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“Not to be missed!”

The Strand Bookstore
Ranked #3 of 839 Shopping in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Was a short walk from the Union Square subway station, and well worth it! I could've spent the entire day perusing the many shelves of books - it was crowded, but easy to understand why. The Strand is now one of my two favorite bookstores in the country - the other being the equally legendary Powells City of Books in Portland, OR.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was a walk but well worth it. We could have spent a day perusing books, bags, gifts...and then headed to the Blind Barber speakeasy for cocktails!

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

For book lovers - a must do. One of the best bookstores in the country - selection / price - and beyond.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

This place is always crowded but, if you step inside you'll quickly see why. It's several stories and has floor-to-ceiling stacks of books- new, used, hard-to-find. It also has fun little trinkets (mugs, book bags, etc) with it's name on it- great little gifts or mementos (rather than a Statue of Liberty snow globe). Has that old bookstore feeling that appeals to so many. The line to purchase merchandise is long but goes quickly- several cashiers. Definitely need to take a peek inside!

Thank Jen_K_777
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

SO is a book lover, and really really wanted to come here. We visited on a Monday afternoon (it was really quiet). The amount of book in this place is amazing. I went to Union Square and people watched while she browsed for a good chunk of the afternoon. Fantastic place for book lovers.

Thank LaL7
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