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The Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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So many books, not enough time

If you love books, this is the place for you. Still has the independent bookstore vibe and too many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So Many Books, Never Enough Time!

Four floors hold 18 miles of shelved books, and there are a plethora of knick-knack gifts, too... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

4 floors. 18 miles of shelving. Knowledgeable staff. Plenty of staff. Well organized. Info desk on every floor. Elevator available. New, used, rare, foreign language, everything & anything probably. Could've spent most of the day.

Thank Christa4of4
Reviewed 9 August 2017

1.8 miles of books. And socks. And pins. And mugs. And BOOKS. I needed more time. And money. And BOOKS.

Thank MistressWanda
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

As a family we spent over an hour in this shop just looking at all the books. There is definitely something for everyone. Lots of gifts too. Funny socks and T-shirts. If you are a collector of books this is a must. They have a...More

Thank Claint5
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This bookstore is so overhyped it is annoying. The staff are not amiable because they feel their reputation is all they need to satisfy and they fail miserably. I couldn't find the book I wanted , and the staff is repugnant; hence I feel the...More

2  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Although printed books seem to be a dying breed you wouldn't know it by the number of people shopping here. They have an excellent selection that spans multiple floors. I highly recommend to avid readers!

Thank Rod D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is an amazingly large and well-stocked bookstore. Not only with books, but it also has a great variety of fun home and decor items for book lovers! I definitely recommend it. I must note though that its used books section does not have as...More

Thank Daniela B
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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