24 Reviews
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Maryellen Paquette
· August 24, 2017
There is nothing like a small, locally owned bookstore to make life magical. This is the most magical of all!
Katy Corey
· August 4, 2017
Always a special stop when we visit Chatham! Love when we catch a visiting author! Looking forward to coming back next year.
Susan Enlow
· July 9, 2015
In all of my travels I have not found a better independent bookstore. The owners(mother/daughter team) and staff go out of their way to give suggestions and help find books.
The children's annex is ex...ceptional with great books and a selection of Melissa &Doug toys.
If you are anywhere on Cape Cod I encourage you to visit Where the Sidewalk Ends.
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Brian DePersis
· December 15, 2014
Every summer, for 2 weeks, we visit this little bookstore and enjoy it every single time. Books ordered, a bookmark or two, local authors, etc. This place is almost perfect. A little more focus on ...the cafe part and I might move in! See More
Taylor Larsen
· April 7, 2017
A truly special and fun bookstore that has an excellent selection of books.
Joan Goodrow
· May 23, 2015
This is the best independent bookstores I've had the pleasure of spending. Their book selection is wonderful and their dedicated little children's annex is a special place. It's magic!!
Talia Carner
· July 8, 2015
A great treasure of a bookstore! Stores like this one make Main Street USA proud.
Wednesday's Author Events! 10am Story Time with Consie and Nina Berghausen, the mother-daughter duo behind A Shark! Named Jamison, the true story of a great white rescued in Chatham.
New York Times bestselling children's author Matthew van Fleet is coming to Chatham Monday, Feb 20th! His new book DANCE comes with a jazzy tune for a Story Time for dancing feet!
Helen Simonson, bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, and The Summer Before the War, will be signing TOMORROW, FRIDAY JUNE 2nd from 11-12 at our bookstore! She is in town for the sold-out, fantastic annual fundraiser event for WE CAN and is coming by to sign stock and meet readers. Hope to see you!

Stay safe, east coast! We will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) and hope many of you are able to curl up warmly at home with a good book during this treacherous storm.

Damaging Winds Thursday January 3, 2018By Phil0 Comments A powerful – and rapidly deepening – low pressure center will pass by the area on Thursday, yielding several hours of very nasty weather conditions over eastern portions of New England. In anticipation of the upcoming weather event, the Na...

Looking for some gift recommendations? Stop by! Our staff has great ideas for those tough people on your list!

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YES! Thank you for joining our "third-place" community. "Layte cites the notion of the “third place” — a gathering space beyond home and work. It turns out we need destinations like neighborhood bookstores, she says, 'to be full humans.'” Three cheers for all the neighborhood bookstores out there!

Not so long ago it looked like they would become another victim of digital disruption. Then, they rescued themselves.

Chatham hosts the town-wide Christmas Stroll this weekend! We are hosting Chatham’s own New Yorker cover artist, renowned children’s book author, and our neighbor, the award-winning illustrator Bob Staake at 2pm to celebrate his newest title "The Book of Gold" - a gem of a gift for any curious person in your life. We'll even have Gold Sprinkle Cookies! Hope to see you!

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In this season of gratitude, we are grateful for bearing witness to the most romantic moment possible in the life of our indie bookstore! Michael Tener designed a proposal for Michelle Koufopoulos this fall which included hiding a book he'd written about their shared history among the was the highlight of our fall to be included in his proposal plan! The best news: SHE SAID YES! Wishing the beautiful couple a lifetime filled with happiness!

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Volume 2 currently in stock!

⭐️ ❤️ Trade in princesses for Presidents, Painters, Scientists and #WorldChangers ❤️ ⭐️
GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS is not your average #StoryBook. Swap out Cinderella for Cleopatra tonight!

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Congratulations to the National Book Award winners! We will always be proud of Min Jin Lee for Pachinko making the short list of Finalists for Fiction! It was an honor to host her this summer. Here she is at the Wequassett Resort with co-owner Caitlin Doggart-Bernal last August after her riveting, heartfelt, emotional Author Talk. She's a marvel, both on and off the page!

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Thank you to all of our veterans! We are proud of our town's welcome to those who serve. Many merchants worked together to create welcome gift bags and gift certificates to greet the veterans who won free stays at the following Chatham lodging establishments: Captain's House Inn, Carriage House Inn, Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham Gables Inn, Chatham Inn at 359 Main, and the Chatham Wayside Inn. A special thanks from a special place. #thanksveterans #gratitudefromchatham

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Illustrations can turn a great children's book into a life-altering memorable one. Congratulations to these talented illustrators on their recent New York Times accolade!

Here are the winners of The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2017.

Listen to Mindy Todd on WCAI tomorrow morning at 9am (re-airs at 7pm) to hear an interview with Cape Cod author / photographer duo John Whalen and Kim Roderiques about their exceptional book profiling Cape Codders: I Am Of Cape Cod. We have signed copies!

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The Eldredge Library is hosting Anne LeClaire this afternoon at 4pm! " Join bestselling author Anne D. LeClaire as she shares with us her newly published book The Halo Effect. In this tour de force, a father, shaken by tragedy, tries to avenge his daughter’s murder—and restore his family’s shattered life. Anne has written eight novels, including Entering Normal, The Lavender Hour, and Leaving Eden, as well as her critically acclaimed memoir, Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence. Known for her exquisite and lyrical writing, the former op-ed columnist has been published in Redbook, the Boston Globe, Yoga Journal, and the New York Times."

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Wednesday Story Time with the fantastic Nancy Cote at 10am! "Leonard’s Beard is beautifully illustrated, lighthearted fun for both kids and adults."

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Today at 2pm! Kim Roderiques and John Whalen sign "I am Of Cape Cod."

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Meet the talented author / illustrator duo LEMONY SNICKET and LISA BROWN! Today at 10am we'll celebrate their new book GOLDFISH GHOST - set on Cape Cod! Stories, a live drawing, art, and see if you can find our own goldfish ghost. See you soon!

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Today at 10am - Elephant & Piggie visit the bookstore for Story Time!

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