Pre-opening “Talk of the Town” profile about Chartwell Booksellers appears in The New Yorker.
Pre-opening Singular Editions window display series features antiquarian books, prints, maps and autographs from a variety of local dealers.
Chartwell Booksellers officially opens its doors in the arcade at Park Avenue Plaza.
Gala opening night reception.
Second Singular Editions window display series features original signed photographs by Eugene Atget, Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Edward Hurrell and W. Eugene Smith.
First in-store author appearance: New Yorker cartoonist Edward Koren signs his new collection, Caution Small Ensembles.
Second in-store author appearance: Chase Bank VP Hannah Blank, author of Mastering Micros, speaks about her new primer for the business executive on the use of “micro personal computers.”
First in-store reading: Mark Helprin reads from his new novel, A Winter’s Tale.
Trains Unlimited, a holiday exhibition of model trains opens, presented in conjunction with Bookbinder’s Trains Unlimited.
Byzantium opens, an exhibition of paintings by David Finn, celebrating the publication of a new limited edition of William Butler Yeats’ poem, Byzantium.
Portrait of the Dance, an exhibition of photographs by Frederic Ohringer, opens with a benefit reception for the New York City Ballet.
Skidmore, Owings & Merril: Architecture and Urbanism 1973-1983 opens, an exhibition of original architectural models by the renowned firm that designed the Park Avenue Plaza building.
Churchill at Chartwell, the first formal exhibition of rare Churchilliana at Chartwell Booksellers, opens with a publication party for Churchill & Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence.
Body Double, a new film by Brian DePalma, premieres with an afterparty at Chartwell Booksellers.
Reception and wine tasting celebrate the publication of The Book of California Wine.
The Golden Age of Movie Posters opens, an exhibition of rare vintage movie posters.
Times Square at Chartwell opens, an exhibition featuring the Times Square photographs of Lou Stoumen and a selection of original Broadway caricatures by Al Hirschfeld.
Scripophily opens, an exhibition of rare, antique stock and bond certificates.
Portraits and Photojournalism opens, an exhibition of original prints by photographers Giselle Freund, W. Eugene Smith and Frederic Ohringer.
Holiday Tea at Three is inaugurated, a series of holiday tea dances featuring music by Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.
Trains Unlimited, a holiday exhibition of model trains returns, presented in conjunction with Bookbinder’s Trains Unlimited.
A Visit with Norman Rockwell and Boys’ Life Magazine opens, an exhibition of original paintings by Norman Rockwell, celebrating the centennial of his birth.
Masullo opens, an exhibition of mixed media book constructions by the artist Andrew Masullo.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers is inaugurated with the novel, In Country, by Bobbie Ann Mason.
Guest Reader: Elizabeth McGovern.
Reception catered by the master chef, Antoine Bouterin, celebrates the publication of his cookbook Cooking with Antoine at Le Perigord.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents Waking the Dead, by Scott Spencer.
Guest Reader: Judd Nelson, with Matthew Penn and Ava Haddad.
Chartwell Booksellers launches a series of ads in The New York Review of Books.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents Slaves of New York, by Tama Janowitz.
Guest Reader: Caitlin Clarke, with Tom Cayler.
Artists Observed opens, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Harvey Stein.
Mountains and Climbers opens, a celebration of mountain climbing in books and original photographs by Galen Rowell.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents Drunk with Love, by Ellen Gilchrist.
Guest Readers: Brooke Adams and David Alan Grier.
Trains Unlimited opens, a new holiday exhibition of vintage model trains.
The second season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, with performances by Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.
Reception for Martin Gilbert celebrates the publication of The Road to Victory, the seventh volume of his official Winston Churchill biography.
Choreographers and Modern Dancers opens, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Peggy Jarrell Kaplan.
Kafka’s Grave and Other Stories opens, an exhibition of photographs by Paul Ickovic celebrating the publication of his new book.
The entire Kafka’s Grave exhibition of 19 Ickovic prints is sold to one customer.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents Fast Lanes, by Jayne Anne Phillips. Guest Reader: Kate Nelligan.
Dog Days opens, an exhibition of street photography by Richard Sandler.
Always Elvis opens, an exhibition of photographs by Marilyn Miller commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birth.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents Storming the Magic Kingdom, by John Taylor.
Guest Readers: Stanley P. Gold, Irwin L. Jacobs and Robert B. Hodes.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents That Night, by Alice McDermott.
Guest Reader: Judith Ivey, with Elizabeth Berridge.
Portraits of the 50’s opens, an exhibition of photographs by Sanford Roth.
Third season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, with performances by Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.
A Romance with Sheet Music opens, an exhibition of classic sheet music covers from the collection of David K. Varnay.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents To Dwell in Peace, by Daniel Berrigan.
Guest Readers: Martin Sheen and Edward Herrmann, with Daniel Berrigan.
Chartwell Booksellers celebrates its 5th Anniversary with an ad in Avenue magazine.
John Held, Jr.: The Early Prints opens, an exhibition of original woodblock and linoleum prints by John Held, Jr.
Rebuilding the House that Ruth Built opens, an exhibition of Yankee Stadium photographs by Ross Lewis.
