CHURCHILL OUT OF HIBERNATION, WEEK 4

CHURCHILL OUT OF HIBERNATION, WEEK 4

Gazing around at Churchill’s books on the shelves here at Chartwell, we find ourselves with a powerful urge to share them with you, title by title, at a safe social distance. Join us for an out of hibernation stroll, beginning with Churchill’s first book: “The Story of the Malakand Field Force.”

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CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 3

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 3

“A DAY AWAY FROM CHARWTWELL IS A DAY WASTED,” WINSTON CHURCHILL MAINTAINED.

WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE.

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CHURCHILL OUT OF HIBERNATION, WEEK 2

CHURCHILL OUT OF HIBERNATION, WEEK 2

We are savoring reconnecting with all of you.  Thank you for your patience. We have endured one lone night of broken glass here, suffered primarily by our neighbors. (Sometimes being in an arcade without street frontage is a good thing.)

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CHURCHILL OUT OF HIBERNATION, WEEK 1

CHURCHILL OUT OF HIBERNATION, WEEK 1

Chartwell Booksellers emerged from hibernation this week, returning to work, if not yet re-opening our doors. We are in, fulfilling orders; back, but unable to receive visitors. In the face of what continues to transpire in the world around us, it is simply impossible to remain “in hibernation.”

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CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 10

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 10

Our auction with Sotheby’s has done the trick. The results this past Wednesday were more than gratifying. They have given us the infusion we’d hoped for, until we fully get back to business.

Winston Churchill knew this feeling.

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CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 9

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 9

As we ponder the impending climax this week of our “Churchill in Charge” auction with Sotheby’s, our thoughts turn back to Winston Churchill’s first week in charge eighty years ago. Magnanimity was the signature of Churchill’s ascent to the office of Prime Minister in May 1940.

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CHURCHILL IN  HIBERNATION, WEEK 8

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 8

Tomorrow is the 80th Anniversary of Winston Churchill becoming England’s wartime Prime Minister. We are two months into our hibernation and one day away from the opening of our auction.

It’s all a bit dizzying.

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CHURCHILL IN  HIBERNATION,  WEEK 7

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 7

To celebrate the impending 80th Anniversary of Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, we are joining with Sotheby’s for a commemorative auction comprised of treasures entirely from Chartwell Booksellers — 100 lots of rare books, photographs and manuscripts.

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CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, Week 6

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, Week 6

We miss you, our customers.
Who doesn’t miss someone at this point?
Winston Churchill, in the throes of his Wilderness Years, dealt with his own personal episode of long distance missing.

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CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 5

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 5

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.

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CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 4

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 4

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.

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CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 3

CHURCHILL IN HIBERNATION, WEEK 3

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…

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