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Strand Bookstore

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.
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.
Sara
Sara
August 11, 2015
classic bookstore just off of union square
Ximena
Ximena
May 1, 2016
The atmosphere is amazing and they have a long list of beers and cocktails.
Richard
Richard
February 17, 2016
My second favorite book store.
Christine
Christine
November 1, 2019
Three floors stacked high with a diverse collection of books, new and used.
Anna + Michael
Anna + Michael
January 29, 2020
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.
Jessica
Jessica
December 8, 2015
Best bookstore in the whole city!
Dominik
Dominik
February 18, 2016
Lose yourself in the book labyrinth. Most iconic independent bookstore in the US
Isabella
Isabella
May 23, 2016
The largest independent bookstore in New York City.
Aleksandar
Aleksandar
January 14, 2020
Best bookstore you’ll ever go to.

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Location
828 Broadway
Manhattan, NY 10003
Phone+1 212-473-1452
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:30 AM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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