Gordon’s bookshop moves its motor book inventory to Chartwell Booksellers, along with its prized motor bookman, Michael Coyle.
Fourth season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, “A Fletcher Henderson Celebration,” with music by Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.
Pianist Bobby Pratt inaugurates daily lunch hour piano performances at Park Avenue Plaza.
The Fine Press Book opens, an exhibition of the handmade book arts.
Saturday Afternoon Tea Dances at Park Avenue Plaza are inaugurated, with music by Frank Vignola’s Hot Club Quintet.
Painted Ballparks opens, an exhibition of baseball stadium lithographs.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents The Passion by Jeanette Winterson.
Guest Reader: Kate Nelligan, with Frank Whaley.
Reception for Martin Gilbert celebrates the publication of The Second World War: A Complete History.
Eudora in Photographs opens, an exhibition of writer Eudora Welty’s photographic art.
Fifth season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, featuring tributes by Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks to five great dance bands and their leaders: Duke Ellington, Jean Goldkette, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Howard and Paul Whiteman.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents “An Evening with Winston Churchill – Readings from his Speeches and Early Writings.”
Guest Readers: Alec Baldwin and Daniel Gerroll.
The Wood Engravings of Michael McCurdy opens, an exhibition featuring original woodblocks and book illustrations.
Film Goddesses: Rare Movie Posters from the Motion Picture Arts Gallery opens.
Reception for David Fromkin, in conjunction with the new N.Y. Chapter International Churchill Society, celebrates the publication of A Peace to End All Peace: The Making of the Modern Middle East 1914-1922.
Sixth season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, “Toasting Buck Clayton,” with performances by The Buck Clayton Swing Band.
Frederic Ohringer: Flower Photographs opens.
Jazz Photographs from the Frank Driggs Collection opens, the first exhibition of jazz photographs at Chartwell Booksellers, and the debut for Chartwell’s arcade gallery space.
Saturday Afternoon Tea Dances continue with The James Chirillo Quintet.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents A Soldier of the Great War, by Mark Helprin.
Guest Reader: Donald Moffat.
Two Bookmen opens, an exhibition featuring the photographs of book traveler Oscar Shoenfeld, and the book arts of Leslie Katz and the Eakins Press.
Paul Ickovic: Photographs opens, the debut exhibition for Chartwell’s upper mezzanine gallery space.
Reception for Martin Gilbert celebrates the publication of Churchill: A Life, his one-volume biography of Winston Churchill.
Reception for Robert O’Meally celebrates the publication of Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday.
Seventh season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, featuring performances by The Buck Clayton Swing Band and Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.
-Buck Clayton dies at home, following his band’s appearance at Park Avenue Plaza.-
The New York Times Sunday Style Page publishes “Tea’s Free, Music’s Hot: Wouldn’t Any Fix Trot?” an article about Saturday Afternoon Tea Dances at Chartwell Booksellers.
Where the World Meets the Sky: Photographs of Ladakh and Tibet opens in the mezzanine gallery, an exhibition of photographs by Ellen Kaplowitz.
Baseball: The Perfect Game opens in the arcade gallery, an exhibition of photographs by Danielle Weil.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents 1959, by Thulani Davis, in a benefit for the Bookstore Relief Fund of Los Angeles.
Guest Readers: Gregory Hines, George C. Wolfe, Tonya Pinkins and Keith David.
More Jazz Photographs from the Frank Driggs Collection opens in the arcade gallery.
Reception for Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill celebrates the publication of her book, Classic English Interiors.
Eighth season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, “Toasting Andy Razaf on the publication of Black and Blue: The Life and Lyrics of Andy Razaf, with performances by Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.
Harold Roth: New York Photographs 1939-1950 opens in the mezzanine gallery.
Reception celebrates the publication of Black and Blue: The Life and Lyrics of Andy Razaf, by Barry Singer, featuring performances by Bobby Short and Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.
Reception for Arthur Schlesinger and Fabian Bachrach celebrates the publication of Photography by Bachrach: 125 Years of American Portraiture.
Open house celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of Chartwell Booksellers.
Paris in the Twenties opens, an exhibition of “Newsreel Portraits” created from vintage newsreel footage.
Ninth season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, featuring performances by Panama Francis and the Savoy Sultans.
Henry Kissinger celebrates the publication of his book, Diplomacy, with a lecture on the subject of “Diplomacy and Winston Churchill.” As fate would have it, the event falls on the night before Richard Nixon’s funeral, where Dr. Kissinger, the following day, delivers the eulogy.
Bill Gottlieb: Jazz Photographer opens, featuring the seminal jazz photographs of William P. Gottlieb.
Look at the Land opens, an exhibition of “Aerial Reflections on America” by photographer Alex MacLean.
Tenth season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, featuring performances by Tess Marsalis and the Holiday Tea at Three Orchestra.
Home and Away: Children of the 52nd Street Project opens, an exhibition of photographs by Stephanie Berger.
Hugh Bell: Photographs opens, an exhibition of original prints by this noted photojournalist.
A scene from the film Substance of Fire is shot at Chartwell Booksellers.
