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


Annalee Johnson
New Horizons
On Exhibit: June 28-August 18

For her landscape paintings, Newburyport artist Annalee Johnson draws on a variety of tools—from hands to palette knife and brush—and materials—from pastels and watercolors to mostly oil, using walnut oil, cold wax, or marble dust for effect.

Born in California, Johnson grew up in Washington, DC, and lived in Oslo, Norway, but has spent her adult life in Newburyport, MA. After studying art early on, she majored in elementary education in college, taught in progressive elementary schools, and served as head of school. When she retired, she resumed painting and has been influenced by the work of Karen Jones and Nella Lush.

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

In July and August, the group will read Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky.

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




Live at the Chatham Bookstore
Claudia Coenen
Shattered by Grief
Saturday, July 28, 5 pm

Claudia Coenen’s personal history led her on a deep exploration of grief and to educational certification in the field of death, dying and bereavement. Coenen shares her discoveries in her counseling work, her book, Shattered by Grief, and associated Karuna Cards.

Discover our author series! Visiting authors read from their work, share a conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore, and a Q&A with those in attendance. Hope to see you here!