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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Today, we announce the closing of our Bookshop at the end of March. Our deepest gratitude goes out to the dedicated staff and loyal customers who have made this place a beloved landmark for decades. @SamuelFrenchNYC looks forward to continuing to make theatre happen with all of you through our @samuelfrenchltd Bookshop at London's Royal Court Theatre, as well as online, where our collection of play scripts and musical libretti are available. #samuelfrenchbookshop For more information, visit www.samfren.ch/HollywoodBookshop.
Also published on Medium.