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 15August 31

Wendy Holmes Noyes<br/>Street Paintings Mostly from Melbourne<br/>Exhibit: July 5-September 15August 31


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.


Lydia Davis
Can’t and Won’t
Sunday, September 7, 3-5 pm

Lydia Davis<br/><em>Can’t and Won’t</em><br/>Sunday, September 7, 3-5 pm


Lydia Davis will read from her new book of short stories, Can’t and Won’t (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A will follow.

Space is limited and reservations are required for this event. Please call the bookstore at 518-392-3005.

Winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize, Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and six previous story collections, the most recent of which, Varieties of Disturbance, was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is also the acclaimed translator of Swann’s Way (2003) and Madame Bovary (2010), both of which received the French-American Foundation Translation Prize. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (2009) was described by James Wood in The New Yorker as a “grand cumulative achievement.” She lives with her husband in the Nassau area and currently teaches a course in creative writing at the NYS Writers Institute in Albany.