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


Mark Morris: Out Loud (with Wendy Lesser & The Center for Ballet and the Arts)

Friday November 1: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The iconic choreographer is sharing his story!

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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture (w/ Darius Himes)

Friday November 1: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The famed photographer is back!

Daniel Jose Older: The Book of Lost Saints (with Ashley C. Ford)

Sunday November 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From the bestselling author of the Shadowshaper Cypher, a new saga of revolution and loss in a Cuban-American family.

Ashley Longshore: I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial (w/ Christian Siriano)

Monday November 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

New Orleans-based artist comes to the Strand to launch her new book

Sebastian Meyer: Under Every Yard of Sky Panel

Monday November 4: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A panel of writers and artists in discussion about past and present Kurdistan

Meghan Daum: The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars

Tuesday November 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A groundbreaking work on contemporary feminism.

Suzanne McConnell: Pity the Reader (with Ginger Strand & Dan Simon)

Tuesday November 5: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for an event honoring the life and wisdom of one of literature's greatest authors, Kurt Vonnegut!

Karamo Brown+ Jason "Rachel" Brown: I Am Perfectly Designed

Wednesday November 6: 6:00PM 7:00PM

Join us for a special storytime!

PEN Out Loud: Lindy West and Hari Kondabolu @ Symphony Space

Wednesday November 6: 7:00PM 9:00PM

The groundbreaking author of Shrill shares her highly-anticipated new essays.

Making a Life Panel (featuring Melanie Falick)

Thursday November 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A gathering of several NY and Brooklyn-based makers featured in Making a Life for a panel discussion!

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Yesika Salgado: Hermosa on the 2nd floor (with Aziza Barnes)

Thursday November 7: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A book launch and discussion with 2 incredible poets!

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Anna Borges: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care

Friday November 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The go-to guide for self-care—an A to Z, mental health–centric handbook from asking for help to catching some zzz’s.

Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue Kite

Monday November 11: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come enjoy an evening of visionary fiction!

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And the Bride Closed the Door (w/ Jessica Cohen and Bethany Ball)

Monday November 11: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for the celebration of the final novel of famed Israeli writer!

Leila Taylor: Darkly (w/ Laina Dawes)

Tuesday November 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us as we venture into the dark heart of the American gothic, analyzing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty-first century.

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Shannon Pufahl: On Swift Horses (w/ Camille Perri)

Tuesday November 12: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for a hotly anticipated debut story of two souls finding themselves in post-war America

The New Republic - Salon at the Strand (with Mary Gaitskill)

Wednesday November 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The acclaimed novelist sits down for a discussion of her latest work in the inaugural edition of a new series.

Life isn't everything.: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends. (with Ash Carter + Sam Kashner + Candice Bergen)

Thursday November 14: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A discussion of the legacy of one of the great humorists and directors of the 20th century. 

The Writers Studio Reading Series presents The Pushcart Prize XLIV: Best of Small Presses 2020

Friday November 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come together for reading of the newest edition of Push Cart Prize and connect with a writers' community. 

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Charlton McIlwain: Black Software (w/ Ruha Benjamin)

Monday November 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for the release of a book the explore the relationship between racial justice activism and technology

Prince: The Beautiful Ones @ The Town Hall

Monday November 18: 8:00PM 9:00PM

Join us at The Town Hall for a celebration and tribute of Prince's legacy

Tommy Pico: Feed (w/ Food 4 Thot)

Tuesday November 19: 8:00PM 9:00PM

Food 4 Thot hosts come to the Strand for a book release!

SOLD OUT: Nathan W. Pyle: Strange Planet

Wednesday November 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Comic lover event about one weird and colorful planet.

Lewis Raven Wallace: The View From Somewhere

Thursday November 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Author Lewis Raven Wallace discusses “objectivity” and the history of marginalized journalists in the U.S.

Thalia Book Club - Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Water Dancer @ Symphony Space

Thursday November 21: 7:00PM 8:15PM

The National Book Award winning author shares his first novel.


Friday November 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

What do we want out of a modern university? What kind of education supports the growth of an ethical and creative individual and community? We'll look to some of Nietzsche’s prophetic lectures to understand what's gone awry in the university and how it might be transformed.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: The Fleabag Scriptures (at The Town Hall)

Sunday November 24: 7:00PM 9:00PM

The writer of the runaway hit series dishes on its characters, creation, and more.

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Desk 88 at Cooper Union (with Cecile Richards) FREE

Monday November 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us as the senator shares the history of eight iconic and progressive political figures!

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