Past Events

02/17/2020 - 6:00pm

Astrologer, psychic, medium, and tarot card reader Jessica Lanyadoo will be in conversation with designer and fashion writer Nicolette Mason present her new book Astrology for Real Relationships, a modern, inclusive guide to astrology that will illuminate your love life as well as your relationships with your family, your friends, and yourself.

Jessica Lanyadoo is an internationally respected Astrologer and Psychic Medium with fans and clients across the globe. She has been working to help people help themselves in one on one consultations since 1995, and writing her weekly horoscope since 2003. Lanyadoo is the host of the popular show, Ghost of a Podcast, and co-hosts TLC’s digital show Stargazing on Facebook Watch. She is currently the resident astrologer for Girlboss (USA), and Chatelaine (Canada). 

A powerful voice in the LGBTQ and plus-size communities, Nicolette Mason breaks the media molds of beauty standards with the mission that people of any size, color, background or sexual orientation should take risks with their style and embrace their inner voice. Featured as one of Forbes Top Fashion Influencers in 2017 Nicolette is a multi-talented writer, design consultant, public speaker, and personality.  She has designed numerous successful capsule collections, and worked with every major plus-size brand in addition to global beauty and hair care brands. S Nicolette has been featured by Forbes, Vogue, the Today Show, and many more.





02/12/2020 - 6:00pm

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano will discuss Di’ la verità anche se la tua voce trema (Speak the truth even if your voice trembles) by Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.  Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb while reporting on government corruption in Malta.  This book is the first in the Munizioni (Ammunition) series edited by Saviano and published by Bompiani, dedicated to the power of words. 

Roberto Saviano is an Italian writer, essayist and screenwriter. In his writings, including articles and his book Gomorrah, he uses literature and investigative reporting to tell of the economic reality of the territory and business of the Camorra crime syndicate and of organized crime more generally.

Daphne Anne Caruana Galizia (26 August 1964 – 16 October 2017) was a Maltese journalist, writer, and anti-corruption activist, who reported on political events in Malta. In particular, she focused on investigative journalism, reporting on government corruption, nepotism, patronage, allegations of money laundering, links between Malta's online gambling industry and organized crime, Malta's citizenship-by-investment scheme, and payments from the government of Azerbaijan. 

This event will be presented in italian. To rsvp, please click here

02/11/2020 - 6:00pm

Please join the sexual anthropologist and author Betony Vernon and illustrator Francois Berthoud for a pre-Valentine's Day talk celebrating The Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today.

02/02/2020 - 5:00pm



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Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 – 5pm



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


 The next Rizzoli Music Aperitivo will feature Cosmo, the instrumental project of Grammy Award winning composer Jesse Harris.  Cosmo play song-like compositions, written by Harris, that vacillate between written melodies and modern polyphony, arranged by the ensemble.

With Jesse Harris (guitar), CJ Camerieri (trumpet/flugelhorn/french horn), Jeremy Gustin (drums), Will Graefe (guitar), Michael Boschen (trombone) and Benjamin L. Davis (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 Tickets may be purchased at the door for $25 and include complimentary prosecco.


01/30/2020 - 6:00pm

Lois and Robert Lilly will present and sign their new book American Goddess: Jean Patchett, a unique look at a model who defined a decade and a rare collection of extraordinary images that explore her unique appeal.

01/29/2020 - 6:00pm

Pauline Brown, longtime leader in the luxury goods sector and former Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America reinvents the art and science of brand-building.  Pauline will present her new book Aesthetic Intelligence: How to Boost It and Use It in Business and Beyond.  Q&A and booksigning to follow.

01/28/2020 - 6:00pm

Design legends Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser will be in conversation to present Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making MagazinesFor more than fifty years, Bernard and Glaser have revolutionized the look of magazine journalism. In Mag Men, they recount their storied careers, offering insiders’ perspective on some of the most iconic design work of the twentieth century.

01/23/2020 - 6:00pm
Author Derek Sandhaus will be in conversation with Spirits Educator and Consultant, Shannon Mustipher about his new book Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture.  China is one of the world’s leading producers and consumers of liquor, with alcohol infusing all aspects of its culture, from religion and literature to business and warfare. This book follows Sandhaus’s journey of discovery into this culture.

