Past Events

11/28/2018 - 6:00pm
A talk with journalist and author Yoshimi Hasegawa to launch Italian Tailoring: A Glimpse into the World of Sartorial MastersItalian Tailoring leads the reader on a journey through Italy, from north to south, in search of the haute tailoring and the practitioners who have shaped the world-famous Italian style
11/27/2018 - 6:00pm

A talk and book signing with Todd Merrill to celebrate Modern Americana Expanded Edition. An expanded edition of the successful Modern Americana, this new book will bring a new audience to some of the most American-designed and produced furniture in design history.

11/26/2018 - 6:00pm

 Monday, November 26th 


Join us for a book signing with legendary photographer Steve McCurry to celebrate his new book, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures. Miss Rosen will be in-discussion with Steve before the signing begins. She is a New York-based journalist specializing in art, photography, and culture.



The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date and the final word on forty years of McCurry’s incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve’s sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate book of McCurry’s images and his approach to photography.


The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totaling over 350 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams, and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and colleagues.


Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry.

11/19/2018 - 6:00pm
11/15/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us to celebrate Congo Tales: Told by the People of Mbomo with photographer Pieter Henket. In this stunning photographic series, Pieter Henket presents images of the children of Odzala-Kokoua telling the oral history of the Congo. Shot over the course of a month, Henket documented the children of this remote region as they acted out a series of myths-- about their tribes, their landscape, and the animals and plants that they live among.

11/14/2018 - 6:00pm


John Phibbs invites you to join him for a talk at Rizzoli Bookstore

1133 Broadway, New York Wednesday 14th November at 6.00 pm

After the American War of Independence came the French Revolution, and after that Napoleon Bonaparte. Somehow Britain emerged from these struggles to become a world power, but the landscapes that the great and good created around their country houses were anything but grandiose and a million miles away from the formality of Versailles. Instead they looked like creations of nature, untouched by human hand. In this talk John Phibbs MBE will explore the work of the two greatest landscape gardeners of the day: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-1783) and his successor, Humphry Repton (1752-1818), and the revolution that they in turn engineered. If Brown invented the English park, then to Repton falls the honour of the English Garden: from the vast forms that Brown revealed in parkland to the scents, sights and sounds of Repton's gardens of sensation - it was a time of rapid change and new thinking. Everything was possible - in the words of William Wordsworth 'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive'.

Come and join us and bring a little Spring into the dark days of November.

6.00 pm Welcome reception

6.30 pm Talk

7.15 pm Questions, mixing & mingling.

8.00 pm Carriages

Please rsvp to

11/13/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us for a conversation between Steven Holl and Wendy Goodman to celebrate the publication of Steven Holl: Seven Houses. This book offers the reader unprecedented access to the thought processes and work of this groundbreaking, cutting-edge architect through his own words and watercolors--and more than 100 photographs.

11/12/2018 - 6:00pm

A panel with author Tish JettTeri Agins, and Lesley Seymour to discuss Living Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Timeless Secrets for Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining, and Enduring Allure. A special drawing will follow the talk, featuring the French luxury goods and services featured in the book.

11/10/2018 - 3:00pm

Illustrator and author Megan Hess presents her latest book Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion. Filled with Megan's stunning illustrations of some of the most well-known and fabulous outfits, from suits to swimwear to haute couture gowns, Iconic is a celebration of one of the world's most important fashion destinations.

11/09/2018 - 6:00pm
Jane Ira Bloom
Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
Live at Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC

Friday 9 November 2018 - 6pm

1133 Broadway (btw 25th and 26th st.)

Jane Ira Bloom   soprano sax

Dawn Clement   keyboard

Mark Helias   bass

Deborah Rush   spoken word

21st-century soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson.

Award winning soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom presents “Wild Lines,” her project for jazz quartet and spoken word, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, which is featured on her latest album "Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson". Bloom’s reimagining of Dickinson was ignited when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser, reaffirming Bloom’s intuitive connection to the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s writing. Bloom  was inspired by the “extraordinary vitality” and “the felt improvisatory impulse” in Dickinson’s language, a transcendent bond linking the poetic art of Bloom’s 19th century muse with the lyrical saxophonist and composer’s own poetically imaginative, wild lines and creative 21st century music. “Even though I don’t always understand her, I always felt that Emily used words the way jazz musicians use notes.”

The performance will feature poetry recitation from actress Deborah Rush which will echo and intermingle with music performed by Jane Ira Bloom, Dawn Clement (piano), and Mark Helias (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 or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco. 
11/08/2018 - 6:00pm

A talk and book signing to celebrate The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses and American Originals.  Jill Cohen will moderate a discussion between architect Jeffrey Dungan and photographer William Abranowicz.

