July 2019
September 15, 2021
Holiday season will be coming up on us fast and our publishers are warning us that the supply chain is going to make it hard to get the most in demand titles on time. Think about your gift ideas now and get your orders in early.

When all your friends are scrambling in December, you'll be able to sip your hot cocoa and breathe a sigh of relief that your shopping is already done.
New from Bob Woodward


# 1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed reporter Robert Costa reveal for the first time that the transition of power to President Joseph R. Biden Jr was far more than just a domestic political crisis
The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history.

Woodward and Costa interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts—and a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink.

“We have much to do in this winter of peril,” Biden declared at his inauguration, an event marked by a nerve-wracking security alert and the threat of domestic terrorism.

Peril is the extraordinary story of the end of one presidency and the beginning of another, and represents the culmination of Bob Woodward’s news-making trilogy on the Trump presidency, along with Fear and Rage. And it is the beginning of a collaboration with fellow Washington Post reporter Robert Costa that will remind readers of Woodward’s coverage, with Carl Bernstein, of President Richard M. Nixon’s final days.

New Releases
TWO-TIME PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND NICKEL BOYS

Harlem Shuffle
By Colson Whitehead

Harlem Shuffle's ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.

But mostly, it's a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Colson Whitehead.
DELICIOUS, INDULGENT RECIPES, COZY WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY, AND LOTS OF HOLIDAY CHEER

Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season By Sarah Kieffer

Delight family and friends with edible gifts and whip up some delicious baked goods to treat yourself through the long winter months after the holidays have ended. Recipes include: Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Meyer Lemon-White Chocolate Scones, Pear-Almond Danish Bread, Hot Chocolate Cake, and Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pepita Streusel.

With cozy holiday imagery, a lovely, clean aesthetic, and easy yet innovative recipes, this is a go-to cookbook for baking enthusiasts, anyone who loves the holiday season, and, of course, fans of Sarah Kieffer and her hugely popular cookie book, 100 Cookies.
BUY YOUR COPY NOW TO GET LIMITED EDITION PROMOTIONAL GIFTS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law By By Mary Roach

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.

Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. When it comes to "problem" wildlife, she finds, humans are more often the problem—and the solution. Fascinating, witty, and humane, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.
LAUREN GROFF RETURNS WITH HER EXHILARATING FIRST NEW NOVEL SINCE THE GROUNDBREAKING FATES AND FURIES

Matrix
By Lauren Groff

Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease.

Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. Lauren Groff's new novel, her first since Fates and Furies, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.
A DAZZLING, EPIC FAMILY SAGA SPANNING FROM WORLD WAR I TO THE COLD WAR.

The Magician: A Novel By Colm Toibin

Thomas Mann, grows up with a conservative father, bound by propriety, and a Brazilian mother, alluring and unpredictable. Young Mann hides his artistic aspirations from his father and his homosexual desires from everyone. He is infatuated with one of the richest, most cultured Jewish families in Munich, and marries the daughter Katia. They have six children.

On a holiday in Italy, he longs for a boy he sees on a beach and writes the story Death in Venice. He is the most successful novelist of his time, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, a public man whose private life remains secret. He is expected to lead the condemnation of Hitler, whom he underestimates. His oldest daughter and son, leaders of Bohemianism and of the anti-Nazi movement, share lovers. He flees Germany for Switzerland, France and, ultimately, America
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On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint By Maggie Nelson

Drawing on a vast range of material, from critical theory to pop culture to the intimacies and plain exchanges of daily life, Maggie Nelson explores how we might think, experience, or talk about freedom in ways responsive to the conditions of our day. Her abiding interest lies in ongoing “practices of freedom” by which we negotiate our interrelation with—indeed, our inseparability from—others, with all the care and constraint that entails, while accepting difference and conflict as integral to our communion.
2019 POET LAUREATE OF THE UNITED STATES

Poet Warrior: A Memoir By Joy Harjo

Harjo listens to stories of ancestors and family, the poetry and music that she first encountered as a child, and the messengers of a changing earth—owls heralding grief, resilient desert plants, and a smooth green snake curled up in surprise. She celebrates the influences that shaped her poetry, among them Audre Lorde, N. Scott Momaday, Walt Whitman, Muscogee stomp dance call-and-response, Navajo horse songs, rain, and sunrise. In absorbing, incantatory prose, Harjo grieves at the loss of her mother, reckons with the theft of her ancestral homeland, and sheds light on the rituals that nourish her as an artist, mother, wife, and community member.
Pre-order Phoebe Robinson's
"Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes"
In stock September 28th
Pre Order a copy of Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays and you'll get to join Phoebe Robinson for a virtual happy hour event
Just fill out the form in the link below to register*.


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New in Paperback
The Olive Editions from Harper Perennial are back with limited editions of select titles including Plague of Doves, Beasts of No Nation, and House Made of Dawn.

There is a new list every year with special cover designs. For $10 each you can collect olive them
Upcoming author events!

Please note that all of our in-store events will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours in order to keep our events safer for our readers, authors, and staff. Don't forget to bring your mask!
"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

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tickets are not available for purchase in store.


Heather Tosteson, Patricia Barone, Roseann Lloyd, Margaret Hasse, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Patrick Hansel, Deborah Bower & Charissa M. Menefee

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST

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Dead Dad Jokes

Ollie Schminkey

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST

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Raising Ollie: How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changed (Nearly) Everything I Know

Tom Rademacher

Friday, October 15th, 2021 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST

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Monday, October 18th, 2021 |6:00pm CST

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tickets are not available in store.

"A 21st Century Plague: Poetry from a Pandemic" Edited By Elayne Clift

Featuring writing from Thomas Smith, Michael Moos, Miriam Weinstein, Sue Crouse, Sandra Sidman Larson,
and John Krumberger

Thursday, October 21st, 2021 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST

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Go to NextChapterBooksellers.com/event for a full schedule of author visits, signings, and readings.
Upcoming book club meetings
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Next Chapter Book Club discusses Sisters by Daisy Johnson -Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Born just ten months apart, July and September are thick as thieves, never needing anyone but each other. Now, following a case of school bullying, the teens have moved away with their single mother to a long-abandoned family home near the shore. In their new, isolated life, July finds that the deep bond she has always shared with September is shifting in ways she cannot entirely understand. A creeping sense of dread and unease descends inside the house. Meanwhile, outside, the sisters push boundaries of behavior—until a series of shocking encounters tests the limits of their shared experience, and forces shocking revelations about the girls’ past and future.

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Outside the Margins: A Speculative Fiction Book Club discusses Little Eyes: A Novel, by Samanta Schweblin
-Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of in Sierra Leone, town squares in Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Indiana. They're everywhere. They're here. They're us. They're not pets, or ghosts, or robots. They're real people, but how can a person living in Berlin walk freely through the living room of someone in Sydney? How can someone in Bangkok have breakfast with your children in Buenos Aires, without your knowing? Especially when these people are completely anonymous, unknown, unfindable.

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