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The Drama Book Shop is back.

Since 1917, The Drama Book Shop has been a mainstay of the New York theatre scene and a cultural institution for theatrical works. We’re excited to welcome you back to our new location on West 39th Street in midtown Manhattan.

For the health and safety of our customers, The Drama Book Shop is operating at limited capacity and has implemented a timed-entry reservation system. We invite you to make a reservation below to shop with us. Reservations are not required, but highly recommended to ensure entry to the store at a specific time.


The Drama Book Shop Reopening Procedures and Policies

Under the guidance of New York State, The Drama Book Shop has implemented the following policies:

  • Masks are required at all times while inside the store, regardless of vaccination status. If you forget, we have a limited supply available.
  • To ensure a safe shopping experience and to maintain social distancing, capacity will be limited to 40 people a time.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the store for your convenience.
  • High touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly and the store will receive a deep-cleaning each night.

Upcoming Events at the Drama Book Shop

(need some drama in your life?)
We’ll be adding more events soon.

Go to the Calendar

Featured in the Shop

See more in the Shop

Coming soon…Shop the entire inventory of The Drama Book Shop including plays, rare books, and more.

Visit our Cafe

Coffee and a book? We’re not acting.

Visit us daily to enjoy a selection of freshly brewed coffee, espresso drinks, teas, pastries, and more. The Drama Book Shop has served as the birthplace for countless theatrical works (including the 2008 Tony Award® winning musical In The Heights). Come cozy up on one of our couches with your favorite book, or work with your writing partner in our cafe on your next great theatrical masterpiece. We’ve got all the fuel you need to keep your creative juices flowing.

To celebrate our re-opening, we’re brewing Starbucks® Single-Origin Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto.

The Drama Book Shop is proud to partner with the following companies to support the operation of our cafe: Starbucks®, Partners Coffee Roasters, Rishi Tea & Botanicals, Balthazaar Bakery, Amy’s Breads, and York Street Catering.