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Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Opened in 1927 and still run by the same family, this monstrous book emporium—home to 2 million volumes, or "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, and competition from Barnes & Noble and the Kindle. The stock includes new and secondhand books, plus thousands of collector's items and merchandise. A separate rare-book room is on the third floor (it closes at 6:15 daily). The basement has discounted, barely touched review copies of new books, organized by author. If you're looking for souvenirs, visit the New York section of the bookstore for New York–centric literature, poetry, and cookbooks, as well as T-shirts and totes. Visitors should also check the Strand's events calendar and try to attend an author or artist event. Headliners have ranged from Anne Rice to James Franco.

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

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Published 09/11/2016


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