Past Events

04/20/2019 - 12:58pm

On Saturday, April 27, Rizzoli will be joining the nation-wide Independent Bookstore Day celebration! This special day takes place in independent bookstores across the country with events and special offers promoting the fun and wonder found in your local bookshops! Independent Bookstore Day will be an all-day celebration at Rizzoli, with special events included. 

Children's event with Enchanted Lion, 1:00pm-3:00 pm

 A kid-friendly event with Enchanted Lion Books, an independent Brooklyn publisher of beautiful and inspiring children's books. Authors Jorge Lujan and Dan Salmieri will be sharing their books followed by shared activity! Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Moving Poetry Reading, 5:00-7:00 pm

Rizzoli's first-ever poetry reading, featuring four different NYC-based poets. The first hour of the event drinks will be served, with an interactive share and mingle, learning about poetry from fellow event-goers and our poet guests. Following this, the four-part poetry reading will take place, moving around our store with each new reading.

April 28th, 12:00 am

 The final day of our ongoing Independent Bookstore Day Giveaway! 3 winners will be chosen by entering your favorite book cover, tagging and following @rizzolibookstore and using hashtags #indiebookstoredayrizzoli and #independentbookstoreday. Ends at midnight April 28! For a full list of rules visit our Facebook or Instagram
Hope to see you all there! The day will coincide with our normal Saturday hours 12-8 PM.
Shoot us an Instagram DM @rizzolibookstore or give us a call with any questions regarding our special day!
04/18/2019 - 6:00pm
04/17/2019 - 6:00pm

Rizzoli Bookstore and Aperture invite you to a talk with photographer Gail Halaban and curator Lisa Hostetler to celebrate the publication of Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views, a continuation of Halaban’s series Out My Window, featuring intimate domestic portraits against the cinematic backdrop of the city.

04/16/2019 - 6:00pm
04/15/2019 - 6:15pm

Monday, April 15th



Professor Vittorio Valli will be in conversation with Professor Sanjay Reddy about his perspective on the evolution of the American economy since the end of the 19th century to the present and its implications for understanding the dilemmas facing the United States in the moment of Trump.  

In his book, The American Economy from Roosevelt to Trump, Professor Valli offers a unifying interpretation of the transformation of the US economy from the end of the nineteenth century to the Trump administration. Valli maps three stages in this period of US economic history: first, the economic and demographic consequences of the frontier; second, the Fordist mass-production and consumption centered model of growth; and third, the attempt to build an economic empire through economic and financial globalization, military and political power and rapid technological progress. The economic policies of the Trump administration are interpreted as a response to a growing crisis within this ‘imperial’ phase of US economic history.

Examining pivotal moments from the Wall Street Crash and the World Wars to the recent Great Recession, Obamacare and Trump's electoral promises and first controversial decisions, this book is essential reading for all those interested in American economic power and its future.

Professor Valli is Emeritus Professor at the University of Turin and has taught at Bocconi University and at the University of Padua, all in Italy. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Kyoto, Japan; Seoul National University, South Korea; University of Nice, France; and Visiting Scholar at Brown University and the University of California (Berkeley), USA. He was the first President of the Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems and the European Association of Comparative Economic Studies. He was also co-editor of the European Journal of Comparative Economics.
04/10/2019 - 6:00pm

Join us on April 10th at 6pm for the launch of Red Lipstick: An Ode to a Beauty Icon with author Rachel Felder.

04/09/2019 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 9th


Join us to celebrate the publication of The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons with award-winning illustrator and writer Bob Eckstein.  Bob will be in conversation with New Yorker cartoonists Marisa Acocella, Robert Leighton and Barbara Smaller.


This exuberant collection of cartoons is an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores. The cartoons celebrate and critique the literary world through the work of thirty-three of the masters of cartoon art, including Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Arnie Levin, Danny Shanahan, Peter Steiner, Mick Stevens, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff, and Michael Maslin. Many of the cartoons have been published in the New Yorker, while others are published here for the first time.

04/08/2019 - 6:00pm

Join us for the launch of The Body Papers with author Grace Talusan. The generosity of spirit and literary acuity of this debut memoir are a testament to the author’s determination and resilience. Talusan gives voice to unspeakable experience, and shines a light of hope into the darkness.

