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


Gail Giles
Winter Light
November 16, 2018 through
January 16, 2019
Reception: Friday, November 16, 5-7 pm

Gail Giles has been painting and drawing–in all seasons–the pathways, fields and vistas of the Columbia County and Hudson Valley region for more than forty years.

This show is mostly oil paintings of the quiet beauty of our longest season. Meet the artist on Friday, November 16,  5-7pm. Refreshments will be served. All welcome!

WAMC Book Picks
October 23, 2018

Book Picks from the Chatham Bookstore:

Prius or Pickup? How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide by Marc Hetherington & Jonathan Weiler (Houghton Mifflin)

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger (Grove Press)

Leading with Love, illustrations by Maude White; edited by Hisae Matsuda (Parallax Press)

Birding the Hudson Valley by Kathryn Schneider (University Press of New England)

Impossible Owls by Brian Phillips (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane; illustrated by Jackie Morris (Anansi International)

Dry by Neil Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman (Simon & Schuster)

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

Beginning in November and continuing over three months, the group is reading Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt.

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




Maude White
Leading with Love
Saturday, November 17, 5-7 pm

Please join us in welcoming papercutting artist Maude White.

Leading with Love, a new book from Parallax Press edited by Hisai Matsuda and illustrated with Maude White’s papercuttings, offers words of wisdom from a range of contemplative traditions to nourish anyone engaged in working for a more compassionate world.

White’s book Brave Birds, published this past spring by Abrams, is also available. It features 65 cut paper birds alongside comforting and encouraging affirmations written by the artist.

December 8, 2018
Kathryn Schneider
Birding the Hudson Valley
Book Signing: 4 pm
Conversation: 5 pm

Kathryn J. Schneider, a Hudson Valley native, has spent decades studying the behavior, ecology, and distribution of birds. An award-winning author, teacher, and conservationist, Schneider is a past president of the New York State Ornithological Association.

Please join us in celebrating her new book at the Chatham Bookstore during WinterFest! We will donate 10% of her book sales on December 8th to the Columbia Land Conservancy.