Rare Book Room

Rent the Rare Book Room

Rent a Book Lover’s Dream!

The Rare Book Room on the Strand Book Store’s third floor is lined with shelves packed with leather-bound classics and signed first editions. The legendary space has played host to decades of treasures from all eras and we invite you to host your own event in their midst.

Whether you’re renting our beautiful space “to please or to educate,” as Horace would suggest, the Rare Book Room is a flexible and ample space that retains an intimate atmosphere. Past events have run the gamut from weddings to wine tastings, and even a burlesque night!

The Rare Book Room accommodates up to 200 people and the Strand is able to provide the following:

  • Audio & Video Equipment Support
  • Tables, Podium, Chairs, and Stage Rental
  • On-site Support Staff
  • Access to a half-kitchen & two separate dressing wedding suites
  • Alternate Lighting
  • Optional Security

For pricing and scheduling requests, please contact rbr-rentals@strandbooks.com or 212-473-1452 extension 630. You may also view the space and our assortment of books at any time, no appointment necessary. The Rare Book Room is open daily, on the 3rd floor of Strand, between 9:30am - 6:15pm. Call or email us today for a quote on your dream event!

Exclusive Partners

Great Performances is proud to be a preferred caterer for The Strand Rare Book Room. Dedicated to seasonal and local ingredients, flavorful food, and gracious service, we are the leading full-service catering company in NYC. Great Performances is also the first to own and operate an organic farm, Katchkie Farm, in Kinderhook, NY.

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