Strand Bookstore

Strand Bookstore

Bookstore and Used Bookstore
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordDecember 31, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    In a corner of the Rare Book Room, you’ll find a little hallway of bibliographies and art books. The first few shelves have bargain leathers, where you can get a book older than our country for $6.
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • Racked
    RackedOctober 27, 2014
    If the idea of 55,000 square feet of books sounds attractive, you must visit The Strand. It houses thousands of discounted new and used titles, rare books, and hard-to-find art and photography books. Read more
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurAugust 2
    Strand is frequented by both tourists and locals for its rare book room, deal bins, and "Strand"-branded tote bags and T-shirts. The Strand has events, from readings and classes to art shows. Read more
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    In the age of convenient online retail shops, there is something that cannot be matched in the experience of walking out of a great bookshop with an armful of ready to satisfy books. Read more
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WFebruary 20, 2013
    One of the best book stores ever! Great selection of Taschen books. Go upstairs and stare in awe at the rare book collection while huffing the wonderful old book smell. Lots of hard to find books too.
  • Jaro G.
    Jaro G4November 29, 2013
    I've been coming to this bookstore since I was a kid. I can still say this is the greatest bookstore to come to. It's an Icon for booklovers and even has the same smell of paper & ink. Stop by :)
  • Em W.
    Em WilsonMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bookstore in Manhattan. If you want a lot of specific stuff, look the titles up on their site before to see if it's in stock & where it is. Otherwise just browse & enjoy hunting for treasure.
  • Maureen B.
    Maureen BonsignoreApril 3, 2015
    Thousands upon thousands of books in every genre and era you can think of. Ive found some really beautifully fabric bound books here as well hidden among the shelves. Its an amazing place to wander.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 28, 2011
    The best bookstore in the city. 4 floors with tons and tons of books from best sellers to rare unknowns. Find some gems in the $1 section and carry them home in one of their famous tote bags.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaAugust 25, 2014
    Don't be afraid to ask for help! With 18 miles of books, if you have a certain one in mind, it might take a while to find on your own. Plus, the staff is super friendly and helpful.
  • Paola T.
    Paola TrabancoSeptember 17, 2015
    New releases, old books you won't find anywhere else at a good price. It's a calm and friendly environment and the staff is very helpful. If you love books this is the place to buy them.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListAugust 3, 2012
    If the idea of 55,000 square feet of books sounds attractive, you must visit. The establishment houses thousands of discounted new and used titles,rare books,and hard-to-find art and photography books Read more
  • Malene H.
    Remember too browse new books for half price at the bottom floor. Has great merchandise. Can get very hot, dry and crowded. Great selection of comics, graphic novels and arts/design books.
  • Racked
    RackedApril 18, 2013
    With 55,000 square feet of books, the over-80-year-old establishment houses thousands of discounted new and used titles, rare books, and hard-to-find art and photography books.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorNovember 21, 2015
    Strand feels more like a library than a bookstore. There are so many books here. And if you're looking for souvenirs, I would recommend the book tote bags. Tons of cool designs as well.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KJune 15, 2014
    We're from Portland, OR and it reminded me a lot of Powell's Books. Great place with clever, quality t-shirts, book bags, etc. Stellar selection of books. Highly recommended!
  • Rishi S.
    Rishi SatsangiJanuary 19, 2015
    Absolutely love this place. Really cool space, good employee favorites displays and all around awesome bookstore. Go here get guys, don't go to Barnes and noble at union sq.
  • laura r.
    laura ramirezJuly 28, 2015
    I love it here it's a big bookstore and the prices for the books are really good as well this is one of my favorite spots I go to
  • Buseto
    BusetoFebruary 1, 2015
    Nothing beats their selection of books, and you're always sure to discover an unexpected gem in those bookshelves. Make sure to check out the half-priced new books in the basement.
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie KuoOctober 21, 2014
    Miles of books, on every conceivable subject matter, stretching as far as the eye can see. Do take the time to go through the vintage stacks for buried literary treasures!
  • Chris R.
    It's the best book store I've ever visited. 3 levels of all sorts of literary treasures and rarities. There's other stuff, too, but you're guaranteed to find something new to read.
  • Integrity Consultants, L.L.C.
    As much as I value technology, I can't help but appreciate the feel of a book in my hand. I recommend that all book lovers take a break from the e-reader once in a while and revel in that experience.
  • Holiday
    HolidayFebruary 28
    Truly the best bookstore I've ever encounter. Great price on books, lps and stationary. Warm and helpful staff and they buy used books too. I try to buy all my gifts here.
  • B&H Photo Video
    B&H Photo VideoJanuary 16, 2012
    The book store with miles and miles of books is always filled with fun, friendly and interesting people. Head to the second floor's photography section and get lost in a good book.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SternMarch 16, 2013
    I would probably live in this place if it was allowable. I highly recommend checking out each floor, including the rare book room! Absolutely amazing place & fun for the entire family!
