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The Strand Bookstore

Open Now: 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Great Bookstore, but can't give donations there

We were disappointed that they would not allow donations at the Strand. Yes, their bookstore is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Magnificent Bookstore

What a wonderful store. We could have spent endless hours there had time permitted, and the two... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
County Dublin, Ireland
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This historic landmark book store offers an enormous variety of new, used, and rare books totaling more than 18 miles, including a vast selection of out-of-print books.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
Union Square
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were disappointed that they would not allow donations at the Strand. Yes, their bookstore is amazing and has a lot. It's well organized and clean. Also has good little NYC gifts for people you need to bring home. Some staff is friendly...some are aloof....More

Thank WalkingInLA
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful store. We could have spent endless hours there had time permitted, and the two hours that we could afford passed in a blink. A dazzling selection and knowledgeable staff. A NYC must do.

Thank gerry12ie
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Strand is definitely the place to stop if you love books. Even if you aren't planning on buying something, it's worth it to look at all the books they have (and they have a rare collection that open to the public). It's very well...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent some quality time in this awesome store. They have a very diverse selection of books & it's easy to lose track of time while shopping there.

Thank Cmca64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the last, great independent bookstores left in NYC. They pretty much sell everything and have a knowledgeable staff. It's a bit chaotic, but always a fun place to browse. And, the fact that they have similar views to mine is a plus.

Thank Marblehead750
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here during the torrential down pour. The amount of books here is unbelievable. Something here for everyone.

Thank 968ChrisS
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We could have spent a long time here. There is lots of merchandise as well as books, pins, stationary even socks! Lots of sections to wander around. Loved it!

Thank sh-gallen
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I've always been a lover of books, but with the decline of places like Borders and even Barnes and Nobles, I began just using Amazon. While looking for "Things to do in New York" I saw this as a top visited site and decided to...More

1  Thank Carlossantos1973
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The Strand is just so cool! They have so many books and other fun gifts. They also frequently host authors and fun social events. Book lovers must visit! Also a great place for NY souvenirs!

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I fell in love with this place, I ended up buying 3 books, magnets, bookmarks, pins and even a mug.. I absolutely loved it! the staff was rude but the place was so amazing that I didn't paying attention to that

Thank LMtravel24
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Lucy L
24 September 2018|
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Response from jchucker | Reviewed this property |
My experience is the same as Jane M's. ^^ I agree with her regarding service animals.
Lucy L
24 September 2018|
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Response from divagreta2016 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs waiting outside for owners to come back out for them. They looked very well read,
Lis O
24 August 2016|
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Response from Ranssen |
The Strand Bookstore has two types of books they buy: Regular books and Rare books. Here's what you need to know. First, the Strand doesn't buy what it doesn't need, so that means it won't buy your book if they already have... More