Past Events

  • Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm

    Discover the Civil War in today's Vermont with Howard Coffin.

    Today, throughout Vermont, it is possible to identify hundreds and hundreds of Civil War-related sites. Throughout Vermont are soldier homes, halls where war meetings encouraged enlistments, churches where soldier funerals were held and abolitionists spoke, monuments to those who served, hospital sites, and homes where women gathered to make items for the soldiers. The Vermont State House is a virtual Civil War museum. A building survives in Woodstock where the war was administered. Cemeteries hold the gravestones of many of the 34,000 who fought. A field even exists where in 1803 a Quaker preacher...

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  • Tuesday, April 09 at 4:00 pm to at 7:00 pm

    Fuji appleTeachers and librarians are invited to join us for giveaways, drawings, a special author event with Rebecca Rupp and Linda Urban, and more!

    The reception will start at 4pm, with light fare, giveaways, and time for shopping and socializing.  We'll also have Rapid
    Reviews available, from our team of children's book experts.  At 5:30pm, we'll invite you to sit down with Rebecca Rupp and Linda Urban to learn a little about their newest books and to participate in a Q&A...

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  • Saturday, April 06 at 6:30 pm

    Join Nancy as she introduces Brain in a Jar to the world from her home bookstore in Burlington, Vermont. Nancy will read a chapter from the book and sign copies. Cake included!

    About the Book: Brain in a Jar is a memoir of family obsession and Alzheimer’s disease. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Bercaw recounts her life with her father, Dr. Beauregard Lee Bercaw, or “Beau,” who became a neurologist in response to watching his own father deteriorate and die with Alzheimer’s. For many years Beau kept an autopsied brain in a jar on the desk in his office as a constant reminder of the struggle that he waged against the disease first with...

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  • Saturday, April 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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  • Tuesday, April 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a book launch for James Tabor's latest novel, Frozen Solid - a chilling tale of suspense set against the forbidding backdrop of the South Pole.

    James M. Tabor is the bestselling author of The Deep Zone, Blind Descent, and Forever on the Mountain and is a winner of the O. Henry Award for short fiction. A former Washington, D.C., police officer and a lifelong adventure enthusiast, Tabor has written for Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Outside magazine, where he was a... More
  • Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm to at 4:00 pm

    Join us for a discussion featuring editor Dao X. Tran, as well as readings by local changemakers Patrick Brown, Denise Dunbar, Reuben Jackson, and others.

    In the great tradition of Howard Zinn, 101 Changemakers offers a “peoples’ history” version of the individuals who have shaped our country, specially designed for middle school students.

    “For too many young people, history is just plain boring. History can seem like it is all about random dates and facts about powerful kings and important presidents making long-winded speeches. History should be exciting. It should be thrilling. It tells us the greatest stories ever told, and those stories contain lessons from the past that can help us create a better future. But we can only do that if...

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  • Saturday, March 30 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, March 28 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for Armchair Travel: Beat the Winter Blues with the Authors of Walking Distance and Seeing the Songs, a special event with Robert Manning, Martha Manning, and Gary Margolis.

    Robert Manning is a professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont where he teaches and conducts a program of research on national parks and related areas.

    Martha Manning has a degree in art from the University of Vermont and practices at her studio in Burlington, Vermont. Over the past decade, they have walked many of world’s great long-distance trails.

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  • Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 pm

    Join us as we explore the mysterious world of Kelly’s favorite varietal, Pinot Noir.  It's nuances have beguiled many a wine lover over the centuries.  We will explore several examples of Pinot from around the globe and match them with local cheese.  If wine education was a train ride, Pinot Noir would be your "final destination."

    Reservations strongly recommend.
    $30 plus tax. Must be 21 or older.
    Register online or at Phoenix Books Essex.

  • Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join us in welcoming local author Kim MacQueen to Phoenix Books Burlington!

    About the Book: Deb Solomon is a new mom suffering a spate of postpartum depression, a listless marriage and a career in free-fall. So she jumps at the chance to go to work in another world: a university laboratory housing language-competent apes and the humans who study and care for them, led by brilliant primatologist Soraya Baldwin-Ruhl. But Soraya’s star is already falling, even as the people at the lab act more apelike even as the apes start to seem more human. Deb’s own life soon spirals into a science soap opera as she follows Soraya further and further into near-madness...

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