  • Annie L.
    Annie LuOctober 14, 2012
    Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and super helpful. Don't forget to dig through the clearance racks outside as you're leaving! All Taschen books 10% off as of 10/13/12!
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengMay 12, 2015
    This is basically a day trip for anybody who loves books. There are so many genres available that I don't know where to start. It can get crowded during tourist season though.
  • California Bakery
    California BakeryOctober 3, 2012
    Libreria fornitissima, famosa anche per i suoi gadget sempre originali e creativi | A must-see for booklovers, the bookstore is famous also for its creative and original gadgets
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.June 10
    Been here 10+ times
    the best bookshop in NY - browse for hours. get lost in the stacks - reused and reduced price. $1 selects outside. new books of every topic on every table
  • Julia B.
    Julia BottlesJune 10, 2012
    Give yourself plenty of time to wander around. You might find something you didn't know you wanted. Also the best place for affordable art, interior design and fashion books.
  • S
    SSeptember 19, 2014
    Goodness, the sheer number of books inside is intoxicating. Go peer at rare books on the top floor; browse the endless shelves; pick up some bargains and pick up The Strand's memorabilia. Awesome.
  • Pedro C.
    Pedro CristianiOctober 2, 2014
    best place to buy your moleskine notebook-- discounts on every model. strand is a gorgeous sight-- you will find mint, review copies of new and old hardcover books way under their cover price.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezDecember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this book store is one of my favorites just because they have out of print books and there's a little bit of everything in there I go all the time 😁
  • jiresell
    jiresellAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite bookstore anywhere. Just enough of a treasure hunt for great titles on the tables with a complete collection in the stacks to make it fun!
  • ben m.
    ben mAugust 19, 2014
    A reader's dream. Tons of books and very inexpensive! You never know what you may find, but you likely won't leave empty handed. I even found a cheap copy of American Hardcore here.
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BeckDecember 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Where the motto is “18 Miles of Books,” and where new and used books are packed into every cranny over three levels, is worth the price of your airfare.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerFebruary 15, 2011
    Books-by-the-Foot service provides ready-made libraries. “Bargain books,” a random selection of hardbacks, is the cheapest, at ten dollars a foot. For thirty dollars, clients can customize the color. Read more
  • Yenny C.
    Yenny CollAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always check out the "Banned Books" table. You'll be amazed at what you learn and may even find some of your favorite books laying around! #IReadBannedBooks
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite book store I always go here and what I love about it more is that the prices are really good and there's knew books and used books. I
  • Kaitlin H.
    Kaitlin HarrisDecember 14, 2011
    A gem of a bookstore, remnant of times past. No music is played overhead -- it is just you, and rows and rows and stacks and stacks of books. A magical place indeed!
  • SPIN
    SPINJuly 19, 2011
    This is Cults' favorite bookstore in the city! Guitarist Brian Oblivion says, "you can get every single book here" and singer Madeline Follin adds, "and it smells great!"
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.April 28, 2014
    Huge and dizzying. Not necessarily the best. Gothamist says, "Yes, its fame as a totebag emporium is well-known, but its prices and selection are seldom beat." Read more
  • Libby N.
    Libby NemethMarch 29, 2013
    If you're from the NW and are in dire need of some cheap, used reads, this place is it! Reminiscent of Portland, OR based Powell's Books. Almost ;)
  • Howcast
    HowcastSeptember 23, 2011
    Whether you're picking up a book for class or trying to impress a crush, a bad book is a bad book...check out this video on how to finish a book you hate but have to finish...http://ow.ly/6CZHC
  • darnisha b.
    darnisha bishopJune 3, 2015
    Amazing place if you're a book lover. A bit overwhelming, so definitely have an idea of what you're looking for before you venture in there. ;-)
  • José R.
    José RiosAugust 17, 2014
    This place is filled with history and the prices are amazing. Downstairs, you can find bargains, and dont forget to check the $1 book stands.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NOctober 17, 2015
    Possibly my favorite bookstore in the city. Always has what I'm looking for - and usually a good condition used book for a good price.
  • Trever P.
    Trever PolakAugust 13, 2014
    You can trade in books, but the criteria for them to buy is a high bar. There's also a trade kiosk on the corner of 60th Street and 5th Avenue.
  • Lori C.
    Lori ChambersJune 4, 2013
    This has got to be the best BARGAIN bookstore EVER. Well, if you've been to 2nd & Charles. It is quite similar. Great books, Great prices! :-)
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurDecember 10, 2014
    One of my favorite places in the city. I always find books I cant live without. Look for the Chomsky section right as you come downstairs.
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