Events at the Strand

Events at the Strand

Events

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 Director of events, Kaylen Higgins at events@strandbooks.com or call 212 473-1452 ext. 380.

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January

Sulome Anderson

Monday January 9: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Journalist shares the story of her father’s time as a hostage and her journey to understand him.

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The Road Ahead: Stories from the Forever War

Tuesday January 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 A collection of stories by veterans of America's "Forever War" about the changing face of combat.

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FREE TALK: Patrick Kingsley and Manal Kahi

Thursday January 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The migration reporter shares the stories of various refugees' flight of survival from their imploding homelands.

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BOOKS VERSUS FILM: HARRY POTTER

Thursday January 12: 7:30PM 9:00PM

Which version is really better?! Find out in the ultimate Harry Potter debate!

ThinkOlio Presents Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self and the Politics of Love

Friday January 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Dr. Jamie Warren dives in to one of the seminal texts of modern feminist theory by Simone de Beauvoir.

MY LIFE IN PUBLISHING AND HOW I FOUGHT CENSORSHIP

Monday January 16: 6:30PM 8:00PM

A discussion of Barney Rosset's candid self-portrait: a colorful and rollicking history of publishing.

Steve Jones + Michael Azerrad

Tuesday January 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The guitarist talks about life with the Sex Pistols!

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The Guggenheim Presents: The Making of Tales of Our Time

Wednesday January 18: 6:30PM 8:00PM

Panel discussion on the creative process behind the Guggenheim’s exhibition catalogue Tales of Our Time, which includes seven commissioned short stories by Chinese and American fiction writers.

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Gay Talese

Thursday January 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The prize-winning author releases his new book!

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ThinkOlio Presents: Inside the Entertainment-Industrial Complex: How Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality

Friday January 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Dr. J. Ward Regan delves into how fantasy has bled into reality in respect to the cultural climate of the USA

Nato Thompson: Culture as Weapon

Monday January 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The artist and activist investigates the intersection of power and culture.

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Bop Apocalypse

Tuesday January 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The story of jazz and the story of drugs in America, told as never before.

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Jason Diamond + Kevin Smokler

Wednesday January 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Pretty in Pink, Sixteen candles, Home Alone? Let's have an 80s movie party!

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Josh Barkan: Mexico

Thursday January 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The acclaimed author of Paterson Award finalist Blind Speed reads from his first astonishing collection of short stories.

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Eye Level Launch Party

Thursday January 26: 7:30PM 9:00PM

An evening celebrating Eye Level, a new literary lifestyle publication.

Bustle's American Woman Book Club With Gabby Rivera

Friday January 27: 6:30PM 7:30PM

Bustle Books Editor Cristina Arreola and author Gabby Rivera lead the inaugural meeting of Bustle's American Woman Book Club!

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ThinkOlio Presents: Being One of Them and Being Who You Are: The Immigrant's Search for an Authentic Self

Friday January 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A discussion on Nella Larsen's Passing and mental health within immigrant communities and communities of color unexpectedly comes full circle to the Borg. 

Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World

Tuesday January 31: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Members of Games for Change sit down and talk about video games and the future!

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