News Articles from September, 1000

February 15, 2019

Performs for


Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 - 5pm

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

Pyeng Threadgill will be celebrating the vinyl release of "Head Full Of Hair, Heart Full Of Song" performing selections from this album, which explores natural hair, ancestry and adornment as sources of power for Black women and women of color, as well as offering selections from her previous album "Portholes to A Love & Other Short Stories" inspired by short stories by world renowned authors such as Jamaica Kincaid, Isabelle Allende and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Joining her will be guitarist Andy Bianco and drummer Evan Pazner.

"I use music to create spaces that tell stories. Sometimes the music is performed in a traditional music setting but lately I have been drawn to less traditional music spaces because of how they help people to reimagine music. I want for people remember to fully connect to themselves through music by listening with their entire bodies and all their senses just the way one does when visiting someone's home. This is what New Porch Music inspires me to look into. Our individual and collective stories. My hope is that before, during and afterwards you will consider the deeper ways in which music, conversation and even silence impact and connect us all" (Pyeng Threadgill).
To listen to a preview playlist of the concert please click here
Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to or simply reply to this email. 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.
November 19, 2018
October 23, 2018
Jane Ira Bloom
Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
Live at Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC

Friday 9 November 2018 - 6pm

1133 Broadway (btw 25th and 26th st.)

Jane Ira Bloom   soprano sax

Dawn Clement   keyboard

Mark Helias   bass

Deborah Rush   spoken word

21st-century soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson.

Award winning soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom presents “Wild Lines,” her project for jazz quartet and spoken word, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, which is featured on her latest album "Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson". Bloom’s reimagining of Dickinson was ignited when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser, reaffirming Bloom’s intuitive connection to the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s writing. Bloom  was inspired by the “extraordinary vitality” and “the felt improvisatory impulse” in Dickinson’s language, a transcendent bond linking the poetic art of Bloom’s 19th century muse with the lyrical saxophonist and composer’s own poetically imaginative, wild lines and creative 21st century music. “Even though I don’t always understand her, I always felt that Emily used words the way jazz musicians use notes.”

The performance will feature poetry recitation from actress Deborah Rush which will echo and intermingle with music performed by Jane Ira Bloom, Dawn Clement (piano), and Mark Helias (bass).  

 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. 
October 9, 2018
Yacine Boulares and Vincent Segal

Live at Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC

Sunday 21 October 2018 - 5pm

1133 Broadway (btw 25th and 26th st.)

In a special duo show, Yacine Boulares and Vincent Segal will present music from Suites for Abu Sadiya along with readings of poems and songs from the Tunisian Stambeli tradition.  
In 2014 Brooklyn based French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares met French cellist Vincent Segal on the recording of Placido Domingo's intimate album Encanto del Mar and they decided to work together on a new project reimagining the forgotten Stambeli repertoire. Stambeli is a healing trance music created by the descendants of Sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia. Boulares and Segal's original compositions form a series of variations on the legend of the hunter Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis thus becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the memory of Sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia.

To listen to a preview playlist of next week's concert please click here!

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

Please rsvp to or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

Yacine Boulares is a New York based, French-Tunisian saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. After graduating with a BA in Philosophy he decided to take a year off to respond to the urge to play music. After winning the Esprit Jazz Festival Competition in Paris and studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music, where he studied with the likes of Chris Cheek, Donny Mc Caslin, Reggie Workman. In 2014 he was part of an intimate band picked by producer and arranger Robert Sadin to accompany Opera legend Placido Domingo on his remarkable record Encanto Del Mar. In 2015 he released the widely acclaimed album "Ajoyo", a mystic brew of African tradition, jazz and soul. In the meantime, Yacine continues to play as a sideman both in the jazz repertoire with the likes of Sheila Jordan, Theo Bleckman, Becca Stevens and Senri Oe.

