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

WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY 11 am-2 pm

We’re grateful for the good work and kindness
that has brought our community to this point in these challenging days.
We look forward to seeing you soon – eye to eye – above our masks!

We will do what we can to protect everyone’s health –
wearing masks; paying attention to our health; having hand sanitizer
on entry and exit; credit card payment preferred.

Visitors will be limited to 5 at one time –
a parent and toddler, staying together, counts as one.

We ask that you expect not to linger, but browse and be expeditious
so that others may come in.

You also may call us during our open hours at 518-392-3005
or EMAIL anytime for shipping and no-contact pickup of
in-stock books, art supplies, and special orders.
Deliveries are taking up to two weeks.

Looking forward to seeing your smiling eyes &
opening this Community through Books again –


WAMC Book Picks
Tuesday, June 16th

Our own Tom Chulak and Joanne Trapanese share their latest picks on WAMC’s Book Picks
Tuesday, June 16th, in the 11 o’clock hour. Here’s the list –

Breathe: A Letter to my Sons by Imani Perry

Northernmost by Peter Geye

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz

Peace, Love, Action! by Tanya Zabinski

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Action by Mahogany Brown, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Olivia Gatwood, Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome, Illustrated by James E. Ranson

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, Illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky



Nonfiction Book Group
Second Tuesday of the Month

On the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, the Chatham Bookstore hosts a nonfiction book group focusing on current affairs, history and biography. 

For more information, please contact .

The choice for August is The History of Policing America by Laurence Armand French.