Events at the Strand

Events at the Strand


It could be hilarious, it could be heartwarming, or it could be truly moving. In any case, it will be a night to remember. Join us in the Rare Book Room for an evening of engaging conversation featuring some of today's cultural icons and yesterday's classics surrounded by beautiful books (and book lovers!).

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.

For questions regarding events, please email If you're looking to book an event, please see our event submission guidelines.


Calendar List


WRDSMTH: The Holden Age of Hollywood

Monday July 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The author/Hollywood graffiti artist is doing a book signing!

Unable to make the event?

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Caitlin Moran: How to Be Famous

Monday July 9: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The sequel to How to Build a Girl is finally here!

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Glynnis MacNicol + Aminatou Sow

Tuesday July 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The beloved writer is launching a memoir that asks the question: what do you do as a 40-something year-old woman without a partner or a kid?

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Peter BD presents: Milk & Henny: an evening of serious poetry.

Wednesday July 11: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A night of deeply moving, ethereal, sincere, effervescent, and serious poetry. Did we mention how sincere it will be?

Dirty Projectors: Lamp Lit Prose Album Launch w/ Dave Longstreth

Thursday July 12: 8:00PM 9:00PM

Indie-rock group Dirty Projectors launches their latest LP in the Rare Book Room for a live episode of Talkhouse's music podcast.

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What Does It Mean to Be a 'Good' American?

Friday July 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A duo of Think Olio lectures on pervasive and institutionalized racism in America.

LomoWalk: A Guided Photography Tour (w/ Inspiration from Jeremiah Moss & Vanishing New York)

Saturday July 14: 3:00PM 5:00PM

Join some fellow photogs for a guided tour of New York, inspired by shots from the chronicler of downtown's demise.

Strand @ ThrillerFest

Tuesday July 10: 9:00AM Saturday July 14: 6:00PM

Strand is going to ThrillerFest!

Diane Guerrero: My Family Divided

Tuesday July 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The Orange is the New Black star is launching her new book!

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Robin DiAngelo + Erin Trent Johnson + Aaron Morrison

Wednesday July 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism.

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Writers on Music: From Miles Davis to Public Enemy

Friday July 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Talk Music Talk with boice is back featuring authors from 33 1/3 Series

Ben Reiter: Astroball

Monday July 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The inside story behind the Astros rise to World Champions.

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Ibtihaj Muhammad: Proud

Tuesday July 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Olympic medalist, advocate, and first Muslim woman to compete while wearing a hijab is launching her memoir! This event will be filmed by C-SPAN's BookTV.

Michael Arceneaux: I Can't Date Jesus

Wednesday July 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Writer and author Michael Arceneaux lanches his new book with Doreen St. Felix!

A Dog Named Ego

Thursday July 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A deep dive into the self.

Center for Book Arts Workshop

Saturday July 28: 2:00PM 4:00PM

Join us for another workshop on bookbinding!

SOLD OUT: Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Monday July 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Author Ottessa Moshfegh launches her latest novel.

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SOLD OUT: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday July 31: 6:30PM 10:00PM

We're celebrating the most famous wizard's birthday with a trivia party!