Covid Announcement

We’re open for business every day from 11am - 7pm.
 
We ship online orders to the US & Canada and internationally.
If you have questions about your orders please write us at bookstore@rizzoliusa.com.
 
For updates on shop hours and policies, click here.
  

Journal

August 1, 2021

 

Developed to celebrate diversity and self-expression. Skin tones developed by makeup artists.  Includes 3 super soft and blendable duo tone pencils. Pencil wood made from certified sustainable forestry.

Introducing World Colors Modeling Clay! This 18-piece set includes: 6 blend-able skin tones, 9 vibrant colors and 3 clay modeling tools. The clay skin tones selected, were based on our World Colors EcoPencils. This ensures that the colors can be mixed and blended to match your own unique skin tone! Great for sensory development. This calming, tactile activity, helps foster fine motor skills and color recognition. Non-drying, Modeling Clay formula is gluten free.  Soft clay is easy to squish, build, roll and mix for hours of clay play fun.

Introducing World Colors Beeswax Crayons.  This 15-piece set includes, 9 vibrant colors along with 6 blend-able skin tones. These pigment-rich, skin-tone crayons; were modeled after our World Colors EcoPencils. This set ensures that young artists everywhere can represent themselves more accurately through crayon art. Our unique triangle shape is easy to grip, and they won’t roll off the table.

 

July 12, 2021

Hello friends, Rizzoli Bookstore will be closed on Wednesday July 14th and Thursday July 15th for inventory.  We apologize in advance if this causes any inconvenience. We will re-open on Firday at 11 AM. Stay safe in the hot weather, and hope to see you soon.

July 6, 2021

Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit is a new twist on our favorite 2007 Deluxe Rock-a-Doodle Kit.It's weather resistant and perfect for you, your friends and family to paint rocks to hide outdoors to spread kindness, encouragement and happiness throughout your community - one rock at a time.

Hide & Seek Glow Rock Painting is a fun way for you, your friends and family to spread kindness, encouragement and happiness throughout your community – one glowing rock at a time.Your kit includes 10 natural river rocks, water-resistant fluorescent paint, dimensional glow-in-the-dark paint and 2 paint brushes. Hide these rocks in the dark and watch them GLOW!

June 4, 2021

 

This month at Rizzoli Bookstore we are excited to be celebrating the pride and resilience of our LGBTQ+ community. Pride has long commemorated the 1969 Stonewall demonstrations in NYC, against anti-LGBTQIA+ discrimination. It’s a celebration of LGBTQ+ individuals that has expanded into a month-long celebration of reflection, education, diversity, visibility, inclusivity, and acceptance, into the common goal of equality for all. We honor authenticity and the freedom to be one's true self, free of societal boundaries or discrimination. We recognize those who have trailblazed through the fight for these freedoms. 


This pride we want to highlight the voices of writers, poets, activists, and authors who helped to shape the narrative of our world, and actively pushed against these barriers to carve out a literary space for queer stories. 

We invite you to visit us at Rizzoli Bookstore, to view and shop this year's June “Pride” window, featuring a bookseller curated collection of new LGBTQ+ titles!


New Queer Photography by Bemnjamin Wolbergs is an exciting volume of a new generation of queer photographers, breaking the boundries of sexuality and imposed societal taboos. Shining the light on trans identities, exploring the expansion of gender into the non-binary expression, and all together creating an immersive look at photographic works of more than 40+ LGBTQ+ photographers. 

Candy Book of Transversal Creativity: The Best of Candy Magazine By Luis Venegas, for the past decade Candy Magazine creative director Luis Venegas, has captured the transversal identity through it’s fashion editorials. Through  joyous and vibrant pages of this book, Candy celebrates it’s most incendiary trans, and queer creators, models, stylists, makeup artists, celebrities and photographers, all together in a visually rich volume. 


