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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We have just received word that the plan to move Chartwell Booksellers has been rescinded.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"

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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."

 

October 20, 2015

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE "THE MAN WITHIN"

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JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE

WATCH THE WEBCAST OF OUR PUBLISHING PARTY FOR "THE MAN WITHIN: Winston Churchill, An Intimate Portrait," BY ALISON CARLSON.

September 30, 2015

AN EVENING WITH SENATOR GEORGE MITCHELL Celebrating His New Book: THE NEGOTIATOR

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AN EVENING WITH SENATOR GEORGE MITCHELL Celebrating His New Book: THE NEGOTIATOR

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, we hosted George J. Mitchell, former Senate majority leader andinternational mediator, for an eveninting his fascinating new memoir, THE NEGOTIATOR: Reflections on an American Life. 

August 1, 2015

MARTIAL BLISS and THE MAN WITHIN

A Pair of Superb New Books Arrive on our Shelves

MARTIAL BLISS and THE MAN WITHIN

Twelve years have passed since we acquired the inventory of The Military Bookman from its owners Harris and Margaretta Colt, upon the demise of that singular store. Margaretta has now published a memoir, MARTIAL BLISS: The Story of The Military Bookman and, to her delight (and ours), the New York Times has just reviewed it with a flat out rave

We salute her.

Plus, a midsummer toast to Winston Churchill's photogeneity.

 

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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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