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


Joana Avillez + Molly Young in the 2nd floor art department (w/ Nadja Spiegelman)

Tuesday May 1: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Local artists release their illustrated book about New York City!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Hiroshi Sugimoto + Darius Himes

Monday May 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The acclaimed photographer is launching his latest collection!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Jon Klassen + Mac Barnett present: Square

Tuesday May 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen return with the newest book in the Shape Trilogy.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.


Monday May 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A talk about design and a display of Penguin Random House's best contemporary book covers.

Pirasta for the Colorful, Kids Edition!

Sunday May 20: 2:00PM 4:00PM

! collaborative coloring event for kids to celebrate NYC X Design.