Past Events

10/19/2020 - 10:02am

talian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations, Comic Books is the theme for the XX Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020). Rizzoli Bookstore, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York and the New York Public LIbrary, celebrates the beauty of the Italian language with a special selection of new titles and classics. Please click here to browse our Italian titles.

 

La XX Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo si svolge dal 19 al 25 ottobre 2020 e ha come titolo “L'italiano tra parola e immagine: graffiti, illustrazioni, fumetti”. La libreria Rizzoli di New York, in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia e l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura  a New York e la New York Public Library, celebra la bellezza della linuga italiana con una speciale selezione di nuovi titoli, classici e illustrati. 

Clicca qui per vedere la nostra selezione di libri in lingua italiana.

10/04/2020 - 2:30pm

Sun. Oct 4th @2.30PM (NYC Time) - Mark your calendar for the return of the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo, live-streamed, and curated as always by Mondo Jazz. We're delighted that it will be a performance of Ben Sidran, who was scheduled for a whole weekend of music and books back in March, before covid paused everything. RSVP to receive your access code writing to mondojazz@pm.me.

Ben Sidran has been called “one of the last living jazz beatniks” (Jazz Weekly), a “Renaissance man cast adrift in a modern world” (Chicago Sun Times), and “the first existential jazz rapper” (The Times of London).

Join him for this special solo piano and vocal performance, live from DNA Music Labs in Madison, Wisconsin. Stories, songs, jazz + philosophy

#rizzoli #rizzolibookstore #mondojazz #bensidran

07/22/2020 - 1:29pm

 

Rizzoli Bookstore is the Official Bookstore Partner of Intersect Aspen and will host a store on the Intersect Aspen platform as well as on its website at this page. A special selection of books curated by Rizzoli and Intersect Apsen just for you.
Intersect Aspen is an online viewing room and virtual art fair, connecting galleries with art lovers and collectors, while fostering community and creating exchange; presenting 110 international galleries from 28 different countries.

Live Wednesday July 22 through Sunday, July 26, 2020 at IntersectAspen.com A daily silent auction, One Thing, will feature exclusive content to raise money for local and regional beneficiaries, including The Art Base, Aspen Film, Carbondale Arts, The Center for African American Health, and Valley Settlement.

Critic and curator Paul Laster will present Five Artists, Five Mediums, Five Days – A Curated Selection for One Thing, featuring drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and film/video, accompanied by a series of online talks. Visit the fair online at IntersectAspen.com and our book selection at RizzolibookstoreIntersectAspen.com
07/16/2020 - 6:00pm

Please join us for a special virtual event with CARLO STANGA, author/illustrator of I AM NEW YORK, who will make a special tour among his amazing drawings just for Rizzoli lovers. The event will be available on our Instagram profile @rizzolibookstore on Thursday, July 16th, at 6 pm.

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. Cities provide infinite sources of inspiration. Carlo Stanga's I Am the City series animates the cultural and economic production of prominent metropolises. Following editions on Milan and London, Stanga leads readers on a tour of New York, paying tribute to local lifestyle, landmarks, parks, and architecture. His playful illustrations and intimate anecdotes showcase the personalities of cities and the idiosyncrasies that make them unique. From the Chrysler Building to the bagel, I Am New York is an illustrated journey of the Big Apple like no other. Stanga's love letter to New York captures the magic of the city.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIOGRAPHY
Born in Italy, Carlo has been always deeply passionate about drawing.After graduating in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan, he chose to further his education attending art and design studies. He collaborated with the premier italian designer Bruno Munari, an amazing experience that influenced his way to see the world.As an editorial and advertising illustrator, Carlo works with major italian magazines and newspapers and with international clients in Europe and in the U.S.His distinctive style continually wins Italian Illustration awards and the work has been selected by The American Illustration Annual and won the Gold Medal Award in Creative Quarterly’s #15contest and Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts.In 2015 he wrote and illustrated  I am Milan, followed by I am London and  I am New York the first title of a new book collection, published by Moleskine, dedicated to the main cities of the world.Carlo lives and works in Berlin.
06/19/2020 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a special virtual event on Friday, June 19th at 6:30pm with Ophira from the AstroTwins who will discuss the impact of the stars on the current events of this year and what still lies ahead from their last book "The AstroTwins 2020 Horoscope".

The most comprehensive yearly horoscopes book available, written by world-famous astrologers The AstroTwins, known for their accurate readings, whose horoscopes are seen in Elle Magazine, Elle.com and MindbodyGreen.com- A huge following: Astrostyle, their website gets 18 million page views and 6 million unique visitors per month. Their social media following is growing daily- Provides a clear, practical and insightful way for anybody to navigate their lives more successfully based on what the stars have to offer- A unique point of view in the world of astrology, proven to be hugely popular- The AstroTwins' yearly astrology guide sells thousands of copies worldwide every year- Book cover by award-winning illustrator Bodil Jane- A guide to a new, very important decade- Major influencers, having worked with huge brands across the world: Amazon, Nordstrom, Revlon, L'Oreal, 1 Hotels, Expedia, Zappos, Vogue, H, M, Audible and many more, and have read charts for celebrities including Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, Beyoncé, Sting, Stevie Wonder, et al.Launch into a new decade with a powerful, complete roadmap--and starmap--for every zodiac sign! From love to career to wellness, plan and prepare for 2020 and never miss an important moment or opportunity. Navigate the must-know astrology trends with confidence, including new and full moons, eclipses and planetary retrogrades. Each chapter features a handy monthly "hotspots" calendar to help guide your way through all aspects of your life. Also inside: a 2020 Numerology and 2020 Chinese horoscope report."

06/10/2020 - 6:30am

Please join us for this 3-part series based on Garden Design Master Class and sponsored by our friends at the Garden Conservancy. For the next 3 Wednesday evenings we will be broadcasting these conversations on the art of gardening, featuring contributors from the book! 

First event on June 10th we have the honor of Charlotte Moss and Kathryn Herman joining us alongside author Carl Dellatore and the president  of the Garden Conservancy James Brayton Hall for a conversation about all things garden! Tune in this Wedensday, June 10th at 6:30pm and purchase Garden Design Master Class now!

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.

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