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


Nick McDonell: The Bodies in Person

Monday October 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A look at the civilians lost in war.

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Ryan North: How to Invent Everything

Tuesday October 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Get ready to make history. . . better.

V.E. Schwab: Vengeful

Monday October 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The massively popular and beloved author launches book 2 in the Villans series!

Jeffrey Eugenides

Tuesday October 9: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A double book celebration!

Markus Zusak: Bridge of Clay @ Symphony Space

Wednesday October 10: 7:00PM 9:00PM

The bestselling author of The Book Thief returns with an unforgettable new tale!

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Brooke Barker: Sad Animal Babies

Thursday October 11: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The best-selling author is here with a brand new book!

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Phoebe Robinson @ Gramercy Theatre

Monday October 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The dope queen is launching a new book!

John Judis: The Nationalist Revival

Monday October 15: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A discussion on the rise of xenophobia.

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Mike Duncan: The Storm Before the Storm

Tuesday October 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The Roman Republic in its waning days, brought to life by the acclaimed podcaster.

PEN Out Loud: YA Activism

Monday October 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel on the power of young adult literature.

Julie Gaines: Minding the Store: A Big Story about a Small Business

Monday October 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The classic dish maker is launching a book!

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Kiese Laymon: Heavy on the 2nd Floor

Monday October 29: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Writer, editor and professor Kiese Laymon launches his new memoir.

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Abbi Jacobson: I Might Regret This @ Town Hall

Tuesday October 30: 8:00PM 9:00PM

From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.