Books By The Foot

Books By The Foot Services

Books By The Foot offers two different services for building personalized libraries and collections. Purchases are perfect for people looking for a beautiful, permanent library for their home, office, or any other setting. Rentals fit the needs of set and interior designers, productions, photo shoots, and more.

Purchases

Books By The Foot purchases are great for those just starting their collection of books, or adding to their library of personal favorites. Whether you're looking for a beautiful assortment of books to augment your space, a library you'll read again and again, or a few books to become the cornerstone of a collection, the Books By The Foot staff is able to meet your needs. Purchases are also great for long-standing installations, such as in hotel lobbies or shops.

Rentals

No set is complete without books. Book By The Foot can create libraries tailored to specific characters, time periods, and subjects. The Strand's 18 miles of books allow us to search for volumes based on size, color, age, binding material, and more. Our expert staff can put together most custom collections within 24 hours. Orders of 75 feet or more may require a longer lead time.

Due to variation in availability and the necessity of confirming requirements for projects, all orders must be placed directly with a Books by the Foot associate. You may email your order or any inquiries to bksbythefoot@strandbooks.com or call 212-660-6646. Please note that prices may vary based on add-ons and special requests. See the footer for a sample of add-on pricing.

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

Collections

Art Books (Oversize Coffee Table Books)

$300.00/ft Purchase

$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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Bargain Art Books

$125.00/ft Purchase

Hardcover art books from our final sale section in good, clean condition. Books are gently used and represent a variety of colors and subjects.

Please note that our Bargain Books are often in high demand - we cannot always accommodate rush orders. To ensure that we can help you with your order, please place your order 1-3 weeks before your preferred delivery date.

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

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Bargain Books by Color

$45.00/ft Purchase

$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. To ensure that we can help you with your order, please place your order 1-3 weeks before your preferred delivery date.

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

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Bargain Coffee Table Books

$95.00/ft Purchase

Hardcover coffee table books in a wide variety of topics and interests for the thrifty shopper. They will add a well-rounded, eclectic look to any collection. Books are gently used, and in good, clean condition. Please note, all bargain books are final sale.

Please note that our Bargain Books are often in high demand - we cannot always accommodate rush orders. To ensure that we can help you with your order, please place your order 1-3 weeks before your preferred delivery date.

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

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Bargain Fiction

$35.00/ft Purchase

$35.00/ft Rental

Get a variety of hardcover, page-turning popular fiction, deeply discounted from our regular fiction prices.

Please note that our Bargain Books are often in high demand - we cannot always accommodate rush orders. To ensure that we can help you with your order, please place your order 1-3 weeks before your preferred delivery date.

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

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Bargain Hardcovers

$15.00/ft Purchase

$15.00/ft Rental

Hardcover clearance books in good, clean condition representing a variety of colors and subjects. We choose color and subject. Please note, all bargain books are final sale.

Please note that our Bargain Books are often in high demand - we cannot always accommodate rush orders. To ensure that we can help you with your order, please place your order 1-3 weeks before your preferred delivery date.

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

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Bargain Leather

$75.00/ft Purchase

$35.00/ft Rental

Oversized and medium-sized hardcover books in decorative faux leather bindings. Books are gently used and represent a variety of subjects, including encyclopedias and law books.

Please note that our Bargain Books are often in high demand - we cannot always accommodate rush orders. To ensure that we can help you with your order, please place your order 1-3 weeks before your preferred delivery date.

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

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Bargain Paperbacks

$15.00/ft Purchase

$15.00/ft Rental

Paperback books in good, clean condition representing a variety of colors and subjects. We choose color and subject. Please note, all bargain books are final sale.

Please note that our Bargain Books are often in high demand - we cannot always accommodate rush orders. To ensure that we can help you with your order, please place your order 1-3 weeks before your preferred delivery date.

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

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Biographies

$125.00/ft Purchase

$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)

$300.00/ft Purchase

$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)

$125.00/ft Purchase

$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

$85.00/ft Purchase

$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

$175.00/ft Purchase

$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

$500.00/ft Purchase

$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

$90.00/ft Purchase

$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

$85.00/ft Purchase

$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

$300.00/ft Purchase

$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)

$150.00/ft Purchase

$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

$100.00/ft Purchase

$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

$250.00/ft Purchase

$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

$50.00/ft Purchase

$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

$90.00/ft Purchase

$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

$400.00/ft Purchase

$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

$75.00/ft Purchase

$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

$250.00/ft Purchase

$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

$55.00/ft Purchase

$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

$125.00/ft Purchase

$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

$60.00/ft Purchase

$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

$125.00/ft Purchase

$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

$200.00/ft Purchase

$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

$125.00/ft Purchase

$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

$60.00/ft Purchase

$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

$250.00/ft Purchase

$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

$75.00/ft Purchase

$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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Pricing Add-Ons

For Rentals:

Books by Color:
$45/ft (trade size-this is an additional $10/ft)
$85/ft (coffee table books- this is an additional $10/ft)

Books by Color, With Dust Jackets Removed:
$55/ft (trade size- this is an additional $20/ft)
$95/ft (coffee table books- this is an additional $20/ft)

Dust Jackets Removed, no Color Preference:
$45/ft (trade size)
$85/ft (coffee table books)

Height/Depth Requirements:
$40/ft (trade size-this is an additional $5/ft)
$80/ft (coffee table books- this is an additional $5/ft)

Color of Text on Spine:
$45/ft (trade size)
$85/ft (coffee table books)

Publication Specification (books published before a given year):
$45/ft (trade size)
$85/ft (coffee table books)

Rush Fee *more than 15 feet in less than 24 hours:
Trade size: Fee starts at $10 depending on size of order
Coffee Table books: Fee starts at $15 depending on size of order

Large Order Fee *more than 60 feet of trade or more than 30 feet of coffee table books:
Trade size: fee starting at $5 depending on size order
Coffee Table books: Fee starting at $5 depending on size of order

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