Books By The Foot

Customer Testimonials

We have been using Strand books for over 30 years. It is the one place for book rentals or purchases on specific topics or large quantities.

- Andrew Humphries, General Manager, Four Seasons Resort Nevis

I have had the very good fortune to be a Strand customer of long standing. Of course, I go to the Strand for my personal shopping. However, for my business, their personal shopping services have been indispensable.

With their guidance, I have assembled interesting libraries of all types—be they collections of rare leather bound books or of popular hard cover books. I have, in turn, installed these full libraries all across the country.

Working with The Strand is a joy, to the designer in me and to the book lover.

- Alexa Hampton Owner/Featured Designer, Mark Hampton LLC

Jenny [McKibben] is the go to person at Strand books when you need to rent 100's of feet of books to fill bookcases and rooms. On Untitled Nancy Meyer, I ordered 100's of feet of books for [Meryl] Streep's house - They were cookbooks, gardening books, organic farming, novels, biography, art and photography.

And Jenny's choices were spot on - Books give a set that patina - that layer of intellect and motivation that informs the room and the character. When you walk around a set and see the books that a character would read, it makes everything in the room feel real and true.

I have never met Jenny McKibben in person, but I feel like I know her. She is smart, efficient and very nice to deal with.

- Caroline Gertler, Set Decorator

I worked with the Strand for a few years now, they have a great selection books either to rent or purchase. They are reliable, fast and have great customer service. I recommend their services either for personal use or professional. I love their books by the foot!

- Anne Boccio, Visual Project Manager, Club Monaco

The stocking of our Library Bar's many shelves of books that line the walls of this well-known bar. We have also used Strand Books to accessorize our suites with appropriate coffee table books.

The Resort has been working with Strand Books for a number of years and has always found them to be flexible, fast and with a good ability to interpret our needs.

- Larry Demmler Property Master, "Saturday Night Live"

The collection was intended to be accessible but somewhat out of sight. That changed when the books arrived. They are now proudly and prominently displayed.

- Amy Blumenthal, Books by the Foot Customer

We have been using Strand books for over 30 years. It is the one place for book rentals or purchases on specific topics or large quantities. Their staff will research it and have it ready to be picked within hours; and in our business they need to be right, look right, and be ready!

- Andrew Humphries, General Manager, Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Strand Books has played a very distinct role at the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group. The Fitz located at 687 Lexington Avenue was outfitted with books in reds and browns. All I had to do was pick up the phone and the assortment was delivered to our door next day. We also used Strand Books to give our newly renovated Penthouse shelves a personality of their own. The service is great, responsive and flexible within our price parameters.

- Jasmine McBean, Group Purchasing Director, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group

As an Art Dept. Coordinator on television commercials, I have worked with the Strand Bookstore many times when I've needed books as set decoration. Whether the need is for beautiful art books or a family bookshelf, the staff at Strand have a 6th sense when it comes to putting together a book "package" so it can all be done with a phone call, and quickly. Very highly recommended.

- William Hunter, USA Local 829 Art Department Coordinator

Working with The Strand to find an affordable way to purchase decorative books was a no-brainer. From the knowledgeable sales staff to the tremendous selection of product, the service was impeccable and exceeded all expectations.

- Flann Harris, Procurement & Sourcing Manager, The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Strand allows us to request books by subject matter, size, or color...and even all three together to get JUST what our clients need.

- LeeLee Robinson, Mark Hampton LLC

We’ve worked with Strand on design and merchandising projects. At our flagship Boston store, books from Strand accentuated a fireplace feature. In retail spaces and showrooms throughout the U.S., we’ve used custom arrangements of books to suggest warm—yet sophisticated—domestic spaces. Strand’s staff has consistently been helpful and friendly.

- Jess Sandobal, U.S. Visual Manager, FRETTE

I contacted the strand to buy 15 feet of books by the foot. I needed three rows of books, each from a different genre. I had size limitations, color requests, and specific subject and author requests. Jenny McKibben visited with me over the phone in detail about my requirements. That afternoon I had a list of titles to approve. By the next day, I had the most magnificent collection. Every book was one that I would have selected had I been there in person to do so. Of the entire list of books she selected, I replaced nothing. She listened very carefully to my needs and interests and the result was spectacular.

The experience was truly amazing. Within two days, I had exactly what I wanted. The collection was intended to be accessible but somewhat out of sight. That changed when the books arrived. They are now proudly and prominently displayed.

- Amy Blumenthal, Books by the Foot Customer

I’ve been using Strand “Books by the Foot” for years now to help me with hotel styling projects that I am hired to complete. I use Strand because they are simply the best source for me in terms of breadth, depth and quality of inventory. Whether I need piles of thick coffee-table books or an entire library wall that needs to be color-coordinated for a particular design scheme, I know I can always find what I’m looking for at Strand.

I also use Strand Book Store because I find their level of customer service and support extraordinary. It’s obvious to me that the staff at Strand loves the store and values the level of service that Strand can offer. That makes me want to choose Strand for my business. It’s simply a delight to work with them on my projects.

- Christopher Conboy, Jr., Styling/Design Services

Working with [Books By The Foot] on my last project where supplying books for my client's new library at the shore was seamless. [Their] ability to understand my client's requests for specific subject matters then followed by your own suggestions was an invaluable tool. The details in processing the order were very organized, the books arrived in a few days!...the finishing touch.

- Linda Boyce, Linda Boyce Design Studio

Wanting a fresh, new look for our living room bookshelves, our interior designer suggested 'Books by the Foot' from Strand Books. What a great idea! We designated the size and color scheme of the books, and the set they put together is perfect. The books are in great condition. This process was quick, painless and affordable, and the books have made a big impact in our home!

- Paula Surdykowski, Books by the Foot Customer


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