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The Strand Bookstore

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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The Best Book Store

A really fine book store, good for used books as well. Be prepared to take a lot home with you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Long Live The Strand

If you like being around books then you can't go wrong here. I had about 2 hours to search high... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orlando, Florida
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This historic landmark book store offers an enormous variety of new, used, and rare books totaling more than 18 miles, including a vast selection of out-of-print books.
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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-473-1452
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A really fine book store, good for used books as well. Be prepared to take a lot home with you, big bags full of great books.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like being around books then you can't go wrong here. I had about 2 hours to search high and low as my family was off shopping for clothes. The problem was how many books can I get back on the airplane without going...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

spent more than an hour there. good quality of tote bags..and other merchs. friendly staffs, big range of books, wall of cool socks.. super love the ambience! this is exactly how a bookstore should be.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank omegamaga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coolest book store I’ve ever been too. They had everything! Easy to get around! Staff friendly and walked me to get a book!! If you love books you have to go.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tdunn284
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a bibliophile and have always loved bookstores and libraries. This bookstore was great, reminds me of a traditional book store It has at least 3 floors (basement, ground, and first). There were lots of totes, stationary products, cute miscellaneous items, t-shirts, and of course...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

My husband is an avid reader and having heard about this place we planned a visit here. He was tired from all the walking we had done so I asked where he could sit and rest a bit. I was told the only place they...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Arlene M
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This is my favorite library and my favoriste spot in NY. You can find a lot of beautiful things like stickers, posters, puzzles and a lot of cheap books (i found books of 1, 9 and 20 dollars).

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank alecmoya08
Reviewed May 31, 2019

Great book shop over 3 floors , very traditional and old Skool. Take a wander and pop in for a browse.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Denise F
Reviewed May 29, 2019

I am a big reader and love perusing books as much as the next person. My main issue is that I just don't get why the Strand is seen as a tourist attraction? To me it is just a big Waterstones (a book store in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank abm1991
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

This is an amazing book store, one of a few dinosaurs left. It is great visiting the place and seeing how so many people are still reading books. To me this place is a happy place. You can probably spend here 2 hours at least.

Date of experience: May 2019
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from jchucker | Reviewed this property |
My experience is the same as Jane M's. ^^ I agree with her regarding service animals.
September 23, 2018|
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Response from divagreta2016 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs waiting outside for owners to come back out for them. They looked very well read,
August 23, 2016|
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Response from Ranssen |
The Strand Bookstore has two types of books they buy: Regular books and Rare books. Here's what you need to know. First, the Strand doesn't buy what it doesn't need, so that means it won't buy your book if they already have... More