Rare at Strand

Rent a Book Lover’s Dream!

Rare At Strand offers exclusive access to one of the most iconic bookstores in the world. The Rare Book Room boasts an elegant venue, the walls lined with leather-bound treasures from a book hand printed in 1480 to a limited edition Ulysses signed by Henri Matisse, the illustrator, and by James Joyce. Our unique space can accommodate any event: an intimate wedding, a funky baby shower, a sophisticated cocktail party, or a cozy holiday gathering. Immerse your guests in Strand’s finest and rarest book collection during your next affair!
Rare At Strand events welcomes seated dinners for up to 100 people and cocktail receptions for up to 175 people. Rates start at $1,000 per hour and are subject to change depending on the season.

Rare At Strand can also provide:
  • A/V Support
  • Tables, Chairs, Podium, and Stage Rental
  • On-Site Event Staff
  • Access to a half-kitchen & two separate dressing/wedding suites
  • Alternate Lighting
  • Optional Security
For an accurate quote and scheduling requests, please contact rbr-rentals@strandbooks.com or 212-473-1452 extension 630.

Our Favorite 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.

The Joli Bridal Team is experienced in all things beauty for your special day. Our service providers have several years experience in hair and makeup to make sure you get the look you desire with the attention to detail you deserve. jolibeautybar.com

Gooey&Co is inspired by a curiously distinct cake that originated in St. Louis, MO in the 1930’s. Gooey Butter Cake is still a St. Louie staple, and hard to come by just about anyplace else. Perfect in the morning with coffee or for celebrations, our cakes are crisp and flakey on top, light and fluffy on the bottom, and perfectly gooey in the center. Gooey&Co craft’s cakes from original recipes, using only the freshest, all-natural ingredients, and serves them in our signature bite-size "Gooey Bits", the perfect one-and-a-half-inch square bite. Available in a variety of flavors with multiple serving options. www.gooeyandco.com