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


Margaret Kimberley: Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents ( w/ Dr. Crystal Marie Fleming)

Monday February 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A guide to the American presidents that illustrates their relationship and effect on race and black Americans.

The New Republic - Salon at the Strand (with André Aciman)

Tuesday February 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A conversation about the Call Me by Your Name sequel with its beloved and acclaimed author.

Lizzie O'Shea: Future Histories (w/ Meredith Whittaker, and Alex Press

Tuesday February 4: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A discussion with Lizzie O’Shea, Meredith Whittaker, and Alex Press around using the past to reclaim our digital future. 

John Sayles: Yellow Earth

Wednesday February 5: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come enjoy an evening of political fiction from writer, director and actor John Sayles

Arianna Margulis: But Like Maybe Don't?

Thursday February 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The creator of the Instagram sensation But Like Maybe takes us on an illustrated journey through her worst dating mistakes.

Steven Sater: Alice By Heart

Friday February 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Tony Award-winning co-creator of Spring Awakening invites to a story about the necessity of imagination.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Sam Wasson: The Big Goodbye + Chinatown Screening @ Nitehawk Cinema

Monday February 10: 7:00AM 8:00PM

Join Strand and Nitehawk for a lively discussion with The Big Goodbye author Sam Wasson and a screening of Chinatown.

Catana Chetwynd: Snug

Monday February 10: 7:00PM 9:00PM

The creator of Catana Comics debuts a new collection of cozy, heartwarming moments.

How to Be Alone (Together): A Bookish Mixer with Author Lane Moore and Here/Now

Tuesday February 11: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The acclaimed comedian and author leads a pre-Valentine's Day evening of connection and conversation.

Allison Pataki: The Queen's Fortune (w/ Lauren Willig)

Tuesday February 11: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us on the 2nd floor for the release of this dazzling historical novel. 


Wednesday February 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Bestselling author celebrated the release of his nonfiction debut!

John Carreyrou: Bad Blood @ The New School

Thursday February 13: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us in the New School's Tischman Auditorium for a discussion of one of the 21st century's defining scandals with the master journalist who chronicled it from the bottom to the top.

Wendy Xu: Mooncakes

Thursday February 13: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A discussion with the artist of a beautifully-drawn and magical love story.

Eastern Philosophy and Relationships: The Interplay of Yin & Yang

Friday February 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

By exploring the ancient Taoist concepts of yin and yang and the 5 elements, learn how to accept a more fluid, dynamic and hopeful approach to navigating the waters of all types of relationships in our lives.

Jared Reinmuth + Dan Meyers: Big Black: Stand at Attica (w/ Victor LaValle + Pearl Smith)

Monday February 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for the release of a inside look into one of the most famous prison uprisings in history. 

Matt Bloom + Richard Wise

Monday February 17: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A double book debut on the 2nd floor!

Daniel M. Lavery: Something That May Shock and Discredit You

Tuesday February 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The bestselling author and founder of the Toast shares a hilarious new collection of essays.

Jessica Ingram: Road Through Midnight (w/ Deborah Willis)

Tuesday February 18: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A photographic examination and remembrance of the American South's legacy of resistance.

Marjan Kamali: The Stationery Shop (w/ Mary Beth Keane)

Wednesday February 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A love story in a time of strife about consequences, love and the bonds we share with one another.

Susan Fowler: Whistleblower at Cooper Union

Wednesday February 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The New York Times technology op-ed editor shares her story of facing down Uber.

Michael Washburn+Carol LaHines

Thursday February 20: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A double book debut on the 2nd floor!

Lou Craft: From New York You Don't Get A Divorce

Friday February 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

New York Times published poet comes to the Strand for a reading!

Zora Neale Hurston Panel

Monday February 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us for a celebration of the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston

Malcolm Harris: Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit (with Martin Hägglund)

Tuesday February 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The author of Kids These Days takes on the decade since Occupy and reveals its contradictions.

Jill Wine-Banks: The Watergate Girl

Wednesday February 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An inside look of the Watergate trail from the woman who was there.

Rachel Vorona Cote: Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today (w/ Maris Kreizman)

Wednesday February 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A frank look at relationship between excess and how women are valued and viewed by society.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler: Optimal Outcomes

Thursday February 27: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A new book that will reinvent how you solve problems and resolve conflicts!

What is an Author?

Friday February 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join Jamie Warren for an Olio dedicated to analyzing and discussing Michel Foucault’s much-celebrated essay, “What is an Author?” We will learn about Foucault’s concept, “the author function” and its chilling role in the production of ideology and power.