July 13, 2020
There are two things NoMad residents have been looking forward to this summer:
- The re-opening of the one and only Rizzoli Bookstore in NoMad.
- Finding great summer reads that engross and transport.
Well the wait is over! Rizzoli Bookstore is reopening its doors today on the fifth anniversary of residing in its current flagship location on Broadway between 25th Street and 26th Street. New summer hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rizzoli has worked to meet all safety protocols following NYC.gov parameters:
- Staff and shoppers are required to wear masks.
- Hand sanitizers are available throughout the store.
- Social distancing will be maintained.
- Large sneeze guards have been installed at all registers.
- Rizzoli limits the number of shoppers to 20 at a time in its 5,000 square-foot store.
If you’re unable to visit in person, Rizzoli ships direct to home or office. Curbside pickup is available, too. Details can be found on the Rizzoli website.
Summer Reading List Recommendations
Rizzoli has put together recommendations across genres to satisfy the tastes of most any reader:
By Max Brooks
The #1 bestselling author of World War Z returns with a horror tale that blurs the lines between human and beast, and asks, “What are we capable of when we’re cut off from society?”
By Sophie Mackintosh
From the author of the Man Booker Prize longlisted novel, The Water Cure, comes another mesmerizing, refracted vision of our society. In a world where women can’t have it all, don’t underestimate the relief of a decision being taken away from you. “Blue Ticket is a wonder…Be sure to read everything Sophie Mackintosh writes,” says Deborah Levy.
GARDEN DESIGN MASTER CLASS (a gorgeous favorite, not to be missed)
By Carl Dellatore
The author of Interior Design Master Class brings together essays by 100 landscape architects and garden designers reflecting on universal gardening questions, illustrated with photos of each designer’s work.
By Anbara Salam
A hypnotizing coming-of-age novel set in 1950s Italy which stares into the heart of longing and at the friendships that have the power to save and destroy us. “I was utterly captivated, from first page to last,” says Anton DiSclafani, New York Times bestselling author of The After Party.
AU REVOIR TRISTESSE
By Vig Groskop
A lighthearted look at how to bring more humor, happiness, and joie de vivre into our lives through French literature. Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer, comedian, and journalist, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11, and spent every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her.
By Mason Klein
This stylish and engaging book explores how mid-century photographers and graphic designers transformed America’s visual landscape on the pages of popular magazines.
DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!
By Stephen Rebello
Screenwriter-journalist-film historian Stephen Rebello has conducted archival research and new interviews to draw back the velvet curtain on the behind-the-scenes intrigue, feuds and machinations that marked the production of Valley of the Dolls. In doing so, he unveils a rich, detailed history of fast-changing, late-1960s Hollywood, on screen and off.
ENGINEER, AGITATOR, CONSTRUCTOR
By Jodi Hauptman
This study examines how the modernist avant-gardes from Dada to constructivism reconceived their roles, working as propagandists, advertisers, publishers, graphic designers, curators and more, to create new visual languages for a radically changed world.
DAN COLEN: HIGH NOON
By Douglas Fogle
This book celebrates two new performance pieces and a recent body of paintings by the artist, drawing on desert landscapes, Road Runner cartoons, and Hollywood Westerns.
By John Richardson
A tribute to the renowned Picasso biographer Sir John Richardson (1924-2019), whose intimate account of the artist’s life forever changed the understanding of Picasso’s art. “The inspiration of nearly all his work comes from his daily life,” the acclaimed Picasso biographer John Richardson wrote of the artist in 1962.
BRUCE MAU: MC24
By Bruce Mau
24 global, generous, and galvanizing principles to overhaul the way we think and to inspire massive change. Bruce Mau has long applied the power of design to transforming the world.
SOVIET SIGNS AND STREET RELICS
By Jason Guilbeau
Russia’s forgotten world of avant-garde public signage – the latest in Fuel’s collectible Soviet series. For this volume, French photographer Jason Guilbeau has used Google Street View to virtually navigate Russia and the former USSR.
WOMEN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FASHION
By Petra Slinkard
Celebrated and hidden figures from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress to Elsa Schiaparelli and Chromat revealed through their stories and most compelling works. Diane Von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood, Sarah Burton, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Donna Karan, and Iris van Herpen are among the great women designers to emerge in the last few decades.
CHANEL: HER LIFE
By Justine Picardie
As Justine Picardie shows in this elegant book, the figure who introduced simplicity into women’s wardrobes was far from simple. The Chanel uncovered by Picardie is a storyteller.
By Chad Randl
The heyday of the national A-frame craze saw tens of thousands of these easy and affordable structures built as vacation homes, roadside restaurants, churches, and even pet stores.
By Taisto Makela
The only book devoted to the sole building ever built in the United States by the mid-century Italian master architect and designer, whose brand has a cult following and ever-growing popularity.
This book is a captivating glimpse into the irresistible world of modern and stylish contemporary living in homes that take full advantage of their beachside settings.
With so many interesting offerings, it’s impossible to choose just one – so feel free to get as many as you like. Explore Rizzoli in store or online and find what’s right for you. And enjoy the experience that only a great summer read can deliver.