The Strand Bookstore, New York City

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Find new, used, rare, and out-of-print books at The Strand Bookstore. Every bookworm's treasure trove, this independent bookstore dates back to 1927, when Benjamin Bass, an immigrant from Lithuania, opened the business. In addition to books, the store sells DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, and trendy souvenirs, from alphabet socks to book cart key chains. By using our New York City trip itinerary website, you can arrange your visit to The Strand Bookstore and other attractions in New York City.
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  • Amazing array of books on every possible subject. only downside was the PRICE: $12.95 for a leather bookmark??? Disappointing as would have liked a souvenir. 
    Amazing array of books on every possible subject. only downside was the PRICE: $12.95 for a leather bookmark??? Disappointing as would have liked a souvenir.  more »
  • As book stores fail and disappear, this famous big one seems to thrive selling new and old. We like to come here to stock up. Need to have room in the luggage. 
    As book stores fail and disappear, this famous big one seems to thrive selling new and old. We like to come here to stock up. Need to have room in the luggage.  more »
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  • Such a great shop. It’s been a staple for years and they have books of all subject matters. There is plenty to see for all types of people. They even have rare books, calendars, bookmarks, and other fine stationary. I would recommend that when you’re in the area it’s to stop in, and you’ll find something to take home. I found a great Robert frost book and even got a free bookmark with my purchase.
  • If you're a book lover, you need to get to The Strand... fast!!! 4 floors of books, and awesome merchandise await you. My girlfriend and I attended a book signing here, and it was very well organized. Masks and proof of vax were required. The only downside was that the store closed at 8pm, and the book signing ended just after 8. So, no opportunity to browse the millions of aisles of books. Oh well, that just means we'll have to go back again. I've been to The Strand in the past, and it's heaven on earth. You can spend hours upon hours here. This is a NYC institution, and is a must visit. You'll walk in empty handed, and I guarantee you'll leave with more than you can carry. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they'll help you find whatever you're looking for. Be sure to check out the third floor rare book room.

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