Rizzoli News

 

September 8, 2014

Rizzoli Bookstore will reopen in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood

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.

A contract has been signed with Kew Management Corp. for a 5,000 square foot street level retail space on 26th Street and Broadway in the Beaux-Arts Saint James, an architecturally significant stone, brick, terra cotta and masonry building dating from 1896. The new space has 29’ of Broadway frontage, and 18’ ceilings which will permit the design of the new store to embrace the old-world flavor of the 57th Street location, seasoned with contemporary innovations that will reflect the needs and desires of today’s refined customer.

Kew Management, a family-owned company, has had landmark buildings in its portfolio for over 60 years, and has been one of the leading forces in the redevelopment of the NoMad area as a commercial, residential and entertainment hub. Leslie Spira Lopez, owner and CEO of Kew Management, views the alliance with Rizzoli as an significant development in the ongoing revitalization of the area, stating: “We have had many opportunities to fill our retail space, but we were looking for a tenant that would reflect both the values of the community—thoughtfulness, curiosity, and creativity—and the area’s Gilded Age heritage. In being able to bring Rizzoli to this location, we have exceeded our expectations.”

Addressing the question of why Rizzoli is opening a new bricks-and-mortar store when others have closed, Milan-based parent RCS Libri’s book division CEO Laura Donnini states: “While e-books and e-commerce is unquestionably forcing a re-examination of retail practices, the sophisticated consumer’s desire for a personalized and tangible encounter has created a newly robust market for an elegant, intelligently curated, and customer-service-oriented bookstore experience.” Further identifying the Rizzoli customer, Donnini adds: “For fifty-plus years the Rizzoli bookstore in New York City has attracted the discerning consumer of erudite, beautifully produced volumes on art, design, interiors, fashion, as well as literature, and important non-fiction books. Based on extensive market research in advance of the re-opening, we expect this customer—both New York-based, and visiting from all points national and international—to embrace the 21st century version of their favorite bookstore.”

Rizzoli International Publications in the US is a subsidiary of RCS Libri, the book publishing arm of the Milan based RCS MediaGroup. In Italy, RCS Libri includes among its imprints Rizzoli, Bompiani, Fabbri, Sonzogno, Adelphi, and Marsilio, and operates in the educational book market with several other imprints.

RCS MediaGroup operates in the daily newspapers, magazine, book, radio and new media sectors, and is the Italian publisher with the largest international presence with activities in Italy, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and the USA.

For further information please contact Pam Sommers, Executive Director of Publicity at 212 387 3465 or psommers@rizzoliusa.com

Illustration © Antonio Monteverdi. All Rights Reserved.

July 28, 2014

Rizzoli’s Fall 2014 Catalog

It may be the middle of the summer but before we know it the air will get crisp, the leaves will fall, and the smell of new books will surround us.

Take a look inside Rizzoli’s Fall 2014 catalog to peruse our newest titles, including books from:

Long-time Rizzoli authors and subjects like architect Frank Lloyd Wright, floral designer Paula Pryke, fashion house Louis Vuitton, and photographer Michael Connors;

Interior designers including Jean-Louis Deniot, Robert Couturier, Ilse Crawford, and Nancy Braithwaite;

Fashion notables such as Yohji Yamamoto, Another Magazine, Halston, and Lanvin;

Acclaimed photographers such as Lord Snowdon, Glen E. Friedman, Chris Stein, and Bunny Yeager;

Cookbook authors including Neiman Marcus, acclaimed food writer Ben Mims, and the Italian food purveyor Eataly;

And many, many more!

Image from Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity. All Rights Reserved.

July 24, 2014

Rizzoli to acquire Welcome Books, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(New York City, July 15, 2014) Rizzoli International Publications Inc. announced today that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Welcome Books. Inc. New York, New York, the publishing imprint of Welcome Enterprises. Now in its 20th year, Welcome Books is a publisher of illustrated books in the fields of art, photography, food & wine, parenting, history, travel, pets and social & popular culture. Welcome Books began its publishing operations in New York in 1995, and is a world-renowned publisher of high quality illustrated books.