From an archival perspective, Tom of Finland: Made in Germany exudes the confident sexualtity that helped shape gay iconography in the 20th century. Highlighting his roots in Hamburg, that changed the course of his career forever, where some of the most iconic of his sketches were drawn and exhibited, shifting his early comic works into triumphant art pieces. It led to further milestones in Tom’s artistic journey and this book is it’s testament. A comprehensive and in-depth look into the art and earliest exhibitions that made Touk Laaksonen, Tom of Finland. 

Although we celebrate this year with a new perspective of virtual events, and social distancing, this year's “Pride March” continues on June 27th in New York City. We hope to see you there!


May 10, 2021


We are delighted to announce that Rizzoli Bookstore is now open at 75% of its capacity for browsing and pick ups.

Our hours are 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 updates:

 

  •  Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the store

  • We require staff and shoppers to wear masks 

  • Social distancing will be maintained

 

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

April 19, 2021
INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY WITH RIZZOLI GIVEAWAY
 
This week we'd like to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with you, our dear Rizzoli customer. We very much appreciate your support and patience during a most trying and troubling year. You've stuck with us and now we're finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. We hope to see you in the store, soon.  
 
To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24th, Rizzoli Bookstore is giving 5 lucky winners a beautiful autographed book .  
 
HOW TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY:⁣  
- Purchase a book in person at Rizzoli Bookstore.
- At the end of the transaction, customer will enter their name and contact information to receive a raffle ticket for the prize drawing on April 24th.
-One ticket per transaction.  winner will chose a book from a variety of genres including art, fashion, architecture, fiction
 
The giveaway ends Saturday, April 24th at 7pm EST. Winners will be contacted by Rizzoli Bookstore and have 24 hours to respond with their selection and shipping information.
April 16, 2021

EVENT PROMOTED BY IICNY: Gianrico Carofiglio in conversation with Sheldon Zenner, a former federal prosecutor and a defense attorney. They will discuss Carofiglio's new novel as well as his career path from anti-Mafia prosecutor to full-time writer.

Join IICNY for a stimulating and lively conversation as we cross the globe --- Gianrico Carofiglio will join from Italy and Sheldon Zenner from Chicago --- to discuss The Measure of Time, Carofiglio's inspiration and writing life, and an inside look at the intricacies of the Italian justice system from two brilliant legal minds.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Measure of Time is the latest book in Carfofiglio's Guido Guerrieri crime series (just published Spring 2021). It is set in the port city of Bari in Southern Italy. Against his own instincts, Guerrieri takes on an appeal against what looks like an unassailable murder conviction. The alleged perpetrator is the son of a former lover, Lorenza, who he met in 1987 when he had just graduated law school. The novel is both a thriller and a compassionate meditation about the ravages of time, as Guerrieri looks back on his life while investigating and forming a proper defense for his client.

When published in Italy, The Measure of Time remained at the top of the bestseller list for months, and was shortlisted for the 2020 STREGA prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award. The veracity of Carofiglio’s work is rooted in his past as an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Southern Italy where he prosecuted cases of corruption, organized crime and human trafficking. Carofiglio seasons his plots with enough philosophical spice to satisfy readers who want more from crime fiction than the usual legal thriller rollercoaster. He neatly switches between twist-packed plot-development, well-salted scenic or culinary interludes and reflections on his love life. With the Guido Guerrieri crime series, Carofiglio also deftly contemplates the life of the lawyer and the hard compromises integral in any system of criminal justice.

Gianrico Carofiglio is an award-winning, best-selling novelist. Born in Bari in 1961, he worked for years as a prosecutor specializing in organized crime. He was appointed advisor of the anti-Mafia committee in the Italian parliament in 2007 and served as a senator from 2008 to 2013. Carofiglio is best known for the Guido Guerrieri crime series: Involuntary Witness, A Walk in the Dark, Reasonable Doubts, Temporary Perfections, A Fine Line and now The Measure of Time, all published by Bitter Lemon Press. Two books in the series were made into films for Italian television. Carofiglio’s books have sold five million copies in Italy and have been translated into twenty-four languages worldwide.

