Rizzoli Bookstore has now closed our 57th Street location. 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 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.
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 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.