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.

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Calendar List


World Read Aloud Day with LitWorld

Friday February 1: 1:00PM 3:00PM

Come join us for some readings and a celebrate of the written and spoken word!

Nonsense on Stilts: Science, Pseudoscience & the Need for Critical Thinking

Friday February 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A look at science and critical thinking.

Kathy Chen: The Neuroscience of Meditation

Sunday February 3: 1:00PM 2:00PM

Join us for an afternoon talk on the benefits of meditation!

Jacqueline Raposo + Missy Robbins + Kat Kinsman + Julia Bainbridge

Monday February 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

"Raposo's engaging report on stripping life down will inspire readers looking for manageable tweaks to hectic living." — Publishers Weekly

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Feminista Jones: Reclaiming Our Space

Monday February 4: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A treatise of Black women's transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement.

Emily King: Scenery Record Release

Wednesday February 6: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The songstress talks about her new album with journalist Alan Light.

Queerotica 2019

Thursday February 7: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Another night of comedy!


Tuesday February 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The best-selling and award-winning author has a new book!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.


Wednesday February 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for another Galentine's Day gathering!

Chocolate Tasting with Raaka!

Thursday February 14: 1:00PM 2:00PM

Come try some delicious chocolate.

Valentine's Day Game Night

Thursday February 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Single, dating, married, whatever! Come play some board games or bring your handheld and have some fun!

Philosophy and Friendship

Friday February 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A discussion on the importance of friendship.

Leila Slimani: Adèle

Tuesday February 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning author has a brand new book!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Blake J. Harris: The History of the Future

Wednesday February 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality, by the bestselling author of Console Wars.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

RoseLee Goldberg: Performance Now on the 2nd floor

Wednesday February 20: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A chronicle of performance art since the turn of the century.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

PEN Out Loud: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Isaac Fitzgerald

Thursday February 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The first PEN Out Loud event of the new year!

SOLD OUT: Lauren Wilkinson: American Spy (with Paul Beatty)

Thursday February 21: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A novel of international intrigue, political fireworks, family drama, and romance in the Cold War, from a talented debut author!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

The Circular Road: Art and the Religious Imagination

Friday February 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A study of art, religion, and their shared history.

Gloria Steinem Signs Outrageous Acts and Ordinary Rebellions

Monday February 25: 12:00PM 2:00PM

The feminist icon signs an updated edition of her classic collection.

Taylor Saracen + Joey Mills: Electric Soul

Monday February 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The latest adult novel in the RISE UP series is here!

Don Winslow: The Border (with Stephen Adly Guirgis)

Tuesday February 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Ian Frisch: Magic Is Dead

Wednesday February 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The noted journalist is launching a book!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Andrew McCabe: The Threat (with John Dickerson)

Thursday February 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The former Deputy Director of the FBI discusses his interrupted career and the perils faced by the Bureau.