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The Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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One of the Top Bookstores in the US!

We read about this amazing bookstore in a an article featuring the best independent bookstores in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seattle, Washington
The heaven of books

Best book shop in NYC if you look for reasonable price and variety. Especially for tourists who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Visiting the Strand Bookstore is a must for bookworms. There are some 18 miles of shelves of books, and something for everyone. While my daughter was browsing through the children's section, I went to the upper floor to check out the rare books section, with...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I could live on the rare & old books floor! I didn't explore the rest of the store, which was exceptionally crowded the weekend I was there, but the third floor was an incredible retreat with very friendly and helpful employees. I enjoyed it more...More

Thank Bcohen13
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you love books, this is the place for you. Still has the independent bookstore vibe and too many discount books on rack just on the outside of the building to peruse. Fun magnets, bags, and nick nacks too.

Thank renees884
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Four floors hold 18 miles of shelved books, and there are a plethora of knick-knack gifts, too. What a fabulous place to shop for both books and souvenirs. Plus, the bags they offer for sale are plentiful and affordable. Loved every minute spent in this...More

Thank DTPegasus
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Lots of positives: + vast selection of books + great recommendation tables + helpful staff + new and used books + not corporate Apart from Kinokuniya in Asia, I don't know of any rival for world's best bookshop. A must visit when coming to NYC.

Thank StevoHughes1
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Every time we come to New York we visit Strand Books. The selection is incredible with 18 miles of books. There are always bargains, interesting books you didn't know about, second hand and vintage books and a vast art and photography section. Support book shops...More

Thank JNWSuisse
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Lis O
24 August 2016|
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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