The Next Chapter Books & Art

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About Us

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.

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You are bound to find something you like from our collection of used books (hardcover and paperback), local author books and art from area artisans. Jewelry, gifts, a cozy mystery or a beach read—we have it all.

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“So many books, so little time.” —Frank Zappa

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



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