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.


New Year's Eve 9:30-2

CLOSED New Year's Day 2015


CLOSED January 26-February 8


40% off Select Titles

February 9-28

Roger Mason
Paintings of Chatham and Beyond
On exhibit:
Nov 1, 2014 – Jan 18, 2015

Roger Mason<br/><em>Paintings of Chatham and Beyond</em><br/>On exhibit:<br/>Nov 1, 2014 – Jan 18, 2015


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.

Many thanks to the musicians - Kenny Kosek, Richie Hallenbeck, Lamont Depew and Roger Mason - who played at the reception on November 7th!

Our WAMC Book Picks

Our WAMC Book Picks

November 18th WAMC Book Picks

Dianne Ortmann recommends:

The Secret Place by Tana French
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner
Organic: Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley by Francesco Mastalia (photography), et al



Joanne Dobson
The Kashmiri Shawl
Sunday, January 25, 2-4 pm

Joanne Dobson<br/><em>The Kashmiri Shawl</em><br/>Sunday, January 25, 2-4 pm

Joanne Dobson's new historical novel is set during the nineteenth century in an India in violent rebellion and an America on the verge of the Civil War. The novel follows the epic journey of Anna Wheeler from her life as a missionary wife in India to the streets of New York City in search of a kidnapped daughter.

Joanne Dobson is a scholar of American women’s literature and currently teaches writing at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follows a brief reading from the book.

Refreshments will be served. Free. Please join us!