Following in the tradition of populist architects Gil Schafer and Bobby McAlpine, Jeffrey Dungan designs new traditional houses for today—houses with clean lines, made with stone and wood, that carry an air of lasting beauty and that are made to be handed on to future generations. 

Who are the American Originals? They are photographer William Abranowicz’s pantheon of extraordinary subjects—painters, poets, rock stars, designers, tastemakers, politicians, performers—for whom the home represents the ultimate canvas of self-expression.  American Originals is sure to be an essential source of inspiration not only for interior design but also for ways of living authentically and creatively in the modern world.

11/07/2018 - 6:00pm

A talk and book signing to celebrate Frederic Church's Olana on the Hudson: Art, Landscape, Architecture. This book gives an in-depth look inside Olana, one of America's greatest estates, which was designed and built by Frederic Church, the most renowned of the Hudson River School painters.

11/06/2018 - 6:00pm

You are invited to a discussion and celebration of the release of Tyler Green's Carleton Watkins: Making the West American. This book will fascinate anyone interested in American history, the West, and how art and artists impacted the development of American ideas, industry, landscape, conservation, and politics.

11/01/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us for a conversation between Nathalie Peigney, Author, and Jessica Matlin, Beauty Director, Harper's Bazaar to celebrate the publication of Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips from a True Parisian Woman. Dedicated to all women who recognize Frenchwomen as genuine style models, this book is an appealing, pocket-size guide to French style and glamour, with 100 practical and concrete tips and delightful photos and sketches.

10/30/2018 - 6:00pm

Author Cary McClelland will be in conversation with Sarah Burns to celebrate the launch of Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley.


San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ moSan Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and cracks in the city’s facade—rapid gentrification, an epidemic of evictions, rising crime, atrophied public institutions—have started to show.

Inspired by Studs Terkel’s classic works of oral history, writer and filmmaker Cary McClelland spent several years interviewing people at the epicenter of the recent change, from venture capitalists and coders to politicians and protesters, from native sons and daughters to the city’s newest arrivals. The crisp and vivid stories of Silicon City’s diverse cast capture San Francisco as never before.

Silicon City masterfully weaves together a candid conversation across a divided community to create a dynamic portrait of a beloved city—and a cautionary tale for the entire country.


Cary McClelland is a writer, filmmaker, lawyer, and rights advocate whose work has taken him around the world. He met his wife in San Francisco, where they settled down and built their first home. They now live in Brooklyn with their son.

10/29/2018 - 6:00pm

Turning thirty is a major milestone for anyone. For Jedidiah Jenkins it was the start of an extraordinary journey. Terrified of falling into a routine existence and the regrets that come with adulthood, he quit his dream job and spent sixteen months traveling 14,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia by bicycle. 

Jenkins’s physical adventure was matched only by his emotional motivation. Raised as an evangelical Christian, he spent his twenties trying to fit his sexuality into his faith without losing his connection to either. But after a decade of this struggle, Jenkins lost only himself. As he approached his thirtieth birthday, he announced his resignation from his job and—despite having no experience or training for a trip of this magnitude—his intention to cycle to Patagonia


Jenkins chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and profound reflections on life and spirituality quickly attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and the attention of national media, from National Geographic to The Paris Review.


Now, in his unflinchingly honest memoir, TO SHAKE THE SLEEPING SELF: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret (Convergent; on sale October 2, 2018), Jenkins narrates the raw and deeply personal journey that started it all: the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world, the inner turmoil that prompted his trek, and his commitment to holding himself accountable for achieving his goal. As he traverses cities, mountains, and more, Jed grapples with the questions of what it means to be an adult, reconciling his identity with his upbringing and his belief in travel’s ability to “wake us up” to the wonder we often fail to see in our lives.


A soul-stirring read for the dreamer in each of us—and a testament to the power of speaking those dreams into existence—TO SHAKE THE SLEEPING SELF is an unforgettable reflection on adventure, identity, and a life lived without regret.

10/25/2018 - 6:00pm

Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence is a portrait of Provence seen through its fierce wind. Cobb spent years chasing this capricious force of nature, challenging herself to photograph the invisible. As she became sensitive to its rhythms and effects, Cobb realized the mistral was not just a weather phenomenon, it was an integral part of the fabric of Provençal life. It was everywhere, yet always unseen.


Photographer Rachel Cobb’s work has been widely published in publications such as in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineTime, and international publications, and she has exhibited in one-man and group shows across the U.S. and in France


Bill Buford is the former fiction editor of The New Yorker, and author of HeatIconic Dishes (with Daniel Boulud), and Among the Thugs.   His forthcoming book Dirt, about training to be a French chef in Lyon, will be published by Knopf.

10/23/2018 - 6:30pm

New Arrivals