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.


Through December 20
Fridays & Saturdays 9:30-7
Sundays 11-4

Christmas Eve OPEN 9:30-2
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day 12/26 OPEN 11-3
New Years Eve OPEN 9:30-2
New Years Day CLOSED

Barbara Willner
Fellow Travelers
December 4-January 20
Meet the Artist:
December 4, 5-7 pm

Uninvited Guest-Willner

Barbara Willner trained in fine art and design at Pratt Institute, the Art Students League of New York, and in Munich, Germany, where she studied classical drawing.  The paintings in Fellow Travelers have been made with a pre-modern art technique known as freehand bronze.  Small works of animals and insects will be on view.

Our WAMC Book Picks

Nicole Furneé’s and Thomas Chulak’s Book Picks

My Kitchen Year, by Ruth Reichl (Random House)

Live to Air, by Jeffrey L. Diamond (River Grove Books)

Why Sinatra Matters, by Pete Hamill (Hachette)

Felicity, by Mary Oliver (Penguin)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition, by JK Rowling; illus by Jim Kay (Scholastic)

The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation), by Daniel James Brown

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr Seuss




Saturday, December 5
10 am


Come to the village for a day full of holiday spirit!
There will be horse and wagon rides, a movie for kids at the Crandell, a reading – the third annual with Judy Staber – of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Chatham Bookstore, among many other things.

Ruth Reichl
My Kitchen Year
5 pm

Ruth Reichl

As evening draws in, join us and our Main Street neighbors to celebrate Ruth Reichl and her latest cookbook. There will be wine chosen and poured by Karen Kaczmar of Chatham Wine & Liquor, and cheese and crackers selected by Bimi’s Cheese Shop. We hope to see you!
If you’d like a signed copy of the book, but can’t make it, call us to reserve a copy!