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The Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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An Old Fashioned Book Store for a Lifetime

Strand, like Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon, is a booklover’s paradise. With over two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bethesda, Maryland
All time favorite bookstore!! New York's hidden treasure since 1927...

I could spend days in this bookstore! I didn't even begin to see everything I wanted to see, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
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What Makes It Special
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
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Strand, like Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon, is a booklover’s paradise. With over two million volumes at the Main Location (828 Broadway, and 12th Street), you can find just about everything, from the classics, mysteries, cookbooks, to the latest Pop Culture softcover. And,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could spend days in this bookstore! I didn't even begin to see everything I wanted to see, but this trip I started with the rare book section, on the top floor. Wow. The staff is very helpful, and their collection of rare and antique...More

Thank benzslkgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like the sign says, literally miles and miles of books, several stories or stories. A book lovers Mecca. They’ve been around forever so you can’t help but think while perusing the shelves about the people who have browser before. New and used books, old and...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time visiting this institution - everybody on staff had some idea of where your desired book was, which is pretty amazing given a mile of shelves!

Thank Skelshaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My visit recently reminded me of many happy years wandering in the stacks at the university library. Wish the Strand had carrells.

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rather affordable for academic publications, with extensive Asian and Russian history holdings. I always come here when I visit NYC. Give yourself at least an hour if you’re an out-of-town bookworm! There’s a coffee shop across the street where you can fuel yourself for your...More

Thank IvanSusanin1613
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We read about this amazing bookstore in a an article featuring the best independent bookstores in NYC & it did not disappoint! We stumbled into a busy bookstore on a rainy day & found that it was packed with locals & families for story time....More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Best book shop in NYC if you look for reasonable price and variety. Especially for tourists who visit the city first time and wanna buy some books that is hard to find in their countries.

Thank Dila İ
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

No matter how many times I️ visit this place never disappoints. The staff is crazy knowledgeable about books and they have a great selection of Strand merchandise for sale. It’s also an excellent place for people watching.

Thank mamabug7
Reviewed 12 November 2017

So much fun - we love to roam bookstores and the Strand is a must do when in NYC. Dedicate some time because you will get so involved that all of sudden two hours will have passed and you will still be on the first...More

Thank MedfordMA
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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