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 events department by emailing events@strandbooks.com or calling 212 473-1452 ext. 380.

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March

PEN Out Loud: Layli Long Soldier and Claudia Rankine

Friday March 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Two incredible authors in dialogue at The New School. 

Rhett Miller: No More Poems!

Monday March 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The acclaimed singer-songwriter is launching his riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families.

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Alyssa Mastromonaco: So Here's the Thing (with Valerie Jarrett) @ Cooper Union

Tuesday March 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Two vets of the Obama White House join forces for a frank and funny conversation!

Amanda Lovelace: the mermaid's voice returns in this one

Tuesday March 5: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The third and final installment in her “women are some kind of magic” series is finally here!

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Amber Tamblyn: Era of Ignition (w/ Rebecca Carroll + Cecile Richards)

Tuesday March 5: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times by actor, filmmaker, and activist

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Roz Chast: Going Into Town

Wednesday March 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast, an "absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical" (AP) illustrated ode/guide/thank-you to Manhattan.

Tyler Knott Gregson: Miracle in the Mundane

Thursday March 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The bestselling poet is back with a new collection!

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Ngugi wa Thiong'o: Minutes of Glory

Thursday March 7: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “one of the greatest writers of our time”

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Jaime Hernandez: Is This How You See Me?

Friday March 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The celebrated comic artist is here!

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Sally Roesch Wagner + Gloria Steinem @ The New School

Friday March 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 Author and academic Sally Roesch Wagner discusses her new book with women's rights activist Gloria Steinem at The New School!

Alexandrea Ravenelle: Hustle and Gig

Monday March 11: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The sociology professor is launching her book!

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Najwa Zebian: Sparks of Phoenix

Wednesday March 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The hit poet is here with her third collection, a powerful journey of healing.

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Ali Cavanaugh: Modern Fresco Paintings

Wednesday March 13: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Instagram's star painter is finally launching a collection!

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HOW TO GET PERSONAL IN PRINT WITH NANCY DAVIDOFF KELTON

Thursday March 14: 6:30PM 8:30PM

Humor and memoir writer Nancy Kelton leads a class on writing from personal experience.

Flint Taylor: The Torture Machine w/ Mariame Kaba

Friday March 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 A conversation on police corruption in Chicago.

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Sen. Doug Jones: Bending Towards Justice

Monday March 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The story of the decades-long fight to bring justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, culminating in Sen. Doug Jones' prosecution of the last living bombers.

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Ronald Collins + David Skover: The People vs. Ferlinghetti

Monday March 18: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The two authors discuss Lawrence Ferlinghetti and his fight to publish Alan Ginsberg's classic poem Howl.

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Death Becomes Us: An Evening of Women Who Kill

Tuesday March 19: 6:30PM 9:00PM

A night of murder and femme fatales!

Cory Doctorow: Radicalized (w/ Anand Giridharadas)

Wednesday March 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From the bestselling author comes four urgent SF novellas of America's present and future within one book.

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Adam Rutherford: Humanimal

Wednesday March 20: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived investigates what it means to be human—and the ways we are (and aren’t) unique among animals

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A Reading by the 2019 Whiting Awards Winners

Thursday March 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An evening of readings and celebrations for the winners of the prestigious award.

Stephen A. Forrester: Grit and Ink (with Lisa Gibbs)

Thursday March 21: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Come learn the history behind one of longest living publishing groups.

Glen Hansard

Friday March 22: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A chat and a show with the music icon.

David Shields + Laura Kipnis: The Trouble with Men

Friday March 22: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The best-selling author has a collection of essays on human intimacy.

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NYC Teen Author Festival Kick-Off Event

Sunday March 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

We're launching this year’s Festival with a reading, signing, and Q&A!

Cecile Richards: Make Trouble

Monday March 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

To Make Change, You Have to Make Trouble

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Anuradha Bhagwati: Unbecoming

Tuesday March 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 A raw, unflinching memoir by a former US Marine Captain chronicling her journey from dutiful daughter of immigrants to radical activist effecting historic policy reform.

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Andrei Codrescu: No Time Like Now

Tuesday March 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The multidisciplinary author releases a new collection of poetry.

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Jennifer Eberhardt: Biased

Wednesday March 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice.

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