January 3, 2012
January 3rd marked the 101st Anniversary of a very controversial moment in Winston Churchill's illustrious career, "The Battle of Stepney," as it came to be known, or "The Siege of Sidney Street." On the first anniversary of the tragedy in Tucson, we look back to another incident of violence that galvanized a nation.
December 14, 2011
In September 1941, while visiting Manston Aerodrome in Surrey to inspect No. 615 Fighter Squadron, his own honorary RAF unit, Winston Churchill was offered tea proudly prepared by the airmen. “Good God, no,” he replied, demurring. “My wife drinks that. I’ll have a brandy.”
We invite you nonetheless to join us for HOLIDAY TEA AT THREE, our annual tea dance, this Saturday, December 17, featuring music by Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks.
November 30, 2011
Winston Churchill was born on this day in 1874 at Blenheim Palace.We are delighted to celebrate his 137th Birthday Anniversary by sharing with you our new 2012 catalogue of Churchilliana.
October 18, 2011
Congratulations to Lady Mary Soames on the publication of: A DAUGHTER'S TALE: The Memoir of Winston and Clementine Churchill's Youngest Child
Lady Mary Soames has contributed many marvelous books to the canon of works about her father, as well as the definitive biography of her mother. The release this month in Great Britain of A DAUGHTER'S TALE: The Memoir of Winston and Clementine Churchill's Youngest Child presents us with Lady Soames' most personal and intimately revealing volume. We are delighted to offer a limited number of SIGNED first editions.
October 1, 2011
Inspired by her grandfather, who was the first artist she ever saw at work, Edwina Sandys has been a working artist for most of her adult life. On Thursday evening, October 13, we will celebrate that life and the publication of Edwina Sandys Art - a new book that richly documents it - with a champagne reception at our shop. Please consider this your invitation.
September 20, 2011
It is our pleasure to share with you from time to time news of notable Churchill-related events that we believe you might enjoy. Sir David Cannadine speaking on virtually any subject is always stimulating but his views on Winston Churchill are especially worth hearing and his appearances in New York City are infrequent. On Wednesday, September 28, at the Frick Collection, Sir David will deliver a free lecture on a subject near to our hearts: "Painting as a Pastime: Winston Churchill, the Statesman as Artist."
We heartily recommend it.
June 1, 2011
In his youth and right through middle age, Winston Churchill generally bought his own cigars. As Prime Minister, though, during World War II and after, he was increasingly gifted with cigars and, on occasion, gave his own cigars away as gifts.
May 1, 2011
On May 3rd 1959 Winston Churchill left England for his penultimate trip to the United States. President Eisenhower received him with gre at sensitivity and affection. We look back at this touching episode from Churchill's final years.
April 11, 2011
Chartwell Booksellers opened its doors on April 11, 1983 and formally celebrated its opening with a swinging party on the evening of April 20, 1983. Twenty-eight years later, we're still very happy to be here.
April 1, 2011