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The Strand Bookstore

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
As featured in NYC Off the Beaten Path
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Address: 828 Broadway, New York City, NY
Phone Number:
+1 212-473-1452
Today
09:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 22:30

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There was an article posted on a website a few months ago showing the questions that employees are given during interview for this place. During my trip to NYC, I knew I had to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was an article posted on a website a few months ago showing the questions that employees are given during interview for this place. During my trip to NYC, I knew I had to visit. Very large collection of different interests. Have to ignore the left wing stuff if you are on the other side, but other than that a... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to make a stopover and pick your next reading. Kids amazed with their own corner. From books to t-shirts, whatever you want.

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Thank Federico U
Coral Springs, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is what bookstores used to be before online. We spend hours here. There is a great first edition section, a vinyl section, any section you can think of. They ship, and they know everything. The staff is so nice. The prices are reasonable. Please go. This should be part of anyone's trip. No matter how obscure, you can see... More 

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Thank DKatz21
Bloomington
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been some 20 years since I had been to Strand, but it still ranks as one of the best, if not the best bookstore, I've visited. The atmosphere is subtle. Books are in every crevice. The service is excellent. A great place to spend some down time or search for that missing edition you need.

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Thank Glen B
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, so be prepared to lose several hours of your life and at least $100. This place is incredible, but they really like their products (read: everything is pricey). Wonderful, happy place!

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Thank KatieG958
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This store probably has more stock than the biggest of the major book stores array through three floors of shelves that almost reach the ceiling. I find it to be a particular gold mine for history books and graphic novel. It also has a very nice children's section. While the store has plenty of dusty old books, it also has... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's as described. Lots and lots of books at reasonable prices. Convenient to Union Square where the Green Market is held on certain days. We visited at just before Christmas and the store was packed. If it is very busy you can checkout at the basement register station. Books are well organized. As to be expected, the aisles are narrow.

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Clearwater, Florida
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best bookstores that I've ever been to and I highly recommend that both locals and tourists check this place out! The Strand has one of the largest selections that I've ever seen of books - they have have a huge variety of rare, used and new books plus various gifts so there's really something here... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Tagline! This store has everything you want from a bookstore- books galore, literature-related merchandise and staff who clearly love books! I so wanted to be able to buy but could not fit the beautiful copies of some amazing books into my luggage😕

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you like to read "actual" books this is the place to go. An impressive collection of books for all ages and preferences.

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