Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday May 2: 9:30AM 10:30PM

Strand celebrates Independent Bookstore Day alongside 400 other shops, countrywide. Get lost in the stacks (and all of our 18 miles while you're at it!) as we invite you to special programs for kids and grownups alike and shop some special edition books, prints and merchandise unique to Independent Bookstore Day!

Head up to our second floor Children’s Department for a special character visit with Sesame Street’s Elmo at 11 AM and 2 PM. Stick around at 2-4 PM to get a portrait by the amazing illustrator behind the Last Night’s Reading blog, Kate Gavino, in the Graphic Novel section of the second floor!

Also not to be missed are a signed chapbook by Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay, signed prints by cartoonist Chris Ware, a signed infographic by Knowledge Is Beautiful author David McCandless, and more!

To help our customers worldwide celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, Bustle's senior culture editor Meredith Turits will take the reins on our Instagram. From wherever you are, follow @strandbookstore and you'll be part of the festivities!

Come and shop our EXCLUSIVE Independent Bookstore Day products. Available in store only!
Original Chris Ware Signed Print
David McCandless Signed Infographic
Roxane Gay Signed Chapbook
Hyperbole & A Half Signed Broadside
Signed Captain Underpants Print
Huck Finn Literary Map
Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals and Other Torments 
“Sweet” Literary Tea Towel Set
“Salty” Literary Tea Towel Set