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.

Andrew Barnes: The 4 Day Week

Monday January 6: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A new book on how to create optimal productivity and better work-life balance.

Liz Moore: Long Bright River (w/ Abbe Wright)

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.

SOLD OUT: 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 (with Jeffrey Kroessler)

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.


Friday January 10: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The first Strand Olio of 2020! Come celebrate the New Year with us as Jeanne Proust aptly discusses the concept of 'Time' through a philosophical lens.

Chris Liddell-Westefeld + Kal Penn: They Said This Day Would Never Come: Chasing the Dream on Obama's Improbable Campaign

Friday January 10: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for the story of a story that changed a country.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

SOLD OUT: Luke O'Neil: Welcome to Hell World (with David Roth & Ashley Feinberg)

Monday January 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Dispatches from the the bottom from America's angriest writer.

SOLD OUT: Rick Wilson: Running Against the Devil (with Molly Jong-Fast & C-SPAN)

Monday January 13: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The veteran political strategist breaks down what's coming in the 2020 race against Trump.

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 (with Tobias Carroll)

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 (w/ Cristina Arreola)

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.

SOLD OUT: 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

The critically acclaimed author releases his new sci-fi 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

Jon Wiederhorn: Raising Hell (w/ Mike Hill + Alex Skolnick)

Thursday January 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 A follow-up book on the wild nights and road tales of hard rock's heaviest hitters.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

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!

Chuck Palahniuk Signs CONSIDER THIS

Saturday January 25: 3:30PM 7:00PM

The Fight Club master celebrates his brand-new reflection on his life on the page.

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

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

Debut author releases the first in her four book fantasy series

Young Adult Panel (w/ Jenny Downham, David Levithan, and Jennifer Donnelly)

Monday January 27: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for a Young Adult reading panel with a double book launch all rolled into one.

Layla F. Saad: Me and White Supremacy (w/ Melissa Carter)

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

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

SOLD OUT: Eric Ripert and Chris Stang: Zagat 2020

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

Join us for a celebration of the iconic Zagat guides!

Pen Out Loud: Saidiya Hartman with Leslie Jamison

Wednesday January 29: 7:00PM 9:00PM

Join us for a celebration of  radical historical narrative, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments.

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 (w/ Charles Soule)

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.