Strand speed dating for book lovers

The only survivor of Fourth Avenue's 48 "Book Row" shops -- perhaps because the store relocated to a more central thoroughfare -- the Strand is laden with NYC history. 3, 2018, after decades at the store, told am New York in 2016 that the Strand's survival can be attributed to its vast size and selection, and "a great, really great staff of people who are very knowledgeable and take good care of the customers." Bass' father founded Strand Books in 1927.There's a lot about the Strand that gets hidden between the lines.Julianne Moore (pictured) stopped by in 2009; many celebs also come as part of organized events and readings.

The last copy sold at the Strand for ,000 about two years ago.

The room is open to visitors to browse out-of-print and antiquated editions of their favorite books.

Credit: Melissa Kravitz Currently the oldest book in the store was printed in 1480 and is a commentary on the Psalms in German; the most expensive item in the store is an edition of "Ulysses" signed by both James Joyce and Henri Matisse, who did the illustrations in this particular edition, and is priced at ,000, explained Jane Jaiswal, who manages the rare book room.

This is where the fun is for me; it's like a treasure hunt!

I find it very stimulating." Work ethic runs in the family.

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