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.

We will be closed on Monday, May 25th and Tuesday, May 26th.

Christine Hales
Rabbit Trails
On exhibit: May 8-June 26

Christine Hales<br/><em>Rabbit Trails</em><br/>On exhibit: May 8-June 26

A painter since the early 1970’s in New York City, Christine Hales will show recent landscapes and paintings with animal imagery. She says, “I seek to evoke an atmosphere of beauty and mystery with the images I paint. Each one has a hidden story. Horses, rabbits, deer, and other animals often make an appearance in my work.”

Hales also writes Icons in egg tempera in the traditional pre-Renaissance manner. The show will include one of these.

Her art has been shown in national and international galleries and museums. She lives in Philmont with her husband, photographer Mick Hales.

Joan Murray
Swimming for the Ark, New and Selected Poems 1990-2015
Sunday, June 7, 2-4pm

Joan Murray<br/><em/>Swimming for the Ark, New and Selected Poems 1990-2015</em><br/>Sunday, June 7, 2-4pm

Joan Murray’s prize-winning volumes have earned her a reputation as one of the leading narrative poets of our time.  Swimming for the Ark offers selections from four earlier volumes, along with a section of stunning new poems that crown her achievement.

A native of NYC, Joan lives with her husband in Old Chatham.

Joseph Luzzi
In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love
Sunday, May 31, 2-4pm

Joseph Luzzi<br/><em/>In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love</em><br/>Sunday, May 31, 2-4pm

In 2007, Joseph Luzzi’s wife Katherine was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she was involved in a fatal car accident. Their daughter, Isabel, survived.  A memoir of grief and healing divided into three parts, the book trace’s Luzzi’s journey through Dante’s The Divine Comedy and his journey through a world without Katherine.

Joseph Luzzi holds a doctorate from Yale and teaches at Bard. He is the author of My Two Italies, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy.



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)