114 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.
Tips from locals
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!
The largest used bookstore in NYC by far. Incredible selection of books on three floors.
Three floors stacked high with a diverse collection of books, new and used.
With 18 miles of books, you're bound to find something you'll like. From vintage books to the latest releases, this is the most quintessential book store in all of New York City.
Lose yourself in the book labyrinth. Most iconic independent bookstore in the US
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