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 & Saturday  9:30-5
Friday  9:30-7
Sunday  12-3

Till the end of February!

Our Annual Sale begins Monday, February 10th.

Many books and some art supplies at 40% off.
Feed your mind and heart at a discount!

Community Through Books!
March 14th at 5:30 pm

Please join us in a celebration to welcome the new bookstore owner, Burt Shulman, and to thank you – our customers – for the last 8 years.

Refreshments will be served.
All welcome!

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. 

In March, the discussion will be generated by members reading anything by Frederick Douglass, e.g. his autobiographies, speeches, something from David Blight’s new biography – Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.

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




Melania Levitsky
The Gold in the Ground
Book Party!
Saturday, March 7, 3 pm

Original illustrations
on display:
March 7-April 26

Thirteen years ago Melania Levitsky discovered a story in The Giving Box, a small book of folktales collected by Fred Rogers. Delighted by the story of a farmer and a shepherd who find a pot of gold nobody wants, she adapted it into a play with music and traditions from Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Iraq.  It has been performed in 39 different schools and theaters since then.

“When that time ended,” she says, “the story was still very much alive in me, so I started making illustrations. I hoped to one day make it into a children’s book. Finally, here it is.”

We invite you to hear Melania read the story of The Gold in the Ground and see the art work she was inspired to make. Copies of the book will be for sale.

All welcome!
See you 3 o’clock Saturday, March 7th