5 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT THE STRAND

  1. One of our landlords on 4th Avenue was a Stuyvesant. He's the real reason we never closed in the Great Depression.
  2. We have closer to 24 miles of books.
  3. Patti Smith only worked here for like two weeks. She's our most famous ex-employee but didn't spend years working here.
  4. Our owner Fred is 87...and still works almost every day. You can meet him at our buying desk.
  5. Our Rare Book Room is available for weddings. You can reenact your childhood fantasies of getting married in a library right in Union Square.