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Rizzoli joined such prestigious American institutions as Tiffany’s, Saks, and Cartier when it first opened the Rizzoli Bookstore on Fifth Avenue in 1964. In the following years, its landmark building in New York became the center for the company’s national expansion, adding new bookstores throughout the country and, a decade later, establishing an eminent publishing house renowned today for high-quality, illustrated books.
Today, Rizzoli in America is an integral part of its Italian parent company, RCS Media Group. RCS arose from the merger of the venerable Rizzoli publishing house, founded in 1929, with the eminent Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, founded in 1876. Rizzoli New York began its publishing operation in 1974 and has become a leader in the fashion, interior design, culinary, art, architecture, and photography fields. Rizzoli’s Universe imprint was added in 1990 marking Rizzoli’s entrée into the pop-culture worlds of humor, beauty, sports, performing arts, and gay and alternative lifestyles. Universe also produces a highly successful calendar program. In 2008 a new imprint for the house was established called Skira Rizzoli, with the goal of expanding the company’s presence in museum-related publishing, and in 2011, Rizzoli established Ex Libris, an imprint dedicated to publishing up-market literary fiction and nonfiction with a transatlantic character.
In the United States and Canada, Rizzoli International Publications distributes the English-Language titles of distinguished French publisher Flammarion, Australian and English publisher Hardie Grant, and Italian publisher Skira, which is also part of RCS Libri, the book division of RCS Media Group.
In addition, the company maintains the Rizzoli Bookstore, now located on 57th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, widely considered one of the foremost independent booksellers in America specializing in literature, photography, architecture, interior design, cookery, and the fine and applied arts. And unique in New York City, Rizzoli Bookstore also stocks Italian, French and Spanish-language fiction and non-fiction literature, and maintains a satellite branch in Eataly New York, specializing in culinary titles.
“Rizzoli has long published some of the most beautiful illustrated books in the world.” —The New York Times
“Rizzoli, the famed Italian purveyor of art tomes has over the years produced an entire library of gorgeous coffee table books. With the additional Universe imprint and partnerships with Flammarion and Skira the company has upped the ante on modernism in hardcover with a stack of architecture and design books that are as much nourishment for the mind as cannoli for the eye. Rizzoli’s editors have their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening right now and next in design in the United States and abroad.”