Strand Downtown Sale

For New Yorkers who don’t know, the Strand downtown — Fulton Street location — lost its lease and is moving out. They’re having a 50% off sale through, according to Galley Cat, the end of September. Above are some of my purchases — spent about three hours there and would have bought a lot more if the Joan Acocella and Balanchine hadn’t been so blasted heavy. I could barely carry my double bag-full home!

I bought The Dud Avocado because I remembered Terry Teachout had posted about it (and saw he’s written this edition’s intro.), and the White Swan, Black Swan looked interesting. It’s a collection of short stories written by dancer turned fiction writer, Adrienne Sharp.

There isn’t a whole lot left, but in the Dance section there are a couple more old-ish hardcover copies of the Balanchine for $7.50 apiece, an unused-looking copy of the newish Lincoln Kirstein bio for $9.00, and a bunch of huge photo books, some for as low as $2.50. The section doesn’t have its own label (what else is new?) but is within Opera and Classical Music.


  1. Tonya… not related but two things –
    1) Cast announcement for DWTS tomorrow!!
    2) Misty May Tranor (Gold Beach Volleyball for the last 4 olympics is a “star”):

  2. Thanks for the heads-up Katrina!

  3. Great haul! I really should get Acocella’s Mark Morris book.

  4. I know — I’ve always wanted to read it, Jolene, but just never got around to it. When I saw it there doubly discounted, I thought, now’s my chance!

  5. Thank you for posting about this! I’m definitely going to try and go to the sale!

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