Events at the Strand

Events at the Strand


Join us in the rare books room for a special night – it could be hilarious, it could be heartwarming, or it could be truly moving. In any case, it will be a night to remember. We have hosted greats such as David Sedaris, James Franco, Robert Caro and Marina Abramovic. Not only will you be surrounded by leather bound, signed copies of Ulysses, Chagall and Twain, but also you’re in for a engaging night with some of today’s cultural icons. We invite you to participate – ask questions, take photos, or simply take a back seat and enjoy the show. In order to attend most events, we ask that you buy the book or purchase a gift card (that never expires). If you’re unable to make it, you can purchase a pre-signed copy of the book at hand. Be a part of the Strand wherever you may be. Please feel free to reach out to our events department by emailing or calling 212 473-1452 ext. 380.


Calendar List


Stay Tuned with Preet @ NYU's Skirball

Tuesday March 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join Preet Bharara to celebrate the release of his new book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thought on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law.

Death Becomes Us: An Evening of Women Who Kill

Tuesday March 19: 6:30PM 9:00PM

A night of murder and femme fatales!

Cory Doctorow: Radicalized (w/ Anand Giridharadas)

Wednesday March 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From the bestselling author comes four urgent SF novellas of America's present and future within one book.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Adam Rutherford: Humanimal

Wednesday March 20: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived investigates what it means to be human—and the ways we are (and aren’t) unique among animals

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

A Reading by the 2019 Whiting Awards Winners

Thursday March 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An evening of readings and celebrations for the winners of the prestigious award.

Stephen A. Forrester: Grit and Ink (with Lisa Gibbs)

Thursday March 21: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Come learn the history behind one of longest living publishing groups.

SOLD OUT: Glen Hansard - This Wild Willing (with Alan Light)

Friday March 22: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A chat and a show with the music icon.

David Shields + Laura Kipnis: The Trouble with Men

Friday March 22: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The best-selling author has a collection of essays on human intimacy.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

NYC Teen Author Festival Kick-Off Event

Sunday March 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

We're launching this year’s Festival with a reading, signing, and Q&A!

Cecile Richards: Make Trouble

Monday March 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

To Make Change, You Have to Make Trouble

Unable to make the event?

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Anuradha Bhagwati: Unbecoming (with Brittney Cooper)

Tuesday March 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 A raw, unflinching memoir by a former US Marine Captain chronicling her journey from dutiful daughter of immigrants to radical activist effecting historic policy reform.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Andrei Codrescu: No Time Like Now

Tuesday March 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The multidisciplinary author releases a new collection of poetry.

Unable to make the event?

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CANCELED: Jennifer Eberhardt: Biased

Wednesday March 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Self-Love or Narcissism?

Friday March 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

What are the differences? Trust us, there are plenty.