Journal

November 5, 2020
Photo © issa Rashid

Dear customers, tomorrow Saturday November 7th, we will be open to the public and resuming our normal hours, Monday-Sunday 11am to 7pm!
Please feel free to visit us in store, shop online at  rizzolibookstore.com or call us at 212-759-2424.

Side note: please excuse the temporary window guard. We will be returning to normal operations soon.

Your Rizzoli Booksellers

October 20, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Rizzoli Bookstore will be now open to public 7 days a week from Monday to Sunday, beginning from Sunday, October 25th. Our Booksellers have worked hard to get ready to welcome you in store every day for new book recommendations.  

Our Fall hours will be 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Sunday 

If you can’t make it to the store, please visit our website (https://www.rizzolibookstore.com).open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 We can ship directly to your home or offer a curbside pick-up. Just go to our website and indicate what you’d prefer to do at check out. If you choose to go curbside we will email you a link to schedule your pick up. 

If you come by the store there’s no need to fret about feeling crowded while you shop. We are constantly working to keep all safety protocols following NYC GOV parameters:

 

  • Large glass guards at cash wrap desk have been installed

  •  Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the store

  • We require staff and shoppers to wear masks 

  • Social distancing will be maintained

  • We will limit the number of shoppers in our 5,000 square feet store to 20 at time

 

We look forward to see you in the store everyday and have the chance to recommend plenty of wonderful books for you to read and enjoy.

 

Rizzoli Booksellers

For any suggestions, you can give us a call (212.759.2424) or write to us at booksellers@rizzoliusa.com.  

To support us, please take a look at Rizzoli Bookstore Gift Card and  Subscriptions

October 14, 2020

Rizzoli Bookstore is delighted to join FALL FOR NOMAD PIAZZA

offering Rizzoli New York books at 15% discount to any customer who mentions the “NomadPiazza” in our store on Broadway 1133, NY.

Come to visit us in bookstore to discover all Rizzoli New York Books part of the promotion.

The offer runs through Sunday, November 15, 2020 and is not available for online purchases (in store purchases only)

FALL FOR NOMAD PIAZZA was born out of celebration around Mayor de Blasio's announcement that New York City's Open Restaurants program will be permanent, which makes the much-loved NoMad Piazza a year-round destination.

October 12, 2020

Your Rizzoli Bookstore Staff picked excellent books and best products of the year for your Holiday Season.

Here are Rizzoli Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.

July 13, 2020

Four months after shutting our doors we are really happy to see the Rizzoli Bookstore to be open to public beginning today. Your continued support of the store during lockdown has made this day possible.  

Today we will also celebrate the fifth anniversary of our gorgeous “new” location on Broadway in the Flatiron District. We knew we had a lot to live up to when we relocated our US flagship store and we have done our best to carry on the proud tradition of more than half a century of Rizzoli in New York City. 
 
Our summer hours will be 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday. 
 
If you can’t make it to the store or are unable to come into shop we can ship directly to your home or offer a curbside pick-up. Just go to our website ( https://www.rizzolibookstore.com) and indicate what you’d prefer to do at check out. If you choose to go curbside we will email you to schedule your pick up. 
If you choose to come by the store there’s no need to fret about feeling crowded while you shop. We have worked hard to organize the store to meet all safety protocols following NYC GOV parameters:
 
  • Large sneeze guards have been installed at all registers 
  • Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the store
  • We require staff and shoppers to wear masks 
  • Social distancing will be maintained
  • We will limit the number of shoppers in our 5,000 square feet store to 20 at time
 
We hope to see you again in the store, soon, and have the chance to recommend plenty of wonderful books for you to read and enjoy.
 
Rizzoli Booksellers
July 8, 2020
We are delighted to announce the Rizzoli Bookstore will be reopening to public on July 13th. Your continued support of the store during lockdown has made this day possible. We very much look forward to seeing you in the store again. 
 
