Events at the Strand

Events at the Strand


Join us in the rare books room for a special night – it could be hilarious, it could be heartwarming, or it could be truly moving. In any case, it will be a night to remember We have hosted greats such as David Sedaris, James Franco, Robert Caro and Marina Abramovic. Not only will you be surrounded by leather bound, signed copies of Ulysses, Chagall and Twain, but also you’re in for a engaging night with some of today’s cultural icons. We invite you to participate – ask questions, take photos, or simply take a back seat and enjoy the show. In order to attend most events, we ask that you buy the book or purchase a gift card (that never expires). If you’re unable to make it, you can purchase a pre-signed copy of the book at hand. Be a part of the Strand wherever you may be. Please feel free to reach out to our Director of events, Kaylen Higgins at or call 212 473-1452 ext. 380.


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Aperture Presents: LaToya Ruby Frazier in conversation with Kellie Jones

Monday October 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The fellow MacArthur “geniuses" celebrate the paperback release of an award-winning photography book.

Adam J. Kurtz: Pick Me Up

Tuesday October 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Feeling lonely? Excited? Wistful? Lost? Adam JK is here with answers. Or like, attempts at answers. He’ll do his best, OK?

Best American Comics 2016: Roz Chast + Bill Kartalopoulos

Wednesday October 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A beloved cartoonist discusses her selections of the year’s best comics with the artists who drew them.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Grace Bonney: In the Company of Women @ The New School

Wednesday October 5: 7:00PM 8:30PM

Lean in with these incredible designers, artists, and entrepreneurs during a discussion on creativity, productivity, and female-powered ambition.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Padma Lakshmi

Thursday October 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The Emmy-nominated Top Chef host delves into her brand-new compendium of flavors.

Pre-release Party! Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts: An Awkward Yeti Collection

Saturday October 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The artist behind the much-loved webcomic launches his latest collection exclusively at Strand-- 10 days early!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Strand Books @ NYCC

Thursday October 6: 10:00AM Sunday October 9: 7:00PM

Strand takes on the annual New York Comic Con!

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theatres

Wednesday October 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning photographer discusses and signs his latest sublime exploration of the confluence of psychic and physical space.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Dogs and Their People

Tuesday October 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

BarkBox launches their first book in celebration of the world of dogs!

Chef Jessica Koslow

Wednesday October 19: 6:00PM 8:00PM

The L.A. chef and “Breakfast Queen” is finally releasing a cookbook!

Vulture Insiders Book Club: Christodora by Tim Murphy

Wednesday October 19: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A richly compelling tale of East Village life at the turbulent end of the 20th century.

David Levithan + Rachel Cohn

Thursday October 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Dash and Lily are back in a whirlwind holiday romance that will beat the odds and warm your heart.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan with Kevin Baker: America the Ingenious

Saturday October 22: 2:00PM 4:00PM

The best-selling historian and master storyteller leads a trip into the city’s inventive past.

All Black Cats Are Not Alike OFFICIAL LAUNCH!

Monday October 24: 7:00PM 9:00PM

Studio Goldsparkle celebrates their highly acclaimed book!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Abbi Jacobson: Carry This Book

Tuesday October 25: 7:30PM 9:00PM

The wildly talented comedian and illustrator celebrates and discusses her latest book of drawings.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.