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

212 944-0595

Toll Free US & Canada: 800 322-0595


[email protected]

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

(212) 683-8960

[email protected]

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

Los Angeles, New York, London and On-line

(866) 598-8449

The on-line Samuel French Store offers an extensive collections of plays, performing arts books and dilect tapes.


The Elliott Bay Book Co.

Capitol Hill

1521 10th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 624-6600

Toll Free: (800) 962-5311

[email protected]


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.

Main Location:

4326 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 634-3400

Toll Free: (800) 335-7323

[email protected]

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

(503) 228-4651

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.

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