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

In observance of Passover and Good Friday, we will close
5 o’clock on Friday, April 19th.
Closed on Easter, Sunday, April 21st.



Stella Elliston
“Quiet Light”
Exhibit: April 26-June 17, 2019
Reception with the Artist:
Friday, April 26, 5-7 pm

Our second exhibit of oil paintings on canvas by Stella Elliston will open on Friday, April 26. Entitled “Quiet Light,” the show runs through June 17.

Elliston, who lives in Alford, MA, graduated from Ohio University with a BA in English/Fine Arts. 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.”

She especially enjoys having her work in cafes and bookstores, where the life of the community thrives. Welcome!

Ruth Reichl
Save Me the Plums
May 10, 5-7 pm


We are pleased to welcome Ruth Reichl again to our bookstore on Friday, May 10th at 5 pm! In her new book Save Me the Plums, Reichl recounts the personal journey of a woman coming to terms with being in charge and making a mark, following a passion and holding on to her dreams.

A brief reading will be followed by a conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and a Q&A . Refreshments will be served.

Let us know if we can put aside a copy for you – call 518.392.3005, or email us.



“in other words”
8th Annual Poetry in Many Languages
April 27, 7-9 pm

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Join us for our 8th annual celebration of poetry in many languages.

Read, recite or listen to poems from around the world
– you are welcome to join the circle!

refreshments – free – for more information, call 518.392.3005


Children’s Book Week
100th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am
Children’s Story Time

Join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week.

We will be reading The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful by Nancy Tupper Lynn.

Free to all children and their grownups.



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.

The book choice for May is In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. In June, they will be reading Wassily Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art.

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