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

Troy, New York: A Tarnished City Alive Again
Photographs by Susan Anthony
On Exhibit: June 9-August 6

Because of its proximity to the Hudson River, Mohawk River, and Erie Canal, Troy was one of the most prosperous cities in the U.S. during the Industrial Revolution. But when its industry moved west, Troy suffered as its economy faltered and has never completely recovered. “The photographs in the exhibit depict the juxtaposition of past and present, old and new, decay and rebirth in this remarkable historical city,” according to Ms. Anthony.

We invite you to view this visual record of local history and community resilience. Susan Anthony served on the Board of the Columbia County Council on the Arts for nine years.


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 first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm and they are open to new members. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond is the next book, to be read in two parts over the summer.

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