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July 1, 2016

FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE N.Y. YACHT CLUB

A Cache of Newly Deacessioned Rarities

FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE N.Y. YACHT CLUB

"Brexit" (and Boris Johnson) we will save for another day (soon).

For the moment, let's keep the focus squarely on books.

Our friends at the New York Yacht Club library have deaccessioned a host of very interesting and venerable naval books from their collection.

We are proud to have them to share with you.

 

June 1, 2016

WITH WINSTON CHURCHILL AT THE FRONT

An Old Book, Long Out of Print, Happily Returns

WITH WINSTON CHURCHILL AT THE FRONT

100 years ago this past month (on May 7, 1916), Winston Churchill left the trenches on the Western Front and came home to England. He had fought there, on the front lines of the First World War, for roughly six months; an extraordinary display of courage, resiliency and recklessness, in the wake of his resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty following his scapegoating for the disaster at Gallipoli.

The best book ever written about this Churchillian escapade, long out of print but newly reissued, has landed here at Chartwell Booksellers just as we all are returning from our Memorial Day weekends. It is a most welcome reappearance.

April 11, 2016

TO OUR 33RD BIRTHDAY & TO CINDI DI MARZO

In Celebration and In Memory Of.

TO OUR 33RD BIRTHDAY & TO CINDI DI MARZO

April 11 is Chartwell Booksellers’ 33rd Birthday. We’re still here. So is Winston Churchill, at least literarily. His presence looms larger than ever. We’re very happy to have him around.

The arrival of our birthday month now sadly also signals the anniversary of our loss of Cindi Di Marzo, who passed away one year ago this coming April 25.

We miss her.

March 10, 2016

AN EVENING WITH SONIA PURNELL MARKING THE BIRTH OF CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL

And Ms. Purnell's New Biography, "CLEMENTINE: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill"

AN EVENING WITH SONIA PURNELL MARKING THE BIRTH OF CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL

Join us for an early celebration of Clementine Churchill's 131st Birthday, as we host her biographer, Sonia Purnell, for an evening devoted to CLEMENTINE: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill.

 

 

February 8, 2016

NOTHING HAS CHANGED

Blissfully Lulled as if at Lullenden

NOTHING HAS CHANGED

Safe in our original home, cozy (and not moved anywhere), our thoughts turn to Lullenden, Churchill’s beloved first country house (pre-Chartwell), which he bought 101 years ago this week.

Yes, it is good to be home.

 

January 30, 2016

CHURCHILL'S PASSING

AND A MARKETPLACE PIERCED BY LIES

CHURCHILL'S PASSING

Winston Churchill's epic state funeral on January 30, 1965, following his death on January 24 at the age of 90, is an occasion that we have formally commemorated here at Chartwell Booksellers for thirty-two years now, since our opening in 1983. This year, with the 51st anniversary approaching, we found ourselves searching for something new to say. And then it dawned on us: Churchill's passing and that widely-televised funeral launched the market for all things Churchill. In other words, the loss of Winston Churchill put us in business.

 

December 12, 2015

THE CHURCHILLIAN SINATRA

We Celebrate Frank Sinatra's Centennial With a New Book of Photographs

THE CHURCHILLIAN SINATRA

Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill met only once, so far as we know. On June 14, 1958, Sinatra was in Monte Carlo for the world premiere of his World War II film Kings Go Forth. Winston Churchill was in Monte Carlo to gamble. On this particular evening, according to Churchill’s last private secretary, Anthony Montague Brown (who was an eye-witness), Churchill stood at the entrance to the Monte Carlo Sporting Club (an annex of the Casino), waiting for his car, when Frank Sinatra “bounced up and wrung him by the hand, exclaiming, ‘I’ve wanted to do that for twenty years!’

December 11, 2015

REPRIEVED!

CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS IS NOT MOVING AFTER ALL

REPRIEVED!

We have just received word that the plan to move Chartwell Booksellers has been rescinded. We are not going anywhere. At least for now.

 

November 30, 2015

ON WINSTON CHURCHILL'S 141st BIRTHDAY

WE HAVE NEWS

ON WINSTON CHURCHILL'S 141st BIRTHDAY

Even from birth, Winston Churchill was on the move. He was born November 30, 1874 at Blenheim Palace, the home of his father’s father, the Duke of Marlborough. The Churchills did not reside at Blenheim. Lord and Lady Randolph were welcome weekend guests, just passing through when Lady Randolph Churchill went into labor prematurely and gave birth unexpectedly. Once she had recovered, the family moved on, to their new home at 48 Charles Street in London.

On the occasion of Winston Churchill's 141st Birthday, we share some moving news of our own.

November 10, 2015

JOIN US AS WE TOAST "NO MORE CHAMPAGNE"

Watch Our Webcast

JOIN US AS WE TOAST

Watch the webcast of our evening with David Lough toasting the publication of "NO MORE CHAMPAGNE: Churchill and His Money."

 

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LINKS

ChurchillStyle.com: A website that celebrates Winston Churchill's grand manner of living.

Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England.

Chartwell: The National Trust's official site for Winston Churchill's former home in Kent.

No. 10 Downing Street: A fascinating photo tour of Winston Churchill's residence during his years as Prime Minister.

Churchill and World War Two: Audio archives from the BBC.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms: Churchill's World War II bunker, the locus from which the war was waged, now restored and transformed into a spectacular museum.

Harrow School: Winston Churchill's alma mater.

Blenheim Palace: Churchill's birthplace.

The Churchill Centre: Founded in 1968 to foster the thoughts, words, works and deeds of Winston Spencer Churchill.

The Churchill Book Specialist: Another fine purveyor of rare Churchill books.

The Winston Churchill Shop: Everything that Churchilliana can offer, from porcelains to planters. An extraordinary range of collectibles.

The National Churchill Museum: Located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, the site of Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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