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  • Trump,Trump, Trump: The March of Folly

    Tuesday, May 07 at 7:00 pm

    Join Onion River Press and Phoenix Books Burlington for the launch of Susan Ohanian's new book, Trump, Trump, Trump: The March of Folly, a clever and meticulously thought-out poetic rebuttal to the absurdity of the current president.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: From giving his second-grade teacher a black eye to insulting the grieving parents of a military hero, the rollicking verse in this book presents a Donald Trump profile of bombast, babes, and bankruptcies. Details of Trump, his progeny and current political cohorts, characterized by greed and deceit, are verified by engrossing news accounts. The facts are grim, the humor captivating.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Susan Ohanian, a longtime teacher and writer, is the author of...

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  • Saturday, May 04 at 11:00 am

    Join us for story time and activities!

    Best of all, Peter Rabbit will be joining us to to kick off Children's Book Week.

     

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  • Children's Book Week Middle Grade Panel

    Wednesday, May 01 at 6:00 pm

    Join us for an all-star Children's Book Week panel featuring middle grade authors William Alexander, Ann Braden, Kekla Magoon, and Lindsey Stoddard. The panel will be moderated by Beth Shelley.

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

    William Alexander won the National Book Award for his debut novel, Goblin Secrets, and won the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. His other novels include A Festival of Ghosts, A Properly Unhaunted Place, Ghoulish Song, Nomad, and Ambassador. William studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at the Clarion workshop. He teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for...

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  • with 4 Vermont Poets

    Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month with an afternoon of poetry read by four Vermont poets:  Joan Aleshire, Caitlin Gildrien, Yvonne Daley, and Tom Smith!

     

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  • Vermont Wild book signing

    Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm

    Meet Megan Price, author of the Vermont Wild series, and help Megan and Phoenix raise money for Kilham Bear Center!

    On Saturday, April 27th - Independent Bookstore Day - a portion of "wild" sales will benefit orphaned black bear cubs. The money will be go to the Kilham Bear Center (KBC) in Lyme, New Hampshire.  Both the author and the bookstore will give, doubling the benefit to the rescue facility.

    "WCAX just reported KBC is currently overwhelmed caring for 65 cubs, with more expected this Spring" Price notes. "KBC accepts orphaned bears from Vermont, the Adirondacks and beyond. The center must build more housing for the cubs and, of course, these...

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  • Vermont Wild book signing

    Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am

    Meet Megan Price, author of the Vermont Wild series, and help Megan and Phoenix raise money for Kilham Bear Center!

    On Saturday, April 27th - Independent Bookstore Day - a portion of "wild" sales will benefit orphaned black bear cubs. The money will be go to the Kilham Bear Center (KBC) in Lyme, New Hampshire.  Both the author and the bookstore will give, doubling the benefit to the rescue facility.

    "WCAX just reported KBC is currently overwhelmed caring for 65 cubs, with more expected this Spring" Price notes. "...

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  • A Children's Book Week Event

    Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a story time and activities - and meet the beloved Jan Brett character, Hedgie!

  • Delve into other realms with us!

    Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am

    The Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo is coming to the Champlain Valley Exposition April 27 & 28, 2019! Join us to mingle with authors, artists, gamers, comic enthusiasts, and cosplayers, check out fan organizations, vehicle displays, prop makers, fight demos, vendors and much more! A TWO DAY event at the Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl St, Essex Junction).

    Click here for more details and tickets.
    Kids under 6 get in FREE.

    The Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo is being produced by Vermont Gatherings, the company behind the Vermont Renaissance Faire,Winter Renaissance Faire 2019, Vermont Living History Expo, Vermont Steampunk Expo, and...

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  • Saturday, April 27 at (All day)

    Join us for giveaways (while supplies last) and general merriment as we celebrate with independent bookstores nationwide!

    Plus: Take part in the Vermont Independent Bookstores challenge! Visit three or more independent bookstores in Vermont on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27th for your chance to win the full prize package of a Vermont Independent Bookstores pin, sticker, magnet and reusable tote! Usually, winning all this loot would require visiting all 20 bookstores featured on the Vermont Independent Bookstores Passport, so this is a rare opportunity! Download your passport to print out and plan your route:...

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  • The World Pushes Back: Poems

    Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm

    Join Garret Keizer for a reading from his new book, The World Pushes Back.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The World Pushes Back, Garret Keizer's first book of poetry, is the winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. The poems are mostly lyrical, often personal, and always accessible. They have appeared in a number of venues, including Agni, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Hudson Review, Image, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Southwest Review, and The Texas Review, among others.

    "The World Pushes Back provides a refreshing surprise in every poem: one reads the deftest of sonnets, say, just before a long free-verse meditation. Of course I'm not talking of technique...

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