About Strand

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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.

Nancy Bass Wyden, co-owner of the Strand Book Store, gives a tour of the store.

Strand History

Strand History

In 1927, Ben Bass opened Strand Book Store on Fourth Avenue, home of New York’s legendary Book Row. Named after the famous publishing street in London, the Strand was one of 48 bookstores on Book Row, which started in the 1890’s and ran from Union Square to Astor Place. Today, the Strand is the sole survivor.

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Strand in the Press

The Strand: How an 86-Year Old Bookstore Uses Technology Posted on February 4, 2014 by hunterwalk

"Strand Bookstore in NYC is one of the largest independent bookstores in the US. Bookstores are a generally challenged retail sector as ecommerce and ebooks have resulted in many local shops closing their doors. Yet the Strand is still strong, adapting with their customers and utilizing social media to connect with their community. Lilly Wyden from the Strand shares how: "
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