The Strand Book Store

Since 1927, The Strand Book Store has become quite a hallmark of New York’s East Village. 

One of the store’s managers, Darren Sutherland likes to muse on the store’s prime locations: “Being located downtown in the Village not only gives us a lot of foot traffic and has helped make a name for ourselves, but it allows us to attract millions of interesting buyers and sellers of truly remarkable books.”

Yet among the many shoppers who frequent the store, few rarely venture to its quiet third floor, where The Strand’s rare books collection resides. It’s one not to miss.