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Past Events

  • 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

    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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  • Thursday, June 20 at 5:51 pm

    Kids entering 4th-8th grade in the fall are invited to play Bookstore Bingo this summer!  Read books to achieve "BINGO:"

    • Complete 1 line or 4 corners and kids get a free advance reading copy (while supplies last).
    • Complete the outer border and enter to win a $25 gift card and other great prizes.
    • Complete the entire card and enter to win a $50 gift card and other great prizes

    Come on in to either Phoenix Books location to sign up and get your Bingo card!  Sign-up begins June 20th, but feel free to join throughout the summer.

    Participants of Bookstore Bingo are encouraged to take part in our Tree of Knowledge...

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  • Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 am

    Listen to and enjoy stories with your little one!

    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.

    See you there!

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm

    Over the last several years, keeping backyard chickens has become a national phenomenon. And as flocks migrate from rural homesteads to suburban and urban locales, a question arises – how can a person house one’s birds in a safe, sanitary, and aesthetically pleasing way, so as not to tick off the neighbors? Phoenix Books is proud to present Reinventing the Chicken Coop, a presentation by Matt Wolpe on building contemporary, well-designed chicken shelters for the urban and suburban enthusiast.

    In their book Reinventing the Chicken Coop, Wolpe and coauthor Kevin McElroy have expanded the definition of what a coop is and can be; just as the domain of the chicken has expanded...

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