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


Nick Makrides: Sugar Rebels

Monday July 1: 6:30PM 7:30PM

The host behind the hit YouTube channel The Scran Line is launching a book in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Kramers Ergot 10

Tuesday July 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The latest installment of the most significant comics anthology of the 21st century includes comics by R. Crumb, as well as many other masters of the form.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Strand Summer Studio - The Figurative Artist's Handbook

Wednesday July 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A lesson on live figure drawing to kick off the Strand Summer Studio series!

Joshua Becker: The Minimalist Home

Friday July 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In the Rare Book Room, the popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living.


Monday July 8: 7:00PM 9:00PM

Strand Summer Studio presents: a lesson on human anatomy and live drawing!

Andrea Dunlop: We Came Here to Forget (With Jamie Blynn)

Wednesday July 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In the Rare Book Room, from the author of She Regrets Nothing comes a vivid novel about a young Olympic skier who loses everything and reinvents herself.

Sam Dagher: Assad or We Burn the Country

Wednesday July 10: 7:30PM 8:30PM

From a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist specializing in the Middle East, this groundbreaking account of the Syrian Civil War reveals the never-before-published true story of a 21st-century humanitarian disaster.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Sex and the Self in Foucault

Thursday July 11: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join Jamie Warren for an Olio dedicated to the often overlooked chapter in Foucault's "History of Sexuality" entitled 'Right of Death and Power Over Life.' Why does a book about modern sexuality conclude with a thesis on death?

CANCELLED: Kendall Klym: Step Lightly

Thursday July 11: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The award-winning writer and former dancer is launching a new book.

Shelby Lorman: awards for good boys

Friday July 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture that celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency, from the creator of the wildly popular Instagram account @AwardsForGoodBoys

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Strand Summer Studio - Mastering Colored Pencil

Monday July 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Strand Summer Studio presents: a lesson in drawing with colored pencils!

Matthew Kepnes: Ten Years a Nomad

Tuesday July 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 Part travel memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, Matt Kepnes talks about his adventures abroad in the Rare Book Room.

The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel Live at the Town Hall

Tuesday July 16: 7:00PM 9:00PM

The McElroys return with another adventure, illustrated by Carey Pietsch!

CANCELED - Strand Summer Studio - Lessons in Realistic Watercolor

Wednesday July 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Strand Summer Studio presents: a watercolor demo and lecture!

SOLD OUT: Gaby Dunn + Allison Raskin: Please Send Help

Thursday July 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The best-selling authors and YouTube stars are launching a book in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Sarah Copeland: Every Day is Saturday (with Chris Morocco)

Thursday July 18: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Beloved cookbook author and recipe developer brings inspiration and fun recipes to the Strand.

Isha Sesay: Beneath the Tamarind Tree (With Sunny Hostin)

Friday July 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The first definitive account of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram and why their story still matters—by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay

Original Plumbing Panel

Monday July 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In the Rare Book Room, a panel of contributors celebrate the lauded magazine dedicated to trans masculine culture!

Ted Howard + Marjorie Kelly: The Making of a Democratic Economy

Tuesday July 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Our economy is designed by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent. This book offers a compelling vision of an equitable, ecologically sustainable alternative that meets the essential needs of all people.

Frank Strausser: Plastic

Wednesday July 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

When a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is called in after a beautiful pop star is violently disfigured, he thinks his job is to restore her looks, but soon fears he’s there to surgically erase all trace of the crime.

SOLD OUT: Romance Game Night

Thursday July 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A night of festivities and fun featuring a panel of romance authors!

Rom-Com Panel Night: A Celebration of Literary Works and Joyous Romance

Friday July 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel of rom-com authors celebrate their work!

Upile Chisala: soft magic

Monday July 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The Malawian storyteller is here with her new poetry collection!

Unable to make the event?

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Strand Summer Studio - Beginning Drawing Atelier

Tuesday July 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Strand Summer Studio concludes with a master class in observational drawing!

Kimi Eisele: The Lightest Object in the Universe (with Caroline Leavitt)

Tuesday July 30: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The debut author discusses her new book about life after the end of the world.

Ben Folds: A Dream About Lightning Bugs (With Sara Bareilles) @ Cooper Union

Wednesday July 31: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The unclassifiable singer and songwriter shares the story of his life with fellow singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles!

Unable to make the event?

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Celine Santini: Kintsugi: Finding Strength In Imperfection

Wednesday July 31: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The prolific author and TEDx speaker discusses the life lessons we can glean from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi.

Unable to make the event?

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