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5.8 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: England




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This article is from the Theatre FAQ, by aku@leland.Stanford.EDU (Andrew Chia-Tso Ku) with numerous contributions by others.

5.8 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: England

Samuel French, Inc/Ltd
52 Fitzroy Street
London W1P 6JR
England
071-387-9373 (FAX 071-387-2161)
f9:30-5:30 Monday-Friday
Samuel French play scripts and other theater books.

Offstage
37 Chalk Farm Road
Camden Town
London NW1 8AJ
(Camden Town or Chalk Farm tube stops)

Skoob Books [NETB]
15 Sicilian Ave (Holburn stop)
phone:071-404-3063

Most of the following London shops are also NETB:

The Coliseum Shop
English National Opera
St. Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES
ENGLAND
071-240-0270
Opera books

Stage Door Prints
1 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4EZ
ENGLAND
071-240-1683, M-F 11-6, Sat 11:30-6
Largely prints, but also books, ephemera and memorabilia on opera,
music, ballet, theater, and film

Dance Books
4 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4EZ
ENGLAND
071-836-2314, M-Sat 11-7

Pleasures of Past Times
11 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4EZ
ENGLAND
071-836-1142, M-F 11-2:30, 3:30-5:45
Performing arts books and ephemera, including postcards, playbills,
illustrated Victorian books

Dress Circle
57 Monmouth Street
London WC2H 9DG
071-240-2227, M-Sat 10-6.
Books, records and CD's of musicals and film soundtracks. Also a ticket
agent for West End theaters.

BBC World Shop
Bush House, Strand
London WC2 4PH
ENGLAND
071-257-2576.
Large range of BBC World Service publications including videos and
tapes of TV and radio shows.

Vintage Magazine Shop
39 Brewer Street
London W1R 7HF
ENGLAND
071-439-8525, M-Sat 10-7
Stage and film magazines and some cinema and theater books.

Museum of the Moving Image Bookshop
National Film Theatre
South Bank
London SE1 8XT
ENGLAND
071-928-3535, M-Sun 10-6
Check out the museum as well.

Royal National Theatre Bookshop
Ground Floor Foyer
South Bank
London, SE1 9PX
ENGLAND
071-928-2033, M-Sat 10am-11pm

Waterstones
Royal Festival Hall
South Bank Centre
London SE1 8XX
ENGLAND
071-620-0403, M-Sun 11-10.
A branch of the popular chain specializing in performing arts
books and located in the South Bank complex.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Shops
Barbican Centre
London EC2Y 8DS
ENGLAND
071-628-3351, usually 5:45-9:15 on performance days, 12:30-9:15 on matinee days

Offstage Theatre and Film Bookshop
37 Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8AJ
ENGLAND
071-485-4996, M-Sun 10-6

Upper Street Bookshop
182 Upper Street
London N1 1RQ
ENGLAND
071-359-3785, Tu-Sat 9:30-6
General Second hand with bias towards performing arts.

Unsworth, Rice & Coe
12 Bloomsbury Street
London WC1B 3QB
071-436-9836, M-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6
New second hand store in Bloomsbury

 

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