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


The Writers Studio Reading Series presents The Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of Small Presses 2019

Friday November 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A night of readings with the beloved anthology.

Unable to make the event?

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Lux Alptraum: Faking It

Monday November 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel on the truth of women and sex.

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Ralph Gibson + Laurie Anderson

Tuesday November 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The award-winning photographer is releasing a new book!

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Edgar Villanueva: Decolonizing Wealth on the 2nd Floor

Monday November 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A deep dive into the colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance today, and how to overcome them. 

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Talk Music Talk with Boice - 4th Anniversary Live Podcast & Performance

Monday November 26: 7:30PM 9:30PM

An evening of performances and interviews with three wide-ranging NYC musicians, to celebrate the long-running podcast!


Tuesday November 27: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The men from Queer Eye are launching a book!

Let's Talk YA

Wednesday November 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A panel of YA authors talk about their works!

The Lucas Brothers & Michael Brownstein on the 2nd floor

Wednesday November 28: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Brooklyn Public Philosophers and Strand team up to bring you a discussion of philosophy as/and/of comedy with the Lucas Brothers!

N.K. Jemisin: How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

Thursday November 29: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.

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Duane Michals: Empty New York on the 2nd Floor

Thursday November 29: 7:30PM 8:30PM

The photography virtuoso shares his new book in our Art Department.

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Wishes of the Dead

Friday November 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A deep dive into America's spending habits surrounding the deceased.