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Strand Book Store was opened by Benjamin Bass in 1927 on 4th Avenue's Book Row. The store specializes in a variety of new, used, rare, out-of-print and art books. It features one of the largest rare books collections in New York City. The collection includes first and signed editions of several modern books and a range of hard-to-find art and photography books. Strand Book Store offers various special services to libraries, universities and other institutions. The store also provides a selection of books for homeowners and interior, film and television set decorators. With over 200 employees, it offers books on several topics, including fiction, history, medical, music, philosophy, photography, religion, science and math.
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Phone: (212) 473-6352

Phone: (212) 871-0066

Phone: (212) 505-1473

Phone: (212) 732-6070

TollFree: (800) 366-3664

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Downtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village

Strands Bookstore Inc

The Strand Bookstore

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Ultimate Greenwich Village Used Bookstore Scenester Destinat

The Strand Bookstore has been around for decades, primarily selling (and buying- at a super low price, so don

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This store is great. The emplo...

This store is great. The employees are very inciteful, helpful, and best of all- like their jobs. There are many gems to be found here that might not be in a mainstream store. If you love book this place is a must visit.

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Miles of Books

I love books, love to read and Strands is a Bookstore with a wide range of selections. You don't have to be a book worm to like this store. They sell it all. Books for Everyone, no matter your interest. They have the popular books. They have the books that no-one else carries. The hard to find books, new or used. For the most part, the used books they sell are in great reading condition. They have $1 racks, if you ha... view more

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Strand! Strand! Strand!

Bored with the same old selection you see on the tables in Barnes & Nobles? Don’t get me wrong I love my Barnes & Nobles but this place is exceptional. You’ll find a completely different selection here. Or you’ll find what you’re looking for but half of what you would pay elsewhere. There is a reason why this store is filled with people and books on a Friday night. It has an extremely unique arrangement of books... view more

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Strands Book

I make going to Strands books a regular event. They often have new comics and trade paperbacks for half off. The bookstore is a little disorganize. You should go to Comics section looking for a specific title. But the hunt is almost as satisfying as the treasure.

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A Treasured Store of Treasured Books

Inimitable, timeless, grand book maven's haven.The Strand has history, and is one of the few New York City surviving indies that still smells of must and mystery.

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awful, overrated book store with lousy service

Like several other reviewers here, I joined Citysearch specifically to bash The Strand. The place is a total triumph of advertising over product. Anyone in a dumb Strand T-shirt (or hoodie, or hat, or shorts) will tell you that this is a great independent book store, but the fact of the matter is that it's got a very unimpressive selection that's presided over by some of the rudest people I've ever encountered in r... view more

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Dirty place, cheap price

I've always bought my books at Strands, just because they are dollars cheaper than other bookstores I've encountered in New York. Unlike the others, I have yet to encounter the rudeness of their employees, probably because I have never bothered to sell my used books here, and after reading the numerous review, have no intention to. The only thing that bothers me about this bookstore is how unorganized it is : dusty b... view more

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Strand Books

We ordered a new book from Strand through Amazon and found it to have red ink on the bottom and to be in generally dingy condition.

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Love the selection and prefer the Fulton Street location

I lived within easy walking distance of the East Village location for a few years and never needed an excuse to go there. However, I've always found the employees at that store to be very unpleasant. In recent years I've been patronizing the Fulton Street location and I like it MUCH better. For one thing, there's plenty of space to maneuver and it's hardly ever crowded. And although I wouldn't accuse the staff of... view more

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