Shadetree Rare Books

26 South Main Street
Chatham, Virginia 24531
434- 432-1400

Started in 1999, Shadetree Rare Books has sold hundreds of rare and unusual titles to readers throughout North America, as well as most Western European countries and the United Kingdom.  Some of its steadiest customers are in former Soviet Bloc countries and the Far East.  In addition to its Internet business, Shadetree keeps an open shop on Main Street in the town of Chatham, in Southside Virginia.  The town is located 100 miles due south of Charlottesville and 75 miles north of Chapel Hill; Danville is 18 miles to the south.  Shadetree occupies the former Ritz Theatre building, across from the old Streetcar Diner and only two blocks south of Chatham Books, a leading independent bookstore featuring the latest in new fiction and non-fiction.

Open Mon.-Fri.
By Appointment Saturdays
Shut Sundays

We also feature local artists & authors.





Ralph & Happy keep an eye on things
Ralph       Happy
(We lost our dear friend and companion, Ralph, in October 2008.)


Art Work on Display at Shadetree Rare Books

Painting of the Chatham Depot
 by Theckla Williams

Theckla Williams



Carson Davenport was born in Danville in 1908.  Davenport's work in the federal art project during the Depression brought him considerable acclaim, and one of his works was hung in the White House.  Davenport's oil on canvas titled "May in Virginia" was recently discovered in a New York art gallery and brought home to Virginia.

Carson Davenport

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