Following the news that The Drama Book Shop was being forced out of its longtime home on West 40th Street due to rent increases, the theatre community has stepped up to support the much-loved, 100-year-old performing arts bookstore.
New York City based playwrights signed copies of their plays throughout the day in a Save the Shop event October 29 at the store.
Flip through photos of the signing event below:
See the Theatre Community Come Out to Help the Drama Book Shop
The event also provided patrons the opportunity to donate to help the Drama Book Shop relocate in 2019. As previously reported, the store plans to continue its legacy by relocating elsewhere in the theatre district. A Go Fund Me campaign, launched by Nina Kauffman, is also collecting donations. Click here to check it out.
"The second the news went out, the theatre community stepped up and asked us what they could do. Several organizations, playwrights, actors, and patrons have asked us how they can help," Borich tells Playbill. "I’m not surprised in the least. It’s an incredible institution that has helped all of us develop our artistry in some form or another, and we’re so grateful to see this outpouring of love and appreciation for the shop."
The Drama Book Shop (Vice President Allen Hubby) celebrated its 100th anniversary last October. The performing arts book shop boasts an impressive collection of play and musical scripts, biographies, guides, and history books. Visit DramaBookshop.com for more information.