Books By The Foot

Rentals

Books By The Foot works with clients to create a custom rental library to match and enhance the look of any set, photo shoot, design installation, wedding, and more. Past clients range from Saturday Night Live to Something's Gotta Give to The Royal Tenenbaums production and set. Our team of experts will scour the Strand to select books by color, genre, binding, subject, size, and more to create the perfect collection.

Need your order in a hurry? Collections can be curated in as fast as one day.

All custom orders must be placed directly with a Books by the Foot associate. Orders and inquiries can be made through email to to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or call 212-660-6646. Please note that prices may vary based on add-ons and special requests. To ensure a timely delivery, please let us know your lead time in advance.

You can check out our Terms and Conditions and FAQ's for more information on orders.

Collections

Art Books (Oversize Coffee Table Books)

$75.00/ft Rental

Add some art and culture to your library with a customized collection of over-sized, hardcover art books, perfect for display. We can customize by size, color and genre. Choose a subject, like Fashion, Artist Monographs, Photography, Architecture, Design, Contemporary Art, Art By Region, or do a mix of them all!

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Books by Color

$45.00/ft Rental

Hardcover clearance books in good, clean condition. You may specify color (such as red, blue, white, black, brown, green, etc) according to availability and we choose subjects. Please note, all bargain books are final sale.

Please note that our Bargain Books by Color are often in high demand - we cannot always accommodate rush orders. Due to high demand, white bargain books by color are priced at $50 per foot.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Biographies

$35.00/ft Rental

A fabulous assortment of hardcover books on the lives of important figures throughout history. Read about the lives of great artists, writers, musicians, presidents, generals, or any person who catches your interest!

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Choose Your Subject (Over-sized Coffee Table Books)

$75.00/ft Rental

Customize your library with a mix of over-sized, hardcover coffee table books on your favorite topics. We have a great assortment of categories to choose from including travel, history, film and drama, sports, film & drama, cookbooks, gardening books, oceans, natural history, etc. These books are primarily visual in nature with color or black and white photography.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Choose Your Subject (Trade-Sized)

$35.00/ft Rental

Customize your library with a mix of trade-sized books on all of your favorite subjects. We have an incredible array of categories to choose from such as travel, New York City, film & drama, sports, gardening books, oceans, natural history, etc. These books are primarily textual books with little to no photography.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Classics for Children

$35.00/ft Rental

Build a library collection to share with your children! We'll customize a collection of all of the beloved books of youth to inspire and grow their budding young minds! Books are hardcover and can be customized for your child's tastes.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Cookbooks

$75.00/ft Rental

Whip up a batch of culinary delights after getting a collection of our trade-sized, hardcover cookbooks. You'll get a great assortment of recipe books and food writing to add to your pantry library!

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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English Language Antique Leather Books

$150.00/ft Rental

Beautiful antique leather books with gold tooling and marbled or gilded edges. These books are from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century and represent a variety of subjects such as history, literature and poetry.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Faux Leather Classics

$35.00/ft Rental

Hardcover reprints of classic literature and history in decorative faux-leather bindings.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Fiction Classics

$35.00/ft Rental

An amazing assortment of collectible hardcover fiction from cherished masterpieces to modern classics. Let us know which authors or genres you love and we'll customize your collection of classic reading based on your input. We can even customize by color!

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Foreign Language Antique Leather Books

$100.00/ft Rental

Beautiful finely-bound leather books in languages such as French, Spanish and German. Published between the 18th to early 20th century, these books feature gold tooling and marbled or gilded edges.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Foreign Language Antique Leather Books (Rustic Finish)

$75.00/ft Rental

Antique leather bound books in used condition, dating from the 19th to early 20th century. Books are in sound condition and may be missing spine labels or have repaired hinges.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Heritage Classics

$35.00/ft Rental

Classic titles from the Heritage Classics series include works from the greats of literature, history and philosophy. Authors can include Dickens, Twain, Shakespeare, etc. The books are lovely linen bound volumes, finely illustrated and often in their original slip case.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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High-End Cookbooks

$75.00/ft Rental

For the dedicated culinary connoisseur, the best of the best in cookbooks. Get a collection of the newest, most beautiful recipe and technique books for your pantry shelf.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Law Books

$35.00/ft Rental

A wonderful assortment of hardcover leather law books.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Modern Library Classics

$35.00/ft Rental

Enjoy the classics of history, literature, poetry, theater, and philosophy with these adorable volumes published by Random House. Billed as the “World's Best Books”, these classic tomes are an excellent value and one of our most popular sellers!

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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New Leather Classics

$50.00/ft Rental

Reprints of all the great classics of literature and history in beautiful full leather with gold tooling and gilded paper. These titles published by the Franklin Library and Easton Press make beautiful gifts that will be treasured always; keep them and they will be cherished books to pass on to future generations.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Paperback Auction Catalogues

$35.00/ft Rental

Get an assortment of Sotheby's and Christie's paperback auction catalogs, each filled with beautiful art, photography, and incredible details about the featured artists and their works.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Picture Books

$35.00/ft Rental

Beautifully written and illustrated books for children of all ages. Get a customized collection of hardcover pictures books to read and share with your children for years to come.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Pocket Paperbacks

$35.00/ft Rental

These small scale paperbacks are excellent reads and under 7" tall! All of these titles are classics and bestsellers with an average of 14-15 books per foot. These pocket-sized books are great travel reads and an excellent value.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Poetry

$35.00/ft Rental

Add some poetry to your collection! Request a selection of poetry books from all your beloved bards. We can put together hardcover collections of the young, modern poets or a selection of poetry penned by the literary greats!

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Reference Books

$35.00/ft Rental

A terrific assortment of over-sized and medium-sized hardcover reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, etc. Bindings are a mix of faux-leather, cloth and dust-jacketed books.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Sets

$35.00/ft Rental

Enjoy a collection of lovely uniform sets from a variety of subject areas, including history, biography, and literature. Books are hardcover and come in a variety of colors.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Strand Bestsellers in Hardcover

$45.00/ft Rental

A great collection of our newest arrivals in hardcover, including books from the current Bestsellers List.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Strand Bestsellers in Paperback

$45.00/ft Rental

A terrific collection of our newest arrivals in paperback, including books from the current Bestsellers List.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Textbooks

$35.00/ft Rental

Give your room or set an air of the academic with one of our textbook collections. Textbooks are hardcover and come in an assortment of subjects and grade levels

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Victorian Era Books

$75.00/ft Rental

Colorful cloth-bound hardcover titles in a wide range of subjects popular during the late 19th century, including poetry, histories and novels.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Vintage Cloth Classics

$35.00/ft Rental

Enjoy the classics of literature, history, poetry and philosophy in cute vintage cloth bindings.

Place an order by sending an e-mail to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or calling 212-660-6646.

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Prices may vary based on add-ons and special requests. Questions? Be sure to check out our Terms and Conditions and FAQ's.