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The Strand Bookstore

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Address: 828 Broadway, New York City, NY
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God I love this place.....

This is an incredible place. One of the reasons I chose the neighborhood for my home in NYC is so that I would be near the Strand, and they are the reason I keep having to add... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is an incredible place. One of the reasons I chose the neighborhood for my home in NYC is so that I would be near the Strand, and they are the reason I keep having to add bookshelves! Thank god they seem to be surviving, in no small part I’m sure due to the fact that they own the building.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What a wonderful selection of art books! The second floor has amazing variety and I could have spent hours there.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I discovered this place in 1999 and every time I go to NYC now visiting is a must! I love books and reading. You can find practically anything you want and can wander for hours.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I truly loved this book store, it is what you want in a bookstore, old, cramped and lots and lots of books. The only thing I would change is to have a few more seats. Really enjoyed the top level where they keep the rare books.

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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134 reviews 134 reviews
61 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Encontrei esta livraria por mero acaso quando deambulava por greenwichville. Esta incrível loja de vários andares, em que mistura livros novos com usados , parece ter quase tudo o que temáticamente tem sido editado em formato de livro nos EUA. A formação dos funcionários parece perfeita, sabem tudo na loja!Quase que "perdi-me" (o excesso de peso que já andava a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A book lovers dream is what this place is. We heard about this place and honestly I worried it would not live up to the hype... it did!

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is an incredible store, the way book stores should be. Miles of books, new and secondhand mingled together so you can see everything they have on a given subject. The signs say "Ask us" and they're not kidding - I asked several times for help finding different things and the staff were brilliant. It's the kind of welcoming store... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Strand is the type of bookstore you see in your dreams. Stacks of books on every genre, used and new, in these nearly claustrophobic shelves. There's so many books, the outside of the store has a line of reduced books on the street. You can find almost anything here. There are often signed editions of new books available. A... More 

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Durango
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

That's all I needed to hear - an independent bookstore with 18 miles of books! It was truly overwhelming inside - luckily they have little grocery carts for overeager shoppers like me. Any topic - they have it! Used, new, rare books, plus book-related gifts...and the Infinity Bench from The Fault in Our Stars! I just stumbled upon it in... More 

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Park City, Utah, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I go to a lot of independent book stores in every city I live in and travel to; I buy books in all of them; and I love them all. But there's something about The Strand. It's more than just books. They must pump something into the air there that makes you more curious, interested, intrigued, intellectually adventurous. They organize... More 

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