Past Events

  • Virtual Book Launch & Author Q&A Hosted by Benjamin Roesch

    Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us for an evening with Vermont author Amy Klinger to celebrate the release of her debut novel, In Light of Recent Events. Amy will be in conversation with fellow Vermont author Benjamin Roesch. 


    In the 1990s American workplace, survival of the fittest is sometimes less about clawing your way to the top than developing good camouflage. And Audrey Rohmer is doing her very best to blend in as an undistinguished middle manager. Uninspired by her job and uneasy about her father's new marriage, Audrey coasts through the work week leaning on her "partner in apathy" - an admin assistant named Pooter - to keep her relationship with the married head of her department...

  • A Virtual Author Event Presented with Sourcebooks

    Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 pm

    The Sourcebooks BookLight Events series presents a Women’s History Month event with authors Marie Benedict, Kate Moore, Heather Webb, and Katharine Gregorio and host Mary O’Malley of Skylark Bookshop. They will be speaking about telling the stories of forgotten women in history, showcased in their new releases. 

    How To Register

    Registration is free, but book purchases (please see links below) are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting the authors!  To register please CLICK HERE...

  • Presented with Hachette Book Group

    Sunday, March 06 at 7:30 pm









    Phoenix Books and Hachette Book Group invite you to join Dolly Parton and James Patterson for a special pre publication event to launch Run, Rose, Run on Sunday, March 6th at 7:30pm ET on YouTube...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, March 01 at 7:00 pm


    Nothing can stop the demon tide...

    Please join us as we celebrate the release of bestselling author Laurie Forest's latest book in The Black Witch Chronicles, The Demon Tide!  

    Powerful magic and a deadly legacy combine for the most explosive twists yet in The Black Witch Chronicles!

    Newly exposed as the Black Witch of Prophecy, Elloren Gardner Grey is on the run, not knowing if she'll find friends or foes. With her fastmate, Lukas Grey, either dead or in the hands of High Mage Marcus Vogel, Elloren knows the only chance of turning the tide of the coming war is to seek allies who will listen long enough not to kill her on sight.

    In the...

  • Thursday, February 24 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 cis queer Vermont-based performance poet, artist, and advocate living on traditionally Abenaki land. She is the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland, hosting an international monthly open mic. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Artful Mind, The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. Their poem films, sculptural poems, and poem paintings have also been on exhibit with PoemCity Montpelier, Merwin Gallery, Stone Valley Arts, SPACE: a Pop Up Art Gallery, and Surdam Gallery.

    They received the...

  • Presented by Champlain College

    Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm


    Journalist and author Ken Ellingwood will discuss his 2021 publication First To Fall, a biography of American abolitionist journalist and newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy. Lovejoy's life and times provide crucial insight into a central topic of U.S. history as well as its present - the freedom of speech and expression, including freedom of the press. Presented by Champlain College in collaboration with Phoenix Books, this virtual event is free and open to all. 

    A vividly told tale of a forgotten American hero—an impassioned newsman who fought for the right to speak out against slavery. 

    The history of the fight for free press has never been more vital in our own time, when journalists are...

  • Virutal Book Talk

    Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join us as we welcome Lisa Steele, creator of the hugely-popular blog Fresh Eggs Daily, to our Zoom channel to celebrate the release of her new book, The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook

    Fresh Eggs Daily blogger Steele lays down as many tips and recipes as her chickens do eggs in this innovative and plucky collection.... This will be hard to beat. - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

    Lisa Steele, fifth-generation chicken keeper and founder of the popular blog Fresh Eggs Daily, knows a thing or two about eggs. And she's ready to show you just how easy and delicious it can be to make eggs a...

  • Virtual Story Time with bookstore dog Bently and Destiny

    Saturday, February 12 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a special virtual story time featuring our bookstore dog Bentley and his sister Destiny as we celebrate Clifford the Big Red Dog's birthday! Their human Will will be reading a selection of Clifford stories.

    Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated.

    You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems now.

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  • Virtual Baking Demo + Book Talk

    Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 pm

    Calling all bakers! Join us as we welcome Rebecca Firth to our Zoom stage to celebrate the release of The Cake Book: Beautiful Sweet Treats for Every Craving.  Whether you are a casual baker and want to whip up something quick and yummy, or you are experienced and planning to put in the extra time for that glorious cake, you are sure to find something to swoon over!

    Rebecca will be demonstrating her recipe for KT's Chocolate Cakes with a Raspberry Cream Filling + Ganache - just in time for Valentine's Day, or any day!

    "Rebecca brings the party to cake baking in a big way with this epic collection. Whatever the mood, craving or occasion, you’ll find the perfect recipe in this beautiful book!"...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, February 08 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us as we welcome historian Willard Sterne Randall to our Zoom stage for a discussion of his new book, The Founders' Fortunes: How Money Shaped the Birth of Americaan illuminating financial history of the Founding Fathers, revealing how their personal finances shaped the Constitution and the new nation.

    In 1776, upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers concluded America’s most consequential document with a curious note, pledging “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” Lives and honor did indeed hang in the balance; yet just what were their fortunes? How much did the Founders stand to gain or lose through independence? And what lingering consequences did their...