July 13th will be truly be a red letter day as we will also celebrate the fifth anniversary of our gorgeous “new” location on Broadway in the Flatiron District. We knew we had a lot to live up to when we relocated our US flagship store and we have done our best to carry on the proud tradition of more than half a century of Rizzoli in New York City. We feel we have succeeded in creating the atmosphere of all the great previous Rizzoli stores in our town while giving this new edition a special vibe all its own.
 
Our summer hours will be 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday. 
 
If you can’t make it to the store or are unable to come into shop we can ship directly to your home or offer a curbside pick-up. Just go to our website ( https://www.rizzolibookstore.com) and indicate what you’d prefer to do at check out. If you choose to go curbside we will email you to schedule your pick up. 
If you choose to come by the store there’s no need to fret about feeling crowded while you shop. We have worked hard to organize the store to meet all safety protocols following NYC GOV parameters:
 
  • Large sneeze guards have been installed at all registers 
  • Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the store
  • We require staff and shoppers to wear masks 
  • Social distancing will be maintained
  • We will limit the number of shoppers in our 5,000 square feet store to 20 at time
 
We hope to see you again in the store, soon, and have the chance to recommend plenty of wonderful books for you to read and enjoy.
 
Rizzoli Booksellers
June 8, 2020


The House on Henry Street: The Enduring Life of a Lower East Side Settlement 

By Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier

Published by NYU Press

Today we are proud to partner with our friends at New York University Press to present to you a terrific and important story about our home, the Big Apple. 

On a cold March day in 1893, 26-year-old nurse Lillian Wald rushed through the poverty-stricken streets of New York’s Lower East Side to a squalid bedroom where a young mother lay dying—abandoned by her doctor because she could not pay his fee. The misery in the room and the walk to reach it inspired Wald to establish Henry Street Settlement, which would become one of the most influential social welfare organizations in American history.

Through personal narratives, vivid images, and previously untold stories, Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier chronicles Henry Street’s sweeping history from 1893 to today. From the fights for public health and immigrants’ rights that fueled its founding, to advocating for relief during the Great Depression, all the way to tackling homelessness and AIDS in the 1980s, and into today—Henry Street has been a champion for social justice. Its powerful narrative illuminates larger stories about poverty, and who is “worthy” of help; immigration and migration, and who is welcomed; human rights, and whose voice is heard.

For over 125 years, Henry Street Settlement has survived in a changing city and nation because of its ability to change with the times; because of the ingenuity of its guiding principle—that by bridging divides of class, culture, and race we could create a more equitable world; and because of the persistence of poverty, racism, and income disparity that it has pledged to confront. This makes the story of Henry Street as relevant today as it was more than a century ago. The House on Henry Street is not just about the challenges of overcoming hardship, but about the best possibilities of urban life and the hope and ambition it takes to achieve them.

Purchase now through our website!


A Young Nurse Creates a Blueprint for Action

Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier

“We answer calls from the private doctor, the free doctor, hospitals, charity workers, neighbors, the families of the sick, the street sweeper, and the janitor.”

–Henry Street Settlement founder Lillian Wald, 1914

It was a crisis not unlike today: When Henry Street Settlement was founded by Lillian Wald in 1893, thousands on the Lower East Side struggled with incurable diseases, unemployment, and access to food. The Settlement was established to provide low or no-cost home medical care and a wide range of social services to the Lower East Side’s poverty-stricken immigrant community.

Wald, a 26-year-old nurse, was a visionary. At the turn of the 20th century, in the world’s most crowded neighborhood—a place where a breadwinner’s illness could plunge a family into destitution—Lower East Side residents faced harrowing conditions with few protections or safety nets. Seeking to serve the city’s most vulnerable, Wald made Henry Street a place where New Yorkers could turn for help.

Today, the work continues. Henry Street’s history provides a blueprint for making decisions in the present as it meets the challenges of the current pandemic. The story of the house on Henry Street—a story about taking action, on the ground, in the community, to care for one another in times of need, is now more than ever a story for our times.

 

Lillian Wald and the Lower East Side neighborhood she came to serve in 1893.  Courtesy of the Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, and the Library of Congress

Lillian Wald and the Lower East Side neighborhood she came to serve in 1893.  Courtesy of the Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, and the Library of Congress

Lillian Wald and the Lower East Side neighborhood she came to serve in 1893.

