Strand speed dating for book lovers

The last copy sold at the Strand for ,000 about two years ago.The most expensive item to ever sell at the Strand was Shakespeare's first folio, which sold for 0,000.

Aziz Ansari also reads in the Strand in his Netflix series "Master of None." Credit: Melissa Kravitz Stella Williams, the Strand's children's book buyer, said that the comics section have almost tripled in recent years. Being just a block away from a movie theater, where books like "Me, Earl and the Dying Girl" play onscreen, definitely helps YA sales.

The Strand temporarily had Effie's shoes while "The Hunger Games" was in theaters, and works along with Hollywood studios to promote books turned into movies.

The children's section is also home to a popular (and free!

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

Bass' father, Ben, started the Strand when he was just 25 years old, with 0 of his own savings and a 0 loan from a friend.

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