113 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
Strand - Also touristy but worth a visit! Miles of books used and new. Famous tote bags.
One of my favorite spots in all of NYC. Stacks and stacks of books old and new.
Landmark shop specializing in new, used & rare books from philosophy to finance, plus bookish gifts.
Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy browsing rare books? go to Strand. Most of the time you'll find a good deal on the bargain cart- if you don't you'll at least get to visit one of the coolest bookstores the city has to offer.
Lose yourself in the book labyrinth. Most iconic independent bookstore in the US
If you're a book nerd like me, you'll love this ENORMOUS, independent bookstore.
May 01, 2016
The atmosphere is amazing and they have a long list of beers and cocktails.
The largest used bookstore in NYC by far. Incredible selection of books on three floors.
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!