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The Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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Not the old Strand, but still there

After moving from NYC, I hadn't been in the Strand for several years. I was a bit surprised to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A bookstore in the true sense of the meaning

I have a problem choosing when there's so much choice, so I ended up not buying anything (couldn't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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What Makes It Special
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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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After moving from NYC, I hadn't been in the Strand for several years. I was a bit surprised to see that it had undergone a thorough cleaning and had a more spacious feel than it had when I worked in the area and visited twice...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have a problem choosing when there's so much choice, so I ended up not buying anything (couldn't afford to buy all the books I was interested in), but you can spend several hours just scouring the shelves. There are some benches on the upper...More

Thank Asha_Noyb
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of my favorite book stores in the world, an important institution, yet a great place to spend some time browsing. I always leave with a sack of books. Used and new. Love this place.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Strand, like Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon, is a booklover’s paradise. With over two million volumes at the Main Location (828 Broadway, and 12th Street), you can find just about everything, from the classics, mysteries, cookbooks, to the latest Pop Culture softcover. And,...More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could spend days in this bookstore! I didn't even begin to see everything I wanted to see, but this trip I started with the rare book section, on the top floor. Wow. The staff is very helpful, and their collection of rare and antique...More

Thank benzslkgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like the sign says, literally miles and miles of books, several stories or stories. A book lovers Mecca. They’ve been around forever so you can’t help but think while perusing the shelves about the people who have browser before. New and used books, old and...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time visiting this institution - everybody on staff had some idea of where your desired book was, which is pretty amazing given a mile of shelves!

Thank Skelshaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My visit recently reminded me of many happy years wandering in the stacks at the university library. Wish the Strand had carrells.

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rather affordable for academic publications, with extensive Asian and Russian history holdings. I always come here when I visit NYC. Give yourself at least an hour if you’re an out-of-town bookworm! There’s a coffee shop across the street where you can fuel yourself for your...More

Thank IvanSusanin1613
Reviewed 15 December 2017

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

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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