Past Events

06/20/2019 - 6:00pm

Thursday, June 20


Join us for a talk and book signing with Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto to celebrate the publication of Projects and Their Consequences.

Projects and Their Consequences traces thirty years of innovative, multidisciplinary investigations of form, structure, technique, and planning. Projects include large-scale studies of infrastructure for the East River Corridor and Hudson Yards areas in Manhattan and the Alishan Railway in Taiwan, as well as schemes for cultural institutions including the New Museum, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, and University of Applied Arts Vienna.  Also included are thought-provoking "textual projects": narrative works that blur the boundaries of art and architecture. This book balances incisive interviews and essays with more than 400 strikingly original drawings, collages, and paintings. Large-format and beautifully designed, it is a necessary volume for architects and those interested in the intersection of architecture, art, and culture.

06/19/2019 - 6:00pm
06/18/2019 - 6:00pm

June 18th


Dan Barasch, author of Ruin and Redemption in Architecture and cofounder of the Lowline will host a panel with Claire Weisz, Principal-in-Charge of WXY; James Ramsey, Principal of Raad Studio and co-founder of the Lowline; and Robert Hammond, cofounder of the High Line.

Lost, forgotten, reimagined, and transformed: the compelling beauty of abandoned, reinvented, and rescued architecture

This book captures the awe-inspiring drama of abandoned, and ruined spaces, as well as the extraordinary designs that can bring them back to life - demonstrating that reimagined, repurposed, and abandoned architecture has the beauty and power to change lives, communities, and cities the world over. The scale and diversity of abandoned buildings is shown through examples from all around the world, demonstrating the extraordinary ingenuity of their transformation by some of the greatest architectural designers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

06/17/2019 - 6:00pm
06/13/2019 - 6:30pm

Join us for a special live taping of Special Sauce podcast with Serious Eats founder Ed Levine and Danny Meyer, founder of Shake Shack. Ticket price includes a copy of the book and Shake Shack catering.  To purchase a ticket, please go here.

06/12/2019 - 6:00pm

Wednesday June 12th


Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, will be joining Abigail Rockwell to discuss the upcoming release of the Definitive Edition of her grandfather Norman Rockwell’s classic Autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator.

06/10/2019 - 6:00pm

Join us on Monday, June 10th at 6pm for a talk and book signing with world-renowned cultural historian and Sergio Leone authority Sir Christopher Frayling to celebrate Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting a Masterpiece.

06/06/2019 - 6:00pm

June 6th


Author Julie Satow will be in conversation with Michael Gross, the New York Times bestselling author of 740 Park and House of Outrageous Fortune to celebrate the publication of The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel.

06/05/2019 - 6:00pm
06/04/2019 - 6:00pm

Ira Resnick will be in conversation with Jeffery Lyons to celebrate the publication of The Seventies: A Photographic Journey.

The seventies in America were a time of social and cultural ferment, and Ira Resnick was there with his camera to capture it all. Now he is opening his archives to reveal hundreds of rare celebrity photos--many never seen since their original publication in magazines like Rolling Stone, People, and Us. Musicians like the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, and James Taylor Actors and directors like Sissy Spacek, Warren Beatty, and Martin Scorsese. Comedians like Steve Martin, Gilda Radner, and Bill Murray.  Athletes like Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Politicians like Jimmy Carter, Jerry Brown, and Bella Abzug Resnick's dynamic shots are accompanied by personal anecdotes about his legendary subjects.

05/30/2019 - 6:00pm

May 30, 2019


Talking Pictures: Alexandra Zsigmond in conversation with Manuele Fior and Tom Haugomat

In celebration of “TALKING PICTURES: Selected Books,” Alexandra Zsigmond, freelance curator and former New York Times editor, will be speaking with Manuele Fior and Tom Haugomat, both young talents from the European comics and illustration scene.  They will discuss telling stories through images, their attitudes towards still and moving images, and their particular ways of interpreting the visual book. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

Manuele Fior received the Talking Pictures Honorable Mention for Comics in 2018 for The Interview (Fantagraphics).

Tom Haugomat won the Talking Pictures Selected Book 2019 for Picture Books with À travers (Editions Thierry Maignier) published in US as Through a Life (Nobrow). 

TALKING PICTURES: The Visual Book Now is a program of events presented on the occasion of the New York Rights Fair. The program focuses on contemporary visual books including the graphic novel, the revival of children’s and adult picture books in Europe and the United States, the importance of book cover design, trends in  illustrating cook books, and the book-as-object.

For the first time Rizzoli Bookstore highlights the nine winners and 14 honorable mentions of "TALKING PICTURES: Selected Books". The selection highlights visual books in five categories for excellence in design, including cookbooks, art and photography books, architecture and graphic design, children's picture books and comics and graphic novels. The titles will be on display and available at Rizzoli Bookstore from May 25th to May 31st.

