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

HOURS – Monday-Thursday & Saturday 9:30-5
Friday 9:30-7; Sunday  12-3






Stella Elliston
“Quiet Light”
Exhibit: April 26-June 24, 2019

Our second exhibit of oil paintings on canvas by Stella Elliston will open on Friday, April 26. Entitled “Quiet Light,” the show runs through June 24.

Elliston, who lives in Alford, MA, graduated from Ohio University with a BA in English/Fine Arts. Says Elliston, “It has been my good fortune to study with very fine painters in the area who have taught me a great deal about composition, light, shadow, and the poetry that can live in a painting.”

She especially enjoys having her work in cafes and bookstores, where the life of the community thrives. Welcome!

Nonfiction Book Group

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.

July’s choice is Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal.

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




Adelia Moore
Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood
June 15, 5-7 pm

Live at the Chatham Bookstore!

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Adelia Moore, author of Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood.

In her book, Moore helps parents translate their determination to care for and protect their children into the clarity they need to communicate authority with a firm confidence, whether for bedtime, screen-time or mealtime.

Drawing deeply from the well of her experience as mother, grandmother, and psychotherapist, [Moore] has written a very wise book.” –Carol Gilligan, professor of Humanities and Applied Psychology, NYU

Free. Refreshments will be served.

WAMC Book Picks
Tuesday, June 11

Listen in: Book Picks from Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese

– The Fisherman and the Whale by Jessica Lanan
– With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

– Sonny’s Bridge by Barry Wittenstein

– a quick shout-out for Hey Kiddo by Jarret Krosoczka

– A Good American Family by David Maraniss

– This America: A Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore

– K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner

– Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood by Adelia Moore