In the heart of Long Island, where the community thrives on a shared love for literature, The Next Chapter bookstore has become a beloved haven for book enthusiasts. Inspired by the spirit of Huntington’s iconic Book Revue (which closed its doors in 2021 after 44 years), The Next Chapter recently marked its one-year anniversary, and the celebration was nothing short of spectacular. This independent bookstore has not only flourished but has also left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of Long Island. 

Founded a year ago, The Next Chapter emerged as a dream realized by a passionate team of bibliophiles, who previously worked at the Book Revue. With its warm ambiance, eclectic selection, and commitment to personalized service, the store quickly became a hub for book lovers seeking an alternative to mainstream retailers. It carries forward the tradition of cultivating a welcoming environment for bookworms of all ages. The store’s layout is designed to encourage exploration, with cozy reading nooks and inviting displays that beckon visitors to discover new literary treasures. 

As The Next Chapter commemorates its first year, the achievements are noteworthy. The bookstore has not only weathered the challenges faced by many independent retailers but has also thrived. The secret to its success lies in the unwavering support of the community. According to its official website, “It is the highest funded literary space Kickstarter in the platform’s history.” Moreover, the team’s dedication to curating a diverse and engaging collection can be felt through their commitment to selling “new, used, remaindered and rare books, records, art and handmade goods.” To mark this significant milestone, The Next Chapter has planned a series of events and promotions throughout the anniversary month. A standout feature is the generous 30% discount extended to individuals working in the publishing industry. This gesture reflects the store’s commitment to supporting and celebrating the entire literary ecosystem. 

In addition to the discount, The Next Chapter is hosting a range of events to engage the community. Book signings by local authors, literary-themed workshops, and book club gatherings are just a few examples of the festivities that await visitors. These activities not only celebrate the store’s anniversary but also reinforce its role as a cultural hub for the community. The Next Chapter’s impact extends beyond its shelves. The store actively collaborates with local authors and craftsmen, fostering a sense of shared enthusiasm for reading and learning. Through partnerships and outreach programs, the store continues to contribute to the vibrant literary tapestry of Long Island. 

As The Next Chapter embarks on its second year, it stands as a testament to the enduring power of independent bookstores. With its warm atmosphere, curated selection, and commitment to community engagement, the store has become an indispensable part of Long Island’s cultural fabric. Here’s to many more chapters of literary exploration, community connection, and the joy of discovering new stories at The Next Chapter. 


“About.” The Next Chapter, accessed February 27, 2024,