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Strand Book Store

An iconic independent bookstore known for "18 miles of books," offering new, used, rare, and out-of-print titles across a vast range of subjects.

Tips from the community

Guys, it's a bookstore. Like any other bookstore. Unless you actually plan on purchasing one of the original editions of something that is stored upstairs in the glass cases, then you don't need to go to the Strand.

mustangdmv 3 years ago

This is an enormous store full of incredible books. You can spend all day (and all of your paycheck) in here.

chadfredlott 3 years ago

Strand Book Store Guides

  • What Not To Do In NYC

    mustangdmv (Danielle Call)
    When you visit NYC there are a lot of things that people think are "must see" things. I can bet a good chunk of those things are generally avoided by New Yorkers. So this list is a little backwards - places to not go in NYC.
  • Magical Bookstores

    chadfredlott (Chad Lott)
    These are the bookstores I've wanted to get lost in.
  • World's Coolest Bookstores

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    For a rainy day hideaway and buying new reading material or simply a place to unwind after exploring a new city, discovering a new bookstore is like finding treasure. We love visiting unique book stores during our travels and have selected some of the coolest bookstores on the planet, known for their atmosphere, tasty treats, and impeccable selection of books to get lost in. Enjoy this list of the absolute coolest bookstores in the world, from book-themed hotels to historical landmarks.