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.


Judith Vargas Warren
Up Close and Far Away

Exhibit: July 8-August 28

Judith Vargas Warren<br/><em>Landscape:<br/>Up Close and Far Away</em><br/>Exhibit: July 8-August 28<br/>


Judith Vargas Warren’s exhibit includes works in various mixed media: water color with oil pastel, acrylics with oil pastel, a few soft pastels, and also collages.

Warren studied at the Syracuse University School of Fine Art, Woodstock School of Art, and College of St. Rose. She also studied for many years at The Malden Bridge School of Art, with her aunt, renowned portrait painter Betty Warren.

She now teaches art classes in Kinderhook and Malden Bridge. She has led art workshops throughout the U.S. and in Tuscany and Provence. A workshop is being planned to Umbria and Rome for September 2016.

Alan Gelb
Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story
Saturday, August 8, 5-7 pm

Alan Gelb<br/><em>Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story</em><br/> Saturday, August 8, 5-7 pm

Having the Last Say shows baby boomers how to write short personal narratives that serve as a powerful form of life review. Says Gelb, “In creating ‘legacies’ in the form of short personal narratives, you have the opportunity to reflect on the people, actions, and events that have shaped your life and your values, and to share these stories with those who matter most.”

Join us as Gelb reads from his book, followed by a conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A. Refreshments will be served. Free.


Our WAMC Book Picks

Our WAMC Book Picks

Dianne Ortmann’s and Carrie Knudsen’s Book Picks
Rescue At Los Banos: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II  by Bruce Henderson

The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks

Sylvia’s Table: Fresh, Seasonal Recipes from Our Farm to Your Family by Liz Neumark

Van Gogh: A Power Seething by Julian Bell

That’s Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms and What Our English Says About Us by Erin Moore

Float by Daniel Miyares