16.  The Drama Book Shop


Founded in 1917 by the Drama League, the Drama Book Shop became an independent store in 1923. Although forced to relocate a number of times, thee bookstore has, since 2001, been located in a former fabric shop on West 40th Street in 5,000 square feet. Owned by the same family since 1958, the Drama Book Shop is known to be the primary resource for those in the theatre and have a huge selection of plays, scripts and other theatrical works, with a 60-seat black box theater in the basement. Located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.