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The Strand Bookstore

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Address: 828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
Phone Number: 2124731452
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Like Amazon.com but in person

Amazing selection, and almost everything is discounted. This is the best bookstore in the city, and maybe even the best bookstore on this side of the Mississippi

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing selection, and almost everything is discounted. This is the best bookstore in the city, and maybe even the best bookstore on this side of the Mississippi

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Carthage, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a reading list? I bet they can fill it. Aisles upon aisles, and even a basement, full of new and old books. Stop in and prepare to spend an hour that you can't believe went by so fast. It's an amazing escape into fiction and fun. This place is a quiet break from all the madness going on in... More 

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Parlin, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better than Barnes and Noble, and a wide selection of books for all ages. Though Strand products from journals to bags are a little bit pricey.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go here a few times per month for my book fix. This really is the best bookstore and is an amazing place to get lost in. You will always find the book you want and 20 other books you hadn't planned on buying or possibly hasn't heard of. I've found some of my favorite authors just from browsing their... More 

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Thank bphisher
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I finally went here and bought some really awesome editions of books that I could not find at B&N. There are so many books, and the shelves are so high it's quite overwhelming, but in a good way. I spent about two hours there and bought an armful of books, and could have bought more, and I my sister told... More 

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Thank Jamie L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I usually make sure to hit up this bookstore whenever I'm in town. They always have used discount books out front along the side of the building, which I usually spend at least an hour browsing. They have a good selection of books in just about any category, and some nice notebooks worth checking out. The Strand is just a... More 

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Thank Brody C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

New York City used to be a city with bookstores, new and used, in profusion. Sadly, the skyrocketing rental market is killing used bookstores, but the Strand is a survivor, and it is well worth a visit if you are at all interested in books. The staff, formerly famous for being surly and difficult, are now polite and helpful. The... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I have no qualms about the books. This review is about their Strand branded tote bags. I've been a fan of the bookstore and like to stop by whenever I visit and have purchases several Strand tote bags over the years. Each time I visit, the prices of the bags increase but the designs get worse, the quality seems worse,... More 

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Thank August M
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Went in on a very rainy day. Loved the bargain books, and the vibe. Could spend a whole day here! Will be back.

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Thank MsCasualTravelor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Acres of books from all over the world. New and pre-loved. Picked up a great out of print book on Frank Lloyd Wright for a friend. Could easily have spent half a day here. Rare books a treat to look through and great merchandise.

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