Strand Book Store
Strand Book Store 828 Broadway/East 12th Street
Strand Book Store is the largest used bookstore in New York City, and is certainly a favorite among readers and booklovers who live in the city. Walking around the neighborhood, you can often spot quite a bit of merchandise from the beloved store, such as New Yorkers carrying Strand totes or wearing their t-shirt. The store’s slogan, “18 miles of books” refers to the over 2.5 million used books stocked by the store on 3-and-a-half levels. The employees are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to finding specific titles. Historically, Strand has been known for employing artists before they were famous, like Patti Smith and Tom Verlaine. Outside the entrance you will find crates of discounted books being practically given away.