Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore

432 Main Street * Chatham, Mass. * 508-945-0499

We welcome the holiday season and wish you festivities filled with family, friends, peace, and joy....and good books! Chatham is gearing up for its Christmas Stroll weekend ("pure Currier & Ives") on December 9-11 and hope that you will join us on Main Street for a weekend of events and friendly shops, a horse-drawn wagon, carolers, a bell choir, and a light parade.

Our bookstore has local author Jim Coogan coming to sign his new novel Sears Point, and we have an ongoing Gingerbread Christmas craft for gingerbread-lovers of all ages! Learn more on our Events page. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

Stroll down historic Main Street toward Chatham Light and visit Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore, a mother-daughter-owned bookstore in a welcoming, two-story “antique” barn with an attached Children’s Annex full of educational books and imagination-enriching toys 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 a variety of events, including book signings, and Literary Luncheons with authors at the Wequassett Resort. 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-Bernal and the rest of the dedicated staff  gratefully thank our loyal customers and new visitors for bringing us through over a decade of business!