Strand Bookstore

Strand Bookstore

Bookstore and Used Bookstore
Greenwich Village, New York
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    "If you love books, you'll love Strand.... 18 miles of books!"(18 Tips)
    darnisha b.
    "Amazing place if you're a book lover."(14 Tips)
    Alexander L.
    "Worth it for the rare books section alone."(26 Tips)
    Youssof M.
    "An amazing bookstore with wide selection of used books."(17 Tips)
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  • Erin J.heart icon on user image
    Erin JacksonApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have an amazing graphic novel section. Don't sleep on this store. There are hidden treasures everywhere.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Most books are discounted so you’ll often find better deals here than online Read more
  • allison
    allisonAugust 31, 2015
    Order used titles online and pick them up in just a few days.
  • Annaheart icon on user image
    AnnaJuly 29, 2015
    I could spend hours, days, months, even years in there. It's a great place to get completely lost in
  • Gennady P.
    Gennady PritskerSeptember 9, 2011
    Go up to the rare-books section; it's dead-quiet. Ask a pretentious question about a rare edition and then abscond, hiding quietly between in the back of an aisle.
  • Karissa D.heart icon on user image
    Karissa DurlerFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It is really easy to spend hours here. It is also very difficult to leave without buying a book.
  • Siew
    SiewSeptember 17, 2014
    A must-go in New York for readers. Load up on the book store memorabilia too!
  • Matthew R.heart icon on user image
    Matthew RutledgeOctober 6, 2016
    Impressive collection. Something for everyone. Unless you're looking for foreign language books. Pretty weak selection.
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerDecember 20, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    the best bookstore, you could spend hours browsing only the tables on the main floor.
  • George W.heart icon on user image
    George WallaceOctober 18, 2021
    18 miles of books, who could ask for more! The prices were very reasonable too.
  • Rainbeau
    RainbeauJanuary 24, 2017
    The store, founded in 1927, is famous for its claim of having 18 miles of books in stock.
  • Justinheart icon on user image
    JustinOctober 8, 2015
    An absolute must-visit for book lovers! Incredibly helpful staff!
  • Ted P.heart icon on user image
    Ted PalenskiDecember 4, 2016
    Miles of books, old, new, and interesting. You can even sell your books!
  • Severine D.
    Severine DavisSeptember 1, 2020
    Wide variety and prices which are super fair.One of my favorite bookstores.
  • Eduardo R.heart icon on user image
    Eduardo RamirezAugust 6, 2019
    Fantastic 3-story bookstore with a wide selection and helpful staff.
  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenJanuary 25, 2019
    This bookstore has books from anything to everything, from comics to classics.
  • Zoe B.heart icon on user image
    Zoe BSeptember 10, 2015
    If you are patient and look closely, you may find a $2 gem in the book shelves outside.
  • Elvis T.heart icon on user image
    Huge selection of new and used books. Always crowded though, which complicates browsing.
  • Pauline
    PaulineFebruary 17, 2014
    Grab a book and head straight to the bench near the window on the 1st floor. First come, first served!
  • Danny F.
    Danny FriedmanSeptember 15, 2013
    They have a great "cheaper than Kindle price" section. Which includes hardbacks. What's not to love?
  • Darryl B.heart icon on user image
    Darryl BJuly 23, 2018
    one of my favorite places in the city!
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralJanuary 20, 2016
    Amazing selection and a great place to spend the afternoon browsing books
  • Ece C.heart icon on user image
    Ece CNovember 10, 2015
    Rare books, used books, discounts and selections are all in one place.
  • Eman A.heart icon on user image
    Eman AbdulazizAugust 26, 2018
    Amazing book store. Totally loved it.
  • Viayraheart icon on user image
    ViayraFebruary 2, 2017
    A MUST if you love books! You can spend a whole day in here ❤️
  • Lilyheart icon on user image
    LilyJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to find the bargain tables - there's one hidden downstairs with lots of lovely cheap books.
  • Giana Z.heart icon on user image
    Giana ZulkafliNovember 17, 2018
    Bookworm haven and selections that can go on for miles . Plenty of shopping to do and not hours to be spent !
  • Tim O. O.heart icon on user image
    Tim O. OAugust 5, 2016
    Amazing selection of all kinds of books.
  • Tara D.
    Tara DeVincenzoMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    this was one of David Bowie's top three favorite places to go in New York. be cool and educate yourself
  • Alice C.heart icon on user image
    Alice ChaoApril 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of books & book related paraphernalia
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Ted Rall on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new graphic novel After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests. Read more
  • Krzysztof L.heart icon on user image
    Krzysztof L.April 30, 2018
    i can stay here forever! best for book lovers!
  • Alex T.heart icon on user image
    Alex TavarezJanuary 31, 2020
    A good selection of used books and discounts.
  • Ceren A.heart icon on user image
    Ceren AYDecember 20, 2016
    The best and loaded bookstore ever! 😍 it's like entering a wonderland!
  • Kenny
    KennyMay 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    BEST bookstore in New York -- too bad the staff is the most miserable bunch of souls this side of the Mississippi. A smile or a "Thank You" goes a long way.
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BligenAugust 21, 2013
    If you plan on selling your books get here early, it gets busy mid afternoon!!
  • Gianluca D.
    Gianluca DMAugust 13, 2013
    By far, the best bookstore in NYC. Check out the rare book room. If you like books, this is the place.
  • Julia M.heart icon on user image
    Julia MontiDecember 22, 2015
    Quintessential NYC. Go to Strand on a Sunday, post brunch and get lost in the thousands of books.
  • Kathleen N.
    Kathleen NNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I liked the banned books table. Filled with books that have been banned from schools, libraries, etc. and a little bio about why they were banned.
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinJuly 21, 2015
    Don't skip a basement with a big collection of literary criticism, letters and memoirs
  • Ash H.heart icon on user image
    Ash HuangNovember 20, 2014
    Set a budget and limit before you go. Otherwise, your money will just vanish out of your pockets and your arms will hurt from carrying books.
  • Teen Vogue
    Teen VogueNovember 22, 2010
    The perfect hipster haven for used and new books at discount prices. I’m die-hard about supporting independent bookstores. –Danielle Nussbaum, entertainment director
  • Kate S.
    Kate SilverDecember 20, 2011
    Crowded most of the time, but customers are always cordial and they have a bunch of New York Review of Books Classics scattered around.
  • M&M'sheart icon on user image
    M&M'sOctober 14, 2014
    The biggest bookstore I have ever seen. Great amount of anything you want
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenSeptember 10, 2014
    Miles of books. New and used. Great prices. Found some books I'd been searching for a while.
  • Lea C.heart icon on user image
    Lea CeasrineMarch 6, 2015
    Get lost in isles for hours; swim the shelves, find the hidden treasures of NY's very own.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SKNovember 6, 2014
    My favorite place to get lost. The books never end and there are great sidewalk deals!
  • Andrew S.heart icon on user image
    Andrew SMarch 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of photography books on the top floor.
  • Jessica W.heart icon on user image
    Jessica WickhamJanuary 26, 2017
    Always busy but then it will be with so many books to wind away a sleepy afternoon getting lost in them all
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanMarch 15, 2011
    Best bookstore in Manhattan<3 Love the $1 used books that wrap around the outside of the store...always find something good!!
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