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


Neil Olson: The Black Painting

Thursday January 11: 6:30PM 7:30PM

Harlequin celebrates its latest imprint with the launch of this debut author's book!

Unable to make the event?

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The History of the End of the World

Friday January 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come join Jamie Warren and Lawrence Cappello for an Olio about the end of the world. We will examine the social and political forces that have historically produced such apocalyptic fantasies and the radical prescriptions for building a perfect society.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors @ the Schomburg Center

Tuesday January 16: 6:30PM 7:30PM

Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement shares her memoir.

Unable to make the event?

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It Occurs to Me That I Am America

Tuesday January 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Contributors of this star-studded anthology sit and talk about the state of the country.

Unable to make the event?

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Denis Johnson Tribute: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (with Alexander Chee, Min Jin Lee, Deborah Treisman)

Wednesday January 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A tribute to the beloved writer and his final collection.

SOLD OUT: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Thursday January 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The academic writer talks about the legacy of The Combahee River Collective.

Unable to make the event?

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The Writers Studio Presents Philip Schultz

Friday January 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Celebrated poet launches his latest collection!

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Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings @ Artists & Fleas in SoHo

Friday January 19: 6:30PM 9:00PM

BookTube stars share their co-authored book!

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Sound and NYC: Exploring Silence in the City

Tuesday January 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join Brooklyn College prof Whitney George for a class and performance on the confluence of urban life and composition.

Amanda Stauffer: Match Made In Manhattan

Wednesday January 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Local author Amanda Stauffer debuts her new novel with a panel of dating experts.

Unable to make the event?

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Richard Lloyd and Chris Frantz

Thursday January 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Legendary guitarist shares his memoir!

Celebrating Fred Bass: A Life Well-Read

Friday January 26: 6:45PM 8:00PM

The beloved owner of the Strand saw the community as his family and wants those part of it to celebrate his life with a party.

Deepak Chopra Celebrates The Healing Self at Cooper Union

Tuesday January 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The leading expert in integrative medicine shares his latest landmark book.