Past Events

05/16/2020 - 11:00am

Please join us for a special virtual event with JESSIE KANELOS WEINER, author of NEW YORK IN STRIDE, who will make a drawing demo class just for Rizzoli lovers. The event will be available on our Instagram profile @rizzolibookstore on Saturday, May 16th, at 11:00 am.

A locals' treasure map to the secret spots favored by true New Yorkers. The "must-visit, must-see" travel list given to you by the New Yorker friend you wish you had. Vibrantly illustrated throughout, this practical guide transports readers to discover an insider's view of the Big Apple. The vivid watercolors illustrate destinations of the architectural marvels, cultural hubs, food and drink spots, and music venues that make New York so exciting.

Cultural musings, accessible histories, anecdotes, and informative details accompany the illustrations throughout, making this volume as practical as it is beautiful. The book features eleven curated neighborhood destination walks--guiding the reader through the energetic New York streets, passing restaurants and coffee shops, historical sights, museums and galleries, parks, and the kind of authentic and timeless sites that one hopes to find when imagining the city. Interwoven throughout are insider guides on how to eat like a New Yorker, explore the city's most beautiful parks and gardens, navigate transit via ferry, subway, and bike, visit some of NYC's most iconic TV and film locations. 

05/13/2020 - 5:30am

Please join us for a special virtual event with KATHRYN BRADLEY-HOLE, author of ENGLISH GARDENS, who will make a gardening demo indoor in time of quarantine for Rizzoli lovers. The event will be available on our Instagram profile @rizzolibookstore on Wednesday, May 13th, at 5:30 pm.

 

Kathryn Bradley-Hole--the longtime garden columnist for Country Life--takes a fresh look at more than seventy gardens from across England and distills the essence of what makes the English garden style so sought after. 
 
This is the definitive and most authoritative book ever published on the glories of English gardening--historically and horticulturally, a tour de force. An unprecedented in-depth look at the English garden by one of Britain's foremost garden writers and authorities, this book showcases the enduring appeal of the English garden whose verdant lawns and borders of colorful plants are the inspiration for garden lovers worldwide. Seasonal photographs capture the gardens--some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some rarely photographed--at their finest moments, accompanied by sparkling, insightful text. Featuring photographs from the unparalleled archives of Country Life, the full story of the English garden is here, from medieval monastery gardens to the Victorians and the Arts and Crafts movement to the twenty-first century. Designs by many of the horticultural world's greats are amply featured, including Gertrude Jekyll, Capability Brown, Piet Oudolf, and Arne Maynard, as well as gardens famous the world over--Sissinghurst, Hidcote, and Great Dixter--alongside new and less-well-known ones, many open to the public.
05/09/2020 - 11:00am
Please join us for a virtual event with author illustrator Decur reading from his book "When you look up". The event will be available online on our instagram profile @rizzolibookstore on Saturday 05/09/2020 at 11:00 am!

Visually stunning, tactile, and mesmerizing, this graphic novel is a debut at the summit from a self-taught Argentinian visionary.
 
Lorenzo isn’t happy about moving. But in his new room, he finds an old desk with what seems likes hundreds of drawers. Each even has its own smell! Deep inside the desk, he finds a book and begins to read. When he looks up, he sees all kinds of curious things. Has the book come to life? Or is it something else? This is a graphic novel about observation, imagination, and the many incredible lenses through which everyday experience might be perceived if you read.
 
Guillermo Decurgez, “Decur,” was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1981. He is a self-taught cartoonist and illustrator, and the author of Merci!, Pipí cucú, Semillas 1, and Mi cajón favorito. His work has been published in the newspapers La Nación and La Posta Hoy, and in the magazines Orsai, Fierro, free lyrics, Ineditadas, and Ñ. He has also illustrated “Cents del globe 3,” the board game “The Switcher,” the “Mrs. Holle” stories, “El poroto mágico,” “The almost perfect crime,” and “Ivan, the Fool.” His paintings have been exhibited in France, Spain, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, La Rioja, Buenos Aires, and Rosario. Decur’s English-language graphic novel debut, When You Look Up, will published in 2020 from Enchanted Lion Books.
05/02/2020 - 11:00am

Please join us for a virtual event with author and illustrator Ohara Hale reading from her book" Be still, life". The event will be available online on our Instragam profile @rizzolibookstore on Saturday 05/02/2020 at 11am.