Courtesy of the Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, and the Library of Congress

May 22, 2020

FUNNY WEATHER by Olivia Laing

Published by W.W. Norton

“ I was thinking about the theme of art in an emergency in the columns, and then it struck me that it ran through many of the essays I’d written in the last decade. It felt like it was a frightening time – though not as frightening as now – and I wanted to put together stories of art as a source of power, resistance, inspiration, waywardness, as a kind of antidote to anxiety and despair. I’d just published Crudo, which felt like a portrait of terror and instability, and I wanted to put together something that felt more sustaining, too...”- Olivia Laing

Examining the role of art and culture as it impacts our political landscape as well our daily lives, this new publication collects a career's worth of Olivia Laing's writing that"celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time." With profiles on Jean-Michel Basquiat, Georgia O’Keefe, David Wojnarowicz, Hilary Mantel,Ali Smith, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, Laing explores "loneliness and technology, women and alcohol, sex and the body. With characteristic originality and compassion, she celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time." 

Out now! 

May 6, 2020

 

 The Journey Home!

 

When a solitary Polar Bear realizes there is no food for him in the Arctic, and that all the ice is melting, he decides to go for a swim to find some. Along the way, he finds a boat and sails across the ocean to the city, where he meets other endangered animals who all climb into the boat with him!

 

Animals In The SKY!

A graphically stunning introduction to constellations for the youngest readers, following the meteoric rise of global bestseller Seeing StarsThis stylish, informative board book helps younger children identify six of the most recognizable animal constellations from The Great Bear to the The Southern Fish!

 

BIG IDEAS FOR YOUNG THINKERS! 

 

This is a multi layered book to be explored again and again. Extra info in the book includes a manifesto for talking about difficult topics and managing disagreements, a glossary of terms, a timeline of key thinkers, and an index of themes. 

May 5, 2020

 

Feliz Cinco De Mayo! Today we recommend a beautiful photography book.

GRACIELA ITURBIDE'S MEXICO

Graciela Iturbide expresses intense and poetic, personal lyricism about her native country.

Through her images this influential photohgrapher gives us a glimpse of Mexican society through her own lense. She captures everyday life through these images, the culture, religion, and rituals of the regions in stunning black and white photographs. Raising questions on social justice and the paradoxes in Mexican society. Telling a story of Mexico since the late 1970's! In which the country has been in constant transitional phases, the history rich culture and the modern blend between pages. 

These provactive and powerful images might be muted, almost antifolkloric, but they create deep connections with her subjects. 

This book was published as a companion to Iturbide's first major museum photographic exhibition on the east coast! It contains more than 100 stunning black and white photographs from her personal artisitic journey throughout a country she knows so deeply. 

BUY GRACIELA ITURBIDE'S MEXICO HERE! 

May 4, 2020

The 2020 Children’s Book Week will take place May 4-10!


Join us in celebrating Children's Book Week!

We'll be posting recommendations for kids throughout all our social platforms!

Along with two virtual author events on instagram and facebook live stories!

Children's Book Week is not only a celebration of books, but of genuine connection. It is a vehicle to unite kids and adults with wonderful books, authors and illustrators in order to foster a love of reading. 

As we all take the recommended measures to keep ourselves and loved ones safe, we are keeping our festivities virtual!

Celebrate with us at home and online using #BookWeek2020atHome 


What is Children’s Book Week?

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!

Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. In 1913, Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, began touring the country to promote higher standards in children’s books. He proposed creating a Children’s Book Week!

Check out all the fun at @rizzolibookstore instagram,

on our Facebook, and here at the website Journal!  

May 1, 2020

BETSEY: A MEMOIR 

 

Designer Betsey Johnson's new book delves into the fashion empire she built from its 60's rock n' roll roots! She's been pushing through fashion boundaries for decades with her whacky and eccentric color choices, pink tutu prom gowns and vibrant prints. She's continued to pull through, difficult relationships, health matters, and business failures. This memoir delves deeper into her journey as an artist and designer, and we learn even more about the woman behind such an iconic brand. 

