July 22, 2015
Rizzoli’s relocation is complete. Next Monday, a stunning new Rizzoli Bookstore will open in Kew Management’s St James Building, 1133 Broadway.
Marco Ausenda, President & CEO of Rizzoli NY and Laura Donnini, CEO, RCS Libri ceremonially opened the store last night with a ribbon cutting ceremony after which guests had a chance to tour the store with music, wine and tasty bites from Eataly. Rizzoli is a beloved New York institution, and its arrival back on the scene after being closed for over a year was celebrated by Diane Von Furstenberg, Gale Brewer, Borough President of Manhattan and about 400 invited guests.
Rizzoli Bookstore is a great addition to the St. James that will provide Kew tenants and the NoMad area with yet another unique retail store — this one offering the finest books on a broad range of subjects from sports and cooking to literature and architecture.
It also enhances Kew’s buildings with a stunning build out by Rizzoli. Using bookcases, architectural details and chandeliers from the former store on 57th Street, Rizzoli’s architect Ike Kligerman Barkley has combined these with a fresh touches of excitement. There is a marvelous black and white marble floor that leads visitors through the store to huge red doors that separate the general selling floor from an area dedicated to special books and a salon for events. Equally as uplifting is the gorgeous Fornasetti-designed wallpaper featuring sketches of Italy’s classic buildings, amid clouds on an azure blue sky.
We’ll have more news on the new Rizzoli Bookstore in the coming weeks, so check back and please make sure to stop into the bookstore next week and experience this wonderful space and the world’s finest books.
The official opening of Rizzoli Bookstore is Monday July 27, at 10:30.
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