The City Is Losing Another Iconic Bookstore

Samuel French Bookshop is closing down due to online competitors.

The feeling of walking into a bookstore is becoming less of an activity and instead nostalgic memories. A bookseller loved by those fascinated by film, theatre, and television is living out its final days through the end of the month.

Samuel French Bookshop began publishing contemporary American dramas in the late 1800s and is known for its impressive collection of industry memoirs, hits plays, and actor and writer self-help books. And though those from Hollywood and beyond adore the shop and its outstanding staff, the truth is that the general public is choosing to buy their books from e-retailers nowadays.

The infamous book store will donate its scripts and other materials to local libraries, theaters, and educational institutions. The city will be sad to see this gem go, but the good news is that Samuel French will continue to serve the world online as well as continue to operate a bookstore at the Royal Court Theatre in London!

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