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Drama Book Shop

Closed Now: 11:00 - 19:00
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That old book shop vibe

The Drama Book Shop has that sense of exploration and community that brings people together in a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gayle H
Boise, Idaho
Great spot for theater buffs

This place is chock full of scripts. It is well organized. Staff is helpful but not at all pushy... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Portage, MI
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250 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1511
+1 212-944-0595
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Drama Book Shop has that sense of exploration and community that brings people together in a city of strangers. It's excellent for finding a play that is difficult to find or for discovering something new. We found an Antony Sher book that he wrote...More

Thank Gayle H
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Lots and lots and lots of books about theatre, including short plays, and performance arts! Bought plenty of great books! Unfortunately, I had pretty poor service when I asked a question to the information desk (it seemed to annoy the clerk that I had a...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This place is chock full of scripts. It is well organized. Staff is helpful but not at all pushy. No one cares if you hang out and read for a while. It’s a theater buff paradise.

Thank roxlaw
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I’m not in the entertainment industry but I would think this is a great bookstore for budding actors, writers, producers, etc. Cute little Shakespeare dolls and other souvenirs for sale. There are also LPs and used books.

Thank FoodandTea_Lover
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I love this store so much. The staff is super responsive and genuinely kind. I am a working actor in California and I try to stop in when I visit family in NY to pick up libretti for upcoming shows. The staff really wants to...More

Thank annarose h
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is wonderful place to stop in the theater district. There are so many plays and helpful staff to assist your search.

Thank avantg
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great theatre book store if you are an actor, or theatre buff. Loads of plays and acting books. Very near broadway.

Thank Philippa C
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the best place to come if you love the theatre. They have so many resources here that you can't find anywhere else. Plan to come and spend hours browsing. Staff is incredibly helpful. I hope to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

The employees know their scripts and are always willing to help you find something if you're having trouble. They are happy to order something for you, if they are out of it - usually take about 7 days or so. My favorite place to pick...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Found this by accident on a trip with our daughter who is a theatre lover and high school thespian. What a great store! Plays and librettos, many you've heard of and some for new lesser known plays. Staffed by people who love the craft plus...More

Thank kturnage
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