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The Strand Bookstore

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Address: 828 Broadway, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2124731452
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9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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I didn't walk the 18 miles

No, I didn't need to as there's far too much to browse. And mainly reading French now, I headed downstairs and there are books aplenty, second hand but many almost as new. Did I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

No, I didn't need to as there's far too much to browse. And mainly reading French now, I headed downstairs and there are books aplenty, second hand but many almost as new. Did I buy many? Well, I have several bookmarks, several Strand bags, and a great deal to read. The major fault: this place is very addictive!

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Since I first visited the Strand Bookstore decades ago, it is at the top of my list every time I visit New York City. Most recently, I went there looking for a specific children's book and a book on the Beat Generation writers. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. Even though they didn't have the books... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Strand is a great bookstore. They have a multitude of books in diverse topics. The prices are very reasonable and in some cases lower than in other bookstores. The only issue is there are so many people that go into that store that you must have patience with those that walk and come to a sudden stop in the middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you love books, this place is worth a stop! Floor to ceiling stacks of books. Great to browse to try to find that elusive book you've been looking for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As soon as I found out about this place I knew I had to go. It was a long-awaited & much-anticipated visit & it was everything I'd hoped to find & more!! Staff were extremely helpful & managed to find a couple of unusual books for my daughter. Great range of stationery & gifts too. Already plotting my return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you love books, you have to visit The Strand! This is easily one of the best bookstores in the country — you can find pretty much anything you're seeking, new and used, and they have a good selection of discounted books as well. Use the free bagcheck at the entrance so you can enjoy the store without the weight... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Going to The Strand was on my bucket list, and now I've done it. I love independent bookstores, and I particularly love eclectic ones that have something for everyone (including used, rare, and out of print books). This bookstore was worth the visit (and they will ship books home for you if you are from out-of-town). Now I know I... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I now found my favorite store in New York. As a book nerd from a small town, this place was beyond amazing. Such a great selection of books and other items that it's impossible not to find something. So much to see it took almost a half hour just to find my friends. I will definitely be stopping back next... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

You have to allow for at least an hour in the Strand Book store to browse their "18 miles of books". when you visit New York. The selection is amazing. New, used and rare books, greeting cards, New York souvenirs, gifts - get it all here. It's a fabulous shop and a New York must see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Find your dream books... an excellent selection of history, art, culture, etc. Plus the prices are excellent for obscure topics.

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