News Articles from September, 1000

October 15, 2019

Open House New York is thrilled to announce that Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway at 26th Street in Manhattan, will serve as the official information hub for the 2019 OHNY Weekend! OHNY volunteers will be onsite at the bookstore on October 19 and 20 to answer questions and hand out event guides.

Beginning on October 1, you can also stop by the bookstore to pick up a free copy of the OHNY Weekend Event Guide. Click here for store hours and directions.

As part of this special collaboration, the bookstore will also host special programming throughout the Weekend. OHNY and Rizzoli invite you to stop by for a series of book talks featuring writers and artists discussing books representing a unique mix of New York-centric themes -- from urban photography to critical commentary on the economic and social future of New York City. Each talk will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by Q&A and book signings.

OHNY Weekend Information Hub at Rizzoli Bookstore

1133 Broadway at 26th Street, Manhattan

Saturday, October 19, 12-6pm

Sunday, October 20, 12-4pm

Special Programming



Tom Mellins, New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection

An illustrated history of real estate development in Manhattan, a story of speculation and innovation–of the big ideas, big personalities, and big risks that collectively shaped a city like no other.


Thomas Campanella, Brooklyn: The Once and Future City

Campanella unearths long-lost threads of the urban past, telling the rich history of the rise, fall, and reinvention of one of the world’s most internationally recognized and resurgent cities.


Chris Payne, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City and Making Steinway

Payne is an architectural photographer who specializes in the large format documentation of America's industrial heritage (in addition to serving as the photographer of the cover of this year's OHNY Weekend Event Guide!). His work on North Brother Island comprises a comprehensive photographic record of decaying buildings and evolving landscapes of one of New York City’s most unexpected and uninhabited places. Making Steinway visually deconstructs the piano’s unseen parts and offers a glimpse into Astoria’s One Steinway Place and the skilled craftsmanship required to make this most recognizable of musical instruments.


Sharon Zukin, Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places and The Innovation Complex (forthcoming)

Published in 2011, Zukin's Naked City powerfully examined the relationship between a pervasive demand for an authentic urban life and escalating real estate prices that help drive out the very people who give New York City its authenticity. Her forthcoming book, The Innovation Complex, closely examines the architectural and geographical remaking of Manhattan and Brooklyn in connection with the production of digital technology.



Philip Ashforth Coppola & Ezra Bookstein, One Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway

For forty years, Philip Ashforth Coppola has painstakingly documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary pen-and-ink drawings. Editors Bookstein and Workman have drawn from the 2,000 pages of Coppola’s sketches to give readers a sample of arguably the most encyclopedic history of the New York City Subway's art and architecture.


Kevin Baker, The Fall of a Great American City: New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence

The story of what is happening today in New York City and across America – how the crisis of affluence is driving out everything we love most about cities and how we can begin to take them back.

October 3, 2019


CHRISTINE TOBIN Trio feat. Phil Robson

and Sam Bevan

Perform for


the Music Series at Rizzoli Bookstore


Sunday, October 27th 2019 – 5pm 

Christine Tobin: Irish born vocalist and songwriter Christine Tobin is renowned for her unique rich voice and original compositional style. She has eleven highly acclaimed CDs under her own name and four major awards under her belt. Christine has led various projects. Her celebrated 2016 CD, PELT was a collection of Tobin’s musical settings of Pulitzer Prize winning Paul Muldoon’s poems and lyrics.  BBC Music Magazine calls the album "a masterclass in songcraft!". Her 2012 ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, her settings of WB Yeats poems, won a British Composer Award. The following year she won a ‘Herald Angel Award’ at the Edinburgh Festival for her show ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’, her jazz adaptations of Leonard Cohen classics. In 2014 she won ‘Jazz Vocalist of the Year’ at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Earlier in her career Christine won ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards.  Her vivid interpretations of Bessie Smith were featured in film director Mike Figgis' Red White and Blues’ docu/film in the Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues series. Christine has also presented special features for BBC Radio 3’s cutting edge program Jazz On 3 and appeared regularly on Jazz Library also for BBC Radio 3. She has contributed to programs about Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Joni Mitchell and Carmen McRae. The special documentary program she presented for RTE Lyric FM ‘Out with Paganism’, was a Silver Radio Winner at the New York Festivals - 2013 World’s Best Radio Programs. Since moving to NYC in 2015, she has become a regular feature of the city’s musical landscape and major venues.

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 Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

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




Perform at

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 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
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 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 or Instagram
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
Perform at  
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 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  
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

December 11, 2018

There's nothing like a thoughtfully chosen gift to show your love and appreciation to friends and family. With that in mind, we have pulled together a selection of Interior Design and Architecture books that will be perfect for every design lover on your list.

Click here for a list of 23 Books to Give Design Lovers

November 21, 2018
Perform for 

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO, the Music Series at Rizzoli


Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:30pm
1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

A very rare NYC pop-up concert by the in-demand Ahn Trio marks the end of the first year of the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo.  

Hailed as "exacting and exciting musicians" by the LA Times, the Ahn Trio is made up of three Juilliard-trained Korean-American sisters, pianist Lucia, violinist Angella, and cellist Maria. The Trio has released 9 critically acclaimed albums on EMI Classics, Sony, and Warner. Their ever-evolving vision of being a 21st century musician, and wideranging collaborations with modern dance companies including a B-boy dance company, film directors, rock bands, DJs, singers, and more led to the nickname "Classical revolutionaries" given to them by New York Newsday. Pat Methenyand other luminary composers such as Michael NymanMaurice JarreKenji BunchMark BaechleMark O'ConnorDJ SpookyChiel Meijering - among others - have written music for them.
In 2011 President Obama invited Ahn Trio to perform at the White House. The Ahns have performed at the prestigious TED conference and was the only classical group to be invited to perform at iTunes Festival 2008 in London. Ahn Trio's album Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac released by Sony, was No. 8 in the Billboard Charts for 26 weeks. Their Dvorak, Suk, and Shostakovich album on EMI won Germany's prestigious ECHO Award. People Magazine selected the sisters three of 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003. Their unique approach to music has taken the sisters to Buenos Aires' Teatro Colon, Vienna's Musikverein, New York's Lincoln Center, Leipzig's Gewandhaus, Beijing's Concert Hall, Istanbul's Aya Irini in Topkapi Palace, to over 30 countries and every state in America. Ahn Trio released their latest album BLUE in 2017 showcasing their wide-ranging interests and influences. The programme for the concert will feature music from BLUE and other releases from the Ahn Trio's wide-ranging discography.
To discover the music of the Ahn Trio check out the playlist prepared by Mondo Jazz at this link.
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 or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

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