The Strand Bookstore, New York City

4.7
Find new, used, rare, and out-of-print books at The Strand Bookstore. Every bookworm's treasure trove, this independent bookstore dates back to 1927, when Benjamin Bass, an immigrant from Lithuania, opened the business. In addition to books, the store sells DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, and trendy souvenirs, from alphabet socks to book cart key chains. By using our New York City trip itinerary website, you can arrange your visit to The Strand Bookstore and other attractions in New York City.
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  • A large multi-floored bookstore. Always packed with interesting English books and people looking for knowledge. If you love books, go here. Often times, they'll have budget books outside you can pick....  more »
  • If you like books at all, you need to include the Strand as a part of your tour of NYC. It's an institution that needs your support. I had a great time here looking at new and used books in my area....  more »
  • i am born and raised in New York. why would anyone go any other place . If they don't have it they will get it for you. a must see.  more »
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  • Four floors of books to get lost in. If you want to find something in particular there are desks and cashiers on each floor to help you - they're fairly good at locating precisely where something is. The variety lends itself to finding excellent out-of-print books on all manner of subjects. They often have guest speakers on the fourth floor (Rare Books), those are events you really don't want to miss.
  • This place never fails to inspire or delight. Such hidden treasures here. It also very classic New York. I've bought so many books here over the years. New and used. Once I bought a used copy of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's and discovered a handwritten post-it note inside that made me smile. I've also sold a good few books here and was very impressed by the efficiency of that process.
  • Just received my copy of 'Hitler' by Peter Longerich today. Very impressive packaging of my book. That alone makes me a return customer. The care you showed in packaging is a great reason to continue buying from you. Far too often books ordered by mail are beat to hell by arrival. Copy is new, but pristine after 1500 miles of travel via USPS. Thank you.
  • Amazing book selection!!! It can be a bit overwhelming at first since the store is so bit but once you dive in, it's hard to tear yourself away!! Staff was very helpful in finding things too. The prices are great - lots of used books and mass market books for just $4-$8. It's the best bookstore in NYC and quite honestly the best bookstore I've ever been to!
  • This is an amazing bookstore - 18 miles of books seems like a reality once you are inside looking at the amazing collection of books. Prices are amazing and the staff is very helpful. One of the absolute best bookstores in the world.

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