Books on a Budget in NYC: The Strand Bookstore


The Strand, open since 1927, is an independent bookstore that proudly claims to offer a total of 18 miles of books. If you’re a bookworm, this is the place you want to be.

Strand is an amazing bookstore filled with thousands of books ranging from bestsellers to collectibles, but my personal favorite part of The Strand, are the dollar books (ranging from $1 to $5) that are displayed in carts outside.

I like to think of the dollar carts like how I think of the demographic of NYC…but in book form. In other words, they have an incredibly vast variety of books, often eccentric and surprising. It’s easy to spend hours sifting through the carts, finding which one’s speak to you. Some of them aren’t going to be your style, but they’re still going to be interesting to go through.

If you’re looking for a specific book in the dollar carts, I can promise you…

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