscious that can assist in guiding our intuition.

    Rachel is a self-taught tarot reader and has been reading tarot for six years now. She began public readings about a year and a half ago. She has read at weddings and parties as well as for private individuals. Rachel has an MA in clinical mental health counseling from Antioch University New England and has a private psychotherapy practice in Williston working with individual...

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  • Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a story time - and for some coloring activities!

  • Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Ageless Authors Anthology proves that while old age may rob you of some function, Father Time doesn't necessarily...

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  • Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm

    Join authors Bernie Lambek and Bill Schubart for a discussion of  Lambek’s new novel, a story equal parts mystery, courtroom drama, & sociological investigation.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  After a high school student is found dead at the bottom of a rock ledge on the outskirts of Montpelier, Vermont, the community confronts its conflicting beliefs and values and the truths below the surface. The book explores hate speech and free speech, cyberbullying and privacy, religious and sexual freedom, and a community's many faces of love and loss. The novel is imbued with a deep respect for the law, as...

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  • Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join Rick Winston for a talk on his new book, Red Scare in the Green Mountains.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the "Red Scare" swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Rick Winston explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural "rock-ribbed Republican" state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time. Far from the klieg lights of Washington D.C., Hollywood, and New York City, the Green Mountain state challenged the national narrative with its own fascinating stories. Here are nine of the most gripping dramas played out in Vermont during "scoundrel time," including a high-profile academic firing, controversies involving left-leaning summer...

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