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.

For questions regarding events, please email If you're looking to book an event, please see our event submission guidelines.


Calendar List


Photo Op w/ Internet Sensations The Try Guys

Wednesday June 19: 6:00PM 7:30PM

The YouTube stars help you find the best version of yourself in the funniest way possible.

Naomi Wolf: Outrages

Thursday June 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In the Rare Book Room, the best-selling author of Vagina, Give Me Liberty, and The End of America illuminates a dramatic buried story of gay history—how a single English law in 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting down to our day

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

We are La Cocina on the 2nd Floor

Thursday June 20: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Caleb Zigas from La Cocina sits down with Raymond Chow from Hot Bread Kitchen Incubates to discuss the new La Cocina cookbook!

SOLD OUT - Summer Solstice Celebration featuring Pam Grossman

Friday June 21: 7:00PM 9:00PM

A night of astrology and tarot readings, a book signing, and more in the Rare Book Room.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Chris Schwartz: Ruffhouse (With Schoolly D. & Mark Weinstein)

Monday June 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The founder and CEO of Ruffhouse Records launches his memoir in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Thomas Abt: Bleeding Out (w/ Tracey L. Meares)

Tuesday June 25: 7:30PM 8:30PM

From a Harvard scholar and former Obama official, a powerful proposal for curtailing violent crime in America.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Kate Mosse: The Burning Chambers (With Madeline Miller)

Wednesday June 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The prolific author launches her latest book stateside with fellow author Madeline Miller in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Lisa Duggan + Laura Flanders - Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed (with C-SPAN)

Wednesday June 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Author Lisa Duggan speaks with journalist Laura Flanders about the impact of Ayn Rand on society, on the second floor.

From Rembrandt to Diddy: The Long History of Selfie Culture

Thursday June 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join art historian Theodore Barrow for a dynamic deep dive into the selfie and the modern self.

Queerotica Pride Month Show 2019

Friday June 28: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Come enjoy an evening of side-splitting laughs from some of NYC's funniest LGBTQIA comedians to close out Pride Month!