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


The Best American Comics 2019 Panel with Bill Kartalopoulos

Tuesday October 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Bill Kartalopoulos returns to the Rare Book Room for this year's Best American Comics panel!

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Jeannie Gaffigan: When Life Gives You Pears @ Symphony Space

Tuesday October 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us as the famed writer shares her story!

Charlotte Nicole Davis: The Good Luck Girls (w/ Arvin Ahmadi)

Tuesday October 1: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from the debut author.

Ryan Holiday: Stillness is The Key

Wednesday October 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us as a bestselling author teaches about the power in stillness

Drew Friedman: All the Presidents (w/ Robert Klein)

Thursday October 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The celebrated satirical portraitist renders all 44 United States presidents.

Maaza Mengiste: The Shadow King (w/ Kate Tuttle)

Thursday October 3: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A new novel about what it means to be a woman at war.

The Festival of New: Happy Hour + Journaling

Friday October 4: 4:30PM 5:30PM

An afternoon of writing time with the New School and Moleskine.

Modern Privacy: Reclaiming Our Self Narratives

Friday October 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An in-depth look at privacy and how important it is to our own self-narrative.

Eve Rodsky: Fair Play (with Nicole Lapin)

Monday October 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 A revolutionary, real-world solution to the problem of unpaid, invisible work that women have shouldered for too long.

Frank Santoro's Pittsburgh & Ogden Whitney's Return to Romance

Monday October 7: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A double book launch for comic book lovers!

Jason Reynolds: Look Both Ways (w/ Lisa Lucas)

Tuesday October 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A fantastic new collection of stories from the beloved Strand alum!

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Erin Williams: Commute (w/ Emily Gould)

Tuesday October 8: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The graphic novelist discusses her memoir about the complexity of life.

Sasha Pieterse: Sasha in Good Taste

Wednesday October 9: 6:00PM 7:00PM

The star of Pretty Little Liars is launching an inspiring and delectable full-color guide to cooking, baking, DIY, and embracing the joy of entertaining.

Sergio Troncoso: A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son (with Christina Chiu)

Wednesday October 9: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for the release of famed Mexican-American writer newest book about life standing between two worlds.

Rob Paulsen: Voice Lessons (w/ Michael Fleeman + Special Animaniacs Live! Performance ft. Randy Rogel)

Thursday October 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The iconic and renowned voice-actor launches his memoir!

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Jenny Brown: Without Apology (with Liza Featherstone)

Thursday October 10: 7:30PM 8:30PM

 A guide to fighting for reproductive freedom from a leading organizer.

SOLD OUT: Kim-Joy: Baking with Kim-Joy

Friday October 11: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The Great British Bake Off star is here with an adorable and delicious cookbook!

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Sen. Rand Paul & Kelley Paul: The Case Against Socialism

Saturday October 12: 3:00PM 4:00PM

Join us for a talk and signing with the senator.

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DartFrog Books: A Celebration of Authors

Monday October 14: 7:00PM 8:30PM

An evening with three independent authors. GM Nair, M MacKinnon, and Suanne Laqueur speak about their journeys in writing and self-publishing.

PEN Out Loud: Staceyann Chin and Nicole Dennis-Benn

Monday October 14: 7:00PM 9:00PM

The acclaimed poet, actor, and performing artist shares her first collected volume of poetry.

Ronan Farrow: Catch and Kill @ Cooper Union (with Rebecca Traister)

Tuesday October 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.

Ben Crump: Open Season (with Sunny Hostin)

Tuesday October 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Former National Bar Association President and prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump reflects on our justice system and the mechanisms therein to disenfranchise people of color. 

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Leah Vernon: Unashamed (with Nisha Sharma)

Tuesday October 15: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A searingly honest memoir of one young woman's journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.

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SOLD OUT: Chelsea Fairless + Lauren Garroni: We Should All Be Mirandas (with special guest Carrie Dragshaw)

Wednesday October 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

We'll be hosting the creators of the hugely popular Instagram account Every Outfit on Sex and the City for the Manhattan launch of their upcoming book!

Elizabeth Hand: Curious Toys (w/ Benjamin Dreyer)

Wednesday October 16: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Acclaimed novelist launches her new book about a young detective hunting down a murderer in turn-of-the-century Chicago.

Bill Bryson: The Body: A Guide for Occupants @ Cooper Union

Thursday October 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The beloved author of A Short History of Nearly Everything releases a new book!

Clara Parkes: Vanishing Fleece

Thursday October 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A look into world of wool with a true wool whisperer.

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Daniel Oberhaus: Extraterrestrial Languages (w/ Samantha Cole)

Thursday October 17: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us as WIRED writer asks not if we will other life out there, but how we will speak to them when we find them?

Elizabeth Strout: Olive, Again (w/ Meg Wolitzer)

Friday October 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The prolific author is launching a new book!

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Dr. Jacob M. Appel: Who Says You're Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned

Friday October 18: 7:30PM 8:30PM

In his newest book, author asks readers what would they do if confronted with the bioethical dilemmas of our time.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Race for Profit

Monday October 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An important look at housing policies and systemic racism.

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Nancy Princenthal: Unspeakable Acts (w/ Johanna Fateman)

Monday October 21: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Award-winning author releases her book on art, activism and feminist lessons from the past.

SOLD OUT: Nicole Chung: All You Can Ever Know (with Min Jin Lee)

Tuesday October 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The editor-in-chief of Catapault Magazine and former managing editor at The Toast launches her memoir!

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Sasha Sagan: For Small Creatures Such as We (w/ Zoe Kazan)

Wednesday October 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us as the famed writer talks about belief, science and the wonderful natural world we live in.

Andrew Blauner w/ Adam Gopnik & Mona Simpson: The Peanuts Papers

Wednesday October 23: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A book takes a look on the impact of Peanuts as one of the greatest American comic strip.

Cleo Le-Tan: A Booklover’s Guide to New York

Thursday October 24: 7:30PM 8:30PM

See New York through the eyes of a book lover with the release of this new book!

Andrew Marantz: Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation

Thursday October 24: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A new book about the digital landscape of the world today.

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Jeanette Winterson: Frankissstein

Friday October 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning author releases her retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Queerotica Fall Show 2019

Saturday October 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Come enjoy an evening of side-splitting laughs from some of NYC's funniest LGBTQIA comedians !

Allison Moorer: Blood: A Memoir

Tuesday October 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Singer-songwriter Allison Moorer lauches her new book about violence and healing through art.

The Hard Times: The First 40 Years

Tuesday October 29: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Creators of the Hard Times come to the Strand to discuss their very serious new book

Alex Dimitrov & Dorothea Lasky: Astro Poets

Wednesday October 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The dynamic poet duo behind @poetastrologers are launching a book!

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Brad Thomas Parsons: Last Call (w/ + David Lebovitz)

Wednesday October 30: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Award-winning food writer discusses his latest book with the popular food blogger.