Past Events

  • Saturday, July 06 at 11:00 am

    Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

    Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

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  • Monday, July 01 at 12:58 pm to Wednesday, July 31 at 12:58 pm

    Where's Waldo? In Burlington and Essex, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting over thirty different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons and more. From City Market to the Fletcher Free Library, from Outdoor Gear Exchange to Global Pathways, Waldo figures will be well hidden in downtown Burlington business establishments, as well as in businesses in and around Essex Shoppes & Cinema in Essex, Vermont. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop...

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  • Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a special Saturday Story Time with children's author Karen Sturtevant and illustrator Susan Bahr!  Your little ones will love the story book The Adventures of Gert and Stu and Zippy Too.

    Every parent knows how a simple cardboard box can become their child's favorite toy. Gert and Zippy are thrilled to have Stu, a new friend, join them in make-believe using Gert's adventure box. What happens when they land in a strange world and the box gets eaten by a dragon? How will they get home? Using creativity and bouncy rhymes these beautifully illustrated characters delight us with their story of friendship and remind us to appreciate the wonder of a child's imagination...

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  • Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming Nobel Laureate Jody Williams to Burlington! Jody Williams, who received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ban landmines, is founding chair of the Nobel Women's Initiative, launched in January 2006.  Her new memoir is entitled My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.

    About the book: From her modest beginnings to becoming the tenth woman--and third American woman--to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams takes the reader through the ups and downs of her tumultuous and remarkable life. In a voice that is at once candid, straightforward, and intimate, Williams describes...

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  • Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 pm

    Join us in June to discover Rioja! Spain's most well known wine making region has some of the oldest vines in Europe. We will focus on Otanon family whose wines are spectacular and affordable! From their "Viura" white wine to their organic "Tempranillo", our journey through Spain will also include the Ribera del duero region and imported cheese and cured meats that pair with these wines beautifully.

    Reservations strongly recommend.
    $30. Must be 21 or older.
    Register by calling 872-7111 or in person at Phoenix Books Essex. 

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  • Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an event with Linda M. Maloney, a priest of the Episcopal diocese of Vermont and the Anglican diocese of Montreal. She has been a professor of U.S. history and of the New Testament, and will speak about her recently re-issued book, The Captain from Connecticut.

    The Captain from Connecticut is the first definitive biography of the man who became a national hero when he commanded USS Constitution in the dramatic victory over HMS Guerrière in the War of 1812. Isaac Hull’s outstanding seamanship was in evidence throughout his career, but Maloney points out that Hull was actually the most pacific of men, and...

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  • Tuesday, June 25 at 5:30 pm

    Join us for the next meeting of the Phoenix Books Burlington Reading Group! We'll discuss The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison.

    Register for the reading group in person at Phoenix Books Burlington and
    get 15% off the current book club pick! (Drop-ins are welcome too, so
    don't be shy!)

    *Some exclusions apply.

  • Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 am

    Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

    Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

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  • Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm

    You're invited to the kick-off event for Riding My Guitar: The Rick Norcross Story! Join Stephen and Rick for a most entertaining evening during which Stephen will talk about the book, and Rick will sing some of his famous (infamous?!) original folk songs. Don't miss this event celebrating Rick's 50th anniversary as a professional musician.

    After nearly three years of global research, Riding My Guitar will be off the presses in time for to coincide with Rick’s 50th Anniversary Concert Tour. "Writing this book has been an extraordinary journey," says Stephen, "I thank Rick for the hundreds of hours he’s ‘...

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  • Thursday, June 20 at 6:10 pm to Wednesday, August 28 at 6:10 pm

    Phoenix Books is excited to announce our Tree of Knowledge Summer Reading Program for all of our young customers! Sign-up begins on June 20th, but feel free to join throughout the summer.

    Over the summer, participants are encouraged to visit Phoenix Books Essex and Phoenix Books Burlington. While visiting, they'll be given a “leaf” on which they'll document their latest read. Leaves will be attached to our in-store Tree of Knowledge. Readers help the Tree "grow" all summer long by reading books and gaining new knowledge!

    Our reading program is designed to be laid back, fun, and free of competition. It will run through the end of August,...

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