Books By The Foot

Terms & Policies

Please read before placing your order or before returning any merchandise:


Thank you for using Strand Bookstore’s Books by the Foot!

When placing your order, please note any cancelled or partially canceled orders will be subject to a 10% cancelation fee. Bargain book orders cannot be canceled once placed.

When you receive your collection, please check the contents against the invoice to confirm that all items have been received.

Returns must be made within 2 weeks of purchase. As returns are subject to approval, please speak with a Books by the Foot representative before returning any items.

All book orders except for final sale and clearance items may be subject to a 10% restock fee.

Final sale and clearance items are not eligible for return or exchange.

All orders paid for by purchase order are billed under Net 30 payment terms.


Thank you for renting books from the Strand Book Store!

Rental orders cannot be refunded or canceled after the books have been assembled for your order.

We are unable to provide photo or title previews for rentals. Please contact us if you have specific titles you’d like to rent. We’re happy to provide sample photos to give you a better idea of what each style of book looks like.

Rentals can be customized by subject, color, time period, size, etc. (subject to availability). These requests must be made before the order is placed.

Please return all books by the date agreed upon and listed on your invoice. We’re happy to provide a title list of the books in your rental; please request the list when placing your order

When returning your books:

All books should be returned to our Union Square location at 828 Broadway during store hours. Bring books to front information desk on the main floor to be logged in. Once we finish going through your rental return, we will contact you regarding any missing or damaged books. Any missing or damaged books must be paid for in full. In the case of multi-volume sets, if one or more volumes are missing or damaged, the entire set must be purchased.

All orders paid for by purchase order are billed under Net 30 payment terms.

Any rentals you would like to pick out yourself can processed at the registers. Please let a Register Manager know at the time of the transaction, as they will need to record your contact information and rental dates. The rental rate will be the full cost of the books with half the cost back upon return. When returning, please speak with the Registers Manager to get your half back refund.

*Clearance and final sale items are not eligible for full price, half back rentals. Please contact us at or 212-660-6646 for clearance or final sale rentals.