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.

For questions regarding events, please email If you're looking to book an event, please see our event submission guidelines.


Calendar List


Crappy Friends Live

Monday August 19: 7:00PM 8:00PM

An evening of discussion and celebration from the podcast hosts and real-life best friends as they launch a brand new book!

Olivia Gatwood: Life of the Party (w/ Mahogany L. Browne)

Tuesday August 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The activist and poet releases her new book about coming of age in an age of fear.

Joni Iraci: Reinventing Jenna Rose (w/ Tom Santopietro)

Wednesday August 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A celebration of Joni Iraci's novel about family, healing and growing up.

Sen. Jeff Merkley: America Is Better Than This

Wednesday August 21: 7:30PM 8:30PM

An exposé and cry of outrage at the cruelty and chaos the Trump administration has wrought at the border with child separations, border blockades, and a massive gulag of child prisons housing thousands.

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Margaret Fuller, Beethoven, and Revolution in the Minds of Women

Thursday August 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

In this Olio, we will listen to musical performances by Groupmuse to both feel and think through what Fuller calls the “rapid transition; the spiral and undulatory movement” of music. How does music act on the individual and the collective to make one feel a part of something greater?

Dr. Jen Gunter: The Vagina Bible

Tuesday August 27: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The expert OB-GYN and New York Times columnist launches her indipensable new book in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.

Caitlin Moscatello: See Jane Win (w/ Amanda Litman)

Tuesday August 27: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Join us for a discussion on the women who are changing American politics!

Nell Painter: Old in Art School (w/ Debra Balkin Vinson Cunningham & boice-Terrel Allen)

Wednesday August 28: 7:00PM 8:00PM

The incredible author and artist shares her journey from academia to art in the Rare Book Room!

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.