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


Calendar List


Grace Coddington: The American Vogue Years

Wednesday February 1: 6:00PM 7:30PM

The iconic creative director from Vogue signs the second and final volume in her career-spanning collection of fashion stories.

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ThinkOlio Presents Consciousness Hacking: Seeking Enlightenment Through Technology, Psychedelics, and Meditation

Friday February 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Reset for the new year-- try hacking your consciousness. 

Danielle Ofri: What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear

Monday February 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Doctor/author launches her newest book which shares her insights of the medical field!

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Jennifer Wright

Tuesday February 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Famed author and essayist returns with a new collection!

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Thursday February 9: 7:00PM 9:00PM

Neil Gaiman discusses his newest release with Ophira Eisenberg and Strand provides the books!

ThinkOlio Presents: Radical Jazz: A South African Model for Resistance & Revolution Through Music

Friday February 10: 7:00PM 9:00PM

A profile exhibition of past and current South African based musicians, artists and activists complemented by an exploration of music history.

Geek Girls do Galentine's Day!

Monday February 13: 7:00PM 9:00PM

Taking a cue from Leslie Knope, Strand has decided to host a brunch (at night) to celebrate lady friends!

Valentine's Day Essentials: Coloring, Candy & Canines!

Tuesday February 14: 7:00PM 9:00PM

If you need a reason to like Valentine's Day-- now you have one.

Cesar Millan

Wednesday February 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The dog guru launches his latest book about our connection with canines!

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ThinkOlio Presents Privacy and the Profit Motive: “If you’re not doing anything wrong then you should have nothing to hide.”

Friday February 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us to examine the history of large-scale data collection in American from the first census in 1790 to the present day.

Jessa Crispin: Why I Am Not a Feminist

Tuesday February 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The critic and editor-in-chief of Bookslut launches her manifesto!

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Dorothy Roberts: Killing the Black Body 20th Anniversary

Tuesday February 21: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The acclaimed scholar and activist celebrates her award-winning investigation of America's systemic biological racism.

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ThinkOlio Presents Transparent Isn't So Transparent: What the Hit Show Reveals About Rigid Social Structures

Friday February 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Professor Maureen T. Matarese discusses sociocultural structures through the hit show Transparent!

Tim O'Leary: Dick Cheney Shot Me in the Face

Monday February 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

O'Leary debuts his first collection of short stories.

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