 

 

Mention the name "Betsey Johnson" and almost every woman from the age of 15 to 75 can rapturously recall a favorite dress or outfit; whether worn for a prom, a wedding, or just to stand out from the crowd in a colorful way. They may also know her as a renegade single mom who palled around with Edie Sedgwick, Twiggy, and The Velvet Underground, or even as a celebrity contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Betsey is also famous for her iconic pink stores (she had 65 shops across the US) and for her habit of doing cartwheels and splits down the runway at the close of her fashion shows. Throughout her decades-long career, she's taken pride in producing fun but rule-breaking clothing at an accessible price point. What they might not know is that she built an empire from scratch, and brought stretch clothing to the masses in the 80s and 90s.


Betsey will take the reader behind the tutu and delve deeply into what it took to go from a white picket fence childhood in Connecticut to becoming an internationally known force in a tough, competitive business. The book will feature Betsey's candid memories of the fashion and downtown scene in the 60s and how she started her own business from the ground up after designing successfully for multiple other companies. She will discuss that business's ups and downs and reinventions (including bankruptcy), and her thoughts on body image, love, divorce, men, motherhood, and her bout with breast cancer. Betsey will be richly illustrated with many of her landmark clothes, fashion sketches, and personal photos--making the book the perfect memento and gift for every girl (of any age) for whom Betsey is, as a recent New York Times profile noted, "a role model still."


BUY BETSEY: A MEMOIR HERE! 

May 1, 2020

 

 

 

We thank you for all your support during these difficult days. As a sign of our apprecation we are offering you a special opportunity to purchase selected Rizzoli New York books at a 20% discount. Please click on this link to see the complete list of eligible titles. To take advantage of our offer plase be sure to use our promotional code RIZZOLIPROMO20 at checkout.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE LIST OF ELIGIBLE BOOKS! 

 

 

The Offer is good through May 4th.

April 30, 2020

Tim Walker: Shoot for The Moon



Issa's Staff Pick! 

Wildly eccentric, dazzling and saturated in whimsy. Tim Walkers: Shoot For The Moon, is fashion photography's fever dream. Delving into this archival masterpiece is beyond falling into the rabbit hole. Within it are some of the most revered and culturally important artists, musicians, models and influentials in fashion, film and music. This book is highly stylized, each image is striking and alluring. Favorite shots are Solange, Bjork, and Timothee Chalamet! -Issa

 

Shoot for the Moon, Walker’s much-awaited follow-up, draws audiences close to tell the story of fantasy’s other, darker side.

Delving into the art and mind of one of the most exciting, original fashion photographers working today, Shoot for the Moon showcases the breadth of Walker’s weird, wild wonderlands, in his signature opulent style and decadent eccentricity, exploring questions of imagination and inspiration, and where they come from.

Dazzlingly designed and lavishly produced, Shoot for the Moon contains spectacular photographs of some of the biggest names in fashion and contemporary culture, images that demand to be read as art as much as fashion. Featuring a long list of contributors and texts from Walker himself illuminating the images, the majority of which are new or previously unpublished in book form, Shoot for the Moon is set to be an unmissable addition to the library of fashion photography.


BUY SHOOT FOR THE MOON HERE!

April 28, 2020

Need a special book on a beloved artist, for kids?

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything In Dots And Wasn't Sorry. 


Yayoi Kusama dreamed of becoming a famous artist. Day and night she painted hundreds of dots onto large canvases. The dots soon came off her pictures and ended up on her dresses, tables, and walls. But she wasn't sorry!

A clever, quirky book about one of the world's most beloved contemporary artists - aimed at young readers and written from Kusama's point of view!

 

Yayoi Kusama covers her paintings in hundreds and hundreds of dots. Her dots come off her canvases to cover dresses, tables, walls, and more!

She creates mirrored rooms and fills them with glittering balls and lights, until there is an infinity of dots - just like in her paintings. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary Japanese artists of our time - an artist who is still dazzling museum- and gallery-goers around the globe today.

BUY YAYOI KUSMA COVERED EVERYTHING IN DOTS HERE! 

