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
CLOSED on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day


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 September  the group will read Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh.

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




Trudi Roth
On Exhibit:
August 22-September 28
Friday, August 24, 5-7 pm

A member of the Art School of Columbia County, the Columbia County Plein Air painters, Judy Warren’s painting group, and the Columbia County Photo Club, Trudi Roth has been painting and photographing throughout the US and abroad for many years. Her media include oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pen and pencil, and her digital camera.

Please join us in welcoming the artist to the bookstore on Friday, August 24th. Refreshments will be served!