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


What the Body Knows: Connecting Cells to Choreography

Friday June 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An Olio happy hour exploring the theories of movement and the body.

David Sedaris: Calypso

Saturday June 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The illustrious author is returning with a new book.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.


Saturday June 2: 9:00AM Sunday June 3: 6:00PM

Our bookshop is joining the annual book lover's convention!

Michael Eric Dyson + Shaun King + Harry Belafonte

Monday June 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Academic, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson gives a talk at The New School

Brooks Headley + Ian Svenonius: Superiority Burger Cookbook

Monday June 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The punk rocker chef is launching his cookbook!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

New York Times Talks with Former President Bill Clinton + James Patterson

Tuesday June 5: 7:00PM 8:15PM

This dynamic duo discusses their writing processes!

Naomi Klein: The Battle for Paradise at Cooper Union

Wednesday June 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Naomi Klein discusses Puerto Rico with Elizabeth Yeampierre and Juan González at Cooper Union.

Monica Hesse + Maris Kreizman

Thursday June 7: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Come celebrate the paperback release for the classic tale of love and arson!

Unable to make the event?

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How Great is Gatsby?

Friday June 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An in-depth discussion of one of literature's classic works.

LomoWalk: A Guided Photography Tour (w/ Inspiration from Eileen Myles)

Saturday June 9: 3:00PM 5:00PM

Join some fellow photogs for a guided tour of New York, inspired by shots from a local hero.

The Terrible: Yrsa Daley Ward

Monday June 11: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The poet, model, and actor releases her new memoir!

Unable to make the event?

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Adam J. Kurtz: Things Are What You Make Of Them (@ Artists & Fleas Soho)

Wednesday June 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A brilliant, life-affirming book chock full of audacious advice to help people make sense of rejection, failure, false starts and happiness.

Simon Doonan: Soccer Style

Thursday June 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The iconic master shares his take on football fashion!

Unable to make the event?

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Romance...It's Complicated

Tuesday June 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel of romance authors discuss their beloved genre.

Terrance Hayes + Mary Karr

Thursday June 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning poet shares his new work along with the acclaimed memoirist.

Unable to make the event?

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Salman Rushdie: The Golden House

Tuesday June 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The legendary author celebrates the paperback release of his latest work.

Unable to make the event?

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Alice Bolin: Dead Girls

Wednesday June 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An exploration of America's obsession with female victims.

Unable to make the event?

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Vulture Insiders Book Club with Jennifer Egan

Thursday June 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The modern master discusses her sprawling historical novel of rough-and-tumble, high-and-low New York life.