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“in other words”
8th Annual Poetry in Many Languages
April 27, 7-9 pm

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Join us for our 8th annual celebration of poetry in many languages.

Read, recite or listen to poems from around the world
– you are welcome to join the circle!

refreshments – free – for more information, call 518.392.3005


Children’s Book Week
100th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am
Children’s Story Time

Join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week.

We will be reading The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful by Nancy Tupper Lynn.

Free to all children and their grownups.



Stella Elliston
“Quiet Light”
Exhibit: April 26-June 17, 2019
Reception with the Artist:
Friday, April 26, 5-7 pm

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 17.

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!

WAMC Book Picks
Tuesday, March 19

Book Picks from Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese:

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Rising Water by Marc Aronson

Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How To Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko; illustrated by Richard Jones

American Summer by Alex Kotlowitz

Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher

Dreaming in Code by Emily Arnold McCully

Island of Sea Women by Lisa See


Ruth Reichl
Save Me the Plums
May 10, 5-7 pm


We are pleased to welcome Ruth Reichl again to our bookstore on Friday, May 10th at 5 pm! In her new book Save Me the Plums, Reichl recounts the personal journey of a woman coming to terms with being in charge and making a mark, following a passion and holding on to her dreams.

A brief reading will be followed by a conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and a Q&A . Refreshments will be served.

Let us know if we can put aside a copy for you – call 518.392.3005, or email us.


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.

The book choice for May is In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. In June, they will be reading Wassily Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art.

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