Events at the Strand

Events at the Strand

Events

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 events@strandbooks.com. If you're looking to book an event, please see our event submission guidelines.


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May

Kate T. Parker: The Heart of a Boy (With Michael Ian Black)

Wednesday May 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The author and photographer shares her newest book with fellow author Michael Ian Black and podcast host boice-Terrel Allen!

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Rep. Steve Israel: Big Guns

Thursday May 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From Steve Israel, the Congressman-turned-novelist who writes “in the full-tilt style of Carl Hiaasen” (The Washington Post), a comic tale of the mighty firearm industry, a small Long Island town, and Washington politics: “Congress should pass a law making Big Guns mandatory reading for themselves” (Nelson DeMille).

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Clementine von Radics: In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive

Friday May 3: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The prolific poet is launching their new collection of work!

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Mo Welch + Cecily Strong: How to Die Alone

Monday May 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The two comedians sit down and chat about Mo's new book!

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Jeff Alworth: The Widmer Way: How Two Brothers Led Portland's Craft Beer Revolution

Monday May 6: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A talk and tasting all about beer!

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SOLD OUT: Ani DiFranco at The New School with Cecile Richards

Tuesday May 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The prolific musician and activist launches her new memoir!

SETH: Clyde Fans (w/ Gil Roth)

Tuesday May 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The acclaimed cartoonist discusses his highly-anticipated masterpiece.

Sasha Alsberg + Lindsay Cummings: Nexus (With Emma Giordano)

Tuesday May 7: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Return to the high-stakes, riveting world of The Androma Saga in this dazzling finale from #1 New York Times bestselling authors!

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SOLD OUT: Joanne Ramos: The Farm (with Tara Clancy)

Wednesday May 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A "highly original and provocative" debut novel of luxury and its dystopic underbelly.

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Stacy Adimando: Piatti

Wednesday May 8: 7:30PM 8:30PM

 A talk and signing with the Editor-in-Chief at Saveur magazine on the second floor!

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Cuba and The Commu-Capitalist Reality of Today

Friday May 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A Think Olio lecture on modern Cuba in the Rare Book Room.

Mother's Day Eve Meditation with Kathy Chen

Saturday May 11: 1:00PM 2:00PM

Celebrate Mother's Day early and learn about the effects of meditation!

Safia Elhillo + Fatimah Asghar: Halal If You Hear Me

Monday May 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Two amazing poets are releasing a new poetry collection together in the Rare Book Room!  

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Alison Stewart: Junk

Tuesday May 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come learn about America's fascination with Junk in the Rare Book Room!

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Vulture Insiders Book Club with Susan Choi

Wednesday May 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A discussion in the Rare Book Room of Trust Exercise, the novel that's being hailed as one of the best books of this spring!

SOLD OUT: Christine Riccio: Again, but Better (With Emma Giordano)

Thursday May 16: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A book lauch on the 2nd floor from one of the most followed booktubers today, comes Again, But Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again.

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Esperanza Spalding: 12 Little Spells (with Anna Deavere Smith)

Friday May 17: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The wildly original, Grammy-winning musician discusses her unique new album in the Rare Book Room.

Shawna Potter: Making Spaces Safer

Monday May 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The music icon is launching a book in the Rare Book Room!

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Secrets of Publishing Panel (with Deborah Landau + Susan Shapiro)

Tuesday May 21: 7:00PM 8:30PM

A confab in the Rare Book Room all about getting your writing in print and celebrating a much-anticipated volume of verse!

Neil Gaiman Talks Good Omens @ The Town Hall

Wednesday May 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us at The Town Hall as Neil Gaiman and Nick Offerman talk about Good Omens!

The Holy Fool

Wednesday May 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A Think Olio lecture on the necessity of fools in fiction.

Rage, Chronic Pain & The Mind Body Connection

Thursday May 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for a mental health workshop in the Rare Book Room in honor of Mental Health Month with The Village Institute for Psychotherapy.

Stephanie Burt: Don't Read Poetry (With Monica Youn)

Thursday May 23: 7:30PM 8:30PM

On the 2nd floor an award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genre.

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Sex, Pleasure & Intimacy in the Time of Capitalism

Friday May 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In the Rare Book Room, Kim Nguyen discusses the barriers between us and connecting with each other on a deeper level.

The Marion Institute Presents: Say Yes To Life - Treating Chronic Diseases & Cancer - Northeast Book Tour

Saturday May 25: 7:00PM 8:30PM

A discussion about bioregulatory healthcare in the Rare Book Room.

Michael Washburn + Peter Gelfan

Monday May 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A double book debut in the Rare Book Room!

Jan Tramontano + Judyth Emanuel

Wednesday May 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A double book debut in the Rare Book Room!

Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered @ The Town Hall

Wednesday May 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from My Favorite Murder celebrate the launch of their book!

Terrence Petty: Enemy of the People (with John Daniszewski)

Wednesday May 29: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Two journalists discuss the antifascist press that spoke out against the Third Reich, on the Strand's second floor.