The Blue Note Years: The Jazz Photography of Francis Wolff opens.
Reception for Winston Churchill’s granddaughter Celia Sandys celebrates the publication of The Young Churchill, with a reading by Ms. Sandys.
Eleventh season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, featuring performances by Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, the Richard Sudhalter Big Band and the Loren Schoenberg Big Band.
Rodeo and Other Photographs by Arthur Bacon opens in the arcade gallery.
Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian opens in the mezzanine gallery.
Eleventh season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, featuring performances by The Park Avenue Plaza Holiday Swing Orchestra, with special guests Sol Yaged and Doc Cheatham.
Baseball Photography: The Pioneers 1903-1953 opens, an exhibition of vintage prints by Charles Conlon, Carl Horner, Paul Thompson and Louis Van Oeyen.
Reception for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. celebrates the publication of The Riverkeepers by Joe Cronin, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Reception for Winston Churchill, the grandson, celebrates the publication of His Father’s Son: The Life of Randolph Churchill.
Twelfth and final season of Holiday Tea at Three begins, featuring small group performances led by Chuck Folds and featuring Joe Muranyi, Dick Katz, Dick Sudhalter, Spanky Davis and Jordan Sandke.
The Jazz Photographs of Bob Parent exhibition opens.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents Turbulent Souls by Stephen J. Dubner.
Guest Reader: The Author.
Coltrane in Photographs by Chuck Stewart opens, an exhibition of original prints by the legendary jazz photographer who photographed John Coltrane more often than anyone else.
The Unclosed Eye: The Music Photographs of David Redfern opens, featuring original prints by the renowned British music photographer.
1st Readings at Chartwell Booksellers presents a sampler of Saki (Hector Hugh Munro).
Guest Reader: Daniel Gerroll
Reception for Winston Churchill, the grandson, celebrates the publication of The Great Republic.
Reception for Churchill granddaughter Celia Sandys celebrates the publication of Churchill: Wanted Dead or Alive, with a lecture by the author.
The Library Series opens, an exhibition of photographs by Fawn Potash.
Reception celebrates the publication of The Oxford Companion to Jazz, with a roundtable discussion by James T. Maher, Dan Morgenstern, Gene Seymour, Stephanie Stein Crease, Richard M. Sudhalter and editor Bill Kirchner.
Photographs from Ken Burns’ Jazz! opens, an exhibition of original photographs used in the landmark PBS documentary.
Bruce Cratsley: Photographs opens, a posthumous retrospective exhibition for this important street photographer.
Ben Ross: In The Sky and Among the Stars opens, an exhibition of vintage photographs by Ben Ross.
Mapping History, a lecture by Martin Gilbert, celebrates the re-issue of his Atlases of History series, as well as the publication of his newest book, The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust.
Reception celebrates the publication of We Shall Not Fail: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill, by Churchill granddaughter Celia Sandys and Jonathan Littman.
A Churchill Family Reading celebrates the publication of Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill’s Speeches, (selected) by his grandson, Winston S. Churchill; and Chasing Churchill: The Travels of Winston Churchill, by his granddaughter Celia Sandys, in a joint reading. The evening is introduced by a third Churchill grandchild, Edwina Sandys.
Memory and Light: Photographs by Claude Furones opens.
Reception for Minnie Churchill celebrates the publication of Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings by David Coombs with Minnie Churchill.
Joyce Tenneson: Flower Portraits opens.
Hank Gans: At the Water’s Edge opens.
Reception for Sir Martin Gilbert celebrates the publication of Churchill and America.
Responding to the digital revolution, Chartwell Booksellers announces the end of paper catalogues, commencing Christmas 2005.
Responding to popular demand, paper catalogues are then revived the following year.
An Exhibition of Framed Churchill Rarities curated by Chartwell Booksellers opens at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Color Absorbed opens, a new exhibition of photographs by Claude Furones.
Reception for Michael Korda celebrates the publication of Ike: An American Hero, with a reading by the author.
A new exhibition, Popsie NY: Popular Music Through the Camera Lens of William “Popsie” Randolph opens.
Reception for Slate columnist Fred Kaplan celebrates the publication of Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power.
Chartwell Booksellers celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an in-store bash featuring author Mark Helprin, guest readers Judith Ivey, Brooke Adams and Daniel Gerroll reprising their original 1st Readings appearances, a buffet supper by chef Neil Kleinberg, and music by Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks
Chartwell Booksellers hosts the publication party for Stephen Sondheim and his first book, Finishing the Hat, with performances of his songs, and a guest list that includes Mike Nichols, Barbara Cook, William Goldman and Stanley Donen.
Chartwell Booksellers celebrates the publication of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda, with a lecture by the author.
Chartwell Booksellers hosts the publication party for Stephen Sondheim and his second book, Look I Made A Hat. At Mr. Sondheim’s request there are no performances this time, just a lot of champagne and conversation for the same guest list.
Chartwell Booksellers celebrates the publication of Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill, by proprietor Barry Singer, with a festive Churchillian evening of Churchill’s favorite food, drink and music, including champagne by Pol Roger.
[THE LIBRARY SERIES] opens, an exhibition of book photographs by Fawn Potash.