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


Monday-Thursday 9:30-5
Friday & Saturday 9:30-7
Sunday 11-4

CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
CLOSED Christmas Day & December 26
CLOSED New Year’s Day



Ellen M. Hughes
“Main St. Muse”
November 1, 2019-January 19, 2020

We’re delighted to show the work of Ellen M. Hughes, an acrylic painter living in Nassau, New York. She credits her studies with the late Leonard Weber for contributing to her focus on the personality and charm of streets and buildings. Her subjects are upstate places, including Chatham, and  around the Rockport/Gloucester area.
Please join us Friday, November 8, 5-7 pm at a reception with the artist. Free. Refreshments will be served.

WAMC Book Picks
Friday, November 22

Listen in for our latest book recommendations from Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese!
WAMC’s Book Picks

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace
by Ashley Bryan
Games of Deception by Andrew Maraniss
The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan
How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander
Saturday by Oge Mora
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
Bell I Wake To by Patty Crane


WinterFest 2019
Saturday, December 14, 10-4 pm

Chatham welcomes you to our 2019 WinterFest.

11 am
Judy Staber and Thomas Chulak will read How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
All are welcome.

Nonfiction Book Group
Second Tuesday of the Month

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.

In December, the group will discuss The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner.  

For more information, contact the bookstore 518-392-3005.