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The Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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A Must Visit For the Book Lover

Miles and miles of books—new, used and rare. Knowledgeable people who can help you. The stacks are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Art-Fashion-Travel
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Toronto, Canada
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Favourite bookstore in NYC!

Without doubt my favourite library in NYC. Rows and rows of new and second-hand books. They have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maja K
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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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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
Manhattan
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+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Miles and miles of books—new, used and rare. Knowledgeable people who can help you. The stacks are something to see and climb on your hunt. They buy as well as sell books. I always carry my list with me hoping to find a hard cover...More

Thank Art-Fashion-Travel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Without doubt my favourite library in NYC. Rows and rows of new and second-hand books. They have nice stationary, as well.

Thank Maja K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I especially love looking through the art books on the upper floor. Great place whenever you need to add to your to-read pile. I've never made it out with less than three books... Definitely gets crowded on the ground floor - go lose yourself in...More

Thank k f
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Strand is an impressive bookstore, and just the kind of place were we could get lost for an hour (or two), browsing the shelves, the curated collections of titles arranged on tables, and staff recommendations. This was a welcome break during an April rainstorm...More

Thank dunadan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had a fantastic time in NYC, visited museums, saw Broadway shows, NBA games, Top of the Rock, Central Park, zoo, visited Lady Liberty...and when someone asked my daughter "What's the best thing you did in NY" do you know what she said!? STRAND...More

2  Thank 808Momx2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly worth a visit, for all book lovers. 4 levels, including 1 featuring rare books. Nice childrens section, where regular readings take place. Restrooms too, which can be hard to find in NYC, lol. Wish we'd had more time there! Allow yourself the time to...More

1  Thank pudman43
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here because my wife loves books, especially old books, and she LOVED the store. There is literally 18 miles of books in this store if not more. It has 4 floors, bathrooms on the 2nd floor, and old/historic/rare books on the 3rd floor....More

Thank Bryan U
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I mean the title says it all folks... I love used bookstores because you find stuff you can't find on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble, The Strand is basically just a Barnes and Noble for people who bought a book finished it and donated...More

1  Thank AJ J
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

An unfortunate consequence of e commerce and the homogenization of bookstores is that many bookstores have disappeared and those that survive have become hybrids, part best seller bookstore, part coffee shop. The Strand has persevered through adjustments, however, it remains a “real” bookstore instead of...More

Thank DM10468
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Even to New York twice and each visit this is the first place I stop at! Being a book lover I love the selection of books, their used books outside and the cute gifts they carry.

Thank diana l
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Lis O
24 August 2016|
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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
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