Custom Libraries

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Want to build a personal or work library?

For almost sixty years, we have created magnificent libraries for leading designers, architects, restaurants, and hotels. We do the same for readers around the world, assembling unique collections to display and treasure as only New York City’s most beautiful bookstore can.


If you’re looking to fill your home with books to cherish and curl up with, we can curate an impeccable collection of gorgeous art monographs, the finest in literature, and fascinating biographies and works of history from our vast selection—all catered to your personal taste. Our experienced booksellers can help you refresh your existing library or create an entirely new collection. 


Ask for a Rizzoli Wedding Registry to celebrate your love with books.Our booksellers can curate a special book collection just for you as a couple. We can personalize your website with photos, a custom URL, and more. Contact us for more information at

 “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
 Jorge Luis Borges


We curate stylish and distinguished custom libraries for a variety of industry partners, from hotels, restaurants, and private clubs to corporate boardrooms and communal spaces. We can put together a stellar library of beautiful and cutting-edge interior and graphic design books, the finest in architecture and art monographs, and plenty of spectacular fashion titles that will enhance your professional space. Our libraries are tailored to reflect the identity of your brand and the tastes and needs of your clients. 


"the charm of the landscape around mandarin oriental, lago di como resonates in the atmosphere ... each book has been carefully selected by the Rizzoli Bookstore from New York"

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como



Initial briefing
We hold a preliminary meeting to discuss the project and your specific book and design requirements. We will then provide a full brief of the project and a comprehensive quote.

The collection: Our team of in-house experts will curate and assemble your bespoke collection. Each title will earn a place in your library based on its quality, relevance, and beauty, from contents to cover. We can also advise on any shelf design requirements.

Installation: Your library will be delivered by our team of experts. We understand the importance of creating not only an engaging library but also a beautifully presented room or collection. Installation and display are available upon request.

Follow-up: Our team will remain in contact to ensure the ongoing success of your library. We are always glad to offer seasonal updates or recommend new publications that will complement your collection.


By phone +1 212 759 2424 | By email at

The pastel and jewel toned lobby of Fouquet's New York. Matthieu Salvaing, styled by Grace Harris.






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