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

HOURS – Monday-Thursday & Saturday 9:30-5
Friday 9:30-7; Sunday  12-3





Wendy Holmes Noyes
“Carried Away:
Diaries, Sketchbooks, Mosaics”
July 5-September 1, 2019

For the first forty years of her career, Wendy Holmes Noyes photographed exclusively in black and white, using large format, and printing with the 19th century technique of hand-sensitizing her own artist’s papers with platinum and palladium emulsions.

For the past ten years, her work has been influenced by new technology, including the ubiquitous iPhone camera, and she uses digital color that she prints herself.
She finds that the instantaneous feedback provided by the digital format gives rise to what she calls in the title of the show, her getting “carried away.”

Please join us at the reception on July 5 from 5-7 pm for a conversation with Wendy about her work process and how the new work is connected to the new technology.

Nonfiction Book Group

The Chatham Bookstore hosts a nonfiction book group focusing on current affairs, history and biography. It meets at the store on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm and is open to new members.

July’s choice is Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal.

For more information, contact Bill O’Neill at 518-794-6118 or email Bill.




Chatham Summerfest
July 20, 2019
Street Fair: 11:00am-7:00pm
Nightlife: 7:00pm-11:00pm

Chatham Summerfest 2019 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village.

There will be music and entertainment, food trucks, activities for kids, a Farmer’s Market, artisan vendors, WDST radio, a special commemorative beer from Chatham Brewing, and more.
An authentic reproduction train will offer rides to children and adults.

Buy a raffle ticket at the bookstore – anytime from now till 4 pm July 20th – to win a fifty dollar gift certificate! Good for any items in the store – books, art supplies, stationery, cards, puzzles.
$1.00 per ticket. All money raised will go to support a neighbors-helping-neighbors campership at Crellin Park’s Summer Program for kids.

See you on Main Street!

WAMC Book Picks
Tuesday, June 11

Listen in: Book Picks from Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese

– The Fisherman and the Whale by Jessica Lanan
– With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

– Sonny’s Bridge by Barry Wittenstein

– a quick shout-out for Hey Kiddo by Jarret Krosoczka

– A Good American Family by David Maraniss

– This America: A Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore

– K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner

– Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood by Adelia Moore