Fred Bass (June 28, 1928 – January 3, 2018) was an American businessman. He was born in New York City. He was best known as the owner of New York City's Strand Bookstore, which was founded by his father Ben Bass. Bass joined the family business at the age of 13, working weekends with his father when Strand was located on 4th Avenue.
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- New York Times: "Benjamin Bass, 77, Was Founder Of the Strand Used‐Book Store" By Robert MCG. Thomas Jr. August 2, 1978
- The Villager: "A Salute to Union Square - Family owners have always been hands-on at Strand" by Jane Flanagan Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine Volume 79, Number 49 | May 12–18, 2010
- The Daily Mail: "Oregon Senator's wife revealed as a multimillionaire thanks to her stake in a NYC bookshop" 27 May 2015
- Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89