July 2019
August 2, 2021
Calendars are in stock!
Here at Next Chapter Booksellers, we like to plan ahead. Now you can too! We have a whole array of new calendars in stock from artsy to practical to fit any of your planning and scheduling needs.

Come by and take a look!
All jigsaw puzzles are 25% off!
Isn't it strange that the box usually says three years and up but, because you're so talented, you end up finishing them within a weekend? Or maybe you want to give up and move on to a new puzzle project since you'll never find the missing piece to your last one anyways.

We have you covered. From now until August 15th all of our in-store puzzles are on sale at 25% off. Come on by and find the puzzle that fits you.
Pre-order Shephen Graham Jones's new novel
"My Heart is a Chainsaw"
Coming out on August 31st
Pre order a copy of My Heart is a Chainsaw and get a swag bag of exclusive items including an enamel pin, hotel keychain, a set of postcards, and VHS tape slipcase

Supplies are limited to the first 10 people who pre-order so act fast!
Pre-order Louise Penny's new mystery "The Madness of Crowds"
Be one of the first to preorder for exclusive merchandise
Pre order a copy of "The Madness of Crowds" coming out on August 24th and receive two special gifts with your order

A "Vintage Three Pines" key chain and a gorgeous limited edition wooden bookmark.

Supplies are limited to the first 30 people who pre-order a copy so make sure you get yours reserved now!
Run: Book One
Available Tuesday August 3rd
From the late congressman John Lewis, and the team of the creators who brought us the best-selling graphic novel series March, comes the first installment of the new series Run

First ten to reserve a copy will receive this limited edition enamel pin
Intimacies: A Novel
By Katie Kitamura

An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court. A woman of many languages and identities, she is looking for a place to finally call home.
She's drawn into simmering personal dramas: her lover, Adriaan, is separated from his wife but still entangled in his marriage. Her friend Jana witnesses a seemingly random act of violence, a crime the interpreter becomes increasingly obsessed with as she befriends the victim's sister. And she's pulled into an explosive political controversy when she’s asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes.
A woman of quiet passion, she confronts power, love, and violence, both in her personal intimacies and in her work at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.
What Strange Paradise
By Omar El Akkad

More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another overfilled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers: Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians, all of them desperate to escape untenable lives back in their homelands. But miraculously, someone has survived the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who is soon rescued by V nna. V nna is a teenage girl, who, despite being native to the island, experiences her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though V nna and Amir are complete strangers, though they don't speak a common language, V nna is determined to do whatever it takes to save the boy.
New in Paperback
Upcoming author events!

Tickets are limited and going fast for our upcoming events!
You don't want to miss out on these exciting evenings

William Kent Krueger

Monday, August 30, 2021 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST

*This is a ticketed event
tickets are not available for purchase in store.

"Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America"
John Noltner

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST

*This is a ticketed event
tickets are not available for purchase in store.

"Funny Thing about Minnesota...: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Twin Cities Comedy Scene"
Patrick Strait

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST

*This is a ticketed event
tickets are not available for purchase in store.

Go to NextChapterBooksellers.com/event for a full schedule of author visits, signings, and readings.
Upcoming book club meetings

Outside the Margins: A Speculative Fiction Book Club discusses Bestiary, by K-Ming Chang--Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

One evening, Mother tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman’s body. She was called Hu Gu Po, and she hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterward, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard spit up letters penned by her grandmother; a visiting aunt arrives with snakes in her belly; a brother tests the possibility of flight. All the while, Daughter is falling for Ben, a neighborhood girl with strange powers of her own. As the two young lovers translate the grandmother’s letters, Daughter begins to understand that each woman in her family embodies a myth—and that she will have to bring her family’s secrets to light in order to change their destiny.


Next Chapter Book Club discusses Tokyo Ueno Station, by Yu Miri--Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations.

Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese history. But his life story is also marked by bad luck, and now, in death, he is unable to rest, doomed to haunt the park near Ueno Station in Tokyo.

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