Welcome’s ground-breaking Little Big Book Series selling hundreds of thousands of copies; its spectacular photographic series covering locations as diverse as Napa Valley, India and Ireland as well as those accompanied by first-person interviews such as American Farmer, and the Alex-awarding winning Oxford Project; its “local and sustainable” culinary books such as Afield, Cooking With Italian Grandmothers, and Primal Cuts; and art books such as Artists in Love and China are among the close to 80 titles being transferred. Welcome has published dozens of revered writers (such as Leonard Cohen, Maya Angelou, Alice Waters, Christopher Cerf, Katrina Fried and Arianna Huffington) and photographers (Amy Arbus, Eric Meola, Galen Rowell, Peter Feldstein, Jon Ortner, Al Wertheimer, and Richard Berenholtz). The Company’s books have been published around the world, including French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, and Finnish editions.

Rizzoli plans to offer the Welcome Books list as a part of its comprehensive publishing program, while retaining the Welcome imprint and current ISBNs. All titles will continue to be sold and distributed domestically by Random House, and internationally by Rizzoli. Rizzoli Associate Publisher Jim Muschett will manage the acquired assets, revising and re-launching key titles, and publishing new books into the Welcome imprint, as a part of the Rizzoli and Universe programs.

Marco Ausenda, President and CEO of Rizzoli USA, and Managing Director of the International Illustrated Books Division at RCS Libri said, “We are pleased to bring Welcome into Rizzoli. This is an excellent fit for us. We believe there is great potential for increased exposure and sales for the list particularly overseas. We expect the imprint to develop further and grow under our direction.”

Charles Miers, Rizzoli’s Publisher, states, “We are pleased to add Welcome’s range of enjoyable and well-priced books to our overall list. Their accessibility is appealing to everyone, and adds a very complementary dimension to our program.”

Lena Tabori, Welcome’s publisher commented, “My partners and I are thrilled. Welcome Books is now part of a renowned publishing house with an outstanding tradition and the resources to provide new opportunities to help these books reach additional markets.”

Rizzoli International Publications is a subsidiary of RCS Libri, the book-publishing arm of the Milan based RCS Media Group. RCS Libri includes among its companies the Italian publishers Rizzoli Bompiani, Fabbri, Sonzogno, Adelphi, and Marsilio. RCS Media Group operates in the daily newspapers, magazine, book, radio and new media sectors, and is the Italian publisher with the largest international presence with activities in Italy, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and the USA.

April 4, 2014

An Update from Rizzoli Bookstore

We have truly appreciated the outpouring of support from so many of you as we enter the transition from the Rizzoli Bookstore’s longtime home on W. 57th Street to our next chapter. We have been scouting out new locations in Manhattan, and are delighted to report that we have seen several very promising spaces. While our 57th Street location will close its doors this month, we are looking forward to remaining a vital part of the city’s cultural fabric for many years to come. Please check here and on www.RizzoliBookstore.com for updates.

Meanwhile, come visit us at 31 W. 57th Street before we close to the public on April 11. This is a wonderful opportunity to browse the shelves of what has been called “the most beautiful bookstore in New York” and to pick up some great books at our moving sale. All books are 40% off through April 11, both in our store and online.

Photo by Driely S. www.drielys.com

March 6, 2014

Look Inside Rizzoli’s Upcoming Spring Books

Did you know that you can peek inside all of Rizzoli’s recent and forthcoming books? Starting last Fall, we have been loading excerpts of all of our Rizzoli, Universe, and Skira Rizzoli titles—including a few from our distributed imprint Hardie Grant—to the website www.Issuu.com to provide our customers with a fun and convenient way to preview all of our books.

If you sign up for Issuu, you can create your own book shelf of titles and follow your favorite book and magazine publishers. Sign up is not required, so you can also just bookmark the webpage and check back to see the newest Rizzoli titles available. More are uploaded every day so be sure to visit often!

You can find the Rizzoli International Publications page here:
www.issuu.com/rizzoli

You can also view our books by category by searching our “stacks” here:
www.issuu.com/rizzoli/stacks

Here are just a few examples of upcoming Spring titles you can view on Issuu now:

Top image from A Denim Story. You can look inside the book here.

