Strand Bookstore

Strand Bookstore

Bookstore and Used Bookstore · Greenwich Village
828 Broadway (at E 12th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 9:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

Welcome to Strand Book Store, New York City's legendary home of 18 Miles of new, used and rare books. Since 1927.


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    Washington Square Hotel
    "If you love books, you'll love Strand.... 18 miles of books!"(15 Tips)
    Teen Vogue
    "The perfect hipster haven for used and new books at discount prices."(12 Tips)
    Mugren O.
    "Make sure to check out the rare book section on the third floor!"(22 Tips)
    "An absolute must-visit for book lovers!"(10 Tips)
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  • Foursquare Insiders

    “18 miles of books. My goal in life is to read them all.” - Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker Read more

    Foursquare Insiders · 9 hours ago
  • Lauren P.

    Excellent place for gifts for all occasions. Including a 'treat yo self" gift occasion.

    Lauren Patrick · 1 week ago
  • Raphael L.

    Everyone's experience - customer: 'this is far fetched but do you have French children's books?' - clerk: 'of course! let me show you!' - then walk to entire WALL of French children's books.

    Raphael Langenscheidt · 1 week ago
  • Lee L.

    Beeeewks! They sure love their books here.

    Lee Lawrence · 1 week ago
  • Time Out New York

    May the odds be ever in your favor at The Hunger Games Trivia event. The winning team scores tickets to the new Hunger Games film and passes to “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition”. Fri, 11/13, 7pm. Read more

    Time Out New York · 1 week ago
  • Sara T.

    A New York institution! Great deals on new and used books. Make sure to check out the discount racks outside.

    Sara T. · 2 weeks ago
  • Ece C.

    Rare books, used books, discounts and selections are all in one place.

    Ece C · 2 weeks ago
  • Arseny A.

    Cheap bookstore

    Arseny Aristov · 3 weeks ago
  • Elizabeth G.

    Prices A+.

    Elizabeth Goetz · October 18
  • Carmen N.

    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.

    Carmen N · October 17
  • Christian B.

    Best bookshop.

    Christian Brumm · October 12
  • Justin

    An absolute must-visit for book lovers! Incredibly helpful staff!

    Justin · October 8
  • Sean N.

    Can get crowded, but an unbelievable selection and great staff

    Sean Nickley · October 5
  • Borbala M.

    DO NOT SELL YOUR BOOKS HERE.The Strand has a new policy on buying books. Once you walked through their door they own your books and pay you whatever they wish after their 'appraisal' Nasty.

    Borbala Major · September 29
  • Kacper K.

    Great, but now I prefer reading books online. Download free ebooks :) Read more

    Kacper Krawczyk · September 26
  • Jess B.

    Bookworm paradise.

    Jess Butler · September 26
  • Tim A.

    Watch out when getting in, it might be you will not come out.

    Tim Akkerman · September 24
  • David D.

    The go-to.

    David Dunhill · September 18
  • Eunice K.

    If you get the chance, go to the rare book floor and touch some old things. Bathroom on the 3rd floor is on my list of relatively clean public restrooms in New York City.

    Eunice Kim · September 18
  • Paola T.

    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.

    Paola Trabanco · September 17
  • Max P.

    $1 books, used and rare.

    Max Perry · September 13
  • Javier M.

    This is a great place

    Javier Mata · September 12
  • Alyssa A.

    You could live here. So many books!!! Staff is so nice and you can always find a book.

    Alyssa Anderson · September 11
  • Zoe B.

    If you are patient and look closely, you may find a $2 gem in the book shelves outside.

    Zoe B · September 10
  • Allison L.

    Order used titles online and pick them up in just a few days.

    Allison Loftus · August 31
  • jiresell

    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!

    jiresell · August 30
  • Djo M.

    Neighborhood staple. A book lover's paradise.

    Djo Mondia · August 30
  • Justin D.

    Wander around, look at the book tables, bump into something better than what you were looking for.

    Justin Dean · August 17
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    Most books are discounted so you’ll often find better deals here than online Read more

  • Mugren O.

    Make sure to check out the rare book section on the third floor!

    Mugren O · August 14
  • N M.

    Awesome selection

    N Martin · August 13
  • Paco M.

    You can find anything here. Besides the crowd and staff are amazing too

    Paco MD FACS · August 13
  • Charley T.

    The GOAT. Could spend all day here

    Charley Todd · August 12
  • Leeor S.

    Great selection!!

    Leeor Sommer · August 11
  • Will S.

    Sell your books here

    Will Sabet · August 5
  • Joe B.

    Awesome bookshop with cool merch.

    Joe Brolgs · August 5
  • Rachel D.

    A glorious array of books at reasonable prices

    Rachel Donley · August 2
  • Edward S.

    NYC establishment. Cool place to explore as well. Go harass Becky in the 2nd Floor arts section for bonus points.

    Edward Sebor · July 30
  • Anna S.

    I could spend hours, days, months, even years in there. It's a great place to get completely lost in

    Anna Stassen · July 29
  • laura r.

    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

    laura ramirez · July 28
  • Kathryn P.

    One of the best bookstores I've ever been to. Amazing selection and the greatest staff. I can spend hours here.

    Kathryn Phillips · July 24
  • Tori P.

    A timeless place. Must visit.

    Tori Parente · July 24
  • Denis A.

    Don't skip a basement with a big collection of literary criticism, letters and memoirs

    Denis Akhapkin · July 21
  • Shakira E.

    Books, books and books ❤️

  • Nick O.

    Infinite bargain books

    Nick Orchanian · July 20
  • Kevin R.

    One of the best bookstores if not THE best in New York City. If you're into reading, this is a must visit.

    Kevin Rickert · July 18
  • Aleksandra K.

    Heaven is a place on earth. Buy everything or never leave

  • Emily K.

    Bathrooms on the 2nd fl

    Emily K. · July 11
  • Doris

    In case of wretched lines on the ground floor, try the two checkout registers in the basement.

    Doris · July 10
  • OUCH! M.

    Nothing like a real bookstore.


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