Strand Bookstore

Strand Bookstore

Bookstore and Used Bookstore · Greenwich Village
828 Broadway (at E 12th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 9:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
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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)
    "An absolute must-visit for book lovers!"(10 Tips)
    Mugren O.
    "Make sure to check out the rare book section on the third floor!"(23 Tips)
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  • Shane Anne S.

    Discounted books!!

    Shane Anne Sabarillo · 1 week ago
  • lucas c.

    You can spend all-day long over there, browsing books. Well, I could actually spend my life over there : )

    lucas compan · 2 weeks ago
  • Jonathan Z.

    bookstore for book people

    Jonathan Zungre · 2 weeks ago
  • Deep G.

    Amazing selection and a great place to spend the afternoon browsing books

    Deep Gujral · 3 weeks ago
  • Gabriel H.

    A NYC staple. Worth checking out for the experience more than actual book shopping.

    Gabriel Hayes · January 15
  • Madeline M.

    Possibly the greatest bookstore in the world, full stop.

    Madeline McDavid · January 9
  • Renee J.

    The ambience. I feel like i am in another world.

    Renee Jarvis · January 7
  • Brian G.

    Computer / Technology books are on the basement level

    Brian Grogan Jr. · January 2
  • Brian G.

    Check out the collection of art and book themed socks in the middle of the 1st floor

    Brian Grogan Jr. · January 2
  • Brian G.

    Great variety of cheap books, and cool tote bags, t-shirts, and hoodies

    Brian Grogan Jr. · January 2
  • Jacob F.

    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.

    Jacob Ford · December 31, 2015
  • Stephanie A.

    Go to the basement cashier for quicker checkout than the ground floor cashier!

    Stephanie Allen · December 25, 2015
  • Loren

    The line moves faster than it looks even at peak holiday, and a book in one of their signature totes is a can't-fail gift option.

    Loren · December 24, 2015
  • Julia M.

    Quintessential NYC. Go to Strand on a Sunday, post brunch and get lost in the thousands of books.

    Julia Monti · December 22, 2015
  • Laura R.

    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 😁

    Laura Ramirez · December 21, 2015
  • Laura R.

    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

    Laura Ramirez · December 20, 2015
  • Asteris M.

    The scifi section is literally ceiling-high, and the store is enormous. A must visit for bookworms.

    Asteris Masouras · December 19, 2015
  • Markus T.

    Local landmark bookshop. Very old, very warm feeling. Great deals on books here!

    Markus Tarjamo · December 8, 2015
  • Pradnya W.

    Bring with you a lot of time and an open mind. Like someone said let the book choose you.

    Pradnya W · November 30, 2015
  • 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 · November 25, 2015
  • Amy R.

    Excellent for finding something that Amazon wouldn't think to recommend

    Amy Robertson · November 24, 2015
  • Gary H.

    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.

    Gary Hor · November 21, 2015
  • Lauren P.

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

    Lauren Patrick · November 17, 2015
  • 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 · November 17, 2015
  • Lee L.

    Beeeewks! They sure love their books here.

    Lee Lawrence · November 16, 2015
  • 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 · November 12, 2015
  • Sara T.

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

    Sara T. · November 11, 2015
  • Ece C.

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

    Ece C · November 10, 2015
  • Arseny A.

    Cheap bookstore

    Arseny Aristov · November 2, 2015
  • Elizabeth G.

    Prices A+.

    Elizabeth Goetz · October 18, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Christian B.

    Best bookshop.

    Christian Brumm · October 12, 2015
  • Justin

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

    Justin · October 8, 2015
  • Sean N.

    Can get crowded, but an unbelievable selection and great staff

    Sean Nickley · October 5, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Kacper K.

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

    Kacper Krawczyk · September 26, 2015
  • Jess B.

    Bookworm paradise.

    Jess Butler · September 26, 2015
  • Tim A.

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

    Tim Akkerman · September 24, 2015
  • David D.

    The go-to.

    David Dunhill · September 18, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Max P.

    $1 books, used and rare.

    Max Perry · September 13, 2015
  • Javier M.

    This is a great place

    Javier Mata · September 12, 2015
  • Alyssa A.

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

    Alyssa Anderson · September 11, 2015
  • Zoe B.

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

    Zoe B · September 10, 2015
  • VelvetCrate

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

    VelvetCrate · August 31, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Djo M.

    Neighborhood staple. A book lover's paradise.

    Djo Mondia · August 30, 2015
  • Justin D.

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

    Justin Dean · August 17, 2015
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

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


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