Journal

August 11, 2022

 

A mosaic of suggestions from the excellence of Italian design


We are really proud to launch our in-store and online partnership with PdiPigna. We will house their beautiful collection of notebooks, journals and stationary. Starting with their newest tribute collections, Enzo Mari, Olivetti, Gio Ponti & Bella Copia!

 



July 20, 2022

Hello friends, Rizzoli Bookstore will be closed on Wednesday July 27th and Thursday July 28th for inventory.  We apologize in advance if this causes any inconvenience. We will re-open on Friday at 11 AM. Stay safe in the hot weather, and hope to see you soon.

May 17, 2022

ALL DAY ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 

A transatlantic window on the major literary trends of Italian fiction of our time, told by the authors who have written and are writing it.

The first edition of the Italian Contemporary/Literary Fiction Festival will take place in New York City, from June 6–8, 2022. This literary celebration, thematically titled Multipli Forti: Voices from Contemporary Italian Literature is a transatlantic window on the major literary trends in contemporary Italian fiction, featuring a select group of luminary Italian writers.
 

Guests over the age of five must wear masks and show proof of vaccination (either a vaccine card or an Excelsior Pass).

 
 
PROGRAM AT RIZZOLI, JUNE 8
 
10:30 am: The Bridge Literary Award
 
Announcing nominations for the 2022 edition. Authors, translators, and editors of the winning books in the various editions will be present together with members of the American and Italian juries. Featuring Anthony Tamburri, Margo Jefferson, Elisabetta Rasy, Eli Gottlieb, Maaza Mengiste, and Danielle Evans.
 
Moderators: Fabio Finotti, Maria Ida Gaeta, and Maria Gliozzi
 
In Italian and English
 
 
 
3 pm: Claudia Durastanti, Vincenzo Latronico, Francesco Pacifico, Enrico Rotelli, and Paolo Rumiz (on video)
 
Response by Jonathan Galassi
 
Moderator: Alessandro Giammei
 
In English
 
6 pm: Edoardo Albinati, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Emaunele Trevi (on video)
 
Response by Michael Moore and Teresa Fiore
 
Moderator: Chiara Benetollo
 
In Italian with English translation
April 21, 2022

APRIL STAFF PICKS FROM RIZZOLI BOOKSELLERS


The Book of Difficult Fruit by Kate Lebo

This book is a sensual, earthy, erudite, and very pleasurable springtime read. The author is a poet and baker. She takes fruits that are maligned (smelly durian), obscure (thimbleberries), or mildly fatal (cherry pits), and transmogrifies them into metaphors for family, the anthropocene, and lots of other things. I’m bookmarking some of the recipes, and simply cherishing the absurdity of others, like the one for durian lip balm: "Some people will say this lip balm stinks. No kisses for them." 
—Christine




Published to commemorate I-D's 40th anniversary, this fashion book features the most iconic editorial spreads and features since its inception as a fashion zine in 1980, through its most recent cover with musical/visual artists Bjork and Arca in 2020. i-D is the pinnacle of the now, boasting an editorial line up of legendary contemporary artists, musicians, models, photographers, stylists, makeup artists and mega-creatives in the industry. Flip through stunning images of Kate Moss, Timothee Chalamet, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Prince, Vivienne Westwood... just to name drop a few ;). Whether you're studying archival fashion, or just love some cultural nostalgia, this is the perfect book to add to your fashion library!
—Issa




Lorraine O’Grady began producing visual art in her mid-40s after a varied career working as an intelligence analyst, translator, and music critic, quickly emerging as a conspicuous voice in contemporary art. O’Grady’s work is guided in part by a theme of multiplicity and the limitations of the subject-object dichotomy, particularly as it relates to the experience of race. Both/And is the catalog for O’Grady’s first major retrospective, covering over 40 years of her life and work.
—Sam
 



 
Thinking about reading an autobiography? Perhaps a play, or even a cookbook? Maybe the idea of committing to one over the others makes you want to put on a movie and forget reading altogether. Lucky for us, Stanley Tucci is two steps ahead. In his latest book, Taste: My Life Through Food, Tucci delivers personal reflections, tasty recipes, and scenes from his family home. There’s even a concrete poem about carbonara—no choice but to Stan.  
Nathan
 

 

When a young French woman is stricken by a matrilineal curse, she begins a surreal, anguished hunt for a cure. It's interwoven with centuries of tantalizing medical mysteries, beginning with the Strasbourg dancing plague of 1518. I raced to the end, which could have felt inevitable, but instead felt like a hard-won revelation. Also, Lena Dunham loves it
—Christine




Austrian artist, architect, and environmentalist Friedensreich Hundertwasser spent a lifetime producing a catalog of work that defied convention and celebrated idiosyncrasy. His playful yet principled ethos and eye for vibrant color are on full display in this pocket-sized survey. Designed by the artist himself, it contains a compilation of 71 graphic works, each presented next to a poem or quote by the artist printed in shimmering silver text.
—Sam
 
April 10, 2022

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 AT 5 PM
Doors at 4:45 PM

THE MICHAEL LEONHART ORCHESTRA

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO
A music series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Rizzoli Bookstore is thrilled to once again host the Michael Leonhart Orchestra, led by the Grammy-winning, trumpeter, composer and arranger, for the launch of their new record The Normyn Suites (Sunnyside Records).

This event is ticketed. Tickets are $27 and include a complimentary glass of wine.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Guests over the age of five must wear masks and show proof of vaccination (either a vaccine card or an Excelsior Pass).
 
