The Next Chapter Books & Art

There’s always more to read.


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Local author books, used books, arts and gifts!

The Next Chapter Books and Art is owned by Michelle Garren-Flye, a local author. In 2021 Michelle was named the Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate.

Michelle has always been an avid reader. Some of her favorite books are Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, Watership Down and anything by Jane Austen, Anne McCaffrey or Mark Twain.

Being an independent author, Michelle is aware of the challenges that face any artist. She’s happy to have a place where her own books have a home, and she’s even happier to provide a place for other artists to bring their work. For more information about how Michelle came to own a bookstore, read The Author and The Bookstore.

Photo by Sam Love

The Next Chapter is a home to many local author and artist works as well as used books of all sorts. We invite you to stop in and find something new (or used) to love. Come in, turn the page, and find out what happens in your next chapter!

Photo by Jay Manning

The Next Chapter Books and Art
320 S. Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560



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