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



Tuesday September 17: 6:30PM 8:00PM

Celerbate Constitution Day with this renowned author as she chats with Varshini Prakash!

Benjamin Moser: Sontag

Tuesday September 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A brand new biography of Susan Sontag from the author of Why This World: A biography of Clarice Lispector.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Mike Pearl: The Day It Finally Happens

Tuesday September 17: 7:30PM 8:30PM

From a Vice magazine columnist whose beat is “the future,” here is entertaining speculation featuring both authoritative research and a bit of mischief: a look at how humanity is likely to weather such happenings as the day nuclear war occurs, the day the global internet goes down, the day we run out of effective antibiotics, and the day immortality is achieved.


Wednesday September 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Mona Eltahawy comes to the Rare Book Room with a bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they've been trained to avoid.

Alissa Quart: Thoughts and Prayers (With Zephyr Teachout)

Thursday September 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The famed author is back with a brand new collection!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Paul Rosolie: The Girl and the Tiger on the 2nd floor

Thursday September 19: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The award-winning wildlife filmmaker is launching a new book!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Imani Perry: Breathe: A Letter to My Sons (w/ Tracy K. Smith)

Friday September 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An important and moving piece on racism, parenting, and finding beauty in a dangerous world.

Liana Finck: EXCUSE ME (with Sarah Glidden)

Monday September 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us in the Rare Book Room for the release of comics artist Liana Finck's new book.

Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen Panel

Monday September 23: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A literary celebration of the work of Bruce Springsteen.

Annalee Newitz: The Future of Another Timeline (w/ Lux Alptraum)

Tuesday September 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From the founding editor of io9, comes a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we'll go to protect the ones we love.

Gregory Halpern: Omaha Sketchbook on the 2nd Floor

Tuesday September 24: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The lauded photographer shares his new book!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Avan Jogia: Mixed Feelings

Wednesday September 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

From the famed actor comes a raw and moving collection of poetry, stories, and art about living as a mixed-race person in a world increasingly fixated on racial identity.

Gary Lippman: Set Controls For The Heart of Sharon Tate

Wednesday September 25: 7:30PM 8:30PM

A look at fame, fortune, cults, and murder!

Fatima Bhutto: New Kings Of The World (With Alexander Chee)

Thursday September 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The Pakistani writer and columnist launches her latest book with Alexander Chee in the Rare Book Room!

Brock Clarke: Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe? (With Elizabeth Strout)

Thursday September 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us as the famed author chats about his new book with Elizabeth Strout!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Lauren Duca: How to Start a Revolution (With Molly Jong Fast)

Friday September 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning journalist is sharing a fresh and authoritative voice on the experience of millennials in today’s society.

Ribbons of Scarlet: A Panel

Monday September 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Come celebrate the forgotten Femmes of the French Revolution in the Rare Book Room.

DEBBIE HARRY: FACE IT With Chris Stein and Rob Roth @ The Town Hall

Monday September 30: 8:00PM 9:00PM

Join Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry for an illuminating evening as she introduces her long-anticipated memoir, FACE IT. Featuring an in-depth conversation, photos, a visual presentation and more, with Blondie co-founder and renowned photographer, Chris Stein, and multidisciplinary artist and director, Rob Roth.