In a Supporting Role: Book Stores
Note: this page will not be updated after June 2017.
The Drama Book Shop, Inc.New York and On-line
250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Toll Free US & Canada: 800 322-0595
Founded in 1917 by the Drama League, the Drama Book Shop became an independent store in 1923. It has moved several times, but since 2001 it has been located in a 5,000-square-foot space on West 40th Street in Manhattan. The basement houses a 60-seat black-box theater.A staff of about 20, many of whom are actors or have theater-related interests, assists the thousands of students, theater professionals, and award-winning artists who pass through the shop's doors.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Formed in 1936 by a number of prominent playwrights and theatre agents, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (DPS) was created to foster national opportunities for playwrights by publishing affordable editions of their plays and handling the performance rights to these works.
Dramatists Play Service publishes and licenses over 3,ooo works by new and established playwrights. DPS also sells acting editions, manuscripts, perusal scores, complete sets of scores for production, CD cast recordings, incidental sheet music, incidental music CDs and the 52nd Street Project books.
Samuel French Theatre & Film Bookshop
The on-line Samuel French Store offers an extensive collections of plays, performing arts books and dilect tapes.
The Elliott Bay Book Co.
1521 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Toll Free: (800) 962-5311
Independent bookstore with a selection of books on theatre, film and television as well as a range of contemporary and classical works.
University of Washington Bookstores
University District, et. al.
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Toll Free: (800) 335-7323
University of Washington Bookstores sell a range of academic and non-academic books, magazines, gifts etc. A list of additional store locations can be found on the University of Washington Bookstores homepage.
Powell's City of Books
Portland and On-Line
1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR 97209
Toll-Free: (800) 878-7323
Powell's has one of the West Coast's most exhaustive collections of new and used titles, including a floor-to-ceiling drama section.