Journal

January 31, 2020

On Wednesday, February 12th at 6pm, Italian journalist Roberto Saviano will discuss Di’ la verità anche se la tua voce trema (Speak the truth even if your voice trembles) by Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.  Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb while reporting on government corruption in Malta.  This book is the first in the Munizioni (Ammunition) series curated by Saviano and published by Bompiani, dedicated to the power of words to build bridges towards a future of equality and freedom. This event will be presented in Italian.  To rsvp, please click here

The third book in the Munizioni series, Gotico Americano, will be presented by the author, Arianna Farinelli, on February 27th at 6pm.  Gotico Americano is a story of family, identity, and a critique of the western elite.

Roberto Saviano is an Italian writer, essayist and screenwriter. In his writings, including articles and his book Gomorrah, he uses literature and investigative reporting to tell of the economic reality of the territory and business of the Camorra crime syndicate and of organized crime more generally.

Arianna Farinelli was born in Rome in 1975 and has lived in the United States since 2001.  She received her PhD in Political Science in 2009.  Since 2010 she has been professor of Political Science at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Gotico Americano is her first novel.

January 22, 2020

COSMO

perform for

 

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO

Sunday, February 2nd, 2019 – 5pm

 

 

1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

 

 The next Rizzoli Music Aperitivo will feature Cosmo, the instrumental project of Grammy Award winning composer Jesse Harris.  Cosmo play song-like compositions, written by Harris, that vacillate between written melodies and modern polyphony, arranged by the ensemble.

With Jesse Harris (guitar), CJ Camerieri (trumpet/flugelhorn/french horn), Jeremy Gustin (drums), Will Graefe (guitar), Michael Boschen (trombone) and Benjamin L. Davis (bass)

To listen to a preview playlist of this  concert, click here

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

 

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $25 and include complimentary prosecco.

January 17, 2020

We are once again delighted to partner with the Outsider Art Fair for its 28th New York edition, taking place January 16-19, 2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street). Since 1993, the Outsider Art Fair has been the only fair dedicated to Self-Taught art, art brut, and Outsider Art. For the second year, the fair will host a pop-up of the Rizzoli Bookstore. Come visit us in the main lobby and browse our selection of books on subjects related to Outsider Art, including major exhibition catalogues and artist monographs from around the world.

For more information about the fair, please visit www.outsiderartfair.com.  

December 11, 2019
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August 7, 2019

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Toni Morrison, age 88. Often hailed as the greatest living author, she was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Beloved, as well as the Nobel Prize in Literature. She will be greatly missed.

July 23, 2019

 

Need some assistance building your dream bookshelf?  Rizzoli will build your private library! Whether for a business, home, office, let us know your favorite books and we’ll take care of the rest!

July 20, 2019

July 20, 1969

Hello friends, Rizzoli Bookstore will be closing early today at 3 PM for a special event! We apologize in advance if this causes any inconvenience.
We will re-open tomorrow at 12 PM. Stay safe in the hot weather, and hope to see you soon.

July 6, 2019

We are very excited about our new Spanish section to our foreign language books!  ¡Estamos muy entusiasmados con nuestra nueva sección de español! Ven y busca novelas y no ficción. In addition to Spanish books, we also carry French and Italian books in our foreign language section.


 
June 18, 2019

 

Join Rizzoli Bookstore on Sunday, June 23 at 5 PM for a special poetry reading in honor Pride Month. Five local queer poets will read their own work in addition to poems by queer authors who've inspired them.

Performers: Faye Kilburn, Arti Gollapudi, Huiying B. Chan, Sam Ross, and Dakota Smith. 

 
June 4, 2019

 

BAGATELLE MEDITERRANEE DUO

 

Perform at
 
RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 5pm

 

1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

 

 

The Bagatelle Mediterranee Duo (feat. Paolino Dalla Porta on acoustic bass) was established in 1997. Since then, they have been composing and performing original compositions which represent a personal synthesis of jazz as well as European and Mediterranean musical traditions. The result is a captivating example of "chamber jazz" rich in energy, musical poetry and expressiveness and supported by a refined technique.

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco. 

May 10, 2019
Celebrate National Public Gardens Week together with the Madison Square Park Conservancy and Rizzoli Bookstore. Join us all week at our temporary library in the park and receive a special 10% off in-store on  purchases of $25 or more.
 
