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


Daniel Levitin: Successful Aging

Monday January 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Author and neuroscientist Daniel Leivitin discusses his new book on our aging brains.

Liz Moore: Long Bright River

Tuesday January 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for the release of a story of murder, addiction and love.

Dr. Judy Melinek & T.J. Mitchell: First Cut

Tuesday January 7: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The release of a thriller filled with conspiracy, murder and scandal

Peggy Orenstein: Boys and Sex (w/ Rebecca Traister)

Wednesday January 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

New York Times bestselling author and feminist releases her newest book on sexuality.

Jacobin & The Nation Present - Jane McAlevey: A Collective Bargain (w/ Astra Taylor)

Wednesday January 8: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A call-to-arms in favor of unions, a key force capable of defending our democracy

William Rosenau: Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol

Thursday January 9: 7:30PM 8:30PM

In a shocking, never-before-told story from the vaults of American history, Tonight We Bombed the US Capitol takes a close look at the explosive hidden history of M19—the first and only domestic terrorist group founded and led by women—and their violent fight against racism, sexism, and what they viewed as Ronald Reagan’s imperialistic vision for America.

Roz Chast and Patricia Marx: You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples

Tuesday January 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for the release of an illustrated collection of love and hilarious relationship advice.

Tom Lutz: Born Slippy

Tuesday January 14: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books joins the Strand for a conversation about his first novel.

The New Republic - Salon at the Strand (with Anna Wiener)

Wednesday January 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A look into the dream world of Silicon Valley and the harsh realities behind it.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

William Wheeler: State of War: MS-13 and El Salvador's World of Violence (w/ David Gura)

Thursday January 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

International writer discusses his new book on the rise of MS-13.

Samuel Woolley: The Reality Game (with Davey Alba)

Thursday January 16: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us in discussion with Samuel Woolley on information literacy and accountability for future success!

Emma Lord: Tweet Cute

Tuesday January 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Laura McKowen: We Are the Luckiest (w/ Elissa Altman)

Tuesday January 21: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A celebration of the work and joy that comes with sobriety

Tochi Onyebuchi: Riot Baby (w/ Marlon James)

Wednesday January 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Critically acclaimed author release his new science-fiction novel.

Anne Devereux-Mills: The Parlay Effect (w/ Nancy Bass Wyden)

Wednesday January 22: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Founder of Parlay House shows readers how small actions can create a cascade of positive change

Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel: Let's be Weird Together

Thursday January 23: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us on the second floor art department for a lively and highly interactive celebration of love with Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel.

Queerotica Comedy 2020

Friday January 24: 7:30PM 9:30PM

A hilarious and raucous comedy show for the new year!

Sarah Kozloff: A Queen in Hiding (w/ S. A. Chakraborty)

Monday January 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Debut author releases the first in her four book fantasy series

Layla F. Saad: Me and White Supremacy

Tuesday January 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A new look on dismantling white privileged based on the original workbook.

Eric Ripert and Chris Stang: Zagat 2020

Tuesday January 28: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for a celebration of Zagat

Mean Book Club: Valley of the Dolls

Thursday January 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come to a live taping of everyone's favorite intellectual-adjacent podcast! Four hilarious comedians rip apart some bestsellers of questionable literary merit. 

Eoin Colfer: Highfire

Friday January 31: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Author of Artemis Fowl series releases new book about the adventures of a dragon living in Louisana swamp.