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

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

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

Their Eyes Were Watching God 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 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 Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982176211
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 31st, 2022

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Prince of Cats Cover Image
By Ron Wimberly, Ron Wimberly (Artist)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534312074
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Image Comics - June 25th, 2019

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

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

Passing Cover Image
By Nella Larsen, Emily Bernard (Introduction by), Thadious M. Davis (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780142437278
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

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

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BTTM FDRS Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683962069
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Fantagraphics - June 25th, 2019

Black Buck 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) 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 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) 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 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 Cover Image
By Jeremy Sorese, Jeremy Sorese (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781684157464
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Archaia - November 30th, 2021

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

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

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

Kisses For Jet: A Coming-of-Gender Story 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 Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781626926035
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Seven Seas - June 6th, 2017

I Want to be a Wall, Vol. 1 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) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626923539
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Seven Seas - January 3rd, 2017

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

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

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

New York, New York, Vol. 1 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) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781642750669
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Seven Seas - June 4th, 2019

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

New at NCB: Book Darts

Have you ever been torn between the desire to underline or dog-ear a passage you'd like to return to later, and the desire to keep your new book mint and untarnished? You need some Book Darts! These bronze clips mark both the page and the line where you place them, offering a non-permanent, archivally-correct alternative to highlighters, pens, bookmarks, or sticky-notes. They are available in-store only, in tins of thirty. Come in for a free sample, while supplies last!

Books for Graduates

Congratulate the recent graduate in your life with a book to inspire, inform, or just plain entertain. Here are some of our favorite suggestions to get your creativity going!

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538729137
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Grand Central Life & Style - March 6th, 2018

For Every One Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781481486248
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 10th, 2018

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

How to Live Like the Little Prince: A Grown-Up's Guide to Rediscovering Imagination, Adventure, and Awe Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781797215730
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Chronicle Prism - April 12th, 2022

I Adulted!: Stickers for Grown-Ups Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780789332905
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Universe - March 7th, 2017

Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250235190
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

Man's Search for Meaning Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword by), William J. Winslade (Afterword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807014271
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Beacon Press - June 1st, 2006

Navigate Your Stars Cover Image
By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982131326
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes: [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984858474
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Ten Speed Press - March 16th, 2021

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780679805274
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 1990

Ramen 101 Deck of Cards: 28 Ramen Recipes: Bases + Toppings Cover Image
By Deborah Kaloper, Alice Oehr (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781922417701
Availability: Backordered
Published: Smith Street Gift - March 1st, 2022

Shop Class for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 83 Projects: Plumbing · Wood & Metalwork · Electrical · Mechanical · Domestic Repair Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523512386
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 27th, 2021

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984860347
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Ten Speed Press - December 14th, 2021

Finance for the People: Getting a Grip on Your Finances Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143136255
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Life - February 1st, 2022