Rizzoli -- To Lose Our Culture Is to Lose Our Memories
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Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Christo, Gregory Peck, David Bowie, Abba Eban, Pablo Neruda, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Ross, Greg Louganis, Fernando Botero, Francoise Gilot, Franco Zeffirelli, and Greta Garbo hung out here.
2014 marks Rizzoli Bookstore's 50th anniversary. Celebrations for the anniversary had been well underway. The future of one of the last great booksellers in Manhattan that had weathered the storm of Amazon and ebooks looked increasingly bright. Then news of the store's demolition to make way for another luxury high-rise was unexpectedly announced. This news has devastated the New York community as well as book lovers around the world.
Antonio Ximenez, an artist who painted during the day and worked at Rizzoli in the evening, began his career there in 1969 on the night shift from 6:00PM to 1:00AM. Within a few months he became the store's night manager and that was his cherished job until 1986 when Antonio left New Y
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