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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 for book lovers!

If you're into books and reading, you can't miss visiting the Strand. In fact, the store can be a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
h h
Helsinki, Finland
People DO Still Buy Books!!

It is nice to be in NYC when folks are on holiday, but the Strand is always bustling! You can find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“book lovers” (63 reviews)
“love books” (39 reviews)
“rare books” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 22:30
828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're into books and reading, you can't miss visiting the Strand. In fact, the store can be a bit overwhelming for book nerds at first. It's also a great place to buy gifts and NY souvenirs.

Thank h h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nice to be in NYC when folks are on holiday, but the Strand is always bustling! You can find so many great books - art books, kids' books, the latest novel, or a classic you want to add to your collection. Need a...More

Thank thevirtualpilgrim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like books, this is your place. Both new and used, lots to look at and browse through. Reasonable prices, good display.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A bookstore matched by a rare few (Tattered Cover and Powell's?). It has a mixture of used and new as well as an upstairs rare books room that is cross between a collectors paradise and an accessible beginning-collector's first dose of the drug. It is...More

Thank fi88r
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My daughter really wanted to go here as she had heard about it on Booktube. Amazing! Great selection & prices! Cool neighborhood. Check it out.

Thank Amy39094
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We are a family of readers and we spent several hours at the Stand Bookstore on our recent trip to New York. It is a really good bookstore, with new and used books. We bought a lot of books too.

1  Thank Desi_Gal_10
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I love visiting bookstores in different cities, and the Strand has such a plethora of selections! An absolute must if you are a book lover and want to support independent bookstores.

Thank Penk20
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The Strand is a must-visit for bookworms! The miles of stacks and selection of both new and used books can keep one entertained for hours. I will admit the store is crowded and not well air conditioned, but I think it adds to the charm.

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to look unique books like theatre plays, romance novels or just random books on sale (can be as cheap as 3usd), go here. Prices are affordable, staffs are nice, books well organized. If you are looking for a particular book, just ask...More

Thank Anggie P
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is an absolute must visit if you are a lover of books. My daughter and I spent hours browsing the stacks. They also carry many other fun items, we bought our favorite souvenirs here.

Thank M M
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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