The Vermont Way

In his new book, Governor Jim Douglas takes you on a guided tour of forty years of Vermont history and politics

Jim Douglas was first elected to the Vermont House in 1972, just months after graduating from Middlebury College. He was re-elected three more times and rose to Majority Leader before leaving to join the senior staff of Governor Snelling. Douglas was then elected Secretary of State, where he served for twelve years. In 1994, Douglas became State Treasurer, and was re-elected three times. In 2002, he was elected to the first of four terms as Vermont’s 80th governor. 

Douglas became a true insider, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the people and practices of government. But his real legacy grows from his unflagging commitment to get out of Montpelier and meet Vermonters one-on-one in the places they lived, worked, studied, and played. He took this intimate knowledge of Vermonters’ hopes and needs to craft the policies and programs that earned him more votes than any other politician in Vermont history. 

The Vermont Way includes forty-one photographs that bring history to life, creating a portrait of Jim Douglas and the state of Vermont. Douglas does it all: kissing a cow at a county fair, chatting with kids at their lemonade stand on the campaign trail, visiting Vermont National Guard troops in the Middle East, and offering advice to the president in the Oval Office. 

A great book for lovers of Vermont and Vermont history. 


Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

Talk and Book Signing -- in Rutland at Phoenix Books

  • Phoenix Books

Come see, hear and talk with Governor Jim Douglas at the beautiful new Phoenix Books Rutland store, as he shares the stories and backstories of his bestselling book, The Vermont Way.

Ask the governor a question or two. Buy his book and get your's signed.

And welcome him back to Rutland, where he's always had many friends. 

Event begins at 2pm. Free and open to the public. 

Jul
25
3:00 pm15:00

Talk and Book Signing -- BOOKSTOCK Literary Festival

  • St James Church PARISH HALL

Come see, hear and talk with Governor Jim Douglas at the St. James Church Parish Hall, Woodstock, VT, as he shares the stories and backstories of his bestselling book, The Vermont Way.

Ask the governor a question or two. Buy his book and get your's signed.

And welcome him back to Woodstock, the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont.

Event begins at 3pm. Free and open to the public. 

 

Mar
19
4:00 pm16:00

Talk and Book Signing -- Middlebury College

  • Axinn Center at Starr Library, Abernathy Room

Join Governor Douglas, who will will speak at his alma mater, Middlebury College. The governor will share the stories and backstories of his bestselling book, The Vermont Way. Ask him a question. And get your book signed as well. 

Thank you to President Ron Liebowitz for creating this event. 

Free and open to the public!

Refreshments beginning at 4pm. Talk begins at 4:30. 

Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Vermont State House Farmer's Night

  • Vermont State House

Governor Jim Douglas returns to the Vermont State House for Farmer's Night--42 years after first being sworn in there as a State Representative in 1973. 

Join Governor Douglas, who will share the stories and backstories of his bestselling book, The Vermont Way. Ask him a question. And get your book signed as well. 

A very special night in a very special place: The Representatives' Hall. Thank you to Alison Clarkson for helping make this event possible. 

As always, free and open to the public!

Nov
26
9:00 am09:00

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Colchester--Dick Mazza's General Store

  • Mazza's Store

Come see, hear and talk with Gov. Jim Douglas at one of his old favorite stops: 

Dick Mazza's General Store in Colchester. 

Ask the governor a question or two.

Buy Governor Douglas's book for a holiday gift--and get it signed. Or get one for yourself!

And welcome Jim back to Colchester.

(And maybe pick up Thanksgiving your turkey and a pie while you're there.)

Thank you to Dick for organizing this event. 

Nov
24
7:00 pm19:00

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Castleton State College Campus Center

  • Castleton State College, Campus Center 1787 Room

Come see, hear and talk with Governor Jim Douglas as the Welcome Back Jim Book Tour comes to Castleton State College at the Campus Center's 1787 Room.

Governor Douglas will share stories from his book about his forty years in elected office in Vermont and share observations about Vermont and national politics. 

He'll also be happy to take your questions.

His book will be for sale, and you can get your copy signed and personalized. 

Thank you to Patrick Gilligan for organizing this event. 

Nov
23
2:00 pm14:00

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Chester--Misty Valley Books

  • Misty Valley Books

Come see, hear and talk with Gov. Jim Douglas, who will appear in the "Vermont Voices" series hosted by Misty Valley Books.

Ask the governor a question or two.

Buy Governor Douglas's book for a holiday gift--and get it signed and personalize. Or get one for yourself!

And welcome Jim back to Chester and Windham County.

Thank you to Lynne Reed for hosting the governor. 

Nov
19
5:45 pm17:45

Keynote at the Henry Sheldon Museum Annual Meeting

Jim Douglas will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting and dinner of the Henry Sheldon Museum at the Middlebury Inn, beginning at 5:45pm. 

His book will be available for purchase and signing. 

For more information on the event--RSVP required please--<Click here> for information and reservations. 

Thank you to Mary Manley for this invitation. 

Nov
8
4:30 pm16:30

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Rochester--Rochester Public Library

  • Rochester Public Library

Come see, hear and talk with Gov. Jim Douglas at the Rochester Public Library as the governor joins the library's Open House, which begins with music at 4.

The governor will speak at 4:30.  

Ask the governor a question or two. Buy his book and get your's signed.

And welcome him back to Rochester and Windsor County .

Thank you to Sandy Lincoln and Jeanette Bahr for inviting us to this event. 

 

Nov
5
7:00 pm19:00

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Burlington--Phoenix Books

  • Phoenix Books

Come see, hear and talk with Gov. Jim Douglas at Phoenix Books Burlington. 

Ask the governor a question or two. Buy his book and get your's signed. Perhaps even get some insights on the elections just held. 

And welcome him back to Burlington and Chittenden County. 

Thank you Tod Gross and Kristen Eaton for hosting us. 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Middlebury--Eastview at Middlebury

  • Eastview at Middlebury

Come see, hear and talk with Gov. Jim Douglas at Eastview at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Terrace, Middlebury. 

Ask the governor a question or two. Get your book signed.

And welcome Jim back! 

Thank you to Heather Viens for hosting and organizing this event. 

Oct
15
5:30 pm17:30

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Rutland--Godnick Center

  • Godnick Adult Center

Come see and talk with Gov. Jim Douglas at the Godnick Center, Deer Street, Rutland, as the governor joins Rutland County's "Pizza & Politics" event. 

Ask the governor a question or two. Buy his book and get your's signed.

And welcome him back to Rutland.

Thank you to Wendy Wilton for inviting us to this event. 

Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

Welcome Back Jim Book Tour--Middlebury--Town Hall Theater in partnership with Vermont Book Shop

  • town hall theater

On Tuesday, October 7th, at 7pm there will be a home-town celebration of Jim Douglas's new autobiography, The Vermont Way, at Town Hall Theater at 7pm. 

The event will begin with an interview and conversation between Governor Douglas and Professor Eric Davis of Middlebury College, after which Gov. Douglas will take questions from the audience before adjourning to a reception and book signing. 

Come on out and say hello to the governor. 

This evening is a collaboration between the Vermont Book Shop (thank you Becky Dayton and Jenny Lyons), Town Hall Theater (thank you Doug Anderson), and Common Ground / Bray Books (publishers).