February 12, 2014

Rizzoli Spring Releases

Spring is right around the corner—even though it might not feel like it lately—but as surely as the mercury will rise, so will Rizzoli’s newest crop of books.

Visit our Featured Titles page to view a selection of our forthcoming Spring 2014 books.

January 17, 2014

Rizzoli Bookstore: Important Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — JANUARY 16, 2014


Following news stories about the pending demolition of the building housing its New York flagship store, Rizzoli would like to clarify the situation.

The Rizzoli Bookstore is, and will remain, open for business at its current location for the time being, though the company is actively seeking new space.

For almost fifty years—twenty-nine in its current 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
booklovers from all over the world.

Rizzoli has been touched by the outpouring of public appreciation for the 57th Street bookstore as an important part of New York City’s cultural life, and looks forward to remaining a vital part of the city’s fabric for many decades to come.

Following news stories about the pending demolition of the
building housing its New York flagship store, Rizzoli would like to clarify the situation.
The Rizzoli Bookstore is, and will remain, open for business at its current location for the time being, though the company is actively seeking new space.
For almost fifty years—twenty-nine in its current 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
booklovers from all over the world.
Rizzoli has been touched by the outpouring of public appreciation for the 57th Street bookstore as an important part of New York City’s cultural life, and looks forward to
remaining a vital part of the city’s fabric for many decades to come.

From the New York Times:

Twenty-nine years ago, Rizzoli Bookstore, whose Old World charm, hand-wrought chandeliers and big storefront windows make it a favorite of noted authors, book lovers and tourists, fled Fifth Avenue two steps ahead of the wrecking ball.

It may now have to take flight again.

Read more here.

Photo © Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

January 7, 2014

A Healthier, Happier, & More Creative 2014

‘It’s never too late to be who you might have been.’ —George Eliot

Now is the time: If you catch yourself thinking that it’s too late to change your life, you’re wrong. The passing of time is never a valid excuse for not going after the things you want in life. You deserve to do, be, and have all that you want from life and there will never be a better moment than right now to start making it happen.

In excerpts from Hardie Grant’s The Happiness Code, Love Your Life, Swing High, and Change Your Mind, we hope you’ll find the inspiration to take a few small steps towards a healthier, happier you: Click here to read tips for a Healthier, Happier, and More Creative 2014

December 5, 2013

Rizzoli Holiday Gift Books

The holiday season is upon us once again—that time of year when family, food, and fun brings us together in celebration and gift giving. We all strive to find that perfect gift, and no matter who you have on your holiday gift list—be it a fashionista, a pizza enthusiast, a sailor, or a design aficionado—Rizzoli has a number of gift books that are sure to please every interest.

Rizzoli invites you to view our list of gift suggestions below, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, be sure to browse our book categories at left for hundred’s of additional ideas.

You can also visit our Featured Titles page for a carefully curated list of gift suggested at www.rizzoliusa.com/featured-titles.

Thank you and Happy Holidays from Rizzoli!


1049

Stephen Sills: Decoration
This is the first book to focus on the solo residential work of the visionary interior decorator Stephen Sills. Simultaneously classical and modern, Sills’s design work is a dialogue between past and present. In this striking volume, Sills presents sixteen breathtaking homes, gorgeously photographed by the legendary François Halard, in locations as varied as a penthouse on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, a modern Aspen retreat, an estate on the North Shore of Long Island, and his own country house in Bedford, New York.


1099

The Art of the Interior
Timeless Designs by the Master Decorators

This lavishly illustrated volume is a tribute to the designers who have made a lasting contribution to the history of interior design around the world, elevating the interior to an art form. In The Art of the Interior, respected interiors specialists Barbara and René Stoeltie chart the evolution of interior design from the 17th-century to the present day and share their selection of significant designers from the last four hundred years.


Click here to see more holiday gift suggestions…

November 15, 2013

Holiday Entertaining Recipes & Tips from Rizzoli

From Christopher Steighner, cookbook editor at Rizzoli New York:

Food and drink take center stage during the holidays, beckoning us to gather around the table and reconnect with friends and family. It’s a time to pull out the heirloom china—and the heirloom recipes—when even the least culinary-inclined among us are lured into the kitchen. Here are some of our authors’ favorite recipes to inspire your celebrations.

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