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Strand Book Store

828 Broadway New York, NY 10003 | Union Square | 212-473-1452

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In 1927 the Strand first opened its doors. It moved to 12th and Broadway over 25 years later, and there it has remained. The store is a true maze, with books strewn here and there and some sections impossible to find. There is almost no reason to even shop here. Absorbing the ambience is like understanding how a New Yorker lives. But buying things is always nice.


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