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 in Observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 28


Nancy Castaldo
Back from the Brink
Exhibit: April 7-April 30

In photographs from her latest research journey, Nancy Castaldo looks at endangered species and their unique ecosystems. Her photographs and the story about the successful human efforts to protect them are published in the book Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction – due April 24 from Houghton Mifflin.


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.

In May, they will read and discuss The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore.

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




poem in your pocket day
Saturday, April 26, 2018

On Saturday, April 26th, write a poem, pick up a poem, or find one here and copy it out, carry it, share it  – it’s annual poem in your pocket day!





Jon Michael Varese
The Spirit Photographer
Saturday, May 5, 5 pm

Jon Michael Varese is a literary historian who lives in Kinderhook, New York.

In his deftly plotted first novel, The Spirit Photographer, Varese conjures the Reconstruction era South, replete with fugitive hunters, voodoo healers, and dangers lurking in the swamp.

The Spirit Photographer is an intense tale of death and betrayal that will thrill readers as they unravel the dreadful mystery behind the spirit in the photograph and what ultimately became of her.

Discover our author series Live at the Chatham Bookstore. Visiting authors read from their work, share a conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore, and a Q&A with those in attendance. Hope to see you there!