There's nothing quite like a new book to read! Whether you’re a consummate collector or prefer to pass them along, A New Chapter features a full selection of reading material from fiction, mystery and nail-biting thrillers to biographies, science and self-help books.

If you’re just in the market for something new to read, check out the staff picks and new releases. You’ll also find highlights of independent fiction, first-time authors and popular book club reads. West Virginia fans will find a dedicated section with regional books, local authors and travel guides while kids and young adults can enjoy books just for them.

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WEST VIRGINIA READING LIST 

  • A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade. The inspiring true story of West Virginia mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!
  • Take Me Home Country Roads by Christopher Canyon. Great for kids! Sing along to John Denver's classic song, while enjoying a fun family reunion at Grandma & Grandpa's country home! 
  • Such Splendid Prisons by Harvey Solomon. In the chaotic days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Roosevelt administration made a dubious decision affecting hundreds of Axis diplomats remaining in the nation’s capital. To encourage reciprocal treatment of U.S. diplomats trapped abroad, Roosevelt sent Axis diplomats to remote luxury hotels including The Greenbrier hotel.
  • The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb. Based on one of the strangest murder trials in American history—the case of the Greenbrier Ghost.
  • Waterfalls of Virginia & West Virginia by Randall Sanger. Let professional photographer and West Virginia resident Randall Sanger guide you to the top-ranked waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia. Your bucket list should include these 174 gorgeous locales that decorate the landscape.
  • An Explorer's Guide: West Virginia by Leonard M. Adkins. Whether you’d like to visit historic sites; take scenic drives or walking tours; go hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, or fishing; or take in museums small and large, author Leonard Adkins steers you to the best that West Virginia has to offer. The locals know where to find hidden swimmin’ holes, waterfalls, and the best barbecue joints, and now you will too! Features detailed, opinionated reviews of dining and lodging places as well as tools to help you plan and make the most of your trip. Black-and-white photographs and maps throughout.

 

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