01/21/2020 - 6:00pm
Rizzoli New York invites you to celebrate the publication of In China When it all Began with photographer Xiao Quan, one of the most acclaimed contemporary photographers in China. This is a personal and fascinating documentation of China's late 1980s through the 1990s, capturing the drastic social change of the country's first decade of economic reform. 

01/12/2020 - 2:00pm


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the Music Series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Sunday, January 12th, 2019 – 2pm


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


A rare semi-private performance of NYC's most exciting large ensemble will launch the third season of Rizzoli Music Aperitivo.  


The Michael Leonhart Orchestra is a powerhouse and eclectic live ensemble in the spirit of Frank ZappaCharles Mingus and Gil Evans. The orchestra features a magical blend of unique improvisers and world class ensemble players who play or have played for stars like David Bowie, James Brown, David Byrne or Caetano Veloso and bands such as Steely DanSharon Jones & the Dap-kings, the Mingus Big BandMaria Schneider’s Orchestra, the Tonight Show Band (Roots) and other musicians from the NY/Brooklyn jazz/soul/studio scene.

The MLO will be performing music from the recent Sunnyside records release “Suite Extracts – Vol. 1”.

The Orchestra will feature some very special guests: Donny McCaslin - tenor sax;  Jeremy Pelt, Freddie Hendrix - trumpet.  Other featured members of the orchestra will be: Ludovica Burtone – violin; Robbie Mangano – guitar; Ray Mason – trombone;  Jason Marshall – bari sax; Joe Martin - bass; Jeff Nelson – bass trombone; Dave Pietro – flutes, saxes; Kevin Raczka, E.J. Strickland – drums; Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon; Elizabeth Pupo-Walker – percussion; Scott Wendholt – trumpet.

If you saw them last year for the launch of the second season, you know you want to come back for this!

Michael Leonhart is a Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate: trumpeter, composer, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. As a trumpeter, Michael has performed with rock legends Steely Dan since 1996, recording two albums with them, including 2000's four-time Grammy winning Album of the Year, Two Against Nature, on which he was a featured soloist, arranger and conductor.  He also appears on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Grammy-winning 2016 Record of the Year, “Uptown Funk.”  Michael has composed music for stage and screen, including a song for Meryl Streep, whose performance he directed on the Decca soundtrack album Songs of Lahore. Leonhart recently composed music for the score to Rockstar Games “Red Dead Redemption 2”.  Follow the Michael Leonhart Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram

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 $25 and include complimentary prosecco.

12/11/2019 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 11th


Photographer Jonathan Higbee will be in conversation with photographer Harvey Stein about his new book Coincidences: New York by Chance.

12/09/2019 - 6:00pm

Monday, December 9


Eleanor Foa Dienstag in conversation with Meryl Gordon

In post-World War II America, who ever heard of an Italian Jew? No one. Journalist and author Eleanor Foa, born in Italy, raised in America, daughter of a brilliant father whose Italian-Jewish roots trace back to 16th-century printers, was proud of her exotic roots, yet knew little about her lineage. In 2006, accompanied by her American born sister, she retraces the footsteps of their ancestors through northern Italy (Soragna, Cortemaggiore, Sabbioneta, Parma) and reconnects with living relatives in Turin, Naples, and Rome. It’s both a physical and psychological journey during which the past illuminates the present. Retrospectively, the author’s close relationship with her Italian-born father, and her younger sisters’ with their German-born mother highlight complex family dynamics, hinting at what was talked about and what remained unsaid. 

Mixed Messages is both a universal tale of exile, family, and generational conflict and the history of one specific and remarkable family whose successes and tragedies mirror the flowering of Italian Jewish life from the mid-fourteen hundreds to its dispersal, destruction and partial resurrection, during and after the rise of Fascism.

A beautifully written multilayered story, the book offers surprises and discoveries at every turn. Part road trip and part family history, the book ultimately addresses the process of activating memory through the resonance of places, people and personal entanglements.

 Eleanor Foa is an author, journalist, photojournalist and corporate writer. Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites, ranging from The New York Times, Harper’s, Ms., and The New Republic to Woman Around Town and Women’s Voices For Change. She is the author of Whither Thou Goest: The Story of An Uprooted Wife (E.P. Dutton, 1976), which is both a feminist memoir and business story, and In Good Company (Warner Books, 1994), a history of the H.J. Heinz Company. She  the president of Eleanor Foa Associates, past president of the American Society of Authors and Journalists (ASJA), and received literary residencies at Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA).

