Books by the Foot creates one-of-a-kind, custom book collections and rentals for interior decorators, set designers, commercial spaces, and personal libraries. Let our staff put together the collection you've always wanted, or buy online.

For our custom collections, we'll work with you to curate your ideal personal library. Whether you're looking for antique leather bound books, art monographs, or the books you read as a child, we'll find it in Strand Bookstore's unparalleled inventory (we weren't kidding about 18 miles of books!)

Want to find out more? Give us a call at 212-660-6646 or send an email to

How It Works



Books By The Foot is a one-stop service for putting together custom collections and libraries tailored exactly to your needs.

Take a look through our ready-made collections to get an idea of the types of books we have on hand.

To place a custom order call Books By The Foot at 212-660-6646 or email We customize your collection by subject, style, binding, size, and even by color.

Our expert staff scours Strand's 18 miles of books to populate your library. Because of our large inventory, we can fill most orders within 24 hours, and most extra-large orders within 72 hours.

For custom collections you'll be able to review your library and stay updated as we put it together - be sure to let us know if you're looking for any specific titles.

Our staff works with you to make sure that your collection looks right at home with your decor.

Sit back and relax as your library takes shape! We offer an installation service anywhere within 3 hours of our flagship store in Manhattan.

Questions? Be sure to check out our Terms and Conditions and FAQ's.