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.

Sally Bauer Block
On exhibit:
September 15-October 31

Sally Bauer Block<br/><em>Landscapes</em><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.

Roger Mason
Paintings of Chatham and Beyond
On exhibit:
Nov 1, 2014 – Jan 12, 2015
Friday, November 7, 5-7pm

Roger Mason<br/><em>Paintings of Chatham and Beyond</em><br/>On exhibit:<br/>Nov 1, 2014 – Jan 12, 2015<br/>Reception:<br/>Friday, November 7, 5-7pm


A long-time resident of Chatham, Roger Mason has been painting scenes of village life since the 1980s. This show includes paintings from those early years, depicting some store fronts that no longer exist. Other paintings come from more recent travels in Cuba and Argentina.

At the reception on November 7, a small band will play acoustic music. Along with Mason on the bass, will be Kenny Kosek on fiddle, Richie Hallenbeck on guitar, and Lamont Depew, percussion.



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

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

Barbara Bonner is “live at the Chatham Bookstore” to read from her new book Inspiring Generosity.  A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follows. 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.”


Jennifer Rosner
The Mitten String
Saturday, November 8, 2-4pm

Jennifer Rosner<br/><em/>The Mitten String<br/></em>Saturday, November 8, 2-4pm

Jennifer Rosner is “live at the Chatham Bookstore” to read from her children’s book, The Mitten String. With language and imagery reminiscent of stories told long ago, this modern folktale resonates with those who love crafts. The Mitten String is an original Jewish folktale about a girl “both clever and kind,” a deaf woman and her baby, and a piece of blue yarn.

Leading up to this event, The Warm Ewe, the yarn shop next door to the bookstore, is launching a charity knitting project in the month of October. Area knitters are encouraged to use either their favorite mitten pattern or the “Stashbuster Charity Kids’ Mitten” free pattern designed by Lorraine Bulson and found on www.ravelry.com, and to bring completed mittens to the bookstore on November 8th. Mittens will be donated to the Family Resource Centers of Columbia County in Chatham for distribution to children.