04/07/2019 - 5:00pm
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Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5pm
 1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

A one-of-a-kind brass band with a downtown attitude 

Conjuring music from the curbsides and corners of cultures far and wide, Blake and Brassreverberates with the spirit of street music from around the world. Michael Blake's arrangements reveal a restless adventurer and his all-star band mates know how to spur one another on. Stalwart members of the New York City creative scene, these musicians have collaborated with everyone that matters, from Sonny Rollins to the Lounge Lizards, Robert Altman, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Bill Frisell, Sting, Prince, Nick Cave, Ray Lamontagne and Nathalie Cole and tons more.

To listen to highlights of Michael Blake's discography and some unreleased Blake and Brass music, please go 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.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your rsvp has not reached us, so please write again.

04/04/2019 - 6:00pm
04/03/2019 - 6:00pm
04/02/2019 - 6:00pm

Ruth Reichl will be in conversation with Francis Lam to celebrate her new memoir, Save Me the Plums.  

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. Yet Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no?

This is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. It is the story of the moment restaurants became an important part of popular culture, a time when the rise of the farm-to-table movement changed, forever, the way we eat. Readers will meet legendary chefs like David Chang and Eric Ripert, idiosyncratic writers like David Foster Wallace, and a colorful group of editors and art directors who, under Reichl’s leadership, transformed stately Gourmet into a cutting-edge publication. This was the golden age of print media—the last spendthrift gasp before the Internet turned the magazine world upside down.

Complete with recipes, Save Me the Plums is a personal journey of a woman coming to terms with being in charge and making a mark, following a passion and holding on to her dreams—even when she ends up in a place she never expected to be.

**Book purchase is required for entry to this event.  Please click here to purchase a ticket and reserve a spot!

03/28/2019 - 6:00pm
03/26/2019 - 6:00pm

Tuesday March 26th


Rizzoli Bookstore



Rizzoli Bookstore and Abrams Books are pleased to invite you to a talk and book signing with food writer, stylist, and author Anna Jones to celebrate the publication of A Modern Cook's Year: More than 250 Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes to See You Through the Seasons.  Anna will be chatting with Michael Harlan Turkell, award-winning photographer, journalist, author of Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar, and host of Heritage Radio’s “The Food Seen.

03/21/2019 - 6:00pm

Rizzoli is pleased to invite you to a chat and book signing with Margot Shaw, Editor-in-Chief of Flower magazine and  interior designers Alex Papachristidis and Richard Keith Langhamand floral and event designer Mimi Brown to celebrate the publication of Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers.

03/20/2019 - 6:00pm

Wednesday March 20th



Rizzoli Bookstore


A panel discussion with Mountain Lake Symposium founders and organizers, artist Ray Kass, art critic Donald Kuspit and Howard Risatti to discuss The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Arists in Locale.

Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research, traditional Appalachian culture, and advanced technology converge in The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in Locale.Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, the book showcases the collaborative creative works that emerged from the Mountain Lake Symposium, a decade-long theoretical art criticism conference founded by artist Ray Kass in 1980 and co-organized with art critic Donald B. Kuspit and Howard Risatti. The Mountain Lake Workshop integrated the arts and sciences into a dynamic experimental creative process that expanded the traditional boundaries of visual art. Artists who have created works at the Mountain Lake Workshop include John Cage, Marie Cosindas, Merce Cunningham, James De La Vega, Howard Finster, Lynn Hull, Jessie and Sally Mann with Liz Liguori, Jackie Matisse, Jiro Okura, M. C. Richards, Dorothea Rockburne, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and many others.

This book’s essays and extensive photographs serve as a critical reflection of the Mountain Lake Symposium’s history and impact, and of the ongoing collaborative Mountain Lake Workshops that continue to demonstrate the relevance of the arts across various disciplines.

03/19/2019 - 6:00pm

Champagne and sweets to celebrate Bake with Rory MacDonald, executive chef at Patisserie Chanson.  Drawing on Rory Macdonald's Michelin-starred experience, Bake takes the reader from early morning croissants to late night desserts.

03/16/2019 - 5:00pm


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Saturday, March 16, 2019 – 5pm


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

The New York debut of the exciting new project featuring three virtuosos. 


(J)enny, (A)l, and (I)saac are a trio with two guitars and a violin.  They met at a festival three years ago in Austin, Texas and have joined forces for this beautiful sonic combination in a titillating program of music spanning classical, contemporary, and tango works by Astor Piazzolla, John Truitt, Preston Stahley, Antonio Rojas, Arvo Pärt, and Clarice Assad. 


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 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.

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