As England’s soon-to-be-Ex-Prime Minister (and our one-time-in-store headliner) sinks slowly into the blistering heat of a climate-changed English summer, while our former-President (and longtime down-the-block neighbor, who never ever visited), simmers in the soup of his own cooked-up election lies, we turn for a cool draught to Winston Churchill…Read More »
Sometimes you just need a good doodle. The times they are apalling. But a good doodle, especially one from Winston Churchill, can at least make you smile. Winston Churchill was a compulsive doodler.Read More »
We just wanted to take a moment to wish the Queen a jolly Jubilee.
Of course, Winston Churchill knew “Lilibet” from birth…Read More »
We have decided to commemorate our 39th (“Jack Benny”) Birthday with a diverting keepsake — a limited, original Winston Churchill paint-by-numbers portrait. Partial proceeds will be donated to the Ukrainian Safety Fund of the International & European Federations of Journalists .Read More »
Thirty-nine years ago, on April 11, 1983, Chartwell Booksellers opened for business, in the arcade of the Park Avenue Plaza building here in NYC.
We have reached our “Jack Benny Birthday.”Read More »
“We will not give up, and we will not lose. We will fight till the end — at sea, in the air, we will continue fighting for our land whatever the cost. We will fight in the forests, in the fields, on the shores, in the streets.”
-President Volodymyr Zelensky
On March 5, 1946, at the invitation of President Harry Truman, Winston Churchill delivered an address at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, that introduced the world to the chilling phrase: “Iron Curtain.” The horror of the ongoing Soviet assault in the Ukraine reinvokes its resonance.Read More »
Winston Churchill’s “Wilderness Years” began with his exit as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1929 and ended with his return as First Lord of the Admiralty confronting impending war in 1939. Two rarities that we very recently acquired bracket this extraordinary period and both happen to have February connections. As we traverse February, the shortest, yet ever-seemingly endless month, we thought we would share them with you.Read More »
For our 39th time (which seems in itself a Churchillian feat of longevity), we commemorate with you the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s passing on January 24, 1965. Churchill died at home in London at 28 Hyde Park Gate on a Sunday morning, shortly after eight o’clock, at the age of 90. Extraordinarily, it was exactly seventy years to the day of his father’s death.Read More »
We wanted to reach out on this solemn day commemorating one of the darkest hours in our country’s history, the assault on our nation’s Capitol one year ago today, with the words of Winston Churchill, who revered America’s Congress second only to Great Britain’s Parliament, and cherished America’s Constitution (though he did believe Britain’s Magna Carta was just a bit better).Read More »
Washington, D.C., December 24, 1941.
“This is a strange Christmas Eve. Almost the whole world is locked in deadly struggle…”
The resonances of Winston Churchill’s Christmas Eve words delivered on his first wartime visit to America are today inescapable. We share them with hope and even joy.Read More »
That Winston Churchill’s personal and private secretaries occasionally salvaged items discarded by “The Old Man” to keep as mementoes, has long been known in Churchill circles. But Sir John Colville himself, Churchill’s wartime private secretary?
How delightful.Read More »