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.”

See the show and learn more about the photographer’s work process and how the new work is connected to the new technology. Open M-Th & Sa 9:30-5; Fr 9:30-7; Su 12-3.


WAMC Book Picks
August 6, 2019

Book recommendations from Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese on Northeast Public Radio  – listen in to WAMC’s Book Picks, August 6th:

The Plateau by Maggie Paxson

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller

A Pure Heart by Rajia Hassib

Warhead by Jeff Henigson

Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya

Goblin Moon by Jacqueline Rogers

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.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover is the book choice for September.

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