Park the car and walk east of the rotary for this sampling of shops on Chatham’s Main Street =>
Main Street Pottery (508-945-0128), 645C Main Street.
See Yellow Umbrella Books for books.
Mark August Designs (508-945-4545), 490 Main Street. Functional and fun, creative and artsy decorative items for your house. Jewelry, too.
Chatham Candy Manor (508-945-0825), 484 Main Street. Hand-dipped chocolate, fudge, and liqueur-flavored truffles since 1955.
The Mayflower (508-945-0065), 475 Main Street. A venerable, old-time variety store.
Artful Hand Gallery (508-945-5681), 459 Main Street. Artistic craft gallery.
Demos Antiques, Ltd. (508-945-1939), 447 Main Street. A trove of funky treasures that spill out onto the front lawn.
See Where the Sidewalk Ends for reading.
Odell’s Studio and Gallery (508-945-3239), 423 Main Street. Carol Odell does colorful nonobjective, multimedia paintings, monotypes, oils, and encaustic. Tom Odell creates jewelry and sculpture from precious metals and alloys.
Mermaids on Main (508-945-3179), 410 Main Street. Bursting at the seams with purple- and aquamarine-colored play-things. Books, bubble bath, candles, mobiles, mermaids, and stuffed and rubber creatures.