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.


Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
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

November 27-December 20
Fridays & Saturdays 9:30-7
Sundays 11-4

Stella Elliston
Inside and Outside
September 11- November 29

Still Life with Pear and Leaves

Says Elliston, “It has been my good fortune to study with very fine painters in the area who have taught me a great deal about composition, light, shadow, and the poetry that can live in a painting. Drawn to the beauty and mystery of light and shadow, my focus at present is still-life in oils.”

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.

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!

Our WAMC Book Picks

Dianne Ortmann’s and Carrie Knudsen’s Book Picks

The Martian
by Andy Weir (Random House)

The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives by Theresa Brown (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne Heller (Houghton Mifflin)

1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die by Barry Stone, ed. (Rizzoli)

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien (Charlesbridge Publishing)

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Chris Riddell (Harper Collins)