Carofiglio's books are transalted into English by Howard Curtis. 

Sheldon Zenner is a lawyer who draws on 40 years of combined experience as a federal prosecutor and defense attorney, and who has overseen high-stakes government and internal investigations, regulatory proceedings, all phases of criminal matters and related civil litigation globally. The foundation of Sheldon's white-collar defense practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, is his experience as an assistant US attorney in Chicago, where the firm is based. Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. 

Event organized by the ICI-NY, in collaboration with the ICI-London and Bitter Lemon Press

March 16, 2021


LESSICO FAMIGLIARE -  RIZZOLI'S INTERNATIONAL SERIES

Incontri in Italiano

Lessico Famigliare e' la nuova serie di incontri con autrici e autori italiani a cura di Livia Senic-Matuglia per Rizzoli Bookstore NYC.

La libreria Rizzoli di NY, fondata nel 1964, rappresenta da sempre un punto di incontro di cultura internazionale. Questa serie di conversazioni letterarie si rivolge a tutti gli amanti della lingua e cultura italiane.

La serie iniziata nel mese di Marzo continua con un fitto programma di incontri per il mese di Aprile. Incontreremo Serena Dandini, Giuseppe Catozzella, Michela Murgia, Rula Jebreal, Teresa Ciabatti e Giulia Caminito. Un viaggio nella cultura e lingua italiane attraverso le parole di autori e autrici del nostro tempo.

“Noi siamo cinque fratelli. Abitiamo in città diverse, alcuni di noi stanno all'estero: e non ci scriviamo spesso. Quando c'incontriamo, possiamo essere, l'uno con l'altro, indifferenti o distratti. Ma basta, fra noi, una parola. Basta una parola, una frase: una di quelle frasi antiche, sentite e ripetute infinite volte, nel tempo della nostra infanzia. [...] Quelle frasi sono il nostro latino, il vocabolario dei nostri giorni andati, sono come i geroglifici egiziani o degli assiro-babilonesi, la testimonianza d'un nucleo vitale che ha cessato di esistere, ma che sopravvive nei suoi testi, salvati dalla furia delle acque, dalla corrosione del tempo. Quelle frasi sono il fondamento della nostra unità familiare, che sussisterà finché saremo al mondo, ricreandosi e risuscitando nei punti più diversi della terra.” 
― Natalia Ginzburg, Lessico famigliare

Agli incontri che si terranno online (instagram live e/o zoom) parteciperanno alcuni tra i piu' noti autori di narrativa e saggistica italiana.

 

Lessico Famigliare is the new series of meetings with Italian authors curated by Livia Senic-Matuglia for Rizzoli Bookstore NYC.

The Rizzoli Bookstore, founded in 1964, has always been the go-to place for international culture. This series of literary conversations is aimed to Italian  culture  lovers.

The series will host in April: Serena Dandini, Giuseppe Catozzella, Michela Murgia, Rula Jebreal, Teresa Ciabatti and Giulia Caminito. A journey through the italian culture and language.

The events will be online (instagram live and / or zoom) and  will be attended by some of the most famous authors of Italian fiction and non-fiction.

February 23, 2021


 LESSICO FAMIGLIARE -  RIZZOLI'S INTERNATIONAL SERIES

Incontri in Italiano

Lessico Famigliare e' la nuova serie di incontri con autrici e autori italiani a cura di Livia Senic-Matuglia per Rizzoli Bookstore NYC.

La libreria Rizzoli di NY, fondata nel 1964, rappresenta da sempre un punto di incontro di cultura internazionale. Questa serie di conversazioni letterarie si rivolge a tutti gli amanti della lingua e cultura italiane.