Starting from the premise that everything is alive―a feeling that is deep and immediate for many children―Be Still, Life draws the reader into a still place where everything is moving. Thought-provoking in its depiction of the relationship between stillness and motion, this is certain to engage children, slowing them down through sheer fascination and delight.

Ohara Hale is a multi-disciplinary artist. Born in Hollywood, California, she now lives in Montreal, Quebec. She works as a fine artist, illustrator, musician/singer, director, animator, voiceover actor, graphic designer, and art director. Hale shares her studio with her dog, Banana. Hale loves all creatures, including spiders and snakes!

05/01/2020 - 5:30pm

Please join us for a virtual event with serial entrepreneur, inventor, and author Kalika Yap reading from her recently published release "The Little Brand Book". The event will be available online on our Instagram profile @rizzolibookstore on Friday, May 1st at 5:30pm.

Best known for inventing the Luxe Link purse hook. Kalika has spent the past two decades empowering entrepreneurs to change the world by providing them with business and branding services as well as through her work with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

In her new book, take the Brand Boss personality test to reveal your specific archetype and how this acumen applies to your life, your relationships, your career and your company. Are you a Catalyst, Coach or Crusader? Optimist or a Woo-er? Maven or Mastermind? Poet or a Prodigy? Just like there are 12 Astrological Signs, we share the 12 Personality Archetypes and then help you drill down to unlock yours. We’ll also introduce you to female entrepreneurs who embody each particular archetype—an “InfluenceHER”—to personally share their kick-ass success stories and inspire you to unleash your talents, brains, and vision to confidently strike out on your own.

Little Brand Book offers support, tools and lessons to help women succeed in business and to create abundance for yourself, your family, your company, your employees and your customers.

04/25/2020 - 11:00am

Please join us for a story telling in Italian celebrating  April  25th - Italian Holiday with a story from "Favole al telefono" by Gianni Rodari. Livia Senic (Store Manager) will read "Il Paese con l'esse davanti".
The virtual event will be available on our instagram profile @rizzolibookstore on Saturday April 25 at 11 am.

April 25th is a national Italian holiday commemorating the end of Nazi occupation during the World War II and the victory of the Resistance on April 25th, 1945. To celebrate this important day for the Italian community in NYC as in Italy, Rizzoli Bookstore picked one of the best Italian authors for children, Gianni Rodari

In 2020 we also celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Gianni Rodari's birth. Rizzoli Bookstore, in collaboration with Italian publishers and all Italian Institutions in NYC, was supposed to celebrate his work in the bookstore. With this virtual reading in such a special day, we want to celebrate our Italian roots and the beautiful and inspiring work of this Master of fantasy.

Gianni Rodari was born in Omegna in 1920. After achievign his teaching diploma, he worked as a teacher for a few years. At the ned of the Second World War he began his career as a journalist, which led him to collaborate with numerous magazines. During the Fifties he began to publish his works for children, which immediately achieved a huge success among public and critics. His books were transalted into several languages and have earned many awards. In 1970 he won the prestigious "Hans Christian Andersen" award, considered the "Nobel Prize" of children's literature.

04/23/2020 - 5:30pm

Please join us for vitual cooking class with Elizabeth Minchilli on Thursday 04/23 at 5:30 pm on our instagram profile @rizzolibookstore. Elizabeth will cook a recipe from her latest cookbook The Italian Table bringing you to her table in the beautiful tuscan countyside.

About This Book:

 The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration--as well as insight into the traditions of the food and celebrations--it serves as a practical resource that gives home cooks and hosts step-by-step guidance on how to re-create these fabulous meals at their own tables. Menus and recipes include: Eating in the Market in Florence with Coward's Spaghetti and Pappa al Pomodoro, A Sunday Lunch in Emilia-Romagna with Ricotta and Swiss Chard Tortelli, Vegetable Pie, and Stuffed Pork Roast, and A Table by the Sea in Positano with Mozzarella on Grilled Lemon Leaves, Squid and Walnut Salad, and Jackie O's Spaghetti. With a resources section for Italian ingredients, headnotes brimming with interesting history, recipe shortcuts, and serving suggestions, and menu introductions detailing what to drink, how to set the table, and how to time the preparation and the party itself, this is an essential guide for home cooks and those who love to entertain.

