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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June

Peter Schjeldahl: Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light (with Jarrett Earnest)

Monday June 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Esteemed art critic of The New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl, sits down for a conversation about his essays in the Rare Book Room.

Unable to make the event?

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Vanessa Bayer: How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?

Tuesday June 4: 6:30PM 7:30PM

The hilarious SNL alum shares her brand new children's book in the Rare Book Room!

Rainbow Warrior: A Panel

Tuesday June 4: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A discussion on the 2nd floor of the creation of the Rainbow Flag and activism through the ages, featuring Charles Busch, Ann Northrop, Jay Walker, Ken Kidd, and Melissa Sklarz.

Ocean Vuong: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (with Jacqueline Woodson)

Wednesday June 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us in the Rare Book Room to celebrate the release of poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

Unable to make the event?

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Rebecca Makkai: The Great Believers on the 2nd Floor

Wednesday June 5: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.

Unable to make the event?

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Matthew Inman: Why My Cat is More Impressive Than Your Baby

Thursday June 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The creator of The Oatmeal has a new book and he is talking about it in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

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Thom Hartmann: The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

Thursday June 6: 7:30PM 8:30PM

On the 2nd floor, bestselling author Thom Hartmann looks at the real history of guns in America.

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Amber Scorah: Leaving the Witness (With Saïd Sayrafiezadeh)

Friday June 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

On the 3rd floor, an author shares a riveting memoir of losing faith and finding freedom while as a covert missionary in one of the world's most restrictive countries.

Ziauddin Yousafzai: Let Her Fly

Monday June 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A book that follows the inspirational journey of Malala Yousafzai's father from a boy in Shangla to a man who breaks with tradition and proves there are many faces of feminism.

Amanda Little: The Fate of Food (w/ Kerry Diamond)

Monday June 10: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us as we take a deep dive into the future of food.

Unable to make the event?

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Linda Hirshman: Reckoning (With Margaret Sullivan)

Tuesday June 11: 7:30PM 8:30PM

On the 2nd floor, the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law shares the first history of the fight against sexual harassment.

Unable to make the event?

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Neal Stephenson: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel

Wednesday June 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The modern master of speculative fiction returns with a brand new book in the Rare Book Room!

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Jay Wexler: Our Non-Christian Nation on the 2nd Floor

Wednesday June 12: 7:30PM 8:30PM

On the 2nd floor, the Boston University School of Law professor discusses his new book on the various forms of secularization in America with filmmaker Penny Lane.

Unable to make the event?

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Sarah Bowen: Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective and Higher Purpose

Friday June 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A new book about a spirituality without labels releases on in the Rare Book Room!

James Wood: Upstate

Tuesday June 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In the Rare Book Room, The New Yorker book critic and award-winning author delivers a novel of a family struggling to connect with one another and find meaning in their own lives.

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Photo Op w/ Internet Sensations The Try Guys

Wednesday June 19: 6:00PM 7:30PM

The YouTube stars help you find the best version of yourself in the funniest way possible.

Naomi Wolf: Outrages

Thursday June 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In the Rare Book Room, the best-selling author of Vagina, Give Me Liberty, and The End of America illuminates a dramatic buried story of gay history—how a single English law in 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting down to our day

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We are La Cocina on the 2nd Floor

Thursday June 20: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Caleb Zigas from La Cocina sits down with Raymond Chow from Hot Bread Kitchen Incubates to discuss the new La Cocina cookbook!

Summer Solstice Celebration featuring Pam Grossman

Friday June 21: 7:00PM 9:00PM

A night of palm and tarot readings, book signing, and more in the Rare Book Room.

Unable to make the event?

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Chris Schwartz: Ruffhouse (With Mark Weinstein)

Monday June 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The founder and CEO of Ruffhouse Records launches his memoir in the Rare Book Room!

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Thomas Abt: Bleeding Out

Tuesday June 25: 7:30PM 8:30PM

From a Harvard scholar and former Obama official, a powerful proposal for curtailing violent crime in America.

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Kate Mosse: The Burning Chambers (With Madeline Miller)

Wednesday June 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The prolific author launches her latest book stateside with fellow author Madeline Miller in the Rare Book Room!

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Lisa Duggan - Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

Wednesday June 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Author Lisa Duggan speaks with journalist Laura Flanders about the impact of Ayn Rand on society, on the second floor.

Queerotica Pride Month Show 2019

Friday June 28: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Come enjoy an evening of side-splitting laughs from some of NYC's funniest LGBTQIA comedians to close out Pride Month!