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


Think Olio: The Other Side of Genius: Interdisciplinary Artists in the Jazz Age

July 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Dive into the most artistically fertile decade of the 20th century.

VULTURE INSIDERS BOOK CLUB MEETING: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danner

July 6: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join the conversation about this "...raw, shucked, pungent, wild love story." (Marie Claire)

All-’Murican Cards Against Humanity Party

July 7: 7:00PM 9:00PM

Light some fireworks of your own with the horrible party game!

Nicolaia Rips

July 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

First time author launches her memoir about what it’s like growing up in the Chelsea Hotel!

Scott Seligman

July 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Businessman turned historian premieres his book on New York’s Chinese gang wars.

Lost Rockers - from the team behind cult classic American Hardcore

July 14: 7:00PM 9:00PM

Take a peek under the dusty rug of music history as you know it to learn the stories of great forgotten musicians.

Chuck Palahniuk signs FIGHT CLUB 2

July 15: 3:00PM 10:30PM

The legendary Fight Club author is back for another round.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Think Olio: The Myth of Women & Madness

July 19: 7:30PM 8:30PM

How have definitions of gender intersected with diagnoses of insanity?

Sarah Andersen: Adulthood is a Myth

July 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The artist behind Sarah’s Scribbles presents her tales of laziness, awkwardness, and millenial angst.


July 21: 6:00PM 8:00PM

The British street artists signs his first collection of iconic, populist figures.

Pop-Up Coloring Bar at Strand Book Store

July 21: 6:00PM 9:00PM

New York Creative Arts Therapists have returned to add more color and creativity to our lives!

Kathleen Alcott @ Club Monaco

July 26: 6:00PM 7:00PM

The Brooklyn author discusses and signs her breakout novel, Infinite Home.

Rob Spillman + Susan Shapiro: The Secrets of Publishing

July 26: 7:00PM 8:30PM

Celebrate a debut memoir with a look at the ins and outs of writing and publishing your work!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Michael Ian Black: A Child’s First Book of Trump

July 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A youngster's guide to a unique American beast.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child MIDNIGHT BOOK RELEASE!!

July 30: 8:00PM July 31: 12:45AM

Celebrate the incomparable world-wide phenomenon with the eighth installment of the beloved series.