The NYC Readers Collection

“No two persons ever read the same book.” – Edmund Wilson

The Inspiration:While New Yorkers are avid booklovers they are also very busy folks. They have to fit that reading time in whenever they can! On the train, in the park on lunch, rushing through Times Square, even in the middle of a yoga session, you’ll probably see someone with a book in their face.
So this collection is for them; a tribute to all the unique ways New Yorkers are able to get their read on and still make it to brunch on time(ish).

The Design: Our very own in-house illustrator drew over 50 different characters for this Strand-exclusive pattern. Each one was inspired by a New Yorker he saw enjoying a book in various locations. Strand’s NYC Reader line has been lovingly made in the USA, screen-printed on organic cotton canvas and custom-assembled to our specifications for optimal book-carrying performance. We think it looks pretty darn cool, too.

“I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress...” – Rihanna

Shop the collection:

Large Tote

Zipper Pouch

Flat Tote

#HowDoYouReadAre you an avid subway reader? Squeezing in a few pages while in line for groceries? There’s no shame in your reading game! Tag @strandbookstore in a photo on Instagram of how you read around the city with the hashtag #HowDoYouRead. Get creative! One lucky winner will be illustrated by artist Topher MacDonald & may join the other NYC Readers on future Strand products!

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