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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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Book Lovers MUST visit The Strand!!

Books, books everywhere!!! If you love books, go to The Strand. You will not be disappointed!!! 3... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
I hope there was one of these in my city

I just started to thing I was in a dream, I couldn't believe the quality, the variety and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days 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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Books, books everywhere!!! If you love books, go to The Strand. You will not be disappointed!!! 3 levels of books of every kind!! 😍

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank annzpanz
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just started to thing I was in a dream, I couldn't believe the quality, the variety and the prices. Hope to be back and blow my wallet there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fabi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could have easily spend a day in this amazing book store. Next time we're in NYC we will be sure to stop in there again!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tet T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! My friend and I could easily have spent 2-3 hours exploring this huge destination bookstore! Their prices were reasonable and the selection is exhaustive. Being able to access books no longer in print as well as current best sellers was a wonderful opportunity.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Strand is a must visit while in the union square area. We try to visit every time we’re in town to see what new books are out. This time we actually spent more time looking at the crazy socks and magnets they had for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lmstrad83
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Strand is a New York institution with three floors of generally hard to find books. They will ship your purchases home for you zo you reds not lugging a half dozen books around, or 16 in my case.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Huge bookstore on Broadway. Found by accident and what a surprise to find an old fashioned bookstore amongst the concrete jungle. Wort a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Four floors of books of all kinds and all subjects. It is always a pleasure to explore the various books in this wonderful store. Today, I signed up for a lecture and discussion with author Leslie Jamison - an evening which was perfectly organized and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

The Strand remains unchanged, an iconic bit of the city. A selection unlike anywhere else, and knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lorne_Alexandra
Reviewed 11 January 2019

I love The Strand Bookstore - I visit every time I am in NYC - never fail. It is located on Broadway - 2 blocks south of Union Square - between East 13th and East 12th Streets. There are multiple floors, so check the map....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 493Ron
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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.
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,
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