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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November

Maira and Alex Kalman: Sara Berman’s Closet

Thursday November 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The fashionable duo is launching a new book!

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Jarrett Earnest with Peter Schjeldahl & Paul Chaat Smith: What it Means to Write About Art

Thursday November 1: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The most comprehensive portrait of art criticism ever assembled, as told by the leading writers of our time.

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Questioning Evil

Friday November 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An intellectual examination of the concept of evil.

The Sketchy Book Club: Round 2

Sunday November 4: 3:00PM 5:00PM

Artist Jenny Kroik returns to the Rare Book Room for another Sketchy Book Club!

SOLD OUT: Why is Sci Fi So Hot in China?

Monday November 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A conversation with literary sensation Cixin Liu

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1000 Books To Read Before You Die

Monday November 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

It’s time to talk books—and the conversation starts here. This event will be filmed by C-SPAN's BookTV. Featuring a literary quiz with a top prize of a $100 Strand gift card!

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Marion Nestle: Unsavory Truth

Monday November 5: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A look at the food industry and how big companies influence scientific studies.

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Jessica Hische: Tomorrow I'll be Brave

Wednesday November 7: 6:30PM 7:30PM

The letterer/illustrator is launching her beautiful book!

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Lane Moore: How to Be Alone

Wednesday November 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.

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SOLD OUT: SELECTED SHORTS: GEORGE SAUNDERS AND ZADIE SMITH

Thursday November 8: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Two literary greats sit down and swap stories.

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

Sunday November 11: 3:00PM 5:00PM

Step into the history of Dungeons and Dragons and play a round of D&D with The Uncommons!

Eve L. Ewing w/ Michael Ralph, filmed by CSPAN's Book TV

Monday November 12: 7:00PM 8:30PM

A discussion on the state of our school system.

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YA Panel: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kass Morgan, Zoraida Cordova

Tuesday November 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A scintillating panel with the authors some of 2018's most explosive sci-fi/fantasy works.

Neil Winokur: Dogs, Portraits and Objects on the 2nd Floor

Tuesday November 13: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The New York-based photographer launches a brand new trio of books!

Tim Wu: The Curse of Bigness (w/ Zephyr Teachout)

Wednesday November 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A discussion on current business practices and their potential side effects.

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PEN Out Loud: Visual Disobedience

Thursday November 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel discusses the power of art.

Vulture Insiders Book Club with Jamel Brinkley

Thursday November 15: 7:30PM 8:30PM

NY Mag's book editor sits down with the acclaimed author to discuss his short stories.

Stefan Sagmeister @ SVA

Thursday November 15: 7:00PM 10:00PM

 A talk and signing with the famous designer.

The Writers Studio Reading Series presents The Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of Small Presses 2019

Friday November 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A night of readings with the beloved anthology.

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Lux Alptraum: Faking It

Monday November 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel on the truth of women and sex.

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Ralph Gibson + Laurie Anderson

Tuesday November 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning photographer is releasing a new book!

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Edgar Villanueva: Decolonizing Wealth on the 2nd Floor

Monday November 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A deep dive into the colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance today, and how to overcome them. 

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Talk Music Talk with Boice - 4th Anniversary Live Podcast & Performance

Monday November 26: 7:30PM 9:30PM

An evening of performances and interviews with three wide-ranging NYC musicians, to celebrate the long-running podcast!

QUEER EYE: LOVE YOURSELF, LOVE YOUR LIFE

Tuesday November 27: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The men from Queer Eye are launching a book!

Let's Talk YA

Wednesday November 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel of YA authors talk about their works!

N.K. Jemisin: How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

Thursday November 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.

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Duane Michals: Empty New York on the 2nd Floor

Thursday November 29: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The photography virtuoso shares his new book in our Art Department.

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Wishes of the Dead

Friday November 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A deep dive into America's spending habits surrounding the deceased.