We are open, but not in quite the same way.

Our physical store will close at 3pm, Friday, March 27. We will reopen when it’s safe to do so again. 

For the next weeks, Next Chapter Booksellers will be a virtual community, gathering online about the books we love, offering our ideas and our suggestions. We will be making book recommendations on our social media, and we want to hear from you. What are you reading? What are you learning? What are you thinking?

We have always urged you to come visit. For now we must urge you to come order. We will remain viable if you stay with us, if you talk with us, and if you shop with us. You can order anything from our website, www.nextchapterbooksellers.com. If you cannot find your book on the site, email us at info@nextchapterbooksellers.com or call us at 651/225-8989. We will help.

Stay home, stay strong, stay curious. We’ll see you on the other side.

March's New Book News


At the beginning of each month, we send out a newsletter packed with information about all the new books coming out in the weeks ahead. You'll find a banquet of new fiction, history, poetry and more. It's the next best thing to visiting the store. Click here to see this month's hot new releases.

We also send out another email in the middle of each month with all the news of our upcoming author events and book clubs. Click here to see what's coming up in the bookstore. 

And finally, click here to join our mailing list and get all this bookish goodness sent right to your inbox. 

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.


Subscribe to Next Chapter Booksellers RSS