Videos from Strand Books
The New York Nobody Knows
William Helmreich walked every block in New York City, and wrote a book about what he found.
An author talk from the noted minimalist sculptor in advance of a book about his work.
The World Famous *BOB*
Amy Touchette and *BOB* chat about burlesque and photography.
Bill T. Jones
Bill T. Jones talks about art and how the mentality of an artist differs from everyone else's.
Yusef Komunyakaa recites a sensory poem about what happens on an island.
Eduardo C. Corral
Eduardo C. Corral reads one of his poems about his father.
Darryl Pinckney and Cornel West
Darryl Pinckney and Cornel West discuss the corrupt justice system and the 2014 Ferguson protests.
Todd Snider talks about going from a discouraged musician to a published author.
Gizmo and Catcher In The Rye
Gizmo gets into character as Holden Caulfield and travels around New York City.
Hilton Als talks about the planning that went into writing his book.
Lee Billings expresses his frustration on humanity not seeking answers about extraterrestrial life and other livable planets.
Chuck Close talks about inspiration, and the process he goes through while painting.
Megan Amram and Megan Mullally
Megan Amram and Megan Mullally use humor to talk about female evolution and "Science For Her!"
Graham Nash talks about his journey as a musician and expresses his frustration on media's impact on people.
A Love Letter to the City by Stephen ESPO Powers
Stephen "ESPO" Powers talks about his career as an artist, and shares a memory about making graffiti around New York City.
I Get Wet by Andrew WK
Andrew WK opens up about moving to New York City in the '90s and writing his breakthrough album.
A Fighting Chance by Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Elizabeth Warren shares a personal story about being raised in a family that struggled financially, and how it has sculpted her political views.
Megan Amram reads an excerpt from the biology section of her book.
What keeps the Strand ticking in a technological age when so much is bought and sold over the Internet?
New York has seen so many iconic record and bookstores close over the decades as rents rise and interests wane, as well as the increased convenience of online shopping over brick and mortar setups.
Much of the Strand's success can be attributed to the hands-on approach of its owner, Fred Bass, who worked the store's book-buying table until his recent passing. As the son of the bookstore's original founder, his lineage is invested in the Strand's achievements.
Learn More About Fred