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Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The Rare Book Room at Strand Bookstore boasts an elegant venue, the walls lined with leather-bound treasures from a book hand printed in 1480 to a limited edition Ulysses signed by Henri Matisse, the illustrator, and by James Joyce. 


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Olios at Strand Bookstore

Upcoming:


Aug 31

Selective Histories: Memory, Aesthetics, & Urban Art

Taught by Lauren Hudson
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 7

Should I Kill Myself or Have a Cup of Coffee?

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 21

Time, Desire, and Action: Ramayana and The Cosmic Game

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Past:


Aug 16

Villains, Violence, and Vogue

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 26

A Dog Named Ego

Taught by Michael Prettyman
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 13

What Does it Mean to Be an American: Conformity, Silence, and Lies

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 22

Unburdening the Earth: Hinduism and Ecology

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 15

How Did NYC Become the Birthplace of Global Capitalism?

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 8

How Great is Gatsby?

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 1

What the Body Knows: Connecting Cells to Choreography

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 25

Happiness?

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 18

How to Talk About Privacy (Without Sounding Like a Conspiracy Theorist)

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 11

The Myth of Progress: Our Most Violent Fantasy

Taught by Jamie Warren
8 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 4

Wakanda Forever: Rethinking Killmonger as Villain

Taught by Makeba Lavan
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 13

Friday the 13th | Free Will, Determinism, or Fuck it all?

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 6

The Importance of Being Two: What It Means to Have a Divided Mind

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 23

OlioMuse | The Muse That Screams: Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8

Taught by Whitney George
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 16

The History of Tech & The Future of Sex

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 9

Perverts, Creepers, and Freaks: A History of Sexual Perversions

Taught by Jamie Warren
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 2

Shakespeare Happy Hour | Think Olio 3rd Anniversary

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Feb 23

Questioning the Origins of Sexual Desire

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Feb 9

The Body in a Cage: Modern Prisons, External and Internal

Taught by Jamie Warren
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Feb 2

Psychedelics & Shadow Deities

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jan 23

Sound and Silence in the Urban Jungle

Taught by Whitney George
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jan 12

The History of the End of the World

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Nov 10

Nov 3

Shakespeare and the Invention of the Supervillain

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Oct 27

Turning the Soul: Humanities and the Hero's Journey

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Oct 13

Buddhism and Psychedelics: Moving Towards a Human Rights Culture

Taught by Christopher Kelley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 29

Better Art Through Censorship (Ban This Book)

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 22

Intentional Amnesia & New York City's Missing Century

Taught by Kamau Ware
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 15

The Talking Heads, NYC Culture, and Fear of the Suburban Life

Taught by Jessica Rogers
8 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Aug 11

Modern Art, the Work-Life Balance, and the Gig Economy

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Aug 4

*OlioMuse* An Exploration of the String Quartet Across Time

Taught by Whitney George
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 21

Jul 7

Free As Gods: Picasso, Calder and Artists Take Center Stage

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 30

The Woman Question

Taught by Jamie Warren
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 23

Man's Separation from Nature and Where to Go from Here

Taught by Manuel Rodeiro
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 19

The Feminist Approach to True Crime Podcasting

Taught by Tracy Bealer
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 5

Buddhist Realism and Dark Comedy: It's Funny Because It's True

Taught by Christopher Kelley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 28

Human Rights at the Edge of Darkness: We are the Resistance

Taught by Phelim Kine
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 7

OlioNote Vol 2 Launch Weekend

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 24

Dharma in a Crumbling Democracy: Ancient Wisdom for Troubling Times

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 10

Jan 13

Nov 28

Macbeth: Toxic Masculinity, Misogyny, & Monarchy

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $14

Oct 13

Aug 3

What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist Seeks Answers from The Slayer

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 19

The Myth of Women and Madness: Sylvia Plath and Zelda Fitzgerald

Taught by Dahlia Valle
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 6

Jun 13

The People vs Oscar Wilde: Aestheticism, Popular Culture, Evil

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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