Past Events

03/10/2020 - 6:00pm

Please join A.O. Scott, New York Times co-chief film critic and Gilbert Cruz, New York Times culture editor as they talk about the movies that they love to celebrate The New Tork Times Book of Movies: The essential 1,000 Films to See. Book signing to follow.

03/04/2020 - 6:00pm

Rizzoli Bookstore and Open House New York invite you to a talk and book signing with espionage advisor on The Americans H. Keith Melton and former chief of the CIA's Office of Technical Service Robert Wallace to celebrate their new book Spy Sites of New York City: A Guide to the Region's Secret History.

03/03/2020 - 6:00pm

Author Sara Holland will be in conversation with Kass Morgan, author of The 100, and Swati Teerdhala, author of Tiger at Midnight to celebrate her new book Havenfall. Havenfall takes the lush fantasy that captured readers in Everless and Evermore and weaves it into the real world to create a wholly captivating new series where power and peril lurk behind every door.

03/02/2020 - 6:00pm
Join artist Krzysztof Wodiczko and guest speakers, along with Monument participants in discussion on the topic of refugee representation. Moderated by Chief Curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport


This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is not required but appreciated. To rsvp, please click here

03/01/2020 - 5:00pm


feat. Ben Allison and Tim Horner

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Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 5pm

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

Since 1982, Ron Horton (trumpet) has been an integral part of New York's flourishing jazz scene and he stands out both as an exemplary instrumentalist and as a highly progressive composer and arranger. Whether called upon as a sideman or as a leader of one of his own ensembles, he shows that he is committed to further expanding the existing perimeters of jazz. Horton has had many long musical associations with leaders such as saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom (1983-2000) and pianist Andrew Hill. He was a member of Hill's sextet from 1998 until 2003, and was musical director and co-arranger for Hill's big band.

A key member of New York's Jazz Composers Collective, going back to its inception in 1992, Horton appears on numerous albums both as leader and in the bands lead by other members of the Collective, such as Ben Allison and Michael Blake, as well as the collective's Herbie Nichols Project. He has collaborated with countless other musicians including Will Holshouser, Rez Abbasi, Phillip Johnston, Andy Laster, Mick Rossi, Matt Wilson, Allan Chase, Andy Biskin, Ted Nash, Mario Pavone, Maryanne DeProphetis, Kris Davis, Darcy James Argue and many others.

In a career that spans over 30 years, bassist/composer Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, solidifying an international reputation as one of the leading voices of his generation. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. With his groups The Ben Allison Band, Think Free, The Easy Way Trio, Peace Pipe, and Medicine Wheel, Ben has toured extensively throughout the world, winning fans and building new audiences with an adventurous yet accessible sound and a flair for the unexpected. In addition to being an established educator, over the past two decades, Ben has solidified his reputation as a strong voice for artist empowerment and musician's rights.

Drummer Tim Horner began playing the drums at the age of ten. With a professional career of over 40 years, Horner has played with the who's who in jazz, including Warne Marsh, Hank Jones, Helen Merrill, Miroslav Vitous, Clifford Jordan, Pepper Adams, Richie Cole, Joe Locke, Frank Kimbrough, Ted Nash, Ben Allison, The Jazz Composers Collective, Wynton Marsalis, The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mark Murphy, Joe Williams, Dave Liebman, Billy Drewes, and many more.

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.

02/27/2020 - 6:00pm

Writer and CUNY Professor of Political Science Arianna Farinelli will be in conversation with journalist Gianni Riotta to discuss her first novel Gotico Americano, a story of family, identity, and a critique of the western elite. This book is part of the Munizioni Series edited by Roberto Saviano dedicated to the power of words to build bridges towards a future of equality and freedom.

This event will be presented in Italian.  To rsvp, please click here

Arianna Farinelli was born in Rome in 1975 and has lived in the United States since 2001.  She received her PhD in Political Science in 2009.  Since 2010 she has been teaching at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Gotico Americano is her first novel.