French cellist Vincent Ségal studied at the National Music Academy of Lyon and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. He is world-renowned for his eclectism and for his prestigious collaborations and very original projects. He has worked with, among others, StingElvis CostelloCesaria EvoraCarlinhos BrownBlackalicious, and the French reggae band Tryo. In 1986 he and Cyril Atef formed the downtempo electronica duo band Bumcello that won the Victoires de la Musique award and was named Electronic artist of the year in 2006. In the past decade he has been very active in his duo with the Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko.

June 13, 2018

Celebrating the publication of Chris-Craft: An American Classic with author Nick Voulgaris, Chris-Craft Boats, Rizzoli Books, and a brand new Ralph Lauren Edition Chris-Craft Capri 21!

April 28, 2018

It’s Indie Bookstore Day! Celebrate by coming out and shopping local at Rizzoli. We are so proud of our vibrant neighborhood and growing community of small businesses. Come hang out with us in NoMad and browse our unique selection of books.

March 21, 2018

Rizzoli will close at 2 pm today, Wednesday, March 21st.  We will reopen tomorrow at 10:30 am.  

See you soon!


December 8, 2017

Now through January 15th, Rizzoli is delighted to partner with Nespresso to offer complimentary coffee in our Salon.  This weekend, we are celebrating this partnership with the culmination of our Nespresso designed holiday display.  Stop by on Saturday afternoon between 3 and 7 to see a special live window installation and warm up with a cappuccino or espresso, courtesy of Nespresso!

October 25, 2017

Our windows have been transformed for the week to celebrate Alexandre de Betak's new book Betak: Fashion Show Revolution, celebrating Betak's 25 years as a fashion show and event producer.  Please stop by to see Bureau Betak's spectacular display and browse the book, published this month by Phaidon!  Learn more about it here

photo by Steven Paneccasio for Bureau Betak


September 11, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to our event with Brooklyn Beckham yesterday!  If you couldn't make it and would still like to purchase a signed copy, call us now (212.759.2424) or come by the store.  We have a limited number of signed books available!

September 7, 2017

We regret to announce that Claudia Schiffer's appearance and book signing at the store has been cancelled.  Please watch this space for a possible rescheduling!  We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.

August 5, 2017

 Summer isn't over yet, and though the bookstore is paradise, that doesn't mean we're not wanderlusting over sandy beaches, or daydreaming of laying poolside in a Slim Aarons monograph. From the Palm Springs luxury resorts to the beaches of St. Tropez, here's a list of summer swim-spiration photo monographs to cool off with. 

If you're a fan of high-profile celebrities, pool parties, and the Côte d'Azur, Johnny Pigozzi's Pool Party is the book for you! This striking Rizzoli title contains over 100 unpublished photos from Pigozzi's personal archives spanning from 1950 to the present. Dive into the glamourous party scene of Antibes, France with your favorite icons of film, fashion, and music. 

Fans of Palm Springs and the 1950's will love Palm Springs ParadiseContaining more than 200 rarely seen photos, historical facts, and architectural masterworks, this title is a tribute throwback to the decade that defined this glamourous destination. 

The Swimming Pool by Deanna Templeton offers an intimate portrait of the human form underwater. A combination of black and white, color, and polaroids capture several figures in dance-like motions. Entrancing, soothing, and spell-binding, this monograph is a refreshing photographic masterpiece.


Beaches from Gray Malin offers striking aerial shots of more than twenty cities across six continents. Colorful, rich, and unique, this monograph is a dreamy treasure that will no-doubt inspire feelings of wanderlust. Grab your sunscreen and take your pick from these hot and sandy destinations! 

Jet-setters and fashionistas will fall in love with Slim Aarons' portraits of "the good life" in his luxurious monograph, Poolside With Slim AaronsAarons depicts a wealthy, well-tanned, and well-dressed high society vacationing in places such as the Caribbean, Italy, Mexico, and Monaco (among others). Dreamy, decadent, and seductive, this monograph chronicles the leisurely, beautiful lives of the sixties, seventies, and eighties. 

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