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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Beautiful space with knowledgeable staff

This bookstore was absolutely incredible. There's a wide selection with dozens of books recommended... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jahna R
Bronx, New York
Lovely Fun destination Bookstore right on Main St. in Chatham~ something for everyone in your family

Where the Sidewalk Ends is full of opportunities to find the latest books, hear wonderful authors... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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432 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2456
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bookstore was absolutely incredible. There's a wide selection with dozens of books recommended by the staff, with detailed explanations as to why you should buy this book right now! Many popular titles were easy to find, and they have an extensive early reader/middle grade/young...More

Thank Jahna R
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I like to support independent bookstores. This has lots of current and best selling books and hostess gifts. Note that the children's books are in a separate building across a breezeway.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Where the Sidewalk Ends is full of opportunities to find the latest books, hear wonderful authors, buy educational games and unique gifts... support indie stores like this one where the staff is friendly and helpful and yet allows you the pleasure of browsing in a...More

Thank BCalumna
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Love the shop, the staff and the selection. Plus it's a great place to chat with other book lovers to get great recommendations. Wonderful collection of local authors and regional titles.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Young children to adult books: best sellers to rare. Great stop to do some shopping. Story times as well. Lots of stock and a coffee bar to boot.

Thank Hogiepaw
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is the best book store on the outer Cape. Set in a two-story house toward the end of Chatham's main street, it is a library of interest to all ages. Somewhat of a throw back to the past before the Internet reset our appreciation...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The clever title is the first hint; this is a great place! It is in fact 'where the sidewalk ends'. What a great name for a book store (named after the poetry collection by Shel Silverstein)!

Thank yogadr
Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you like to read you will love this place! If you are looking for something to read on your Cape vacation, you will find it here. There is a wide and varied selection of excellent titles, from entertaining beach books to the latest best...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 29 August 2015

As a book lover, this store is a must stop. The store is comfortable, charming and adorable and set up like as if you are walking in someone's house who has books everywhere with big comfortable chairs you can sit in to browse. There is...More

Thank Lucille C
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Went in to get my kids some summer reading and it was clear they take great care in what they stock for books. Titles were interesting and easy to find. Good tween section.

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