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Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day is back
April 24th
Independent Bookstore Day is fast upon us and after this past year, we are thrilled to be continuing to put books in the hands of readers.

See the exclusive offers and merchandise Next Chapter Booksellers will be offering this year
Roadmap Passport

Visit us on Independent Bookstore Day and get your passport stamped to earn an exclusive discount*

*Take 20% off a purchase in the store. Coupon valid May 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. Cannot be combined with other discounts.
Libro.fm will offer free audiobooks for shopping at local bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day  

When customers spend $15 in-store or virtually at any independent bookstore between April 24th and April 26th, they will get a free audiobook from Libro.fm.

Customers who submit their purchase details between 4/24 and 4/26 (a form will be added to libro.fm/ibd on 4/24) and will get to select from 10-12 new and bestselling audiobooks, which will be revealed early in April.

Exclusive Limted Editition Independent Bookstore Day releases from Stephen King, Kawai Strong Washburn, Jeff Vandermeer and more
Also, take a look at this snazzy tote bag
Join exclusive author events leading up to Independent Bookstore Day

Monday, April 19 at 6:00 pm CST--It's Funny 'Cause It's True: Women Humor Writers Tell All 

With Rachel Bloom, Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar, and Sloane Crosley. Moderated by Karen Chee writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers

(no registration required)
Monday, April 19 at 7:00pm CST-- A conversation with Kawai Strong Washburn

(no registration required)

Thursday, April 22 at 6:30pm CST-- Glennon Doyle

Author of Untamed in conversation with Alexandra Elle author of After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love

(No registration required)
Friday, April 23 at 6:00pm CST--  Solving Mysteries & Fighting Injustice with YA Authors 

featuring authors Angeline Boulley of Firekeeper's Daughter, Sara Faring of White Fox, Tiffany D. Jackson of Grown, Allegedly, and Monday's Not Coming, and Kim Johnson author of This is My America

(no registration required)
Saturday, April 24 at 12:00pm CST-- Drawing

Estelí Meza, illustrator of Peace.

(no registration required) 
Saturday, April 24 at 2:00pm CST-- Beyond Fabio: The Modern Romance 

Featuring Talia Hibbert The Brown Sisters series, Thien-Kim Lam of Happy Endings, Georgia Clark It Had To Be You, and Paul Rudnick from Playing the Palace

(no registration required)
New in Paperback

Upcoming virtual book events
Discover and new books from the comfort of your own home
All the Children Are Home: A Novel By Patry Francis--Monday, April 19, 2021

Set in the late 1950s through 1960s in a small town in Massachusetts, All the Children Are Home follows the Moscatelli family—Dahlia and Louie, foster parents, and their long-term foster children Jimmy, Zaidie, and Jon—and the irrevocable changes in their lives when a six-year-old indigenous girl, Agnes, comes to live with them.

When Dahlia decided to become a foster mother, she had a few caveats: no howling newborns, no delinquents, and above all, no girls. A harrowing incident years before left her a virtual prisoner in her own home, forever wary of the heartbreak and limitation of a girl’s life.

Eleven years after they began fostering, Dahlia and Louie consider their family complete, but when the social worker begs them to take a young girl who has been horrifically abused and neglected, they can’t say no.

Body of Stars: A Novel By Laura Maylene Walter--Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Celeste Morton has eagerly awaited her passage to adulthood. Like every girl, she was born with a set of childhood markings—the freckles, moles, and birthmarks on her body that foretell her future and that of those around her—and with puberty will come a new set of predictions that will solidify her fate. The possibilities are tantalizing enough to outweigh the worry that the future she dreams of won't be the one she's fated to have and the fear of her “changeling period”: the time when women are nearly irresistible to men and the risk of abduction is rife.
Celeste's beloved brother, Miles, is equally anticipating her transition to adulthood. As a skilled interpreter of the future, a field that typically excludes men, Miles considers Celeste his practice ground—and the only clue to what his own future will bring. But when Celeste changes, she learns a devastating secret about Miles's fate: a secret that could destroy her family, a secret she will do anything to keep. Yet Celeste isn't the only one keeping secrets, and when the lies of brother and sister collide, it leads to a tragedy that will irrevocably change Celeste's fate, set her on a path to fight against the inherent misogyny of fortune-telling, and urge her to create a future that is truly her own.

Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France By Katie Quinn in conversation with Jen Phanomrat-- Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -- 5:00pm

Join Katie Quinn in-conversation with food YouTuber and podcaster Jen Phanomrat to celebrate the publication of Katie’s new book, Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France! Plus, Katie will demo her Cheddar Brownies recipe from the book during the event.

** Purchase your copy of Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France through Next Chapter Booksellers to gain entry to this event

Email riley@nextchapterbooksellers.com with proof of purchase.
Sorrowland: A Novel By Rivers Solomon--Tuesday May 4th 2021, 5:00pm

Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised—flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world. But even in the forest, Vern is a hunted woman. Forced to fight back against the community that refuses to let her go, she unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of, her body wracked by inexplicable and uncanny changes. To understand her metamorphosis and to protect her small family, Vern has to face the past, and more troublingly, the future—outside the woods. Finding the truth will mean uncovering the secrets of the compound she fled but also the violent history in America that produced it.

** Purchase your copy of Sorrowland through Next Chapter Booksellers to gain entry to this event

Email riley@nextchapterbooksellers.com with proof of purchase.
Outside the Margins: The Speculative Fiction Book Club discusses Tender Is the Flesh, by Agustina Bazterrica--Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.

His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing.

Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he’s aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a human being. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost—and what might still be saved.

The Vines By Shelley Nolden in conversation with Editor Benee Knauer--Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:00pm

In the shadows of New York City lies forbidden North Brother Island, where the remains of a shuttered hospital hide the haunting memories of century-old quarantines and human experiments. The ruins conceal the scarred and beautiful Cora, imprisoned by contagions and the doctors who torment her.
When Finn, a young urban explorer, arrives on the island and glimpses an enigmatic beauty through the foliage, intrigue turns to obsession as he seeks to uncover her past--and his own family's dark secrets. By unraveling these mysteries, will he be able to save Cora? Will Cora meet the same tragic ending as the thousands who've already perished on the island? 
The Vines intertwines North Brother Island's horrific and elusive history with a captivating tale of love, betrayal, survival, and loss.

Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations By Jonny Sun in conversation with Hrishikesh Hirway-- Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. The pieces range from long meditations on topics like loneliness and being an outsider, to short humor pieces, conversations, and memorable one-liners.

Jonny's honest writings about his struggles with feeling productive, as well as his difficulties with anxiety and depression will connect deeply with his fans as well as anyone attempting to create in our chaotic world.   

It also features a recipe for scrambled eggs that might make you cry. 

**Signed copies of the book are available!! All preorders and books ordered at the event will be signed. We will have a limited supply of pins and the first 20 pre-orders will receive a pin with their orders!**
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