04/21/2020 - 5:30pm

Please join designer Fawn Galli for a virtual tour of her home and her book Magical Rooms This event will take place on Tuesday, April 21st at 5:30 pm on our instagram profile @rizzolibookstore. Fawn will be opening the doors of her house to share with you suggestions and inspirations for decorating your interiors with a touch of magic. 

Known for her witty and whimsical interiors with a bohemian flair, Brooklyn-based designer Fawn Galli shows us how to create magical rooms ourselves without breaking the bank. Guided by her philosophy "A room should awaken the senses, " Galli's goal is to cast a spell with her interior designs. Galli's interiors are celebrated for expressing the deepest desires of her clients through storytelling layers of textiles, colors, and furnishings. In Magical Rooms, Galli shares her collaborative approach to show us how we can transform our inspirations into good design.Showcasing twelve very different interiors--from a Brooklyn townhouse to a Tribeca loft to a Greenwich Village apartment to an Upper West Side penthouse--Galli illustrates how she has achieved the finished look for each and breaks down her design principles into instructive teachings on scale, structure, balance, and color that readers can apply to their own interiors.Through the lens of her favorite rooms, Galli shares her own inspirations and tried-and-true tips, revealing how she distills her influences into five elements that she uses, in every project: Nature (bring the outside in), Clashing (a no-rules attitude), Surrealism (subverting the rules of scale and composition), Bohemian (worldly, chic, and eccentric), and Sparkle (the influence of disco sprinkled like fairy dust). Full of inspiration, ideas, and real-world design tips, Magical Rooms empowers us to dream and to create our own chic and personally meaningful interiors.

04/18/2020 - 11:00am

Please join us for a virtual event with illustrator Zoey Abbott reading from her and Rachel Noble's book "Finn's Feather". The event will be available online on our instagram profile @rizzolibookstore on Saturday 04/18/2020 at 11:00 am!

Finn's Feather is a story about resilience and memory - about a child, his rother, and a friend who meets him where he is.

Finn knows his brother is gone. But he also knows that Hamish sent the beautiful white feather on his doorstep.

Finn runs to shows his mother the feather from Hamish, but she only gives him a big hug. In school, Finn’s teacher responds similarly. Why isn’t anyone as excited as he is? Finn sits quietly, cradling the beautiful, amazing feather. “Why did Hamish give it to you?” asks his friend, Lucas. “Maybe he wanted to say hi?” wonders Finn. “Maybe,” Lucas says, “Hamish wanted you to have fun with it.” 

04/11/2020 - 11:00am

Please join us for a virtual event with author Paola Quintavalle reading from her book " Crescendo" illustrated by Alessandro Sanna. The event will be available online on our Instragam profile @rizzolibookstore on Saturday 04/11/2020 at 11am. 

Crescendo is a visual and poetic celebration of the transition to motherhood, featuring 47 gorgeous watercolor illustrations from Alessandro Sanna (The River, Pinocchio: An Origin Story) and a corresponding poem by Paola Quintavalle. Sanna's illustrations follow the transformation of a mother's shape throughout her pregnancy, artfully and gracefully delineated not only by images of a mother's profile, but by rich, sweeping scenes from nature.

03/31/2020 - 6:00pm

Please join the author of Maine and American Art in conversation with the authors of At First Light, as they mark the occasion of Maine’s Bicentennial.

At First Light is written by Anne Collins Goodyear, Frank H. Goodyear, and Michael K. Komanecky, with photography by Walter Smalling.

Maine and American Art is by Michael K. Komanecky.

03/25/2020 - 6:00pm
Visually stunning, tactile, and mesmerizing, this graphic novel is a debut at the summit from a self-taught Argentinian visionary.
 
Lorenzo isn’t happy about moving. But in his new room, he finds an old desk with what seems likes hundreds of drawers. Each even has its own smell! Deep inside the desk, he finds a book and begins to read. When he looks up, he sees all kinds of curious things. Has the book come to life? Or is it something else? This is a graphic novel about observation, imagination, and the many incredible lenses through which everyday experience might be perceived if you read.
 
