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New York City Shopping

The Strand

Updated 02/26/2014

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Opened in 1927, and still run by the same family, this monstrous book emporium—home to 2 million volumes and "18 Miles of Books"—is a symbol of a bygone era, a mecca for serious bibliophiles, and a local institution. The store has survived the Great Depression, World War II, competition from Barnes & Noble, and the tremendous shift in how readers are consuming literature. The stock includes both new and secondhand books, plus thousands of collector's items. A separate

rare-book room is on the third floor and closes at 6:20 daily. The basement has discounted, barely touched reviewers' copies of new books, organized by author. If you're looking for souvenirs, visit the New York section of the bookstore; you'll find New York–centric literature, poetry, history, photography, and cookbooks, as well as T-shirts, gadgets, and totes.

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Shopping Information

Address:

828 Broadway, at E. 12th St., New York, New York, 10003, USA

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Phone:

212-473–1452

Shopping Details:

  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30 am–10:30 pm, Sun. 11–10:30

Updated 02/26/2014

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Jul 29, 2008

18 miles of books to get lost in...

This is one of my favorite bookstores to get lost in. There are some remainders, but it's mainly new books at half-price, and lots of cheaper finds...it's best if you go just to see what you find instead of looking for something in particular. I've scored some great art books cheap here... BTW, I think the Fulton branch is closing.

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