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Strand Bookstore

116 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
The Strand’s vast film section is near the back of the first floor, where the ladder-high shelves are crammed with an amazing mix of popular, rare, and used books. You can find a strong selection of memoirs, screenplay collections, or even books on film scoring. Sometimes you find what you’re looking for. Often you discover something even better. Upstairs in the Rare Book Room, check out valuables like The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Four Screenplays by Francois Truffaut, inscribed by Truffaut to film critic John Simon for $1,000.
Alexander
Alexander
February 24, 2017

Tips from locals

Don
Don
April 17, 2015
Nearly 18 miles of books. Need I say more? If you are a fan of used books, this place is the mecca. It is also a great place for souvenirs and authentic, NYC gifts. Check it out!
Brooke & Terry
Brooke & Terry
August 20, 2015
The largest used bookstore in NYC by far. Incredible selection of books on three floors.
Benham
Benham
October 22, 2019
Miles and miles of books. Union Square
Deanna
Deanna
October 21, 2019
It's my favorite place to go when it rains.
Ella
Ella
May 23, 2016
The largest independent bookstore in New York City.
Richard
Richard
February 17, 2016
My second favorite book store.
Jessica
Jessica
December 08, 2015
Best bookstore in the whole city!
Christine
Christine
November 01, 2019
Three floors stacked high with a diverse collection of books, new and used.
Ximena
Ximena
May 01, 2016
The atmosphere is amazing and they have a long list of beers and cocktails.
Sara
Sara
August 11, 2015
classic bookstore just off of union square
Esther
Esther
September 23, 2019
One of my favorite spots in all of NYC. Stacks and stacks of books old and new.
Dominik
Dominik
February 18, 2016
Lose yourself in the book labyrinth. Most iconic independent bookstore in the US
Ben
Ben
September 11, 2019
Strand - Also touristy but worth a visit! Miles of books used and new. Famous tote bags.

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Location
828 Broadway
Manhattan, NY 10003
Phone+1 212-473-1452
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 10:30 PM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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