Meryl Gordon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mrs. Astor Regrets and Phantom of Fifth Avenue, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She is an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. She is on the graduate journalism faculty at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is considered an expert on “elder abuse” and has appeared on NPR, CNN and other outlets whenever there is a high-profile case.

12/08/2019 - 5:00pm


feat. Samir Chatterjee and Jerome Harris

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Sunday, December 8th 2019 – 5pm

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

In Sync, Ned Rothenberg is joined by Jerome Harris, acoustic guitar/acoustic bass guitar and Samir Chatterjee, tabla and percussion. Bob Blumenthal gave a nice basic sketch of the band in a Boston Globe review: "Sync might be envisioned as a modified sax/bass/drum trio, where the bassist has been replaced by Jerome Harris on either acoustic guitar or acoustic bass guitar, and where the drummer’s role is taken by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and dumbek. With Rothenberg moving among alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the Japanese shakuhachi and composing looping ribbons of melody with odd rhythmic contours, the trio has found a most palatable merger of jazz and Asian music.

The uncommon instrumentation is enhanced by a shared sense of purpose that gives Sync its winning character. Each player displays both the techniques and the sensitivity required to function as both soloist and accompanist, allowing Sync to maintain its three-way conversations after Rothenberg has finished soloing. This is not simply a matter of the leader’s ability to sustain extended melodic and rhythmic variations at lower volumes through circular breathing; it also results from the assurance that allows Harris to sustain a pronounced rhythmic underpinning in his guitar work and rare melodic fluency on bass. Chatterjee, who can sing and then play back the most complex patterns in the manner of the great tabla masters, also senses how to highlight more compact, swing-oriented parts through shifts in accents and dynamics."

To listen to highlights from Sync's discography music, 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 Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

12/07/2019 - 6:00pm

A special celebration with Enchanted Lion Books to launch Layla's Happiness by author Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin. A conversation between author and illustrator will be followed by a reception and book signing. 

12/05/2019 - 6:00pm

Thursday, December 5


Photographer Robert Fairer will be in conversation with fashion historian and collector Colby Mugrabi and Conde Nast director of photography Ivan Shaw to celebrate Galliano for Dior.

12/04/2019 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 4th


 Join authors Ophira and Tali Edut as they reveal what’s in the stars for the next decade.  Discover what’s in store for your zodiac sign, celebrate the launch of their new book, The Astrotwins 2020 Horoscope, and enjoy an astrological q&a.

12/02/2019 - 6:30pm


6:30 PM


Open House New York and Rizzoli Bookstore invite you to a discussion about The Future of Transportation, the new volume from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's SOM Thinkers series, with Emma Fitzsimmons, Transit Reporter, The New York TimesOlin McKenzie, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Amy Plitt, Editor, Curbed NY; moderated by Henry Grabar, Staff Writer, Slate.




11/21/2019 - 6:00pm

Thursday, November 21


Translated by Hope Campbell Gustafson, Islands—New Islands presents Italian author Marco Lodoli's descriptions of Rome alongside archival photography.

Marco Lodoli is a Roman writer, journalist, and teacher. He collaborated with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica to publish a column of his ‘isole’, the short impressions of Rome that can be found in the pages of Islands—New Islands. In addition, he has published more than thirty books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Hope Campbell Gustafson has an MFA from the Literary Translation Workshop at the University of Iowa and a BA from Wesleyan University. Her translations can be found in Asymptote, The Brooklyn Rail, EuropeNow, Nashville Review, and Banthology: Stories from Unwanted Nations (Comma Press/Deep Vellum). Hope was a 2018 resident at the Art Omi Translation Lab, and she received a 2019 Pen/Heim Grant.

11/19/2019 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 19


Images Publishing and Rizzoli Bookstore invite you to meet award-winning photographer Eric Meola who will discuss and sign copies of his new book Fierce Beauty: Storms of the Great Plains, featuring atmospheric photographs of tornadoes, lightning, dust storms, and storm phenomena taken during four decades of personal trips to the Great Plains  and during seven seasons of chasing storms, from 1977 to 2019.

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