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.

Dan Region
Tales from Thurmons Corners
Sunday, March 8, 2-4 pm

Dan Region<br/><em>Tales from Thurmons Corners</em><br/>Sunday, March 8, 2-4 pm


Hudson writer Dan Region, who grew up in a small farm town in northern Illinois, will read from his new fictional memoir, Tales from Thurmons Corners.

The stories in the book celebrate the quiet strength, common sense, and resilience of the people who inhabit the flatland prairie. The town of Thurmons Corners is a fictional combination of three area towns.

A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and a Q&A will follow a brief reading from the book. Free. Refreshments will be served.