"Yellow Tree, River Street" Susan Anthony   
                                                       ...Fine then,
I'll take it, the tree seems to say, a new slick leaf
unfurling like a fist to an open palm. I'll take it all.

- from Instructions on Not Giving Up © 2017 by Ada Limón. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on May 15, 2017 by the Academy of American Poets.

"Troy, New York: A Tarnished City Alive Again"
Photographs by Susan Anthony
Reception: Friday, June 9, 5 to 7 pm
Exhibit: June 9-August 6

Troy was one of the most prosperous cities in the U.S. during the Industrial Revolution. But when its industry moved west, Troy suffered as its economy faltered and has never completely recovered. "The photographs in the exhibit depict the juxtaposition of past and present, old and new, decay and rebirth in this remarkable historical city," according to Ms. Anthony.

Susan Anthony was born in Brooklyn, NY, and although she studied photography at Cooper Union, she began her career as a painter. Photography has taken on a central role in more recent years. Most of her portraits are done in upstate New York, where she has a home in East Taghkanic, and in downtown Manhattan, where she has lived and worked for many years. As a member of the national Garden Conservancy, she opens her gardens to the public once every summer. She also served on the Board of the Columbia County Council on the Arts for nine years.                      

Please visit for a look at this revitilizing city!

Ann-Elizabeth Barnes
The Rev. Samuel Harrison: Abolitionist, Activist, and Chaplain of the Massachusetts 54th, the First Black Regiment Raised in the North to fight in the Civil War
Sunday, June 18, 3-4:30 pm
NB: at Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

We offer this visit with Ann-Elizabeth Barnes in partnership with Camphill Ghent. In her biography of Reverend Harrison, Barnes explores the unrecognized role blacks played in the events and outcome of the Civil War as well as the part they played in securing their own future.

A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follow a brief reading.

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Save the Date!

The Chatham Bookstore celebrates 40 years in the community this year. We're planning some special ways to mark this anniversary and to say thank you to all who make this little engine of literacy and culture go. 

Be there!
Nicole, Thomas, Wendy, Patti, Gloria, Carrie and Sheri   
Monday-Thursday & Saturday 9:30-5; 
Friday 9:30-7; Sunday 12-3
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