Past Events

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.

11/18/2019 - 6:00pm

Monday, November 18th


Amy Astley, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest, will be joined by a panel of special guest designers to discuss Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style.  This rich visual history, published for the magazine's 100th anniversary, celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority.

11/14/2019 - 6:00pm

Thursday, November 14th 


Join photographer Colin Miller and writer Ray Mock in conversation with residents of the Hotel Chelsea for an inside look at their living spaces to celebrate the publication of Hotel Chelsea: Living in the Last Bohemian HavenAlex Auder will provide introductory remarks. This book is an immersive photographic tour of the legendary Hotel Chelsea, whose residents share their spaces, their stories, and a delirious collective history of this landmark.

11/13/2019 - 6:00pm

Wedneday, November 13th


Curator Nora Burnett Abrams will be in conversation with Drew Sawyer about their new book Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation which considers how the artist came into her creative voice and her singular approach to photography at a notably young age. Ranging from portraits in her studio/apartment in college to self-portraits in the bucolic Colorado landscape in which she was raised, these works capture Woodman's hallmark approach to art making: enigmatic, rigorous, and poignant. 

11/12/2019 - 12:17pm

Tuesday, November 12th


Join international fashion illustrator Megan Hess to launch her new book Elegance: The Beauty of French Fashion.  Accompanied by Megan's exquisite illustrations of current and archival collections, Elegance: The Beauty of French Fashion tells the story of how France's iconic fashion houses have influenced the very fabric of design.

11/05/2019 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 5th

Photographer Sally Gall will present and sign her new book, Heavenly Creatures.

Heavenly Creatures continues Sally Gall's lifetime investigation of the sensual properties of the natural world: light, air, wind, and sky. Abstracted by composition, context, and color, these anthropomorphic photographs reference sea creatures, constellations, blooming flowers, microscopic amoebas, as well as abstract paintings by Joan Miro, Wassily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keefe. Heavenly Creatures embodies Sally Gall's search for poetry in the everyday, the miraculous in the ordinary.
11/04/2019 - 6:00pm

Monday, November 4th


Katia Lysy, Iris Origo's granddaughter will discuss her grandmother's life and legacy to celebrate the publication of Images and Shadows: Part of a Life.  This extraordinary memoir by Origo, who chronicled political life in A Chill in the Air and War in Val d'Orcia, and now turns inward to describe her own family, the work of writing, and the transcience of memory. Images and Shadows, Iris Origo's autobiographical account of her early life, is as perceptive and humane and beautifully written as her celebrated memoir War in Val d'Orcia.

10/29/2019 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 29


Author Pamela Fiori will be conversation with Dorothy Kalins to celebrate the launch of Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was.  This is the first book on magazine sensation Holiday, which between 1946 and 1977 was one of the most exciting publications in the world. Renowned for its bold layouts, literary credibility, and ambitious choice of photographers and artists, Holiday portrayed the romance of travel like no other periodical

10/26/2019 - 4:00pm

I  am New York – Sketching Class with Carlo Stanga

Saturday, October 26th, 4pm

 Join Moleskine’s “I am New York”, author Carlo Stanga for a special sketching workshop. Berlin-based illustrator Carlo Stanga is also a designer, author and architect, and will take you on a creative journey, teaching how to sketch urban landscapes and giving insights into his own process along the way.

All attendees will receive a Moleskine sketchbook with free customization on-site.  Refreshments will be served.  To purchase tickets, please click here!

Refreshments will be served.

 About I am New York:

 “I am New York” is an art book, bursting with color and vivacity as much as it is a story book as well as being an inspirational, non-traditional guide to the city that lets the reader discover Gotham from a refreshing perspective as they inevitably become drawn into the urban sketches and that unique vibe that is singular to the city that never sleeps. From bridges to bagels and so much in between, Carlo Stanga introduces readers to one of the most beloved cities in the world and through his visual storytelling makes us understand why it is indeed so beloved.



10/25/2019 - 6:00pm

The New York Landmarks Conservancy cordially invites you to Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House, a book talk with author Patrick W.Ciccone.  

The classic book Bricks & Brownstone, the first and still the only volume to examine in depth the changing form and varied architectural styles of the much-loved New York City row house, or brownstone, was first published in 1972. That edition helped pave the way for a brownstone revival that has transformed New York's historic neighborhoods over the past half-century.

This revised and expanded edition, published by Rizzoli, revisits the classic comprehensively, with updated text and additional chapters, and an abundance of specially commissioned color photography.

10/24/2019 - 6:00pm

Thursday, October 24th


Artist Shirin Neshat and writer Jori Finkel will be in conversation on the occasion of their new books. Finkel is the author of It Speaks to Mewhich features 50 leading artists discussing artworks of their choice, including Mark Bradford on Mark Rothko, David Hockney on Edgar Degas, and Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel. Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is the monograph accompanying the artist's largest exhibition to date, organized by the Broad. Covering thirty years of her career, the book offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat’s artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity.

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