Summer isn’t long enough to read every book about Italy that has been published this year—so far. But, here are some books set in Italy you may want to consider for a beach read or a pre-trip primer. In addition to the books listed below, why not pick up a popular book from last year? The Bookseller of Florence, Ravenna, and A Fatal Thing Happened...

The Italian Cultural Institute of New York and The Italian American Sport Foundation cordially invite you to the book presentation: “Con la testa e con il cuore si va ovunque” (“With the Head and the Heart You Can Go Everywhere“). Mondadori Publishing. A Book by Giusy Versace. Monday, 18 July 2022, 6.00 PM, Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Ave,...

Anna Gatta, a successful businesswoman and proud family matriarch who immigrated from Italy, has completed her new book “I AM WOMAN”: a compelling tale about a woman growing up in a multiethnic neighborhood, facing the trials of womanhood. Gatta shares, “I Am Woman is a book about the many struggles women encounter that are not always spoken about...

Tomasina Decrescenzo, a retired operating room nurse and proud single mother from New York, has completed her new book “Two Left Feet”: a delightful tale following one girl growing up in Brooklyn. “The book is in the voice of an eleven-year-old girl (referencing ages ten to twelve) living in 1963 Brooklyn. She details her Italian/Sicilian family, t...

The book, Bitter Chicory to Sweet Espresso, presents a human perspective never addressed before about WW II. Usually, books about the War tend to be military jargon written by military officers. The story is narrated by the author as a child from events that he saw and heard  in Avella, Italy. The town is located in a valley which serves as a backy...

“Imparerai a tue spese che nel lungo tragitto della vita incontrerai tante maschere e pochi volti.” This month’s book is an interesting and fascinating story, from a brilliant author who created yet another masterpiece for the Italian literature.  Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was an author, narrator, and playwright who reached his fame in the theat...

One book about talented people from the Abruzzo Region of Italy living abroad would surely be welcomed. Two books on that topic would be enough. And three would definitely be too many! However, author Dom Serafini, an Abruzzo native who’s lived in New York City for decades, does not want to do a disservice to the additional 58 deserving personaliti...

The luminous legacy of 20th-century author Giovanni “Gianni” Rodari (1920–1980) remains largely unknown here in the U.S. But in his native Italy, Rodari is a revered storyteller and educator, considered the father of the modern Italian children’s book, equal to Pinocchio creator Carlo Collodi in literary stature. More than a century after his birth...

Since opening in North Beach as a pop-up store specializing in Italian language books in 2017, Libreria Pino has outgrown several different locations in the neighborhood. Now, the bookstore’s starting a fresh chapter in bigger digs that will serve as its long-term home. For the past 18 months, owner Joseph Carboni has worked to transform the site o...

In the middle of Prohibition, it’s hard to find a beer in 1926 Lido, New York. But murder, lies, love and jealousy are all on tap at the Galliano Club. The Galliano Club? Yes, author Carmen Amato has returned to her roots to present the four-book Galliano Club thriller series, which takes place in the fictional city inspired by her real hometown. “...