Gianni Riotta is an Italian journalist, a regular contributor for the daily newspaper La Stampa and a former Editor in chief of the financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore and the news bulletin TG1. He has contributed to The Washington Post, Le Monde, Foreign Policy, and the New York Times. Riotta sits on the Advisory Council of the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University. He also collaborates with IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Luc

To read more about Gotico Americano, follow these links:

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02/26/2020 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 26th


Joseph B. Eron and Elizabeth Eron Roth will be in conversation with Eve Kahn to launch Ted Eron Designed That.

In Ted Eron Designed That, Joseph B. Eron and Elizabeth Eron Roth―Ted's children―chronicle the life and art of their father through a nostalgic tour of the iconic graphic designs that have shaped twentieth-century visual culture. From his humble beginnings painting signs in the basement of a market while attending Cooper Union to the Eron & Eron Industrial Design years before World War II and beyond, Ted Eron Designed That pays a long overdue tribute to the man behind the iconic designs.

02/17/2020 - 6:00pm

Astrologer, psychic, medium, and tarot card reader Jessica Lanyadoo will be in conversation with designer and fashion writer Nicolette Mason present her new book Astrology for Real Relationships, a modern, inclusive guide to astrology that will illuminate your love life as well as your relationships with your family, your friends, and yourself.

Jessica Lanyadoo is an internationally respected Astrologer and Psychic Medium with fans and clients across the globe. She has been working to help people help themselves in one on one consultations since 1995, and writing her weekly horoscope since 2003. Lanyadoo is the host of the popular show, Ghost of a Podcast, and co-hosts TLC’s digital show Stargazing on Facebook Watch. She is currently the resident astrologer for Girlboss (USA), and Chatelaine (Canada). 

A powerful voice in the LGBTQ and plus-size communities, Nicolette Mason breaks the media molds of beauty standards with the mission that people of any size, color, background or sexual orientation should take risks with their style and embrace their inner voice. Featured as one of Forbes Top Fashion Influencers in 2017 Nicolette is a multi-talented writer, design consultant, public speaker, and personality.  She has designed numerous successful capsule collections, and worked with every major plus-size brand in addition to global beauty and hair care brands. S Nicolette has been featured by Forbes, Vogue, the Today Show, and many more.





02/12/2020 - 6:00pm

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano will discuss Di’ la verità anche se la tua voce trema (Speak the truth even if your voice trembles) by Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.  Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb while reporting on government corruption in Malta.  This book is the first in the Munizioni (Ammunition) series edited by Saviano and published by Bompiani, dedicated to the power of words. 

Roberto Saviano is an Italian writer, essayist and screenwriter. In his writings, including articles and his book Gomorrah, he uses literature and investigative reporting to tell of the economic reality of the territory and business of the Camorra crime syndicate and of organized crime more generally.

Daphne Anne Caruana Galizia (26 August 1964 – 16 October 2017) was a Maltese journalist, writer, and anti-corruption activist, who reported on political events in Malta. In particular, she focused on investigative journalism, reporting on government corruption, nepotism, patronage, allegations of money laundering, links between Malta's online gambling industry and organized crime, Malta's citizenship-by-investment scheme, and payments from the government of Azerbaijan. 

This event will be presented in italian. To rsvp, please click here

02/11/2020 - 6:00pm

Please join the sexual anthropologist and author Betony Vernon and illustrator Francois Berthoud for a pre-Valentine's Day talk celebrating The Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today.

02/02/2020 - 5:00pm



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Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 – 5pm



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


 The next Rizzoli Music Aperitivo will feature Cosmo, the instrumental project of Grammy Award winning composer Jesse Harris.  Cosmo play song-like compositions, written by Harris, that vacillate between written melodies and modern polyphony, arranged by the ensemble.

