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
CLOSED in Observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 28


Alexandria Gilbert
Books and Blooms
Exhibit: May 4-June 21, 2018

Ghent artist Alexandria Gilbert displays her original botanical watercolor paintings inspired by gardens in the Hudson Valley.

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 second Monday of the month at 7 pm and they are open to new members.

June’s choice is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann

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




Al Roker
Ruthless Tide:
The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood,
America’s Astonishing
Gilded Age Disaster

Saturday, June 9, 5-7 pm

Ruthless Tide testifies to the power of the human spirit in times of tragedy and serves as a timely warning about the dangers of greed, inequality, neglected infrastructure, and the ferocious, uncontrollable power of nature.

Al Roker weaves the story of those whose fates converged during the Johnstown Flood, including John Parke, the engineer whose heroic efforts failed to save the dam; the robber barons whose fancy sport fishing resort was responsible for modifications that weakened the dam; Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, who spent five months in Johnstown leading one of the first organized disaster relief efforts in the United States; and many ordinary citizens whose lives were forever altered by the event.