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. 

July 18, 2017

The hot and heavy New York City weather has inspired us to feature some of our most exotic and refreshing summer titles! Celebrate Shark Week with Michael Muller's photographic survey, get lost in a vacation-themed beach read, or find summer swim-spiration with our selection of surf books, pool party books, and vacation get-away-glamour. 

June 14, 2017

Last night Elettra Wiedmann, model, Refinery 29 Food Editor, and Founder of the popular blog, Impatient Foodie, stopped by our salon to celebrate the launch of new cookbook, Impatient Foodie from Scribner. Joined by Wiedemann was her mother: actress, author, model, and filmmaker, Isabella Rosselini. Elettra discussed the inspiration behind the book, her career in modeling, and her studies at The London School of Economics. Each subject, in its own way contributed to the growing success behind the blog, as well as the creation of the cookbook. 

Rosselini discussed shared favorite family recipes of her own, as well as memories of her mother, the legendary film actress, Ingrid Bergman. Both women lit up the room with their smiles, warmth, and lively memories of food, family, life, and work. 

Below are some photos that captured the spirit of the night! 

June 7, 2017

Midweek, and in need of a little celebratory "pick me up" to get you to the weekend? Check out these hot Happy Hour titles to bring a little humpday fun to your work week!


Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler is the (addictive) coming-of-age story of a 22 year-old New York transplant working in a high-end downtown restaurant. Tess's New York City education ranges from food and wine, to sex and drugs, to fashion and music, to love and heartbreak - all the makings of what is both sweet and bitter about New York City. Now in paperback, this book is the perfect companion for $1 oysters and a glass of Sancerre. 

Ladies - this book is for YOU! This drink recipe book honors all the badass women (fictional and real) by naming cocktails after them! With drinks like the "Zeldatini," the "Suffragette Sour," and the "Frida Kahlua", how can you resist? Inventive, fun, and delicious, Drink Like a Woman is perfect for a girls' night gathering at home. 

This delightful and informative read has been called "The Kitchen Confidential of the wine world"; it tells the story of the author's journey and education on the way to becoming a sommelier. If you're a fan of wine and spirits, we recommend you celebrate your Wine Wednesday with the ultimate Cork Dork!

As visually stunning as it is informative, Rosé All Day is a great reference guide for the Millennial Pink crowd. Broken down by region, author Katherine Cole explores the history of the celebrated pink drink through the ages, offering recommendations, anecdotes, and general profiles of different wines along the way. It is the perfect companion for sommeliers, wine enthusiasts, or general fans of all-things-pink. 

Shaken and Stirred is a versatile collection of short stories written by some of the most reknowned authors and notorious drinkers (F.Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, to name a few). Dark, funny, and filled with hilarious, drunken ephipanies, the characters in these stories will leave you "shaken and stirred."  

June 3, 2017

Looking to be inspired this weekend? You're in luck! The new LIMITED EDITION CABANA MAGAZINE (Issue 7) has arrived, and it is gorgeous. Spend the rest of your weekend in wanderlust as you page through these exotic interiors and chic travel stays. For more info on this new issue, which is in collaboration with Burberry, see the description below.

"Cabana Magazine is a biannual publication in English based in London and printed in Italy. From the simplest object to the rarest collectible, from a rural hut to a cosmopolitan dwelling. Each issue is a handmade creation, with its innovative printing techniques, specialty papers and finishes each selected to enhance the particular piece or interior it represents. 

The limited edition box of Cabana issue seven is in collaboration with Burberry, who feature a unique Henry Moore print on the cover. This issue explores all things quintessentially British, from the majestic Chatsworth House to the quaint forgotten farmhouses of Westmorland. Cabana welcomes you into some of the most enchanting homes in Britain and beyond." -1st Dibs

June 1, 2017

Who can forget that iconic moment in film when Robert DeNiro encounters Meryl Streep in Rizzoli? The film is Falling in Love, and it has become both a cult classic and a New York treasure. There's not a week that goes by without an out-of-town customer asking, "Is this the same bookstore where Robert meets Meryl?" Well, yes and no. Yes, we are that bookstore - only we've moved about thirty blocks downtown!

Still, the original 5th Avenue location is part of our spirit and legacy. We dedicate this #throwback post to that store, immortalized in one of our favorite films, Falling in Love. 

May 27, 2017

"For the difference between poets and novelists is this - that the former write for the life of the language - and the latter write for the betterment of the world." -A.S. Byatt, Possession

Readers who love poetry, period dramas, and romance will get swept away in this Booker Prize winning literary sensation about two English scholars researching the lives of Victorian poets. 

The book itself is our bookseller, Claire's most treasured possession. "Possession by A.S. Byatt is one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've ever had the pleasure of reading. It was an honor to live temporarily in this world," she says. 

You can add this truly unique novel to your bookshelf by clicking here.  


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