Rizzoli Bookstore, known for selling art, photography and fashion titles, as well as Italian-language books, is expanding its international offerings, adding French, Spanish, and German language books to its inventory. The added international library, available this spring at the 57th Street store, is part of a push to draw more European customers; Rizzoli's Italian-language books remain one of the store's most popular sections.

The new titles, expected to be on shelves by early May, will run the gamut topically and include general fiction, classics, mysteries, poetry, general nonfiction, biographies, children’s books and works in translation. Marco Ausenda, CEO and president of Rizzoli, is hoping that the title expansion allows the bookstore to further cement its place as a hub for Europeans living in, and visiting, New York. “Rizzoli serves as a gathering place for the ex-pat community... who crave a taste of European culture," he said. "By expanding our selection to include books in French, Spanish and German, we hope to appeal to an even wider group of readers, and to reinforce our niche as the international independent bookstore of New York.”