Past Events

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


feat. Lorin Cohen and Leo Sidran

Perform for


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 Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

03/21/2020 - 5:00pm


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

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.

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

Perform for


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:

Il Libraio



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



perform for



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.

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