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.

Stella Elliston
Inside and Outside
September 11- November 29

Still Life with Pear and Leaves

Says Elliston, “It has been my good fortune to study with very fine painters in the area who have taught me a great deal about composition, light, shadow, and the poetry that can live in a painting. Drawn to the beauty and mystery of light and shadow, my focus at present is still-life in oils.”

Anne C. Heller
Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times
Saturday, October 10, 5-7 pm

Anne Heller

Join us for an author reading and Q&A facilitated by Thomas Chulak with local author
Anne Heller.
“Anne Heller’s elegant biography is a triumph of assured storytelling: concise yet sweeping, finely detailed, large in scope, at once clear-eyed and deeply sympathetic. We feel Arendt’s presence on every page.” – Sam Tanenhaus, NYT Writer-at-Large

Children’s Book Reading and Signing with Scott Cohen and Anastasia Traina
Saturday, October 17, 11 am


Join us for the reading of Bitsy and Raff, written by David Caudle and illustrated by Anastasia Traina:

All the pond knew, he was the weakest of reeds

He could barely withstand a ladybug’s sneeze

Our WAMC Book Picks

Dianne Ortmann’s and Carrie Knudsen’s Book Picks

The Martian
by Andy Weir (Random House)

The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives by Theresa Brown (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne Heller (Houghton Mifflin)

1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die by Barry Stone, ed. (Rizzoli)

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien (Charlesbridge Publishing)

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Chris Riddell (Harper Collins)