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The Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York City, NY (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #3 of 578 Shopping in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
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Millstone, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My sister is obsessed with libraries and books so we made a trip here. And spent hours inside!! There are just so many books and cute literary things to look at. I wish there was somewhere to sit and read, but I can completely understand why there aren't any. The prices aren't bad, and I love the lists and collections... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great bookstore. Spent about an hour just browsing, picking up a few I did buy, but it was a great experience you sometimes only have in a library. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the prices were very good. They showed what the book would cost on Kindle and it was less there - appreciated that. If/when you go, give yourself enough... More

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Sussex, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you are a REAL bookworm, this is the place to spend a few hours just walking around the 3 floors of books & smelling the joy of books. You can't leave without finding that one book that you always wanted & the Strand has it. New, old or in between - the Strand has it or will find it... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went here while visiting Manhattan on Sunday. Although they have a great selection of books, even souvenirs and the prices are very reasonable, excellent sidewalk sales too, it is not air-conditioned and you are likely to get hot very easily. If I had to do it again, I would stop here on a cooler day.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a short walk from Union Square park and an awesome neighborhood for shopping. The book store is 3 stories of new and used books. I dare you to leave without a book. So much fun to look around. If you like books, you have to go here. A short walk from the subway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Could've stayed in here all day! What a fantastic place and so sad that it's a dying breed. Couldn't find a single other book shop in NY but Strand made up for it tenfold. This is how bookshops should be. 18 miles of shelves apparently!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

In my little suburban bookstore, the philosophy section is like 6 feet tall by 4 feet wide, with empty spaces. At Strand, this section is humongous. My intellectual'ish 17 year old son who reads Nietzsche, Sartre, Foucault, etc., was in heaven. Sure wish we lived closer!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Miles and miles of books in classified areas, some heavily discounted. Kitschy tote bags. Great books pointed out by staff signs. All together you fall into daze and enter book heaven here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Spent a good two hours browsing through the store. We loved looking through the old and rare books at the top floor. The staff were very accomodating and friendly. I came with my adult son who is special needs and loves to collect old books. He had such a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are a book lover, this is a must visit in New York (worth making the pilgrimage from Jersey City too). Even if your budget is low, you can get great and sometimes rare books on the carts outside at throwaway prices.

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