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 This striking Rizzoli title contains over 100 unpublished photos from Pigozzi's personal archives spanning from 1950 to the present.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.  


May 24, 2017

"What I've only ever been interested in are clothes that one has never seen before, that are completely new, and how in what way they can be expressed. Is that called fashion? I don't know the answer." -Rei Kawakubo

The Met celebrates the spring Costume Institute exhibition and catalogue Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between in the window at Rizzoli Bookstore now through June 4. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is widely recognized as among the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years. Known for her avant-garde designs that challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability, she blurs the divide between art and fashion. The lavishly illustrated publication offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of this fashion visionary through Kawakubo's commentary on her creative process and brilliant photographs by Paolo Roversi, Nicholas Alan Cope, and others. The exhibition is now on view through September 4 at The Met, located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. The exhibition is made possible in part by Condé Nast.

May 20, 2017

Dreamy, edgy, and provocative, A Message For You explores the sharp work of photographer, Guy Bourdin at the height of his career in the late 70's/early 80's. The book is comprised mainly of images of model Nicolle Meyer, who appeared in multiple Bourdin campaigns and editorials, and includes her recollections of the photographer. The fierceness of Meyer, paired with the vision, wit, and lust of the photographer is dripping with energy on every page. It is the perfect book for anyone who loves fashion, photography, and/or seventies glamour. -Kelly, Assistant Manager/Merchandiser

You can purchase a copy of this book by clicking on the title above, or by clicking here

May 17, 2017

If you're walking up or down Broadway between W25th and W26th St, chances are you'll find yourself stopped in front of our whimsical and dynamic window displaying the work of artist, Federica Matta. Exotic birds containing multiple faces, colors, and shapes drop from varying levels, descending and twisting like mobiles as Matta's expressive drawings create a mural-like effect in the background. These drawings channel the inner-voices of a person's creativity, and are paired with texts and quotes that promote that strong human desire to create. The current window corresponds with Matta's new Prestel book, Journal Through Your Wildest Dreams

"We carry within us a multitude of worlds," writes Matta in her book. "In the confusion of these worlds, suddenly there is a door." It is that door that must be unlocked in order to channel the path to creativity. In doing that, we enter a profound revelation of self-discovery. 

Matta will aid in helping us unlock the door to our own creavity this Thursday, May 18th from 6-8pm in our salon. You can find more details on the event by clicking here. In the meantime, drop by and see the display - we hope it will inspire you to follow suit and journal through your wildest dreams!


May 13, 2017

Rainy days in NYC can be such a downer - that is, until you curl up with your favorite Penguin paperback.  We recommend a cup of chamomile tea with a side of Honore de Balzac's Lost Illusions  - our staff pick for this dreary afternoon/early evening. Austin, our bookseller with impeccable taste in classic literature shares his insights:

"Balzac's Lost Illusions may be the most picaresque novel of all time. It's elevated both by Balzac's gorgeous writing and the uncommonly deep insight he brings to every last element of this society - from the psychology of it's people to the alternately squalid and opulent environments they occupy. Tragic and hilarious in equal turn, it's one of the richest novels I've read." 

Drop in and browse our Literature section. Not in NYC? You can purchase a copy of the book on our website by clicking here

May 6, 2017

Looking to switch up your dinner routine? Graham, one of our amazing booksellers with discerning taste in cookbooks (among other subjects) shares his current obsession:

"As a serial cookbook collector, all I can say is that One Good Dish by David Tanis is the first cookbook I've ever owned that I intend to work through completely - no recipe uncooked! Every dish I've made from this book is simple, unpretentious, and delicious. Nearly every recipe is photographed beautifully, and each dish works on its own. These are the sort of meals you can throw together quickly at midnight for yourself, but could also just as easily combine three or four of them into a fantastic sit-down dinner. If I could have just one cookbook on my shelf, this would be it." 

You can browse this title on our website by clicking here



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