Welcome to the Chatham Bookstore

the bookstore storefront on Main Street, Chatham, NY

Welcome to the Chatham Bookstore

Community through books

We offer current and classic books for all ages and a fine selection of art supplies. We invite you to visit our store and be a supporter of Main Street,
Chatham, New York.

Three Local Plein Air Painters
Exhibit: March 6-April 30

<em>Three Local Plein Air Painters</em><br/>Exhibit: March 6-April 30


Arlene Boehm, Robin Guthridge, and Fran Heaney, all members of the Columbia County Plein Air Art Club will show paintings at the bookstore. Plein air comes from the French expression, “en plein air” meaning “in the open air,” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist's subject in full view.


Christine Hales
Rabbit Trails
On exhibit: May 8-June 26
Friday, May 8, 5-7 pm

Christine Hales<br/><em>Rabbit Trails</em><br/>On exhibit: May 8-June 26<br />Reception:<br/>Friday, May 8, 5-7 pm

A painter since the early 1970's in New York City, Christine Hales will show recent landscapes and paintings with animal imagery. She says, "I seek to evoke an atmosphere of beauty and mystery with the images I paint. Each one has a hidden story. Horses, rabbits, deer, and other animals often make an appearance in my work."

Hales also writes Icons in egg tempera in the traditional pre-Renaissance manner. The show will include one of these.

Her art has been shown in national and international galleries and museums. She lives in Philmont with her husband, photographer Mick Hales.

Our WAMC Book Picks

Our WAMC Book Picks

March 10th
Dianne Ortmann's Book Picks

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Trigger Warnings by Neil Gaiman
The Whites by Harry Brandt (Richard Price)