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Our WAMC Book Picks

Sheri Bauer-Mayorga’s and Thomas Chulak’s Book Picks

December 12, 2017

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Great Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums by Will Friedwald
Muddy by Michael Mahin; illus., Evan Turk
Hunter of Stories by Eduardo Galeano
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs
American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee


poem in your pocket day
Saturday, April 26, 2018

On Saturday, April 26th, write a poem, pick up a poem, or find one here and copy it out, carry it, share it  – it’s annual poem in your pocket day!





Nancy Castaldo
Back from the Brink
Exhibit: April 7-April 30

In photographs from her latest research journey, Nancy Castaldo looks at endangered species and their unique ecosystems. Her photographs and the story about the successful human efforts to protect them are published in the book Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction – due April 24 from Houghton Mifflin.


Jon Michael Varese
The Spirit Photographer
Saturday, May 5, 5 pm

Jon Michael Varese is a literary historian who lives in Kinderhook, New York.

In his deftly plotted first novel, The Spirit Photographer, Varese conjures the Reconstruction era South, replete with fugitive hunters, voodoo healers, and dangers lurking in the swamp.

The Spirit Photographer is an intense tale of death and betrayal that will thrill readers as they unravel the dreadful mystery behind the spirit in the photograph and what ultimately became of her.

Discover our author series Live at the Chatham Bookstore. 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 there!

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 May, they will read and discuss The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore.

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