Guillermo Decurgez, “Decur,” was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1981. He is a self-taught cartoonist and illustrator, and the author of Merci!, Pipí cucú, Semillas 1, and Mi cajón favorito. His work has been published in the newspapers La Nación and La Posta Hoy, and in the magazines Orsai, Fierro, free lyrics, Ineditadas, and Ñ. He has also illustrated “Cents del globe 3,” the board game “The Switcher,” the “Mrs. Holle” stories, “El poroto mágico,” “The almost perfect crime,” and “Ivan, the Fool.” His paintings have been exhibited in France, Spain, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, La Rioja, Buenos Aires, and Rosario. Decur’s English-language graphic novel debut, When You Look Up, will published in 2020 from Enchanted Lion Books.
03/23/2020 - 6:00pm

Photographer Gideon Lewis will present his new book Avedon: Behind the Scenes 1964-1980.  Avedon recounts Lewin's personal experiences working with Richard Avedon for 16 years--a singular and remarkable journey.

03/22/2020 - 5:00pm

BEN SIDRAN TRIO

feat. Lorin Cohen and Leo Sidran

Perform for

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO,

the Music Series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Sunday, March 22nd 2020 – 5pm

 

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


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 mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

03/21/2020 - 5:00pm

BEN SIDRAN

interviewed by ASHLEY KAHN

 

Book Launch for

"The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma"

 

Saturday, March 21st 2020 – 5pm

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

This event is free but please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com

Join us for a presentation of Ben Sidran's forthcoming biography of legendary producer Tommy LiPuma (Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, George Benson), The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma in a book launch moderated by Grammy-award winning journalist Ashley Kahn

The book will be released on May 5, but there will be exclusive, autographed pre-release copies for sale at the event.

03/19/2020 - 6:00pm

Marcus Leatherdale will be in conversation with Joey Arias to celebrate the publication of his new book Out of the Shadows: Marcus Leatherdale: Photographs New York City 1980-1992. Out of the Shadows documents the exploding Downtown art and performance scene of 1980s and features portraits of Andy Warhol, Madonna, Kathy Acker, Divine and more.

03/17/2020 - 6:00pm

Vince Digirolamo will be in conversation with scholar Eve Kahn about his new book Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys, an epic retelling of the American experience from the perspective of its most unshushable creation

03/16/2020 - 6:00pm

Michael Kangen co-wrote the new foreword for the new edition of Introduction to Zen Traning by Omori Sogen. He and Cristina Moon are ordained Zen Buddhist priests living and training at the Rinzai Zen temple and monastery that Omori Sogen founded in Hawaii in 1972, Daihonzan Chozen-ji. Both in their 30s, they are in charge of the intense, traditional Zen monastic training at Chozen-ji. 

03/12/2020 - 6:00pm

Giorgio Van Straten, Alessandro Cassin, Alexander Stille and Fraser Ottanelli will be in conversation to present Exile and CreativityExile and Creativitypublished by CPL Editions, is a collection of essays  from a program series held in 2017-18 by the Italian Cultural Institute in New York jointly with Centro Primo Levi.

 The essays examine the lives of Italian man and women who were forced or chose exile during the Fascist era. These include Enrico Fermi, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Arturo Toscanini, Nicola Chiaromonte, Renato Poggioli, Paolo Milano, Franco Modigliani, Amelia Rosselli and Amelia Rosselli, Corrado Cagli  and Costantino Nivola.

Whereas the narratives of exile tend to focus on the experience of disorientation and loss, as the curator of the series, Giorgio Van Straten states in the introduction, exile is "also something found: an opportunity, a new culture capable of sparking unexpected, unforeseen developments along one’s path through life and, therefore, the possible enrichment of one’s humanistic and cultural heritage". 

 In the experience of many exiles, expatriates, refugees and migrants, creativity emerges amidst narratives of permanence, familiarity and stability. Exile is often cast against ideas of home, identity, family and roots, which ambiguously tend to define what is good and relevant, as if to ensure that mobility, difference and encounters remain confined to realms that break off from "normality" ranging from war to tourism. 

Join us for a discussion and reception at Rizzoli Bookstore.

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