La serie inizia nel mese di Marzo con la presentazione dell'ultimo libro di Aldo Cazzullo, A Riveder Le Stelle, in omaggio all'anniversario dei 700 anni dalla morte di Dante. Iniziamo con il tributo al poeta considerato il padre della lingua italiana perche' crediamo che proprio attraverso la lingua, ciascuno di noi disegni la propria identita'. Da questo spunto prende il titolo questa serie "Lessico Famigliare" , riferendosi al capolavoro di Natalia Ginzburg, Premio Strega 1963, costruito sulla complessita' dei legami famigliari che sono anche legami linguistici.

“Noi siamo cinque fratelli. Abitiamo in città diverse, alcuni di noi stanno all'estero: e non ci scriviamo spesso. Quando c'incontriamo, possiamo essere, l'uno con l'altro, indifferenti o distratti. Ma basta, fra noi, una parola. Basta una parola, una frase: una di quelle frasi antiche, sentite e ripetute infinite volte, nel tempo della nostra infanzia. [...] Quelle frasi sono il nostro latino, il vocabolario dei nostri giorni andati, sono come i geroglifici egiziani o degli assiro-babilonesi, la testimonianza d'un nucleo vitale che ha cessato di esistere, ma che sopravvive nei suoi testi, salvati dalla furia delle acque, dalla corrosione del tempo. Quelle frasi sono il fondamento della nostra unità familiare, che sussisterà finché saremo al mondo, ricreandosi e risuscitando nei punti più diversi della terra.” 
― Natalia Ginzburg, Lessico famigliare

Agli incontri che si terranno online (instagram live e/o zoom) parteciperanno alcuni tra i piu' noti autori di narrativa e saggistica italiana.

 

Lessico Famigliare is the new series of meetings with Italian authors curated by Livia Senic-Matuglia for Rizzoli Bookstore NYC.

The Rizzoli Bookstore, founded in 1964, has always been the go-to place for international culture. This series of literary conversations is aimed to Italian  culture  lovers.

The series begins in March with the presentation of Aldo Cazzullo's latest book, A Riveder Le Stelle, in celebration of the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. This is a tribute to the poet considered the father of the Italian language.  We believe indeed that each of us designs his own identity through the language. The series "Lessico Famigliare" takes its title from this cue, humbly referring  to Natalia Ginzburg's masterpiece, Premio Strega 1963, built on the complexity of family ties which are also linguistic ties, pieces of our identity.

The events will be online (instagram live and / or zoom) and  will be attended by some of the most famous authors of Italian fiction and non-fiction.

January 27, 2021

To celebrate the Book Review’s 125th anniversary, The New York Times is dipping into the archives to revisit their most thrilling, memorable and provoking coverage. A beautiful curated gallery of authors and words you don't want to miss to read. Click here to read the full article.

January 5, 2021

Shop Updates

We’re open for browsing and pickups everyday from 11-7 Mon-Sun.

 Online orders are still being processed and shipped/prepared for pickup.

Please for any questions write to bookstore@rizzoliusa.com or call us at +1 212 759 2424

  

Shipping Deadlines

Due to the volume of orders we're currently receiving and the limited number of staff we have on-site for our safety and yours, it is taking a little longer than usual to process orders. Our phone lines are busy, please write to bookstore@rizzoliusa.com. We will provide you all info you need. Thank you in advance for your patience.

If you've chosen to ship your order, you'll receive a tracking number in a separate email. 

 

Thank you again for your support. 

 

Yours,

Rizzoli Bookstore

December 21, 2020


 


Photo credit Issa Rashid

Shop Updates


We’re open for browsing and pickups everyday from 11-7 Mon-Sun.

 Online orders are still being processed and shipped/prepared for pickup. We cannot guarantee orders placed after 12/15 will arrive by 12/25 due to increase shipping times.

  

 

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve: 11am to 6pm

Christmas: Closed


Starting  Dec 26 our hours will be 11am to 7pm

New Year's Eve: 11am to 6pm

New Year: Closed


 

 

Shipping Deadlines

If you are aiming to receive your books by Christmas choose just “In Stock” books and place your orders by 12/15.

