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Rizzoli Lives! Iconic Bookseller to Reopen Next Year

The old 57th Street store; Photo by <a href="http://drielys.com">Driely S.</a> for Racked
The old 57th Street store; Photo by Driely S. for Racked

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The past few months have been completely Rizzoli-less in New York City, but thankfully, it's not a world we'll have to live in for long—the publishing house has officially found a new home at the St. James building at 1133 Broadway, with a move-in date of spring 2015.

It'll be the third location in the bookstore's history, which debuted in 1964 at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street. A forced relocation in 1985 brought Rizzoli to 31 West 57th Street, where it's been since it shuttered back in April, shortly after which the building was completely demolished to make way for a high-rise luxury condo development, even after a failed eleventh-hour petition to give its interior landmark status.

The new space, which is the same size as its former home at 5,000 square feet, will have 18-foot ceilings and the original "dark wooden bookshelves, the chandeliers, the sconces and the furniture," will be salvaged and included in the St. James Building, according to our sister site Curbed. Unfortunately, the original historic ceilings, which the Save Rizzoli Committee attempted to stop from being demolished, won't be included.
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Rizzoli Bookstore

1133 Broadway New York, NY