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Sarah Kendzior: They Knew

September 16, 2022, 7 pm8 pm.
$10 – $29.99

Join us for an in-person event with New York Times bestselling journalist Sarah Kendzior for the launch of her new book They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.



In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated and masked audience. All patrons over the age of five will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card, Excelsior Pass or its equivalent. We will be checking to ensure compliance with the 14 day waiting period post-vaccination.

Registration will be required online. No tickets for entry will be sold at the door.


In a nation facing a myriad of crises, from corruption to climate change to the public scandals of powerful men like Jeffrey Epstein, conspiracies are flourishing. Kendzior’s whip smart prose and eviscerating argument cuts through the noise: uncritical faith in broken institutions is as dangerous as false narratives peddled by propagandists. Conspiracy theories are on the rise because officials refuse to enforce accountability for real conspiracies. They Knew unearths decades of buried American history, providing an essential and critical look at how to rebuild our democracy by confronting the political lies and crimes that have shaped us.