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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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The Strand is a must visit while in the union square area. We try to visit every time we’re in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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Great bookstore

The Strand is a New York institution with three floors of generally hard to find books. They will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Strand is a must visit while in the union square area. We try to visit every time we’re in town to see what new books are out. This time we actually spent more time looking at the crazy socks and magnets they had for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand is a New York institution with three floors of generally hard to find books. They will ship your purchases home for you zo you reds not lugging a half dozen books around, or 16 in my case.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Huge bookstore on Broadway. Found by accident and what a surprise to find an old fashioned bookstore amongst the concrete jungle. Wort a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Four floors of books of all kinds and all subjects. It is always a pleasure to explore the various books in this wonderful store. Today, I signed up for a lecture and discussion with author Leslie Jamison - an evening which was perfectly organized and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

The Strand remains unchanged, an iconic bit of the city. A selection unlike anywhere else, and knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lorne_Alexandra
Reviewed 11 January 2019

I love The Strand Bookstore - I visit every time I am in NYC - never fail. It is located on Broadway - 2 blocks south of Union Square - between East 13th and East 12th Streets. There are multiple floors, so check the map....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 493Ron
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

It is worth coming and taking a look at. The store is multiple floors and it is worth taking a trip to the top floor to see the rare books.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed 8 January 2019

There was a time when I would get to the Strand on a regular basis; it had a fine stock of used books and enabled a reader and book lover access to the best selection of used books. Alas, that store no longer exists. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 2 January 2019

I wouldn’t tell your average tourist to definitely check out The Strand Bookstore, as that might be a big let down. I mean, it’s an amazing old, enormous book store, filled with great finds... but usually only appreciated by avid readers and lovers of old...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HappyLouTraveler
Reviewed 31 December 2018

We were on vacation and travelling very light so knew that we wouldn't be buying any books. Having heard and read so much about The Strand, we had to visit. Their profession that there are 18 miles of books doesn't appear to be an exaggeration...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Larry C
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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.
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,
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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