HOT DAYS AND STARRY NIGHTS

We acknowledge we are on the traditional land of the Abenaki people.

Dear Readers,

How has your summer been thus far? Here at Phoenix Books, we've been having a lot of fun with our virtual and in-person events, as well our local Where's Waldo scavenger hunt in Essex. We've also enjoyed interacting with our younger readers as they come in to redeem their Camp Phoenix Summer Reading logs.

For those of you who haven't heard or participated in previous years, we are doing another year of the Where's Waldo scavenger hunt in Essex! You can stop by Phoenix Books Essex to grab your #findwaldolocal stamp card and start searching for Waldo. This year, 25 businesses in Essex and Essex Junction are participating. For more information on rules, prizes, and participating locations click HERE.

Finally, when it comes to recommending books, we couldn't look past all the addicting, fast-paced thriller reads coming out this summer! Take a look our curation of our favorite, most-anticipated reads below. If a spooky thriller isn't your ideal summer or campfire read, check out the Indie Bestseller's list travel list for books to get out of town with or our extended reading catalogue below for something a little more romantic.

With Gratitude,

Your Booksellers at Phoenix Books 
GET OUT OF TOWN
WITH THE INDIE BESTSELLER TRAVEL LIST!
SUMMER THRILLERS
Preorder HERE!
YOUNG ADULT
MIDDLE GRADE
Preorder HERE!
PICTURE BOOKS
UPCOMING EVENTS!
NEWS IN THE BOOK WORLD!
Exciting news for Bookshop.org!

Bookshop.org uses their platform to connect readers with independent booksellers across the globe. Not only do they give bookstores tools to compete online, but they also offer support to stay afloat in local communities. They believe, like we do that "local bookstores are essential community hubs that foster culture, curiosity, and a love of reading."
--Bookshop.org's Mission Statement

The team at Bookshop.org have been named a 2022 Best for the World B Corp, a distinction which is made by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (or B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment--community, customers, environment, governance and workers--rank in the top 5% of all B Corps of a similar size.

Bookshop.org founder and CEO Andy Hunter hopes that the recognition given to them by this award helps "publicize the benefits of the ethical e-commerce platform for booksellers that we have created and inspires others across the industry to reflect on what actions they could take to help our independent bookstores stay open and thrive.

Quotes courtesy of Shelf Awareness. Read the full article HERE.

With indie-owned bookstores, every book matters. If you're a Phoenix Books online shopper, you're already supporting us!
AUTHOR SIGHTINGS! 👀
The other day, authors Jane Lindholm and Melody Bodette of the But Why Penguin Children’s series stopped by our Burlington and Essex locations to sign store copies of their books. Jane & Melody are the creators of the popular podcast “But Why” on VPR. These books will keep young readers engaged as they dive into the pages and the fascinating worlds they contain.

Thanks for stopping by, Jane & Melody!
Mystery novelist Sarah Stewart Taylor stopped by our Rutland location to sign copies of her novel The Drowning Sea, an atmospheric mystery so vivid readers will smell the salt in the air and hear the wind on the cliffs. This is the third book in the addictive Maggie D’arcy series. Stop by and pick up your new gripping thriller read for the summer before all these signed copies are gone.

Thanks for visiting us, Sarah!
STAFF PICK

Just Like Home by
Sarah Gailey



A haunting story about coming home to face your demons long hidden in the floorboards like Poe's hideous beating heart.






--Violet, Essex
FURTHER READING
Your Reading Journey Doesn't Have to End Here!


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Essex Junction, VT 05452
802-872-7111
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Burlington, VT 05401
802-448-3350
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Rutland, VT 05701
802-855-8078