Events at the Strand

Events at the Strand


Join us in the rare books room for a special night – it could be hilarious, it could be heartwarming, or it could be truly moving. In any case, it will be a night to remember. We have hosted greats such as David Sedaris, James Franco, Robert Caro and Marina Abramovic. Not only will you be surrounded by leather bound, signed copies of Ulysses, Chagall and Twain, but also you’re in for a engaging night with some of today’s cultural icons. We invite you to participate – ask questions, take photos, or simply take a back seat and enjoy the show. 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. Be a part of the Strand wherever you may be. Please feel free to reach out to our Director of events, Kaylen Higgins at or call 212 473-1452 ext. 380.


Calendar List


Dr. Crystal Fleming + Morgan Jerkins + Mariame Kaba

Wednesday September 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A book launch about seeing through the rhetoric and misconceptions to take a hard look at systemic racism.

PEN Out Loud: Jose Antonio Vargas @ Subculture

Thursday September 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Unsettled: The burden of undocumented immigrants' mental health in Trump's America.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Sarah Ruhl: Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship

Thursday September 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning playwright is launching her book!

Time, Desire, and Action: Ramayana and The Cosmic Game

Friday September 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A deep dive into the classic tale.

De-mystifying Yoga & Meditation

Sunday September 23: 2:00PM 3:00PM

Join us as the founder of The Vedic Meditation Foundation leads us through a peaceful look into meaning of yoga and meditation.

Alexis Gabriel Aïnouz: Just a French Guy Cooking

Monday September 24: 6:30PM 7:30PM

The famed cook is signing his first cookbook!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Dato Magradze: Footprints on Water

Monday September 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The Georgian poet is releasing his latest collection.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

VIBC: Tara Isabella Burton: Social Creature

Monday September 24: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The Vulture Insiders Book Club is back!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

MTA Subway Reads presents: Sayu Bhojwani's People Like Us

Tuesday September 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A very special early book presentation in partnership with Subway Reads!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Leta Hong Fincher: Betraying Big Brother (w/ Mona Eltahawy)

Wednesday September 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A feminist movement clashing with China's authoritarian government.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

True Color: A Type of Bliss

Friday September 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

 A deep dive into the world of color.

Banned Book Bingo

Saturday September 29: 7:00PM 8:30PM

A night of book-themed bingo let by the fabulous (Drag) Queen of the Banned, SOL.