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  • Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm

    Join Gary Furlong to learn about the triumphs and struggles of Milton, Vermont as it established a strong identity through the years. Gary is the author of Milton, a new addition to the Images of America series.

    Milton, located in the northwest corner of Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain, covers some 67 square miles. The area attracted settlers who found the pine forests ideal for lumbering and the land fertile enough to farm. One-room schoolhouses dotted the landscape and commerce grew in the Main and River Streets area. With the arrival of the railroad and the creation of summer camps and recreation areas, Milton quickly became an attractive...

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  • Saturday, July 13 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, July 11 at 7:00 pm

    Join bestselling local author Ben Hewitt for a discussion of how he quit worrying about money and became the richest guy in the world.

    When Ben Hewitt met Erik Gillard, he was amazed. Here was a real-life rebel living happily and comfortably in small-town Vermont on less than $10,000 per year. Gillard’s no bum. He has a job, a girlfriend, good friends, and strong ties to the community. But how he lives his life—and why—launches Hewitt on a quest to understand the true role of money and mindless consumerism in our lives. By meeting and befriending people like Erik Gillard, Hewitt realized that their happiness was real. What was he—and the rest of a deeply unhappy...

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  • Monday, July 08 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is excited to announce this very special event with Chris Bohjalian and Stephen Kiernan!

    Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter. Visit him at...

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  • 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

    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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