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


Black Girl Magic: BreakBeat poets

Monday May 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A night of poetry readings from the latest volume of BreakBeat Poets!

Mark Oshiro + Tiffany Jackson

Tuesday May 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A dual author book launch extravaganza!

Steven Peterman: The Sketchbook Project

Wednesday May 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A talk from the founder of The Sketchbook Project, followed by drawing time!

Ellen Forney: Rock Steady (w/ Kriota Willberg

Wednesday May 23: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The award-winning graphic novelist has a brand new book!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

PEN Out Loud: Writing War

Thursday May 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A discussion on conflict and revolution between two incredible authors.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.


Friday May 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A lecture on the nature of happiness.

Natalie Prass - The Future and the Past Record Release Party (w/ Matthew E. White)

Tuesday May 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A performance and conversation with one of today's most acclaimed singer-songwriters about her brand-new album!

Poetry Powerhouses

Wednesday May 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A series of readings from an all-star line-up!