The Strand Celebrates

90 Years

Lost In The Stacks

This year the Strand celebrates 90 years selling books in New York City, from historic Book Row to Union Square and beyond. Celebrate by browsing our top picks from most of a century in business, submit your Strand memories, and more!

The Strand 90

We've seen a lot of books over the years. These are some of our favorites.

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In The Press


New York Today: Celebrating the Strand

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The Strand bookstore at 90: Co-owner Nancy Bass Wyden looks back – and ahead

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The Bass Family

Since 1928 The Strand has been a family-owned business - now in its third generation of owner ship since founder Ben Bass. Check out the Bass family's reading recommendations and favorite books!

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Strand 90 Gear

Almost a century lost in the stacks! Flaunt a retro Strand tee or tote bag and show you know how to party like it’s 1938.

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Make Your (Book)Mark!

We have a winner!

The Strand 90 bookmark contest has come to a close and our judges, Adam J. Kurtz, Paula Scher, and Sunra Thompson, have chosen Stacy Rodriguez's (ig: @pandaprintshop) design to be featured in-store. Congratulations!

Thank you to all those who entered - we received dozens of wonderful contest entries. Look for the winning design on shelves soon!

Got Photos?

Do you have any photos of the Strand from the last 90 years? We're collecting memories from customers, book lovers, and New Yorkers.

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