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.

Barbara Bonner
Inspiring Generosity
Sunday, November 2, 2-4pm

Barbara Bonner<br/><em/>Inspiring Generosity</em><br/>Sunday, November 2, 2-4pm

Barbara Bonner is “live at the Chatham Bookstore” to read from her new book “Inspiring Generosity” on Sunday, November 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.  A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follows a brief reading. The book was published this year by Wisdom Publications. The event is cosponsored by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Author/consultant Barbara Bonner was inspired to write the book after leading the fundraising efforts of museums, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations for many years. She came to see that while giving money is important, “true generosity is a different matter entirely. Generosity arises from the inner fire to make a difference in the world.”


Sally Bauer Block
On Exhibit:
September 15-October 31

Sally Bauer Block<br/>Landscapes<br/>On Exhibit:<br/>September 15-October 31

Sally Bauer Block will show selected oil paintings from the past few years. Sally studied at Goddard College and Yale where she painted under the stewardship of Josef Albers. She says, “Most people would consider my paintings abstract, but to me they are landscapes.  I see trees.”

In 1971, she and her husband established the Handcrafters Shop, an art supply and contemporary American crafts store on Main Street in Chatham, which they operated for nearly thirty years.

Our WAMC Book Picks

Our WAMC Book Picks

September 9th WAMC Book Picks

Dianne Ortmann recommends:
Reckless: The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero
by Tom Clavin
Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
Hold the Dark
by William Giraldi
365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts
by RJ Palacio