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

APRIL 6, 2020

We are taking a hiatus, putting all of our hopes and thoughts and energies into keeping families, friends and neighbors cared for. We know you are doing the same.
Check back for updates on when we feel it’s prudent to be active again.
We’ll keep the store well till we see you again beneath the orange awning.


WAMC Book Picks
Friday, March 20th

The latest book picks from our own Tom Chulak and Joanne Trapanese are now online:

WAMC’s Book Picks

Race Against Time by Jerry Mitchell

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

American Birds: A Literary Companion edited by Andrew Rubenfeld & Terry Tempest Williams

If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith

Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

I Dream of a Journey by Akiko Miyakoshi

Lilah Tov Good Night by Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G), Illustrated by Noar Lee Naggan

The Nest That Wren Built by Randi Sonenshine, Illustrated by Anne Hunter




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 .

On April 14th, the group will discuss Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz.
“In the long dark years before the Civil War, Frederick Law Olmsted toured the South by stage, by boat, by train, and by foot, reporting on a nation unraveling. Tony Horwitz does much more than follow in Olmsted’s footsteps in this searching travel narrative: he chronicles an American agony, the pain of division, the anguish of uncertainty. But he finds, too, an enduring American spirit of generosity, and commonweal, and curiosity.” – Jill Lepore

For May, the group will read Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Team of Rivals recounts Lincoln’s capacity to marshal the talents of his  presidential competitors into a cabinet that worked to preserve the Union and end the Civil War.