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.

Three Local Plein Air Painters
Exhibit: March 6-April 30
Reception: Friday,
March 13, 5-7 pm

<em>Three Local Plein Air Painters</em><br/>Exhibit: March 6-April 30<br/>Reception: Friday,</br>March 13, 5-7 pm


Arlene Boehm, Robin Guthridge, and Fran Heaney, all members of the Columbia County Plein Air Art Club will show paintings at the bookstore. Plein air comes from the French expression, “en plein air” meaning “in the open air,” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist's subject in full view.

Please join us for a reception to celebrate with these artists on Friday, March 13, 5-7 pm. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Gary S. Kleppel
The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy
Sunday, April 12 2-4pm

Gary S. Kleppel<br/><em>The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy</em><br/>Sunday, April 12 2-4pm


Gary Kleppel, ecologist-farmer of Longfield Farm reads from his book of essays on sustainable food production. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore, Q&A, and refreshments follow a brief reading.

According to environmentalist Bill McKibben, the book tells “the inside story on the most hopeful development in American culture in recent years.” The Columbia Land Conservancy is co-sponsoring the event.



Our WAMC Book Picks

Our WAMC Book Picks

March 10th
Dianne Ortmann's Book Picks

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Trigger Warnings by Neil Gaiman
The Whites by Harry Brandt (Richard Price)