Book-buying may have migrated online but there are still a number of fine bookshops in London that feature large theatre and performance sections. Find five of our favourite choices in this special Theatre Bookshop list.

1

French’s Theatre Bookshop at the Royal Court

As you would expect from the Royal Court, their bookshop provides a wealth of contemporary and modern drama; and is now combined with Samuel French’s famous bookshop, since it closed in Fitzrovia (after 187 years!).

Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS (Map)

Tel: 020 7565 5024

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2

National Theatre Bookshop

Enormous range of theatre books including play scripts

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX (Map)

Tel: 020 7452 3456

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3

The Calder Bookshop & Theatre

John Calder’s bookshop close to the Old Vic Theatre

51 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF (Map)

Tel: 020 7620 2900

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4

Foyles

Extensive stage and screen section at Foyles’ flagship store

107 Charing Cross RoadLondonWC2H 0DT

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5

Judd Books

A shout-out for this impressive, long-running discount and second-hand bookshop in Bloomsbury, which includes a sizeable theatre and plays section.

82 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AG

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