 
March 3, 2022


MARCH STAFF PICKS FROM RIZZOLI BOOKSELLERS


 

Free by Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi merges postcommunist history, coming-of-age memoir, and philosophical meditation in the most elegant, moving, intellectually rigorous, and profound way. A truly great book about the 1990s for these end-of-the-end-of-history times. —Christine




A new photobook revisits downtown legend Marcia Resnick’s playful, political, unruly photography. It features essays that make the case for her status as “an artist’s artist” who made photography matter in new ways, and some really great portraits of people like Susan Sontag and John Belushi. —Sam
 

 

If art world controversies have left you reeling recently, here’s a book for you. Farah Nayeri has written a smart, measured guide for making sense of how social movements and everyday people have begun to challenge the elite monopoly on power in art institutions—and what that means for art itself.
 
P.S. We hosted a launch event with the author and arts journalist Linda Yablonsky and you can watch their conversation here. —Christine
 

 
 
A wildly virtuosic novel about an aristocratic British woman who shacks up with her husband’s mistress in Paris during the 1848 Revolution. It required my total attention, and rewarded me with riches on every page. Read it if you like thrilling denouements, wry lesbian inversions of the Victorian novel, the sweep of history. —Christine
 
 

 
A novel-in-verse from the acclaimed poet/classicist/translator, Autobiography of Red is a unique and affecting coming of age tale that blurs the literal and metaphorical. The teenage monster Geryon, suffering abuse at the hands of his brother, seeks solace in photography and a relationship with Herakles. A synopsis does not do this book justice, and I will only say I cannot recommend it more highly. —David
 
 
 

An important literary step forward, opening the doors to future queer Latinx authors. Although hyper-specific through Gomez’s personal journey, these beautiful kaleidoscopic insights into a young writer's life open up room for more collective empathy and joy. —Issa
 
February 11, 2022

RIZZOLI COVID POLICIES

New York state officially lifted its “mask-or-vax” mandate for most public indoor settings on Thursday 02/10, but there are a number of places where face coverings will still be required.

In New York City, it will now be up to individual businesses and offices to decide whether they will continue to require workers and patrons to wear masks. The city’s vaccination requirement for businesses including restaurants, fitness centers and entertainment venues remains in effect. 

So in our case we keep encouraging customers to wear the masks inside the store. For in Person-Events , all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks.

 

 

RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES

New York City's COVID-19 vaccination proof requirements have been expanded to include younger children.

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of five will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

 To view past event recordings check out our YouTube channel

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Our hours are 11 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am to 7 pm on 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 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 working hard to maintain our safety protocols following New York City guidelines:

  • 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 seeing you in the store and recommending 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 bookstore@rizzoliusa.com

To support us, please consider a Rizzoli Bookstore Gift Card or Subscriptions 

December 22, 2021


Holiday hours:

12/24 11:00 to 6:00 pm

12/25 closed

12/31 11:00 to 6:00 pm

01/01 closed

December 8, 2021

 

12/10 Last Day International Shipping for Christmas Delivery

12/16 - Last Day Standard Shipping for Christmas Delivery (11:59pm EST)

12/20 - Last Day Express Shipping for Christmas Delivery (11:59pm EST)

12/24 – Buy in store, we will be open from 11:00 to 6:00 pm

 

Holiday hours:

12/24 11:00 to 6:00 pm

12/25 closed

12/31 11:00 to 6:00 pm

01/01 closed

November 24, 2021


Hello friends, Rizzoli Bookstore will be closed on Thursday November 25th for Thanksgiving.

November is the time to be thankful. We are deeply thankful for your support to Rizzoli Bookstore.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


We will re-open on Friday at 11 AM. Stay safe in the cold weather, and hope to see you soon.

Yours,

Rizzoli bookstore

November 8, 2021

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE  AND SHOP EARLY TO GET YOUR HOLIDAY GIFTS ON TIME

Shop early to get your holiday gifts on time! The supplychain is even more disrupted this year due to COVID-related labor shortages in publisher warehouses, printing capacity limitations, and shipping issues. All of which means potential out-of-stock books and order delays. Find the perfect gift early this holiday season. November is the new December!

Pandemic supplychain disruptions continue with labor shortages in publisher warehouses, printing capacity limitations, shipping delays, and a host of other issues. Shop early and shop local--in person or online--then sit back and relax with a good book (or two) for the holidays.

FIND THE PERFECT GIFT IN RIZZOLI HOLIDAY CATALOG


October 21, 2021


OCTOBER IS THE NEW DECEMBER

Shop early to get your holiday gifts on time! The supplychain is even more disrupted this year due to COVID-related labor shortages in publisher warehouses, printing capacity limitations, and shipping issues. All of which means potential out-of-stock books and order delays.

Find the perfect gift early this holiday season.

October is the new December!

Pandemic supplychain disruptions continue with labor shortages in publisher warehouses, printing capacity limitations, shipping delays, and a host of other issues.

Shop early and shop local--in person or online--then sit back and relax with a good book (or two) for the holidays.

 

August 12, 2021


RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES

It’s almost impossible to believe but we’ve gone past the halfway point of 2021. We’re happy to announce Rizzoli Bookstore is back on track and looking forward to a fall season of great books and exciting in-store events. Right now, we’d like to take a moment to thank you, our loyal customers who have stuck with us through thick and thin this past year. It hasn’t been easy for you, or us, but we appreciate your unyielding support. 


In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

 Registration will be required. 

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

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