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-August 31
Reception: Friday, July 11, 5-7 pm

Wendy Holmes Noyes<br/>Street Paintings Mostly from Melbourne<br/>Exhibit: July 5-August 31<br/>Reception: Friday, July 11, 5-7 pm

 

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.

Join us for a reception with the artist on Friday, July 11 at 5 pm.

Allison Guertin Marchese
Hidden History
of Columbia County

Saturday, July 19, 5-7 pm

Allison Guertin Marchese<br/><em>Hidden History<br/>of Columbia County</em><br/>Saturday, July 19, 5-7 pm

Join us in welcoming Allison Guertin Marchese as she shares colorful local history: a mastodon tooth that rolled down a farmer’s hill in Claverack; the scene at Hudson’s gallows, site of New York’s last hanging; and tales of the “Pondshiners,” basketmakers who hid in the hills of Taghkanic.

A conversation with Thomas Chulak and a Q&A will follow a brief reading. Refreshments will be served. Free. For more information, call 518.392.3005

Emily Arnold McCully
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – and Won!
Sunday, July 13, 2-4 pm

Emily Arnold McCully<br/><em>Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – and Won!</em><br/>Sunday, July 13, 2-4 pm

 

Emily Arnold McCully * reads from her new biography, Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – and Won! Born in 1857, Tarbell was one of America’s first investigative journalists, “a fascinating and complex person: quirky, opinionated, reserved, adventurous, independent¬† – a woman proving herself in a man’s world.”* The book is intended for YA and adult readers.

A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A with the audience follows the reading. Free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518.392.3005.