You want books? Well you have come to the right place because the Strand Bookstore has more books than you can shake a stick at. With a reported 18 miles of books, there is definitely something you are going to like here. At the Strand you can find anything from kids, to fantasy, to crime, and rare, used and out of print books as well as everything else you can find here. Located on East 12th Street and Broadway
, it holds the largest collection of rare books in the city and is a contender for the worlds largest used bookstore.
Inside the long building contains different floor levels where you might find books that interest you. No matter what your specific book niche is, there is a section for it. The main level is the mainstream and new release books and the major categories such as American and History. On the basement floor there are some great half prices books to be found as well as other categories, on the top floor are the rare books and there is also a kids floor.
When you are in the area and exploring the like of the Comedy Cellar
, Washington Square Park
and Greenwich Village
, a trip to the Strand Bookstore is not a wasted trip. The prices are reasonable, which may tempt you into buying more than you thought, the staff are helpful and knowledgeable on literature and of course, there are a hell of a lot of books!! It is a huge a lovable bookstore and if you love books then this is the place for you.
Enjoy your break with a good read of a Strand book in a Luxury
hotel such as the W New York - Union Square
, The Standard, New York
and Ace Hotel