Where the Sidewalk Ends – Best Bookstore on the Cape

Yesterday, I had the privilege of doing a Story Time and Book Signing at my all time favorite bookstore, Where the Sidewalk Ends.  It was something I dreamed of doing when I first began my journey as a writer.  To see this dream come to fruition was something I’ll treasure forever.


Located on Main Street in Chatham, MA, Where the Sidewalk Ends has something for everyone.  There are two buildings – the main bookstore, which has everything from early readers to adult books and the Children’s Annex, which houses board books, picture books, and a variety of toys.  It is owned by a mother and daughter, and they, along with the rest of the staff, are eager to help visitors find what they’re looking for.  If they don’t have a particular book, they’re more than happy to order it.

Where the Sidewalk Ends offers a variety of special events, both on and offsite.  Wednesday mornings in July and August are designated story times, often featuring children’s authors.  Throughout the summer, the bookstore hosts Literary Luncheons with award winning adult writers at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich.  They also host a Young Readers’ Breakfast once a summer with a children’s author.  Last summer, my daughter and I attended this event and had the pleasure of meeting Sara Pennypacker!  Additionally, younger readers have the opportunity to take part in one of the bookstore’s Fancy Nancy Tea Parties at the Captain’s House Inn in Chatham.

When I reached out to Caitlin, one of the owners, to inquire about doing an event at the store, she was very open to the idea and happy to work with me to make it happen.  She actually remembered my family from all of our visits to the store over the past 10 summers.


If you are ever on the Cape, visit Where the Sidewalk Ends.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

To find out more info, visit the store at www.booksonthecape.com

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