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


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.