Barack Obama's Summer Reading List 2022

It's that time of year again: as sure as Puxsutawney Phil emerges from his hole to cast about for his shadow each winter, so too does every summer see Barack Obama tweeting a new Summer Reading List. So what have we got this year?

Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593321447
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

Why We're Polarized By Ezra Klein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781476700366
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2021

The Candy House: A Novel By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716763
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801203
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

To Paradise: A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385547932
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Doubleday - January 11th, 2022

Silverview: A Novel By John le Carré Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593490631
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Penguin Books - July 5th, 2022

The Family Chao: A Novel By Lan Samantha Chang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780393868074
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 1st, 2022

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Velvet Was the Night By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593356845
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Del Rey - May 3rd, 2022

Mouth to Mouth: A Novel By Antoine Wilson Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982181802
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 11th, 2022

The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156121
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 4th, 2022

Razorblade Tears: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250252715
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks By Chris Herring Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982132118
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Atria Books - January 18th, 2022

NCB Manga Club!

A new book club specifically for manga, meeting to discuss a different title at 5:00pm on the second Saturday of every month! No RSVP required!

First meeting: September 10th - Solanin, by Inio Asano

solanin By Inio Asano Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781421523217
Availability: Backordered
Published: VIZ Media LLC - October 21st, 2008

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Nightfall Travelers: Leave Only Footprints Vol. 1 By Tomohi Cover Image
By Tomohi
$15.99
ISBN: 9781638582786
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Seven Seas - June 7th, 2022

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Look Back By Tatsuki Fujimoto Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781974734641
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: VIZ Media LLC - September 20th, 2022

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Vol. 1 By Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781974725762
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: VIZ Media LLC - November 9th, 2021

Seven Little Sons of the Dragon: A Collection of Seven Stories By Ryoko Kui Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781975359614
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Yen Press - November 26th, 2019

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Sazan & Comet Girl (Omnibus) By Yuriko Akase Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781645052999
Availability: Backordered
Published: Seven Seas - September 15th, 2020

Happy Juneteenth From Next Chapter Booksellers!

We've got a selection of staff picks to commemorate the holiday! Whether you're looking for a cookbook for your cookout, to brush up on your African-American history and literature, short story collections, comics, or just a fun novel from a Black author, we've got you covered! Check out some of our favorites below, or call or come in for a personalized recommendation.

Palmares By Gayl Jones Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033494
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

Caul Baby: A Novel By Morgan Jerkins Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062873187
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2022

The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories By Ladee Hubbard Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062979094
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Amistad - March 8th, 2022

Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

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Echo Tree: The Collected Short Fiction of Henry Dumas By Henry Dumas, John Keene (Introduction by), Eugene Redmond (Editor) Cover Image
By Henry Dumas, John Keene (Introduction by), Eugene Redmond (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781566896078
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Coffee House Press - May 4th, 2021

Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations By Nicole A. Taylor Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982176211
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 31st, 2022

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Prince of Cats By Ron Wimberly, Ron Wimberly (Artist) Cover Image
By Ron Wimberly, Ron Wimberly (Artist)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534312074
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Image Comics - June 25th, 2019

On Juneteenth By Annette Gordon-Reed Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631498831
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

Passing By Nella Larsen, Emily Bernard (Introduction by), Thadious M. Davis (Notes by) Cover Image
By Nella Larsen, Emily Bernard (Introduction by), Thadious M. Davis (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780142437278
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

A Raisin in the Sun By Lorraine Hansberry Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9780679755333
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Vintage - November 29th, 2004

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BTTM FDRS By Ezra Claytan Daniels, Ben Passmore Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683962069
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Fantagraphics - June 25th, 2019

Black Buck By Mateo Askaripour Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358627982
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Mariner Books - January 18th, 2022

Black Girls Must Be Magic: A Novel (Black Girls Must Die Exhausted #2) By Jayne Allen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063137929
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Harper Perennial - February 1st, 2022

Notes from a Black Woman's Diary: Selected Works of Kathleen Collins By Kathleen Collins, Danielle Evans (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Kathleen Collins, Danielle Evans (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062800954
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Ecco - February 5th, 2019

Juneteenth (Revised) (Vintage International) By Ralph Ellison, Charles Johnson (Preface by) Cover Image
By Ralph Ellison, Charles Johnson (Preface by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593314616
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue By Adrian Miller Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781469662800
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 27th, 2021

Books We're Proud Of

Happy Pride Month!! We have a selection of LGBTQ+ books on the column by the entrance. It's currently stocked with graphic novels and manga, queer comics being something of a specialty for us. But we'll rotate through different books as the month goes on. Hope to see some celebrants in the store!

The Short While By Jeremy Sorese, Jeremy Sorese (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jeremy Sorese, Jeremy Sorese (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781684157464
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Archaia - November 30th, 2021

Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

Monologue Woven For You Vol. 1 By Syu Yasaka Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781648277962
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Seven Seas - February 22nd, 2022

The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358424178
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2020

Kisses For Jet: A Coming-of-Gender Story By Joris Bas Backer, Ameera Rajabali (Translated by) Cover Image
By Joris Bas Backer, Ameera Rajabali (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781913123031
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Nobrow - May 3rd, 2022

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My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness By Nagata Kabi Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781626926035
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Seven Seas - June 6th, 2017

I Want to be a Wall, Vol. 1 By Honami Shirono Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781975338961
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Yen Press - May 17th, 2022

Bloom into You Vol. 1 (Bloom into You (Manga) #1) By Nakatani Nio Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626923539
Availability: Backordered
Published: Seven Seas - January 3rd, 2017

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Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Vol. 1 By Yuhki Kamatani Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781642750607
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Seven Seas - May 7th, 2019

The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Mizuno and Chayama By Yuhta Nishio Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781975336233
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Yen Press - May 10th, 2022

New York, New York, Vol. 1 By Marimo Ragawa Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781975325350
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Yen Press - March 8th, 2022

Classmates Vol. 1: Dou kyu sei (Classmates: Dou kyu sei #1) By Asumiko Nakamura Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781642750669
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Seven Seas - June 4th, 2019

The Times I Knew I Was Gay By Eleanor Crewes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982147105
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

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