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Drama Book Shop

250 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1511
+1 212-944-0595
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Safe Haven for a theatre geek like me!

This is the best place to come if you love the theatre. They have so many resources here that you... read more

Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Always make a stop here when I'm in the city

The employees know their scripts and are always willing to help you find something if you're having... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Catherine D
Dallas, Texas
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250 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1511
+1 212-944-0595
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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.

Review collected in partnership with La Quinta
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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
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The store manager is a dog. The entire store is full of scripts and other lists for actors. My daughter, a high school forensics team captain, immersed herself in scripts and probably would not have come up for air except for the theatre tickets that...More

Thank roxlaw
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I was overwhelmed inside, and everyone is so pleasant. If my flight hadnt been leaving in a few hours I wouldve spent more then 80 dollars. Be sure to check out whats on sale!

Thank Jake H
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We shopped here every day during our 4 day visit to NYC. We just did not have enough time each day, so we kept coming back for more. Great staff, very helpful and well read with plays, monologues, etc. Great variety in the shop!!

Thank EGKTraveler
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This wonderful bookstore is exactly what it sounds like-- the best place in the city (and possibly the world) to find books related to the theater. Aside from their incredible selection of plays, they also carry books about writing, acting, and directing. The people who...More

Thank williej3
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you love theatre - reading plays (which are the language of theatre), reading about plays and authors and actors and productions - reading how to be a better actor, a better singer, a competent stage manager - anything that remotely has to do with...More

Thank RhinoJohn
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Drama Book Shop has the best collection of resources and materials for playwrights. From scripts to reference resources, this is the place to go.

Thank arthshapiro
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The Drama Book Shop had so very many books! There were loads of scripts available, along with resource books on just about every facet of theater including, but not limited to, scenic design and props, lighting, sound, costuming, set building, voice, acting, voice-overs, printed music...More

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