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February 5, 2018:  On Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30pm, Phoenix Books Rutland will host Peter Miller for a talk on his new book, Vanishing Vermonters.

Vanishing Vermonters: Loss of a Rural Culture, is the newest and most important of Peter’s five books on his home state. He recorded 23 Vermonters on how they cope in one of the most expensive states in the Union. Includes 168 pages and 91 photographs that display life in Vermont rather than its iconic beauty. This book came about due to the number of letters and emails Peter received after writing a short history of the changes he’d noticed while photographing Vermont between 1950 and 2013.

Peter Miller began his career in 1959 as a reporter for LIFE Magazine. He left LIFE to move to his home state of Vermont where he became a freelance photographer and writer. For 20 years he was a contributing Editor to SKI Magazine and a freelance writer for The New York TimesSmithsonian and many travel magazines. He became a stock photographer for The Image Bank, Iconica and Picade, a cooperative stock photographer agency. He has authored nine books including Vermont People, Vermont Farm Women, People of the Great Plains and The First Time I Saw Paris. He has won numerous awards for his books, his photography, and was named Vermonter of the Year and honored by the Vermont Legislature for his work in documenting the culture of Vermont. He has had exhibitions of his work in New York, Paris, and Tokyo. He lives in Colbyville, Vermont.

This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center Street in Rutland, Vermont. Copies of Vanishing Vermonters will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, please call 802-855-8078 or visit

About Phoenix Books:
Phoenix Books was established in 2007 on the principles of social responsibility, community, and sustainability, and is a proud member of Local First Vermont and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Phoenix Books Essex, Phoenix Books Burlington, Phoenix Books Rutland and Phoenix Books Misty Valley are Vermont-owned, independent bookstores.  Whenever possible, Phoenix Books sources eco-friendly products from Fair Trade/Green Certified companies. Seven Days readers voted Phoenix Books the "Best Bookstore" for the newspaper's 2013-2017 Daysie Awards, and Rutland Herald readers voted Phoenix Books the 'Best Local Bookstore' for the newspaper's 2016-2017 Best of the Best awards.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:30pm