Events at the Strand

Events at the Strand


It could be hilarious, it could be heartwarming, or it could be truly moving. In any case, it will be a night to remember. Join us in the Rare Book Room for an evening of engaging conversation featuring some of today's cultural icons and yesterday's classics surrounded by beautiful books (and book lovers!).

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.

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Calendar List


The New Republic - Salon at the Strand (with Mary Gaitskill)

Wednesday November 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The acclaimed novelist sits down for a discussion of her latest work in the inaugural edition of a new series.

Life isn't everything.: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends. (with Ash Carter + Sam Kashner + Candice Bergen)

Thursday November 14: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A discussion of the legacy of one of the great humorists and directors of the 20th century. 

The Writers Studio Reading Series presents The Pushcart Prize XLIV: Best of Small Presses 2020

Friday November 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come together for reading of the newest edition of Push Cart Prize and connect with a writers' community. 

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Charlton McIlwain: Black Software (w/ Ruha Benjamin)

Monday November 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for the release of a book the explore the relationship between racial justice activism and technology

Prince: The Beautiful Ones @ The Town Hall

Monday November 18: 8:00PM 9:00PM

Join us at The Town Hall for a celebration and tribute of Prince's legacy

Tommy Pico: Feed (w/ Food 4 Thot)

Tuesday November 19: 8:00PM 9:00PM

Food 4 Thot hosts come to the Strand for a book release!

SOLD OUT: Nathan W. Pyle: Strange Planet

Wednesday November 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Comic lover event about one weird and colorful planet.

Lewis Raven Wallace: The View From Somewhere

Thursday November 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Author Lewis Raven Wallace discusses “objectivity” and the history of marginalized journalists in the U.S.

Thalia Book Club - Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Water Dancer @ Symphony Space

Thursday November 21: 7:00PM 8:15PM

The National Book Award winning author shares his first novel.


Friday November 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

What do we want out of a modern university? What kind of education supports the growth of an ethical and creative individual and community? We'll look to some of Nietzsche’s prophetic lectures to understand what's gone awry in the university and how it might be transformed.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: The Fleabag Scriptures (at The Town Hall)

Sunday November 24: 7:00PM 9:00PM

The writer of the runaway hit series dishes on its characters, creation, and more.

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Desk 88 at Cooper Union (with Cecile Richards)

Monday November 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us as the senator shares the history of eight iconic and progressive political figures!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

SongWriter: Roxane Gay + TBA

Monday November 25: 8:00PM 9:30PM

Join us as author Roxane Gay reads a piece of her writing and two songwriters respond in verse!