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


SOLD OUT: 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.

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.

SOLD OUT: 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.   

SOLD OUT: 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!

The Tyranny of Joy: On Contemporary Over-Performance

Thursday August 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In this Olio, we will explore the manifestations and possible reasons for the repulsion people feel for their suffering peers, and how that repulsion might be connected to the pressure for performance in a narcissistic “burnout society” we live in.

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 they launch a brand new book!

Olivia Gatwood: Life of the Party (w/ Mahogany L. Browne)

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

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

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

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

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

Sen. Jeff Merkley: America Is Better Than This

Wednesday August 21: 7:30PM 8:30PM

An exposé and cry of outrage at the cruelty and chaos the Trump administration has wrought at the border with child separations, border blockades, and a massive gulag of child prisons housing thousands.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Margaret Fuller, Beethoven, and Revolution in the Minds of Women

Thursday August 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In this Olio, we will listen to musical performances by Groupmuse to both feel and think through what Fuller calls the “rapid transition; the spiral and undulatory movement” of music. How does music act on the individual and the collective to make one feel a part of something greater?

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.

Caitlin Moscatello: See Jane Win (w/ Amanda Litman)

Tuesday August 27: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for a discussion on the women who are changing American politics!

Nell Painter: Old in Art School (w/ Debra Balken Vinson Cunningham & boice-Terrel Allen)

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.