This promotion is valid from 5/13-5/27 at Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway. Hours are M-F 10:30-8, S 12-8 and Sunday 12-7.  Contact us at 212-759-2424 or at mhuston@rizzoliusa.com
May 7, 2019
Howard Fishman (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Russell Farhang (violin) play music that combines opposites: dark and light, celebration and introspection, love and heartbreak, elegance and roughness.
Together, they explore a repertoire that has its roots in classic American song, jazz, country, blues, swing, and gospel, all filtered through a lens open to non-idiomatic experimentation.
As one half of the Howard Fishman Quartet, the pair has been making music together for twenty years. They have toured the US and Europe, barnstorming in small clubs and headlining on prestigious stages.
The New York Times has written that the group's music "transcends time and idiom," citing Fishman as a "charismatic rhythm guitarist and an endearingly low-key singer" and Farhang's violin playing as having "gorgeous, finely shaped cadenzas executed with perfect intonation, twirling pirouettes and subtly bent notes...and a fluent sense of melodic invention."
The pair has only recently begun performing in intimate duo-format, wowing audiences in New York and London with their unique style and chemistry.
Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.  
May 3, 2019

We are so in love with this beautiful new illustration by bookstore-lover and artist Jenny Kroik! You may be familiar with her work from her three New Yorker covers! Thank you, thank you, grazie!

April 22, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, Rizzoli will be joining the nation-wide Independent Bookstore Day celebration! This special day takes place in independent bookstores across the country with events and special offers promoting the fun and wonder found in your local bookshops! Independent Bookstore Day will be an all-day celebration at Rizzoli, with special events included. 


Children's event with Enchanted Lion, 1:00pm-3:00 pm

 A kid-friendly event with Enchanted Lion Books, an independent Brooklyn publisher of beautiful and inspiring children's books. Authors Jorge Lujan and Dan Salmieri will be sharing their books followed by shared activity! Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Moving Poetry Reading, 5:00-7:00 pm

 
Rizzoli's first-ever poetry reading, featuring four different NYC-based poets. The first hour of the event drinks will be served, with an interactive share and mingle, learning about poetry from fellow event-goers and our poet guests. Following this, the four-part poetry reading will take place, moving around our store with each new reading.

April 28th, 12:00 am

 The final day of our ongoing Independent Bookstore Day Giveaway! 3 winners will be chosen by entering your favorite book cover, tagging and following @rizzolibookstore and using hashtags #indiebookstoredayrizzoli and #independentbookstoreday. Ends at midnight April 28! For a full list of rules visit our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RizzoliBookstore/photos/rpp.55691116129/10157055790911130/?type=3&theater or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BwZpfaVJOKl/
 
Hope to see you all there! The day will coincide with our normal Saturday hours 12-8 PM.
Shoot us an Instagram DM @rizzolibookstore or give us a call with any questions regarding our special day!
March 22, 2019

We love when authors visit and sign copies of their work! A signed book makes a great gift or a personal addition to any reader's library. Check our events page for scheduled author visits!

March 21, 2019
BLAKE AND BRASS
Perform at  
RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5pm
 1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City


A one-of-a-kind brass band with a downtown attitude 

Conjuring music from the curbsides and corners of cultures far and wide, Blake and Brassreverberates with the spirit of street music from around the world. Michael Blake's arrangements reveal a restless adventurer and his all-star band mates know how to spur one another on. Stalwart members of the New York City creative scene, these musicians have collaborated with everyone that matters, from Sonny Rollins to the Lounge Lizards, Robert Altman, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Bill Frisell, Sting, Prince, Nick Cave, Ray Lamontagne and Nathalie Cole and tons more.

To listen to highlights of Michael Blake's discography and some unreleased Blake and Brass music, please go here.

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your rsvp has not reached us, so please write again.
January 18, 2019
Rizzoli Bookstore is pleased to be partnering with the Outsider Art Fair for its 27th New York edition, taking place January 17-20, 2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street). Since 1993, the Outsider Art Fair has been the only fair dedicated to Self-Taught art, art brut, and Outsider Art. This year the fair will host a pop-up of the Rizzoli Bookstore in its main lobby. Guests will be able to peruse titles on subjects related to Outsider Art, including major exhibition catalogues and artist monographs from around the world. For more information about the fair, please visit www.outsiderartfair.com.  
December 11, 2018

When giving the gift of books, you are giving the gift of inspiration, adventure, and knowledge. There is nothing like an art book to stir the imagination this time of year.

Click here for Art and Photography An Art Lover Will Want 

December 11, 2018

To help with your holiday shopping, we have pulled together a list of fashion books every fashionista on your list will covet.

Click here for 12 Books Fashionistas Will Adore

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