The Strand Bookstore, New York, was first opened in 1927 by Benjamin Bass and was located on fourth avenue, alongside 47 other bookstores, giving the location its name of ‘Book Row’. In 1957, the store relocated to 828 Broadway which has been The Strand’s home for over 60 years and where it can still currently be found.
As well as their iconic 18 miles of book located in their flagship store on Broadway, the Strand also run several bookshop kiosks at several locations in the city including; Times Square and Central Park. Now, the much-loved New York bookstore have announced plans to open a new store in a new location on the Upper West Side.
The Strand Bookstore announced their plans to open a new shop in uptown New York, in the location which was formerly the shop ‘Book Culture’ which opened in 2014 and sadly closed in January. This particular location is particularly steeped in literary history having formerly also been the home to Endicott Booksellers before it closed in 1995.
The Strand’s new store will be found at 450 Columbus Avenue and will aptly be named the Strand at Columbus Avenue. This exciting new branch of the Strand Bookstore is slated to in March this year, and will mark the first time that the Strand have opened a satellite location since the closure of their Financial District store in 2008.
“We are so excited to expand the Strand and engage the community of the Upper West Side,” said the Strand’s owner Nancy Bass Wyden on Twitter. “We aim to continue the legacy of my father, and his father before him, by bringing the joy of books to everyone.”