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The Strand Bookstore

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Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Address: 828 Broadway, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2124731452
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Miles of vastness. If you love books, you really owe it to yourself to visit. Every time I stop by, I found something interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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457 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Miles of vastness. If you love books, you really owe it to yourself to visit. Every time I stop by, I found something interesting.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Strand is the perfect place to spend some time, and money, in New York. Their selection of books is unbeatable and their prices are reasonable.

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Queensland, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a book lover, this is somewhere you will find yourself getting lost for hours ...... So many books , new , used , rare . Every subject matter you could ever imagine . Beautiful stationery, children's sections . Narrow corridors, with rows and rows of books packed in ... The scent of new and old mingled together... More 

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Thank Nicola P
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very big place (obviously), like it as it doesn't have the B&N! Found some good buys. It was fun to shop there.

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This spot has long been on my list of "must visit in NYC" and it did not disappoint. Mostly I'd say that the delight is that the Strand Bookstore is not a tourist site, it is just an authentically cool place. You can wander at will and see many things, and people, that you've never seen before. I found many... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I confess - I prefer eBooks now for my lifestyle but who could resist an opportunity to go into this famous bookstore. Great visit for anyone who loves books. It is a combination new book store with shelves of older books, many probably out of circulation and gift shop. Great way to spend some time when in Union Square.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flew in from LA for my first NYC trip alone. After I left my things at the hotel the first place I headed to was here. I did the research mapped out the subway and was so ecstatic to see this place definitely worth while.

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Carpi, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Needless to say, if you love books-every kind of book-just go there and enjoy the experience. That have literally everything you may want

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you're an out-of-towner, make this one of the places you visit (especially if you are a booklover or looking to make a purchase for a fellow booklover). Not only does Strand have tons of great books (new and used), they also have a nice selection of gifts (book accessories, journals, kitchenware, totes, clothing) for purchase. One of my favorite... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

First the chains killed all of the small book stores, then they fell victim to Amazon and online shopping. I guess its the New York way and one shouldn't get too attached to anything. The result is that there are very few good bookstores left in the city. Thank god the for the Strand, a real book store. New books... More 

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