 

Due to the volume of orders we're currently receiving and the limited number of staff we have on-site for our safety and yours, it is taking a little longer than usual to process orders. Our phone lines are busy, please write to bookstore@rizzoliusa.com. We will provide you all info you need. Thank you in advance for your patience.

 

If you've chosen to ship your order, you'll receive a tracking number in a separate email. 

 

Thank you again for your support. We really look forward to seeing you soon in the store!

 

Yours,

Rizzoli Bookstore


December 20, 2020

Redenzione di [Chiara Marchelli]


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

5 PM EST


Please join us for a virtual event with italian writer Chiara Marchelli presenting her last book "Redenzione" 
We will be presenting this event virtually using Zoom. 


“Sembravano grida. E un rumore basso, pauroso.

Mi sono convinta che fosse il respiro della volpe,
il verso che le usciva dai denti azzannando il collo delle galline.
Mia zia diceva che non era possibile e che me l’ero sognato, ma me lo ricordo ancora oggi, chiarissimo: come un rimbombo. Quando mi mandavano in chiesa e il prete parlava del male, io pensavo sempre a quel rumore lì. Come l’acqua sottoterra, hai presente?”

 

Dopo La memoria della cenere, Chiara Marchelli torna con un romanzo costruito con rara maestria, un’indagine poliziesca intrecciata alle radici storiche della follia. In un racconto mozzafiato, dove il passato sboccia nel presen- te come un fiore velenoso, l’autrice si immerge nella fragilità dell’animo femminile, che nella fame di libertà e perfezione ha sempre cercato il riscatto dall’infelicità e dal male inflitto e subìto.

Chiara Marchelli è nata ad Aosta e si è laureata in Lingue Orientali a Venezia. È autrice di romanzi, una raccolta di racconti e un saggio su New York, la città dove vive. Insegna Letteratura Contemporanea, Traduzione e Italiano alla New York University e Scrittura alla Scuola Holden. Nel 2017 ha pubblicato Le notti blu (Giulio Perrone Editore), selezionato tra i dodici finalisti del Premio Strega. Nel 2019 NNE ha pubblicato il suo romanzo La memoria della cenere.

December 8, 2020

 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
5PM EST

Please join us for a virtual event with artist Roni Horn in conversation with Ragnar Kjartansson about his last book "ISLAND ZOMBIE: ICELAND WRITINGS"

We will be presenting this event virtually using Zoom. Please Register in advance for this meeting HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 
Roni Horn is an artist and writer whose books include Another Water, Wonderwater (Alice Offshore), Weather Reports You, and Roni Horn aka Roni Horn.
Her oeuvre focuses on conceptually oriented photography, sculpture, books and drawing.  Since 1975, Horn has traveled extensively in the more remote landscapes of Iceland – these solitary experiences have long been important influences in her life and work.  Literature and Horn’s prodigious reading have had a similarly profound impact on her work across various media.  The sculpture is often paired or doubled, as are the drawings and photographs. 
Horn lives and works in New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include: Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle Bregenz, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Kunsthalle Basel, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Fondation Beyeler, Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, and The Drawing Institute at The Menil Collection, Houston, TX.
 

Ragnar Kjartansson draws on the entire arc of art in his performative practice. The history of film, music, theatre, visual culture and literature find their way into his video installations, durational performances, drawing and painting. Pretending and staging become key tools in the artist’s attempt to convey sincere emotion and offer a genuine experience to the audience.  
Kjartansson’s work has been exhibited widely. Recent solo exhibitions and performances have been held at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Barbican Art Gallery in London, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, Reykjavik Art Museum, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and New Museum in New York. In 2011, he was the recipient of Performa’s 2011 Malcolm McLaren Award for his performance ‘Bliss’. In 2009, Kjartansson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale, and in 2013 his work was featured at the Biennale’s main exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace. Kjartansson was born in 1976 in Reykjavi´k and studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and The Royal Academy, Stockholm
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.

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

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