Film Connections to Chatham! 

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Last December Disney filmed The Finest Hours in Chatham, as they adapted the true story of the US Coast Guard rescue of the Pendleton crew to the big screen! During Chatham's Christmas Stroll, we hosted Theresa Barbo for both her adult history book on the Pendleton Disaster and for her children's version. Learn more about all the Pendleton-related books here!

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We have been fans of Chatham resident Lisa Genova and her books for many years, and Still Alice is dear to our bookstore's hearts. Now, STILL ALICE will be a major motion picture released in December, with Julianne Moore starring and garnering major Oscar buzz. 

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Local author and illustrator Bob Staake starred in an Intel commercial  featuring his wonderful story My Pet Book! Stop by for signed copies and to see the rest of his collection of children's books!

Stroll down Main Street toward Chatham Light and visit Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore, a mother-daughter-owner bookstore in a welcoming, two-story "antique" barn with an attached Children's Annex for young children .


Comfortable fireside and outdoor seating provide relaxing places for browsing, sipping coffee, and enjoying a friendly ambiance. A full children's section complements summer Story Time days. We host book clubs, knitting events, book signings, and Literary Luncheons with authors. Enjoy yarn, cards, toys, games, and unique gifts. Special orders welcomed by our friendly staff! Plus our warehouse can even ship directly to your home - just give us a call or an email! Owners Joanne Doggart and Caitlin Doggart and the rest of the dedicated staff thank our customers for bringing us through our 10th year in business!



Summer 2015 Author Literary Luncheon Series


We work all year long on preparing our Author Literary Luncheon Series held at the Wequassett Resort, where readers and authors dine together in memorable afternoons. Visit our Video to see the fabulous space (now newly renovated and even more spectacular!) and get an idea of the energy and enthusiasm readers bring to our events!  Learn about our Past Featured Authors here, and if you are not already on our e-newsletter lists,  to sign up for the announcement list in the spring. (On a smart phone? Please Click Here for a Mobile Site version.)


Fancy Nancy Tea Parties


Please click here for more information and  for our enewsletter if you are interested in joining a waiting list. We are looking forward to seeing you for an afternoon that is truly magnifique!


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Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore & Children's Annex


432 Main Street * Chatham, Mass.


Open Fall through Spring Daily 10am - 5pm

Summer Hours Daily 9am - 9:30pm

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