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.

Wendy Holmes Noyes
Street Paintings Mostly from Melbourne
Exhibit: July 5-September 15

Wendy Holmes Noyes<br/>Street Paintings Mostly from Melbourne<br/>Exhibit: July 5-September 15

In visits to Australia over the past ten years, Spencertown artist Wendy Holmes Noyes has recorded images of “alleyways, doors, brick walls…a kind of endless outdoor museum.” These “Street Paintings Mostly from Melbourne” will be on exhibit at the bookstore.


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

Sally Bauer Block
On Exhibit:
September 15-October 31
Friday, September 26, 5-7 pm

Sally Bauer Block<br/>Landscapes<br/>On Exhibit:<br/>September 15-October 31<br/>Reception:<br/>Friday, September 26, 5-7 pm

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.