April 23, 2020

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way.

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didn’t believe in the science of global warming and those who said they accepted the science but failed to change their lives in response?

The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves―with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. We have, he reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat―and don’t eat―for breakfast.

"An ode to collective action, persuasively asking readers to take a hard look at our own role in the climate crisis and its solutions." ―Kate Wheeling, The New Republic

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the bestseller Everything Is Illuminated, named Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and the winner of numerous awards, including the Guardian First Book Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Prize. Foer lives in Brooklyn, New York.

April 22, 2020

FUTURE WE CHOOSE: SURVIVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS! 

Climate change: it is arguably the most urgent and consequential issue humankind has ever faced. How we address it in the next thirty years will determine the kind of world we will live in and will bequeath to our children and to theirs. 

In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015--have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity.

The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head-on, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster.


“This is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. The book takes a hard look at the frightening realities of climate change, but concludes that humanity can still deal with this threat. Moreover, the book presents the existential challenge of climate change as a unique opportunity to build a more just world and to make ourselves better people. Most importantly, the book adopts a very practical approach, and suggests 10 concrete actions that each of us can take in order to create a better future for all the residents of planet earth. I hope we all take this message to heart.”

—Yuval Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

 

BUY FUTURE WE CHOOSE HERE! 

April 21, 2020
Dear friends, 

During these challenging times, we are grateful to our fellow New Yorkers who remain on the frontlines--the doctors, nurses, mail carriers, grocery workers, and couriers, among others, who are risking themselves in the service of others. We're also thankful to you, our customers, who have supported and encouraged us since this crisis began.  Our bookstore staff is here for you, always eager to stay connected.
 
Call us at 212-759-2424 or Email us at Bookstore@rizzoliusa.com

Weeks spent indoors have made time spent outside rare and precious. Stuck inside, we're more aware than ever of the city that persists out there. Streets may be empty for now and storefronts shuttered, but we know New York will be back. 
 
In the meantime browse or New York City selection ONLINE! 
April 20, 2020

As Posted before, Independent Bookstore Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 29th, but we'll be celebrating virtually all week with online events and tons of books!  This celebration is a reminder that your local independent bookshops are more than just stores--we are cultural hubs and community centers where you can meet friends, enjoy a live music performance or just spend a few quiet hours.  We are proud to be at your service. 

Due to our stores temporary closing all festivities will conitnue online! 

There is a huge importance of celebrating Independent Bookstore Day! It not only keeps your favorite bookstores afloat in the digital age, but it builds community and enriches it! We celebrate on the last day of April each year to bring together all our communities passionate readers to celebrate. This year we'll have to join you in the digital realm, but that's okay, because right now more than ever, we are counting on our website sales and the support of our community online. we have a lot of stuff planned for you this year, from virtual story readings to lnstagram live performances. 

Join us for Virutal Events on our Instagram and Facebook stories to celebrate! 

You can find that list here.


Connect with us on our social platforms! We love to see you tag us on Instagram. Have a photo memory from a trip to our store? or a pile of books from your latest shopping haul? Tag us! Keep the conversation going. 


 Want to support us? SHOP ONLINE! TAG US ON INSTAGRAM! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Use Hashtags #Rizzoli #Rizzolibookstore #Independentbookstoreday #bookstoreday

April 20, 2020

DEAR GIRLS BY ALI WONG 


Ali Wong's sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she's learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal single life in New York, reconnecting with her roots in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong's letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all.


"The single life in New York was not just disappointing, it was lonely. Of course there’s a ton of cool stuff to do there, but I got sick of seeing the latest MoMA exhibit by myself, eating delicious thin crust pizza by myself, and watching a homeless man argue with pigeons by myself."

-Ali Wong explaining what all single New Yorkers must feel. 

 

 "Dear Girls is not so much a real-talk handbook as it is a myth-puncturing manifesto."-Vogue 

 

Ali Wong is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress.  She has released two hit Netflix comedy specials—Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife—and will star in the Netflix original film Always Be My Maybe.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.


CLICK THIS LINK TO PURCHASE DEAR GIRLS

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