Promoted by New York Rights Fair in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, Editions Thierry Magnier, Nobrow, and Fantagraphics 

05/28/2019 - 6:00pm

Open House New York and Rizzoli Bookstore invite you to a conversation between Lily Bernheimer and Gregory Wessner, Executive Director, Open House New York, about Bernheimer’s new book The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Structure Our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being.

The spaces we inhabit–from our homes and workspaces to the city’s streets—mediate community, creativity, and our very identity, making us who we are. Combining research from environmental psychology, architecture, and design practice, The Shaping of Us explores how the built and natural worlds subtly influence our behavior, health, and personality. From caves and cathedrals to our current housing crisis and the dreaded open-plan office, author Lily Berheimer demonstrates that for our well-being, we must reconnect with the power to shape the world around us.  Only when people are involved in forming and nurturing our environments will they feel a greater sense of urgency, community, and pride. Join us to learn more about how spaces make us tick and how to fix the broken parts of our world.

Lily Bernheimer is an environmental psychology consultant, writer, and researcher. She is Founding Director of Space Works Consulting where she focuses on making human environments work better for the people and purposes they serve.

05/26/2019 - 5:00pm
Rizzoli Bookstore is delighted to partner with the Peperoncino Jazz Festival to build another bridge between the Italian and the New York jazz scenes. A Calabrian aperitivo will showcase the traditions of Calabrian hospitality and wine on the occasion of this exciting performance by the Elio Coppola NY Trio featuring Jerry Weldon.

Please rsvp to or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

05/23/2019 - 6:00pm

Moleskine and Rizzoli Bookstore invite you to attend a free sketching class with artist Guno Park. Materials will be provided on-site. Light bites and cocktails will be served.

Guno Park was born in Seoul, Korea, raised in Toronto, Canada and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has a diploma in Classical Animation from Sheridan College, a BFA in Drawing & Painting from Ontario College of Art and Design and obtained his MFA at the New York Academy of Art in 2011. Since then, he has been exhibiting internationally, creating drawings for various projects and teaching drawing courses in New York City. Guno has a passion for drawing and education, with deep interests in nature and social realism. His work hangs in many private and public collections and has been widely published for editorial, educational and commercial projects.

05/22/2019 - 6:00pm

Federico Rampini has been the chief correspondent from New York City for one of Italy’s major national newspapers, La Repubblica, since 2009, after a five-year stint in Beijing, where he had been dispatched to open La Repubblica’s China bureau. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2004, he lived in San Francisco, where he covered the first Internet revolution, the so-called New Economy.

 Michael Frank is the author of The Mighty Franks, a memoir, which was published in Italy as I Formidabili Frank.  His essays, articles, and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Slate, The Yale Review, Salmagundi, The TLS, and Tablet, among other publications.  He served as a Contributing Writer to the Los Angeles Times Book Review for nearly ten years.  A novel, What Is  Missing is forthcoming this fall from FSG. 

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti is Assistant Professor of Political Theory at The City College of New York (CUNY) and Associate Researcher at the Center for European Studies of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Professor Invernizzi Accetti is also a regular commentator on European and in particular Italian politics for venues such as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, La RepubblicaAl Jazeera, Quartz, Le Monde Diplomatique and France 24.

05/21/2019 - 6:00pm

Caren Strauss-Schulson will present Scrawl: An A to Z of Famous Doodles. A treat for lovers of the analog in the digital age, Scrawl connects high and low, art and science, history and literature, youth and age, with the universal truth of doodling.

05/19/2019 - 5:00pm


 Perform at

Sunday, May 19th, 2019 - 5pm

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

Howard Fishman (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Russell Farhang (violin) play music that combines opposites: dark and light, celebration and introspection, love and heartbreak, elegance and roughness.
Together, they explore a repertoire that has its roots in classic American song, jazz, country, blues, swing, and gospel, all filtered through a lens open to non-idiomatic experimentation.
As one half of the Howard Fishman Quartet, the pair has been making music together for twenty years. They have toured the US and Europe, barnstorming in small clubs and headlining on prestigious stages.
The New York Times has written that the group's music "transcends time and idiom," citing Fishman as a "charismatic rhythm guitarist and an endearingly low-key singer" and Farhang's violin playing as having "gorgeous, finely shaped cadenzas executed with perfect intonation, twirling pirouettes and subtly bent notes...and a fluent sense of melodic invention."
The pair has only recently begun performing in intimate duo-format, wowing audiences in New York and London with their unique style and chemistry.
To listen to a preview mixtape, 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.  
05/16/2019 - 6:00pm

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