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


Mysticism Happy Hour: Psychedelic Humanities & Confronting the Shadows

Friday February 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Multiple professors give 30-minute, interdisciplinary talks on topics that may or may not relate.

Hilary Jacobs Hendel: It's Not Always Depression

Wednesday February 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The famous psychotherapist is launching her new book!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Sarah Schulman: After Delores

Thursday February 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An anniversary reading and discussion of the classic book After Delores!

The Body in a Cage: Modern Prisons, External and Internal

Friday February 9: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A talk on Foucalt and the idea of imprisonment.


Saturday February 10: 11:00AM 3:00PM

The hit place for podcasts is launching a kids show!

Center for Book Arts: Book Binding Basics

Sunday February 11: 2:00PM 4:00PM

Learn the art behind building books!

A Galentine's Day Gathering: co-hosted by Drink and Draw Like a Lady

Tuesday February 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come out and enjoy a night of drinks, treats, music, and art!

A Chocolate Tasting with Haute Chocolate

Wednesday February 14: 2:00PM 4:00PM

Enjoy and sample some delicious chocolate!

Tavi Gevinson: Rookie On Love

Wednesday February 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Famed actor and writer shares an anthology dedicated to one of the world's most powerful emotions.

Unable to make the event?

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Laurie Anderson: All the Things I Lost in the Flood @ Town Hall

Thursday February 15: 8:00PM 10:00PM

The revolutionary artist performs her new book.

Roseann Lake: Leftover in China

Monday February 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A writer for The Economist shares her book on the women who have become outcast in China for choosing careers over marriage.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Let's Woman-splain Romance!

Monday February 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel on romance writing as told by the women who write it.

Hope Nation

Tuesday February 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel of YA authors share their inspiring anthology!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Fatal Discord: Michael Massing on the Art Floor

Tuesday February 27: 7:30PM 8:30PM

An examination of Desiderius Erasmus and Martin Luther’s heated rivalry.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.