Thursday, January 26, 2023

Drama Book Shop

I first heard about the Drama Book Shop on Instagram several months back and finally checked out the shop a few weeks back. It's nestled in the Garment District, not far from Times Sqaure. The shop was founded in 1917 by the Drama League and became an independent bookstore in 1923. The shop is home to all things theatrical with over 8,000 plays regularly in stock. It almost closed in 2019, but Lin-Manuel Miranda and his Hamilton partners bought it, preserving its spot in NYC for good!
The whole vibe is amazing - European reading room meets cafe. There are theater posters all around the walls and display cases with gems from various shows. At the center of the space is an epic centerpiece - a sculptural representation of a bookworm — 140 feet of scripts and songbooks, that twists and turns around the shop. This 3,500-pound art piece is a tribute to theatrical history!

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13 thoughts on the matter:

Joanne said... {Reply}

Oh that looks so neat!!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

This looks like a must visit. There is a store near hear that has a tower of books like that, it's pretty amazing!

kwarkito said... {Reply}

It's great that people have had the courage and audacity to take over this business and keep it alive

likeschocolate said... {Reply}

Love it!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said... {Reply}

Love the bookstore but I don't see the linky???

Tom said... {Reply}

...drama for sure.

Cloudia said... {Reply}

A book lovers paradise, Tamar!
Congratulations on achieving your 35th birthday. That is a wonderful time of life and you will look back on its challenges. Fondly. I'm wishing you all the best. God bless you

Natasha said... {Reply}

Oh my word. I want to visit this place. It looks AMAZING!!!

Donna Reidland said... {Reply}

What an incredible sculpture! It makes me want to create something with old books!

roentare said... {Reply}

Truly amazing to see the books in air like that

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said... {Reply}

WOW! What a fabulous-looking bookstore! It makes my heart happy every time i enter a bookstore

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

This is so cool! I need to go there!

Lucy said... {Reply}

Oh I'd love to go there- books are sooo my thing!