With Jesse Harris (guitar), CJ Camerieri (trumpet/flugelhorn/french horn), Jeremy Gustin (drums), Will Graefe (guitar), Michael Boschen (trombone) and Benjamin L. Davis (bass)

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 $25 and include complimentary prosecco.


01/30/2020 - 6:00pm

Lois and Robert Lilly will present and sign their new book American Goddess: Jean Patchett, a unique look at a model who defined a decade and a rare collection of extraordinary images that explore her unique appeal.

01/29/2020 - 6:00pm

Pauline Brown, longtime leader in the luxury goods sector and former Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America reinvents the art and science of brand-building.  Pauline will present her new book Aesthetic Intelligence: How to Boost It and Use It in Business and Beyond.  Q&A and booksigning to follow.

01/28/2020 - 6:00pm

Design legends Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser will be in conversation to present Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making MagazinesFor more than fifty years, Bernard and Glaser have revolutionized the look of magazine journalism. In Mag Men, they recount their storied careers, offering insiders’ perspective on some of the most iconic design work of the twentieth century.

01/23/2020 - 6:00pm
Author Derek Sandhaus will be in conversation with Spirits Educator and Consultant, Shannon Mustipher about his new book Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture.  China is one of the world’s leading producers and consumers of liquor, with alcohol infusing all aspects of its culture, from religion and literature to business and warfare. This book follows Sandhaus’s journey of discovery into this culture.

01/21/2020 - 6:00pm
Rizzoli New York invites you to celebrate the publication of In China When it all Began with photographer Xiao Quan, one of the most acclaimed contemporary photographers in China. This is a personal and fascinating documentation of China's late 1980s through the 1990s, capturing the drastic social change of the country's first decade of economic reform. 

01/12/2020 - 2:00pm


Performs for


the Music Series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Sunday, January 12th, 2019 – 2pm


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


A rare semi-private performance of NYC's most exciting large ensemble will launch the third season of Rizzoli Music Aperitivo.  


The Michael Leonhart Orchestra is a powerhouse and eclectic live ensemble in the spirit of Frank ZappaCharles Mingus and Gil Evans. The orchestra features a magical blend of unique improvisers and world class ensemble players who play or have played for stars like David Bowie, James Brown, David Byrne or Caetano Veloso and bands such as Steely DanSharon Jones & the Dap-kings, the Mingus Big BandMaria Schneider’s Orchestra, the Tonight Show Band (Roots) and other musicians from the NY/Brooklyn jazz/soul/studio scene.

The MLO will be performing music from the recent Sunnyside records release “Suite Extracts – Vol. 1”.

The Orchestra will feature some very special guests: Donny McCaslin - tenor sax;  Jeremy Pelt, Freddie Hendrix - trumpet.  Other featured members of the orchestra will be: Ludovica Burtone – violin; Robbie Mangano – guitar; Ray Mason – trombone;  Jason Marshall – bari sax; Joe Martin - bass; Jeff Nelson – bass trombone; Dave Pietro – flutes, saxes; Kevin Raczka, E.J. Strickland – drums; Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon; Elizabeth Pupo-Walker – percussion; Scott Wendholt – trumpet.

If you saw them last year for the launch of the second season, you know you want to come back for this!

Michael Leonhart is a Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate: trumpeter, composer, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. As a trumpeter, Michael has performed with rock legends Steely Dan since 1996, recording two albums with them, including 2000's four-time Grammy winning Album of the Year, Two Against Nature, on which he was a featured soloist, arranger and conductor.  He also appears on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Grammy-winning 2016 Record of the Year, “Uptown Funk.”  Michael has composed music for stage and screen, including a song for Meryl Streep, whose performance he directed on the Decca soundtrack album Songs of Lahore. Leonhart recently composed music for the score to Rockstar Games “Red Dead Redemption 2”.  Follow the Michael Leonhart Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram

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 $25 and include complimentary prosecco.

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.

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