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.


Calendar List


David Neiwert: Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

Thursday November 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Journalist and blogger David Neiwert discusses the rise of the alt-right.

Bootsy Collins: World Wide Funk

Thursday November 2: 7:30PM 8:30PM

 Bootsy Collins signs his latest record exclusively at Strand Bookstore!

Strand Books Presents: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson @ Gramercy Theatre

Friday November 3: 6:00PM 7:00PM

The lead vocalist from Iron Maiden discusses his new book, What Does This Button Do?

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Words & Music: Roxane Gay + Ben Arthur

Saturday November 4: 4:00PM 5:30PM

Composer Ben Arthur performs music in response to stories shared from author Roxane Gay!

Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline

Monday November 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

American documentary photographer shares her new book.

Unable to make the event?

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Reza Aslan @ Symphony Space

Monday November 6: 7:30PM 9:00PM

The infamous author has a new book to broaden our minds!

Jackson Galaxy: Total Cat Mojo

Tuesday November 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 The cat whisperer is back with a brand-new guide!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Mark Z. Danielewski: The Familiar Volume 5

Wednesday November 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The ambitious and dazzlingly inventive novelist shares the "season finale" of his latest sprawling series.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Lauren-Brooke Eisen: Inside Private Prisons

Wednesday November 8: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A discussion about the benefits and issues of correctional facilities in the United States.

Bill McKibben: Radio Free Vermont

Thursday November 9: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Author Bill Mckibben releases his timely new novel.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Oliver Jeffers: Here We Are

Thursday November 9: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Oliver Jeffers celebrates the release of his new book with selected readings from guest authors!

Unable to make the event?

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CANCELLED: Strand Books Presents: Naomi Alderman + Margaret Atwood @ The New School

Monday November 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Part of See Me After Class, a collaboration between Strand Books and The New School.

Unable to make the event?

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Jenifer Lewis: The Mother of Black Hollywood

Tuesday November 14: 6:30PM 7:30PM

Beloved and legendary actor Jenifer Lewis come to the Strand for a book signing/ photo opportunity!

Tyler Perry @ Town Hall

Tuesday November 14: 8:00PM 9:00PM

The comedy master is launching his book!

Drew Friedman + Frank Santopadre

Wednesday November 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Cartoonist/illustrator shares his collection of personal favorites!

Unable to make the event?

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The Writers Studio Celebrates Pushcart Press

Friday November 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A night of readings from some illustrious writers!

PEN Out Loud: Madness and Mania

Monday November 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 A poetry reading that examines the emotional endeavor of writing.