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The Strand Bookstore

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828 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4826
+1 212-473-1452
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The Strand remains the bookstore of choice, and truly in a class of its own in NYC. Smart staff... read more

Reviewed today
MarcLnyc
via mobile
My first visit, and I hope not my last

I knew I wanted to visit this store during my visit but I was still dumbstruck by it's sheer size... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gruaigrua101
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County Cork, Ireland
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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
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+1 212-473-1452
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"book lovers"
in 61 reviews
"love books"
in 43 reviews
"book store"
in 43 reviews
"art books"
in 12 reviews
"rare book"
in 11 reviews
"miles and miles"
in 13 reviews
"buy books"
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"multiple floors"
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"great place to browse"
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"specific book"
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"new york"
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"great store"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Strand remains the bookstore of choice, and truly in a class of its own in NYC. Smart staff and very well organized, even for a first time visitor. Stopped by recently for our summer reading stack. Perhaps the Information desk team could be a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I knew I wanted to visit this store during my visit but I was still dumbstruck by it's sheer size! I would have loved to wander the aisles, and tables outside, but I didn't have enough time. However I did pick up two photography books,...More

Thank gruaigrua101
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In fact, I went there twice during my last visit to NYC. It's a great place for locating that hard-to-find book. They also have a variety of "fun" gifts: t-shirts, book bags, socks, stationary, etc. Although I enjoy the people watching at this store, one...More

Thank jchucker
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Huge bookstore with a friendly helpful staff located a very short distance from Union Square. They boast having 18 miles of books and believe me they do! Five floors full of books of every kind you can imagine. Worth a visit if you like reading...More

Thank Rich Z
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even if you have a nonreader with you, everyone will find something at The Strand. Collectible, rare, and used books, great T-shirts, pins, socks, pictures, and art-like supplies. I wouldn’t go to NYC without visiting this bookstore, especially if you’re into books and reading. And...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my dad absolutely loved this store. Incredible collection. Definitely worth going to. Could have spent a fortune. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about The Strand Bookstore online before we left on vacation so I was really looking forward to visiting the store with the hope that I would be able to find a book that I have looked everywhere for. The store is large...More

Thank justjo008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love books like I do, check out Strand in New York City. Their motto states, “18 miles of books,” but all I know is that they have some fun stuff. The minute I stepped through the door my eyes and brain went into...More

Thank Hitheroadwithlila
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 blocks from eclectic Union Square, on every trip through Manhattan, I've loved hitting this pocket of the city where the more interesting locals live - and where Strand is my #1 stop. There's countless miles of well organised books in every category & genre...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Strand Bookstore is the most awesome bookstore I have ever visited. First off, a tip about souvenirs. At home, I shopped the Strand's website and ordered a bunch of souvenirs in advance so I wouldn't have to take up room in my luggage.The store...More

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Lis O
August 23, 2016|
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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
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