Books By The Foot

Our Process

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.

For our custom collections, we’ll work with you to curate your ideal personal library. Any subject, any style, even any Pantone color. 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!).

Need your order in a hurry? Books by the Foot can curate collections in as little as one day.

Our expert staff can install and style your collection in the way that suits you best. We can also incorporate any other objects you’d like on your shelves, including picture frames and art pieces. Installations are $200.00 per hour, per installer. Our team will travel up to 3 hours for an installation (please note that travel time is included in the installation fee).

Stop in or call for a consultation!

Our Expert Staff

Sky Friedlander

Libraries Director


Phone: 212-660-6646

Sky Friedlander hails from a small town in between some very small mountains in central Pennsylvania. She received a BA in English from Penn State and studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Now a proud city-dweller, she enjoys finding hidden parks and secret museums, as well as climbing on really good rocks in Central Park and telling everyone about the amazing thing that happened on the subway.

Sky loves British literature, especially Victorian, and lives for discovering female writers, classic and modern. Her favorite authors include Helen Oyeyemi, Edna St Vincent Millay and Emily Bronte.

For more of Sky’s favorite books, check out her Staff Picks.

Jenna Kemmer



Phone: 212-660-6642

Abbi Raney



Phone: 212-660-6656

Liz Drooby