Welcome to the Chatham Bookstore

the bookstore storefront on Main Street, Chatham, NY

Welcome to the Chatham Bookstore

Community through books

We offer current and classic books for all ages and a fine selection of art supplies. We invite you to visit our store and be a supporter of Main Street,
Chatham, New York.

Off the Wall:
The Pleasures of Collecting Art
Exhibit: April 13-May 31
Friday, May 13, 5-7 pm

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In a departure from our usual art shows, this exhibit is a selection of pieces from the homes of five friends: Wendy and Sandy Noyes, Nicole Furnee, Wendy Conway, and Elaine Khosrova.

At the reception on May 13th, all are welcome to join in a conversation about a piece of art from their house – or anyone else’s – that has been particularly meaningful to them. Participants may share their story or simply enjoy listening.

Join us for refreshments and conversation!

Nonfiction Book Group

The Chatham Bookstore hosts a nonfiction book group focusing on current affairs, history and biography.

Over the May and June meetings – second Thursdays at 7 pm – the group will read and discuss Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

For more information, contact Karen Kaczmar at 518-755-0392 or email .


Our WAMC Book Picks

Dianne Ortmann’s & Carrie Knudsen’s
Book Picks

Bright Scythe: Selected Poems by Tomas Tranströmer, by Patty Crane (Sarabande Books)

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume (Houghton Mifflin)

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Penguin)

Little One by Jo Weaver (Peachtree)

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, revised ed. by Phillip Hoose (Macmillan)