September 9, 2016

2745 UNITED STATES (New York) - Strand Bookstore

2745 New York City - Strand Bookstore - The store's Central Park kiosk

The Strand Bookstore is an independent bookstore located at 828 Broadway, at the corner of East 12th Street in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. In addition to the main location, the store's Central Park kiosk is open on fair weather days at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 60th Street. The company's slogan is "18 Miles Of Books". In 2016, The New York Times called The Strand "the undisputed king of the city’s independent bookstores."

It was opened by Benjamin Bass in 1927 on nearby Fourth Avenue, in what was known as "Book Row", which was established as early as 1890, and which had at the time 48 bookstores. Bass's son Fred took over the business in 1956 and soon moved the store to the present location. Fred's daughter Nancy is co-owner of the store, which occupies three and a half floors, using half a floor for offices and one additional floor as warehouse space. Today, the Strand carries over 2.5 million used, new, and rare books.

About the stamps

The stamps are part of the series Honoring Extraordinary Heroism: The Service Cross Medals, issued on May 30, 2016. The decorations depicted in stamps are awarded for acts of extraordinary heroism in which an individual braved enemy fire, made bold decisions, and took selfless actions to rescue or protect fellow service members. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps and stamp pane, working with photographs of the medals by Richard Frasier.
• Distinguished Service Cross - It's on the postcard 2745
• Navy Cross
• Air Force Cross - It's on the postcard 2745
• Coast Guard Cross - It's on the postcard 2745

Strand Bookstore - Wikipedia
Strand Bookstore - Official website

Sender: Denise 
Sent from Javits Center (New York / United States), on 03.06.2016

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