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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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Great Rainy day activity

We decided to go here during the torrential down pour. The amount of books here is unbelievable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Lovely store!

We could have spent a long time here. There is lots of merchandise as well as books, pins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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  • Average4%
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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
Union Square
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go here during the torrential down pour. The amount of books here is unbelievable. Something here for everyone.

Thank 968ChrisS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could have spent a long time here. There is lots of merchandise as well as books, pins, stationary even socks! Lots of sections to wander around. Loved it!

Thank sh-gallen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always been a lover of books, but with the decline of places like Borders and even Barnes and Nobles, I began just using Amazon. While looking for "Things to do in New York" I saw this as a top visited site and decided to...More

1  Thank Carlossantos1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Strand is just so cool! They have so many books and other fun gifts. They also frequently host authors and fun social events. Book lovers must visit! Also a great place for NY souvenirs!

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I fell in love with this place, I ended up buying 3 books, magnets, bookmarks, pins and even a mug.. I absolutely loved it! the staff was rude but the place was so amazing that I didn't paying attention to that

Thank LMtravel24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG lovely large bookstore with lots of the options that you may need !I can name it heaven of bookworms, It has lots of second hand books in very low price so just being eager to read will be enough there . If you need...More

Thank saaaraahss
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Very rude staff but great inventory. Had great lighting and well organized. Huge display of socks, book marks and book bags. No doubt they cater toward “left leaning” clients.

1  Thank mcdonielkay
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Hidden away on a side street near Union Square there it is. Surrounded by bins of $1 books the narrow doors beckon one inside. This store is for book lovers only. All others will most likely be in and out in thirty minutes or less....More

Thank divagreta2016
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My daughter and I (both teachers) spent hours here and loved every minute. The children's book section is second to none and is stacked with so many titles to help build a culturally-responsive classroom. I loved the magnets, pins, and postcards with quotes to promote...More

3  Thank AUmom2016
Reviewed 6 August 2018

No trip to New York is ever complete without a stop at the Strand. There are so many floors to explore that you can get lost . . . in a good way.

1  Thank Patrick M
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Lucy L
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.
Lucy L
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,
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