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.

For questions regarding events, please email If you're looking to book an event, please see our event submission guidelines.


Calendar List


Hannah Shaw: Tiny but Mighty

Tuesday August 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In the Rare Book Room, from Kitten Lady, the professional kitten rescuer, humane educator, animal advocate, and owner of the popular Instagram @kittenxlady comes the definitive book on saving the most vulnerable--and adorable--feline population: newborn kittens.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Zack Friedman: The Lemonade Life on the Second Floor

Tuesday August 6: 7:30PM 8:30PM

On the 2nd floor, Zack Friedman talks about his guide to flipping the switch and fueling success, creating happiness, and conquering anything.

Keah Brown: The Pretty One (w/ Ashley C. Ford)

Wednesday August 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign comes a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America in the Rare Book Room.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Richard Russo: Chances Are...

Thursday August 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author--in his first stand-alone novel in a decade--comes a new revelation: a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship to the Rare Book Room.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Jia Tolentino: Trick Mirror (With Thora Siemsen)

Friday August 9: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity.

Carrie Goldberg: Nobody's Victim

Tuesday August 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An unflinching look at a hidden world most people don’t know exists, and the incredible story of how one lawyer, determined to fight back, turned her own hell into a revolution.   

Zahra Hankir: Our Women on the Ground on the 2nd Floor

Tuesday August 13: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us as contributors Nada Bakri and Nour Malas discuss this never before seen collection of essays by women journalists in the Middle East, with editor Zahra Hankir!

Lit on Film @ Nitehawk

Tuesday August 13: 7:00PM 9:00PM

It's our second annual film festival!

Hannah Orenstein: Love at First Like

Wednesday August 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The senior dating editor at Elite Daily launches her new book!

Liz Kerin: The Phantom Forest (With Colleen Scriven)

Friday August 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for the release of a new YA novel about death, justice and revenge.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Crappy Friends Live

Monday August 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An evening of discussion and celebration from the podcast hosts and real-life best friends as Kristan Higgins launches a brand new book!

Olivia Gatwood: Life of the Party

Tuesday August 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The activist and poet releases her new book about coming of age in an age of fear.

Joan Iraci: Reinventing Jenna Rose (w/ Tom Santopietro)

Wednesday August 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A celebration of Joan Iraci's novel about family, healing and growing up.

Dr. Jen Gunter: The Vagina Bible

Tuesday August 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The expert OB-GYN and New York Times columnist launches her indipensable new book in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Nell Painter: Old in Art School

Wednesday August 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The incredible author and artist shares her journey from academia to art in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.