This past Saturday, April 11, Chartwell Booksellers celebrated its 37th Birthday. Festivities were out of the question. Survival is what we are all celebrating now, continuously.Read More »
inescapably, our thoughts turn to Winston Churchill’s “Wilderness Years.” No darker period offers more hope, tenacity and resilliency, with an ultimate triumph over adversity as its coda.Read More »
Here in NYC, we have passed from PAUSE to something more like Full Stop. Winston Churchill knew how to handle Full Stop. Or, rather, he learned…Read More »
Well, the city has now gone on PAUSE.
And so have we.
Which allows us even more time to recollect how Winston Churchill willed himself to recovery when fate forced him to the sidelines.Read More »
Along with most of New York City, we have now opted to go into hibernation (as opposed to self-quarantine). Our health is good, our spirit is strong and our store is closed — though we are continuing to process all online orders.Read More »
We were surprised and delighted today to find ourselves mentioned (though not named) by author Erik Larson in an excellent brief interview with him in the N.Y Times about “THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE.”Read More »
Erik Larson, celebrated author of “The Devil in the White City” and “Dead Wake,” quietly stopped by last week to autograph a few copies for us of his new “THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the Blitz.” Order yours now!Read More »
“Can the World’s Strangest Mammal Survive?” An alarming story in the New York Times this week reminded us of Winston Churchill’s abiding affection for the duckbilled platypus.Read More »
From Winston Churchill, our parting thought for the New Year: “Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.”Read More »
We wish you all a very happy holiday season, even as we mourn the passing of our dear friend and longtime colleague, Michael Coyle. Michael “banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends,” to borrow words from Winston Churchill. Our fond good wishes to one and all, in Michael’s memory.Read More »
Thank you to Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks for another superlative HOLIDAY TEA AT THREE, our annual tea dance in the lobby of the Park Avenue Plaza building. Come dance with us again next year!Read More »
Happy 145th Birthday Winston Churchill! Our new catalogue is out, in celebration: “CHURCHILL ON TRUTH AND DEMOCRACY.” Read it now.Read More »