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  • Summer Reading Party & Book Launch!

    Monday, August 26 at 6:00 pm

    Join us for our Summer Reading Party with special guest Katherine Arden!  We'll be celebrating the launch of Katherine's newest book, Dead Voices.

    ABOUT THE BOOKBestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces.

    Having survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent smiling man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco, and Brian are ready to spend a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Resort. But when a snowstorm sets in, causing the power to flicker out and the cold to creep closer and closer, the three are forced to...

  • Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 am

    Join us at the Downtown Rutland Street Party!  Special discounts on select books, cards, and toys.


    DATE:  Saturday, August 24th, 9AM-4PM

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

  • Come for the fair, go home with a new book!

    Friday, August 23 at 10:00 am

    Phoenix Books is coming to the fair! Find us in the Expo South building where we'll have awesome book deals and fun gifts for all ages. 

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  • Time is Always Now

    Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm

    Join Rebecca Starks to celebrate the launch of her new collection of poetry, Time is Always Now.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Rebecca Starks's Time Is Always Now unfolds against a backdrop of nature, often permeated in unexpected ways with the human dynamics of family, neighborhood, and nation. Her poems convey the urgency within moments of transformation--whether seasonal, as in wilderness and garden; physical, as in the trajectory of youth, aging, and death; or political, as in the challenges of misgovernance and the environmental exigencies of our time. This finalist in the Able Muse Book Award is a finely wrought, thought-provoking collection.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rebecca Starks grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and has since...

  • Sunday, August 11 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST: Bianca Amira Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Mountain Troubadour and The...

  • Celebrating the Vital Role of Poetry in Responding to World Events

    Friday, August 02 at 6:30 pm

    In times of darkness, poetry is essential reading. Please join us for a poetry reading and discussion of the power of poetry to respond immediately to events shaping our future with Elle Aviv Newton, Caitlin Gildrien, and Yvonne Daley.

    About the Poets:

    Elle Aviv Newt...
  • The Best Is Yet To Be

    Thursday, August 01 at 7:00 pm

    Join Larry Sudbay for a reading and Q&A featuring his book, The Best is Yet To Be. Special guest Dr. Melanie Bui (Assistant Professor, Dermatology Division, Department of Medicine at UVM) will highlight the work being done on melanoma research at UVM/UVMMC. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will benefit melanoma research in the UVM Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology.

    “So many of us come into this world and receive our care through The UVM Medical Center or even attend the university," says Sudbay. "With the huge impact UVM has on our lives, I think it's important work they are doing to improve our lives—it is something to applaud and support.”

    He adds, “There is no favoritism when it comes to melanoma. While we can be educated,...

  • Identifying Ferns the Easy Way

    Sunday, July 28 at 4:00 pm

    Join naturalist Lynn Levine to learn how to identify the beautiful ferns in our forests and yards in her new book, Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Field Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast.

    Praise for Identifying Ferns the Easy Way:
    Identifying Ferns the Easy Way offers a wonderful way for people to become acquainted with our common regional ferns. A simple, yet effective key and great illustrations make this a very user friendly field guide."
    Tom Wessels, ecologist and author of Reading the Forested Landscape, etc.

    ​"Gardeners, hikers, and naturalists all need this elegantly simple guide to the common fern species of the Northeast. The lineage of these plants is ancient, their charms immutable. These pages bring their identities into...

  • Friday, July 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for a special Friday Night Live Waldo Celebration!

    Where's Waldo? In Rutland, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community this July. Visit this page to learn how you can find Waldo and enter to win prizes - or just come and enjoy the party.   We will have Waldo-themed activities and crafts.

    This party is the culmination of Find Waldo in Rutland!



  • Live Well Die Well Tour

    Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm

    Join Kimberly Paul for her Burlington stop on the Live Well Die Well Tour, and for a talk on her book, Bridging the Gap.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years.  Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most. Kimberly C. Paul will urge you to discard what you thought you knew about death and embrace a new way of thinking when facing the end of life.  Her stories emphasize that death and dying are not taboo subjects and encourage you to engage in light-hearted conversations as you face your own death or the passing of a loved one. This innovative...