The next chapter for Rizzoli Bookstore is about to begin.
The nearly half-century old establishment will open its new store at 1133 Broadway on Monday, more than a year after it shut its doors at 31 W. 57th Street. The 5,000-square foot store, which will be open seven days a week, will showcase a one of a kind design that celebrates Rizzoli's history.
It includes an 18-foot tall by 34-foot wide glass facade, 18-feet ceilings and a peaked skylight. The cherry wood bookcases and grand brass and iron chandeliers from the 57th Street location, which closed in April 2014 because of a high rise development, will be moving to the new spot.
Fornasetti Milano designed a wallpaper for the new store that has images of Italian cities, Zodiac figures and hot air balloons.