Welcome to the Chatham Bookstore

The Chatham Bookstore

Welcome to the Chatham Bookstore

Community Through Books

Tucked under an orange awning in the heart of Chatham’s Main Street, the Chatham Bookstore is celebrating over 40 years in the Hudson Valley building community through books.

Offering current and classic books for readers of all ages as well as a diverse selection of art supplies, the Chatham Bookstore is open seven days a week for browsing and special orders.

A long-time independent bookstore: visit us on Main Street and on Facebook 

OPEN Monday-Thursday & Saturday  9:30-5
Friday  9:30-7; Sunday  12-3
CLOSED Sunday, April 1


Wanda Fischer
Empty Seats
Saturday, March 24, 5 pm

Join us in celebrating Wanda Fischer’s first novel, Empty Seats. The story follows three minor league baseball players as they vie for a spot to be recognized for their talents and move up to the Major League.

Wanda Fischer is perhaps best known in the area for her folk music show, “The Hudson River Sampler” on WAMC public radio.

A brief reading from the book will be followed by a conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and a Q&A. Live at the Chatham Bookstore. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Mary Anne Davis
Women and Power:
a series of symbolic bottles, 2002-2018
February 23-April 6, 2018

In a show entitled “Women and Power,” ceramic artist Mary Anne Davis displays her work inspired by the manifesto of the same name by Mary Beard.

The Women and Power series was sparked by a sense of enthusiasm for a group of women Davis represented in decorated porcelain. Each of the women articulated in these whimsical representations held a certain kind of power. Many were trailblazers, such as Katherine Graham, Brooke Astor, and Dorothy Draper. They were originally exhibited as a group at the Smithsonian Craft show in Washington DC in 2002-03 and at the Mark MacDonald Gallery in Hudson in 2005.
In an artist’s statement, Davis notes that “this newly reinvigorated women’s movement has elicited their return to public life…. To continue to build the recognition of female influence in the realms of fashion, design, politics, literature, philosophy, and power,” she has added several new pieces to the collection.

Nonfiction Book Group

The Chatham Bookstore hosts a nonfiction book group focusing on current affairs, history and biography. They meet at the store on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm and they are open to new members.

April’s book choice is The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell.

For more information, contact Karen Kaczmar at 518-755-0392 or email Karen.




Daegan Miller
This Radical Land
Saturday, April 7, 5 pm

We are pleased to welcome Daegan Miller who will read from and discuss his first book, This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent (University of Chicago Press).

Miller writes, “All stories have a beginning; mine has its roots somewhere in the farm fields and woods of my book-filled childhood home in rural upstate New York, where, in the fifth grade, I discovered Walden on the shelves of our local one-room library.”
That one-room library is in North Chatham, New York, and we’re happy to have him back in town to share his love for This Radical Land.

Reading to be followed by a conversation with Thomas Chulak and a Q&A. Live at the Chatham Bookstore. Free. Refreshments will be served.

In Other Words
Friday, April 20, 7 pm

Our 7th annual celebration of poetry from around the world!
Read, recite, listen to poems in many languages – welcome!

Call for more information 518.392.3005. Free. Refreshments will be served.

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