A Tribute to my favorite bookstore in New York, Rizzoli.
“Rizzoli is pleased to announce the new location of the Rizzoli Bookstore at 1133 Broadway in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood. Opening in Spring 2015, and just three blocks north of the bustling cultural heart of Madison Square Park, Rizzoli Bookstore looks forward to joining this vibrant environment which is host to high end retailers like Eataly, and Marimekko; restaurants including 11 Madison Park, The Breslin, and SD 26; and hotels like Ace, NoMad, and the hotly anticipated Ian Schrager hotel, Edition, slated for a 2015 opening.
For almost fifty years—twenty-nine in its previous 57th Street location—Rizzoli Bookstore has been widely considered one of the foremost independent booksellers in America specializing in illustrated books on architecture, interior design, fashion, photography, cookery, and the fine and applied arts, as well as literature, and foreign language books. Rizzoli Bookstore has been, and will continue to be a literary landmark in New York City, and a celebrated destination for important authors and book lovers from all over the world.
Established in New York in 1964 Rizzoli moved in 1985 to its 57th Street location—a six story townhouse exhibiting on its façade a sober classicism that belies the elegant interior within, where cast iron chandeliers, ornately decorated vaulting, and a luminous Diocletian window create a serene setting for book lovers amidst the rush of Midtown Manhattan.
Our collection of books is specialized in illustrated subjects – fashion, interior design, art, architecture, photography, design – and literature, in Italian, French, Spanish, and English. But all subjects of general interest are represented and we carry a selection of European magazines and newspapers. We also carry a fine selection of compact discs and DVDs, and our selection of note cards and stationery is a constant delight to our customers.”
I spent hours in this magic and so romantic bookstore. I even went a few times in the same week. New arrivals, of what I call treasures, are exciting.I wish evrybody in the world could visit Rizzoli. All the staff is so passionate about their tremondous job. They know everything about books and could find books for you from all around the world.
I do own a big collection of books and a lot of my books come from Rizzoli.