Spring Open House and Celebration




If you haven’t heard the news, Common Good Books is now under new ownership and we have a new name---Next Chapter Booksellers. We would like to celebrate these changes with our fellow readers, authors, neighbors, and the literary community.

Come out on May 17th to mingle with the staff and new owner, Nick Ballas and check out the store’s updates.

Drinks and snacks provided. Book-related games and giveaways planned. All are welcome.

 

Read more about the Next Chapter’s change in ownership and future plans in the Pioneer Press.

 

Find us online at nextchapterbooksellers.com

Twitter @NextChapterMN | Instagram @NextChapterBooksellers

Phone: (651) 225-8989 | Event contact: Riley Davis: riley@commongoodbooks.com

Check out our events calendar for other upcoming events in May and beyond.

News from the bookstore

Common Good Books has a new owner and a new name. Long-time St Paul resident and customer Nick Ballas has purchased the bookstore. We are now Next Chapter Booksellers.

“I know firsthand what an independent bookstore means to a city, and when the opportunity to support this one came along, I jumped at the chance,” said Ballas. “The store is filled with wonderful books and booksellers dedicated to helping customers find just what they’re looking for. We have something special, and I’m so happy to be able to keep this store here for St Paul readers.”

Over the next few days and weeks, you’ll see some changes at Next Chapter Booksellers--a new name, new logo, new paint--but you’ll always find great books and helpful booksellers. Stop by soon and say hello to the newest book lover on the staff here. We can’t wait to show you what we’re up to.

A Gentleman in Moscow will be available in paperback March 26

 

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A winning, stylish novel." --NPR.org

"Enjoyable, elegant."--Seattle Times

"This is an old fashioned sort of romance, filled with delicious detail."--Louise Erdrich

"Towles gets good mileage from the considerable charm of his protagonist and the peculiar world he inhabits."--The New Yorker

"Irresistible"--O, The Oprah Magazine

"'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Eloise' meets all the Bond villains."--TheSkimm

"Special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama."--The San Francisco Chronicle

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We've loved Amor Towles' charming novel A Gentleman in Moscow since it was first published. It's atmospheric, transporting, and engrossing in all the right ways. Our one quibble? There wasn't a paperback edition.

If you've put off reading this lovely book, wait no longer. The long-anticipated paperback edition will be published on March 26. Preorder your copy now, then schedule a vacation day so you can enjoy this glorious Russian treat.

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Enter to win a "Book Club in a Bag"

Talking about a book with friends is one of life's simple pleasures. To make that easy for you, CGB is offering a "book club in a bag." Order a copy of A Gentleman in Moscow before March 26, and you can enter a drawing for 

  • a tote bag
  • four copies of A Gentleman in Moscow
  • an advance copy of The Secrets We Keep
  • a map of Moscow

Get a jump on finding your book club's next great pick. Enter to win an advance copy of The Secrets We Keep. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. The Secrets We Keep will be published September 17, but you can read it early. Stop by the bookstore in March for details.

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