2022 Booker Prize Shortlist

The shortlist of nominees for the 2022 Booker Prize has been announced:

Four of the books are available in the US currently; two others are not yet available in the country, but it's likely they'll find distribution here in the coming months.

Details are here. The winner will be announced October 17.

-----

Fun fact: While 'The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida' does not yet have a US publisher, the author's earlier novel The Legend of Pradeep Mathew is available now. It was published in 2012 by Minnesota's own Graywolf Press, and they published 'The Trees' by Percival Everett which is also on the 2022 shortlist. So you could say they have one and a half books on the list this time around.

Oh William!: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812989441
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 26th, 2022

The Trees: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450642
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graywolf Press - September 21st, 2021

Glory: A Novel By NoViolet Bulawayo Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525561132
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Viking - March 8th, 2022

Small Things Like These By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802158741
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Grove Press - November 30th, 2021

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: On Our Shelves
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

Staff Pick Badge
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: On Our Shelves
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 11th, 2022

Staff Pick Badge
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: On Our Shelves
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!

Our first meeting is September 10th, which will be a casual meet-and-greet with no assigned title for discussion. Our first book will be Nightfall Travelers: Leave Only Footsteps, vol. 1, by Tomohi, which we'll discuss in our second meeting, on October 8th.

Staff Pick Badge
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

Staff Pick Badge
Look Back By Tatsuki Fujimoto Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781974734641
Availability: On Our Shelves
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

Staff Pick Badge
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: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

Caul Baby: A Novel By Morgan Jerkins Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062873187
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2022

The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories By Ladee Hubbard Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062979094
Availability: Backordered
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

Staff Pick Badge
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

Staff Pick Badge
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

Staff Pick Badge
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: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
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

Pages