New york an iconic bookstore is reopening its doors in a new location after closing more than a year ago. Drama book shop beloved by the theatergoing set, the drama book shop offers an exhaustive inventory of plays, musicals, monologue collections, and other theaterrelated books. No material on this site may be reproduced in part or whole, including electronically, without permission of the juilliard school. Browse six floors containing walls and shelves full of thousands of. The drama book shop the official guide to new york city. The new york book of shops, 2nd edition city and company. The drama book shop is the heart and soul of the new york theater community, miranda said in a statement. New york citys 20 best independently owned bookstores, mapped.
The best theatre bookstore in the world drama book shop. 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, voiceovers, printed music compilations, and collections of monologues. We devour magazines, we fold, unfold, and refold newspapers, and we burn through books so fast we have to keep fire extinguishers handy. The drama book shop is currently closed pending a move to a new location. Watch the sentinels, a new 911 play by matthew lopez may 21, 2020. The drama book shop, at 250 west 40th street, was incorporated as a drama leaguebacked shop in 1923 and has been owned by the seelen family since 1958. Our ten favorite bookstores in manhattan, from the breathtaking rizzoli to the boozefriendly housingworks bookstore cafe, to the secret, speakeasyesque brazenhead. The drama book shop is a bookshop with theater and film titles that include plays and scripts, plus instore scene readings. Youre sure to find the perfect gift for every broadway theatre fan. Drama book shop inc in new york, ny 10018 citysearch. History of peep shows in times square new york curbed ny. How victorian constraints still bind women today, with maris kreizman. In planning for the 100th anniversary celebration of the drama book shop in midtown manhattan on monday, no detail was overlooked.
Our 5th floor features our first editions department, including english and american firsts from the. Since 1917, the greatest theatre and film bookshop in the. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online. Argosy book storethis midtown bookstore makes it easy to spend an entire day inside. Midtowns drama book shop will live, with help from linmanuel miranda. In january, after the drama book shop, a pillar of the citys theatre. The drama book shop has a new home linmanuel miranda and three of his collaborators on hamilton, seeking to breathe new life into the cherished but challenged midtown retailer, said they. Join us as rachel vorona cote launches her new book, too much. Linmanuel mirandabacked drama book shop has an opening. Love letters live with bryan cranston and sally field may 21, 2020. February 2020 march 2020 april 2020 may 2020 june 2020 july 2020 august 2020 september 2020 october 2020 november 2020 december 2020 january 2021. The broadway super store official broadway souvenir merchandise with thousands of great broadway gifts, souvenirs, and memorabilia from hundreds of shows to choose from. The surprise move is an effort to sustain the store, which is a mainstay of new yorks theater scene in 2011 it was recognized with a tony.
We endeavor to catalog outstanding examples of print books published in the previous year as judged by a panel of industry professionals. In business for nearly 100 years, this shop in the heart of the theatre district specializes in all things printed for the film or theater loverfrom. Drama book shop 250 w 40th st, midtown west, new york, ny. Best bookstores in nyc from independent to specialty. Drama bookshop the drama bookshop, arthur seleen theater. Drama book shop new york city 2020 all you need to know. In business for nearly 100 years, this shop in the heart of the theatre district specializes in all things printed for the film or theater loverfrom librettos, plays and screenplays, to works on theater craft, dramatic techniques and biographies of film and theaters greats. Here on, our official mail order webstore, youll find a large variety of our items for home and business delivery. Perusing the shelves, youll find everything from ancient greek plays to the latest awardwinning scripts.
They supplement new and bestselling titles in fiction and nonfiction with a hearty kids section, nyccentric titles, and greeting cards. Founded by the drama league in 1917, the drama book shop houses a. Drama book shop 723 7th ave at 48th, second floor, 2129440595 theater, film, and performing arts. Drama book shop sets a fresh start in a new locale.
The book lists great shops that sell anything from food to jewelry by regions of the city. Bar will feature a wine bar, works by local artists and events like readings, poetry slams and story time. Its owners pride themselves in the shops contemporary theater selection, often assisting international. Forbidden planet nyc comics, graphic novels, toys and. The drama book shop was open for nearly 100 years, but had been forced to close its. But while the aforementioned shops are great places to find new and used literature, if youre looking for a. Book stores in theater district times square new york, ny. We are located at 266 bleecker street between 6th and 7th avenues telephone. The drama book shop has that sense of exploration and community that brings people together in a city of strangers.
Each week, we choose several books from our shelves based on the children attending and sit down with children and their parents for a good, oldfashion, storytime. The top ten bookstores in manhattan untapped new york. Bring your young readers and listeners to books of wonder and join us for our everpopular storytime. Drama book shop gift cards and gift certificates new. Jennifer goldmanwetzler launches her new book, optimal outcomes. Bring your young readers and listeners to books of wonder and. Drama book shop sets a fresh start in a new locale the new. On our main floor and basement we have over 60,000 outofprint books on all subjects fiction, biography, art, architecture, poetry, philosophy, etc. The neighboring drama book shop, for instance, was forced to relocate because of a substantial rent hike. We feature recent and backlist fiction, childrens books, travel, history, drama, cookbooks, art and fashion books, and other subjects. The new york book show is an annual showcase established in 1985 and celebrating excellence in book design, production, and manufacturing. Its safe to say that there is no other bookstore in new york city that does what drama bookshop does.
Overlooking the main floor is a mezzanine housing fine bindings and leatherbound sets. Privately owned since its inception as a street stand in 1917, drama bookshop now stocks one of the largest collections of theatrical writing in the united states, if not the world. You can also find out the nearest dry cleaner or shoe repair service in case of an emergency. The drama book shop caters to actors, and nurtures them. The drama book shop in new york ny for film and musical. See photos and 30 tips from 2145 visitors to drama book shop. In literary new york, the closing of another bookstore elicits a sense of crisis and sometimes emergency measures.
The familyowned new york city minichain has snagged some highprofile spots in manhattanaside from this location, they also have a large chelsea market shop and a forthcoming brookfield place store. With eight million people, most of whom commute to work on the subway, we get a lot of reading done when were going from place to place. The one gap seemed to be in yiddish plays in translation. So happy to have stumbled on this place while feeling the day job blues. One of the most complete collection of plays ive seen, including british imports. The drama book shop, which currently sells about 155,000 items a year, will close at its current location, on west 40th street, on jan. Forbidden planet nyc has been one of the worlds most acclaimed sellers of comics, graphic novels, toys and other collectibles since 1981. Its excellent for finding a play that is difficult to find or for discovering something new. Miranda and three of his hamilton collaborators have purchased the drama book shop, a centuryold theater district purveyor of scripts, sheet music and other stagerelated reading material. Linmanuel miranda and friends purchase drama book shop. The author mentions great sites to have a cocktail and take in a breathtaking view of the city.1223 388 176 1024 573 108 692 515 1124 592 444 1495 312 1523 1158 863 1585 1215 1132 1074 226 432 595 619 12 657 436 1202 1275 16 147 1102 916 1485 873 1419 706 1400 695 565