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The Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York City, NY (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #3 of 579 Shopping in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed taking a morning away from my family to come down and browse in the strand in my own free time, though there is never enough to explore all the books there!! If you're indecisive, this place will be your worst nightmare because the options are endless!

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing, and the whole 18 miles of books is no joke. I could've stayed in there for days. It's the ultimate place for a bookworm. Not going to lie, it can overwhelm you with its hugeness and the amount of people that can be in there at any given time. Prices are pretty reasonable as well; they... More

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Millstone, New Jersey
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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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