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.


CLOSED January 26-February 8


40% off Select Titles

February 9-28

Joanne Dobson
The Kashmiri Shawl
Sunday, January 25, 2-4 pm

Joanne Dobson<br/><em>The Kashmiri Shawl</em><br/>Sunday, January 25, 2-4 pm

Joanne Dobson's new historical novel is set during the nineteenth century in an India in violent rebellion and an America on the verge of the Civil War. The novel follows the epic journey of Anna Wheeler from her life as a missionary wife in India to the streets of New York City in search of a kidnapped daughter.

Joanne Dobson is a scholar of American women’s literature and currently teaches writing at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follows a brief reading from the book.

Refreshments will be served. Free. Please join us!

Our WAMC Book Picks

Our WAMC Book Picks

November 18th WAMC Book Picks

Dianne Ortmann recommends:

The Secret Place by Tana French
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner
Organic: Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley by Francesco Mastalia (photography), et al



Rita Foley
Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for You?
Sunday, February 15, 2-4 pm

Rita Foley<br/><em>Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for You?</em><br/>Sunday, February 15, 2-4 pm

With co-authors, Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg and Jaye Smith, Rita Foley provides a practical road map for Baby Boomers looking to retire, including, for many, continuing to work, or redefining what work means for them. The book recognizes that the new brand of "retirees" want relevance, fulfillment, identity, and self-esteem in their next phase.

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.