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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April

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz & Sarah Kay

Monday April 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel of poets kick-off National Poetry Month!

POSTPONED: Michael Bennett @ The New School

Monday April 2: 7:00PM 10:00PM

This event has been postponed indefinitely. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Tyra Banks + Carolyn London: Perfect is Boring

Tuesday April 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The ultimate Top Model and her mother share their book on motherhood, childhood, upbringing, and what it takes to become a strong woman.

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Weike Wang: Chemistry

Wednesday April 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Weike Wang comes to Strand for the paperback release of Chemistry!

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SOLD OUT: Mari Andrew: Am I There Yet?

Wednesday April 4: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Instagram's beloved illustrator is celebrating her book on the second floor.

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Meredith Goldstein: Can't Help Myself in the 2nd Floor Art Dept.

Thursday April 5: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein shares her new memoir with New York Times Journalist Wesley Morris.

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The Importance of Being Two: What It Means to Have a Divided Mind

Friday April 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An exploration of Iain McGilchrist’s The Master and His Emissary which brings together a thorough exploration of current neuroscience and an in-depth history of the Western world.

Amanda Lovelace + Courtney Peppernell on the 10th Floor

Friday April 6: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The Instagram famous poets are celebrating their latest collections!

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Yvan Alagbé: Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures on the art floor

Monday April 9: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Graphic artist Yvan Alagbé discusses his work with author and art director Kristen Radtke.

Queerotica Comedy Show: Round 2

Monday April 9: 7:30PM 9:00PM

The next round of the hilarious show that celebrates queer sex across centuries!

William T. Vollmann

Tuesday April 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning author as he shares his latest work of non-fiction!

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Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out

Wednesday April 11: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel discussion in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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The Future of Public Space

Wednesday April 11: 7:00PM 8:30PM

A panel on urban architecture and planning in the modern age.

America Scores NY: Kids' Poetry Reading

Thursday April 12: 4:00PM 5:00PM

A poetry reading from the students of this after-school program!

Sarah Andersen: Herding Cats

Thursday April 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The beloved author/illustrator is back with a brand new book!

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Friday the 13th | Free Will, Determinism, or Fuck it all?

Friday April 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us on Friday, April 13th for an Olio Happy Hour with Geoff and Manny exploring Free Will, Determinism, and Radical Nihilism

New York Times: TimesTalks - 20th Anniversary

Friday April 13: 6:00PM Sunday April 15: 6:00PM

Come listen to a wonderful series of conversations.

Reading Without Walls

Monday April 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come and celebrate reading + diversity!

PEN Out Loud: The Opposite of Hate @ SubCulture

Tuesday April 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A conversation on the current societal divides.

Alexander Chee: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel (w/ Joseph Osmundson)

Wednesday April 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning author launches his collection of essays!

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James Comey: A Higher Loyalty @ The Town Hall

Thursday April 19: 6:30PM 8:00PM

The former FBI director will be discussing his memoir.

Fran Leadon: Broadway

Thursday April 19: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Famed architect shares the history of New York City and Broadway's iconic thirteen miles!

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Pot and Punishment: Dissecting Marijuana Policy, Mass-Incarceration, and Mental Health

Friday April 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The poisoned roots and noxious flowers of pot policy, and a look into its possibly positive future.

PEN Out Loud: Freedom, Power, and Rage

Friday April 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A discussion on the current political situation.

Album signing & conversation with Okkervil River

Saturday April 21: 8:00PM 10:00PM

Folk/ indie-rock band Okkervil River launches their latest album in the Rare Book Room.

Earth Day with Noted Co

Sunday April 22: 2:00PM 3:00PM

A special children's story time all about conservation and gardening!

Sofija Stefanovic: Miss Ex-Yugoslavia

Monday April 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Sofija Stefanovic shares her humorous memoir of cultural disconnect.

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Lesley Nneka Arimah: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky (with Alice Sola Kim)

Monday April 23: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us as the hit author launches her acclaimed short story collection!

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Christine Lahti + Michael Moore

Tuesday April 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A collection of stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award–winning actor and director.

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John Scalzi: Head On

Tuesday April 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Celebrated author John Scalzi launches his latest sci-fi novel.

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Aubrey Marcus: Own the Day, Own Your Life

Wednesday April 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The lifestyle and optimization thought leader reflects on the best way to live, work, and think.

Daisy Khan: Born With Wings

Thursday April 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The woman named one of the “10 Muslim Women Every Person Should Know” by the Huffington Post and one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” is launching her book!

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Stacey Abrams: Minority Leader (w/ Ashley C. Ford)

Thursday April 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly details her political career. This event will be filmed by CSPAN's BookTV!

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WILLIAM DANIELS: THERE I GO AGAIN

Friday April 27: 6:30PM 8:00PM

The award-winning actor is back for another round of signing!

Vulture Insiders Book Club presents Sigrid Nunez's The Friend

Friday April 27: 7:30PM 8:30PM

New York's most omnivorous and passionate culture vultures discuss a tale of loss and recompense with the author.

SOLD OUT: Ann Cleeves & Louise Penny @ SubCulture

Monday April 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Two legendary mystery ladies are launching their latest literary works!

Nomi Prins: Collusion

Monday April 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The author of All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power is back with a brand new book! This event will be filmed by CSPAN's BookTV!

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