We were saddened to hear today that play publisher Samuel French will close their theatre bookshop in London in mid-April.
Samuel French has been publishing plays in London for over 187 years, but faced with a rental increase of 200%, the shop's current location in Fitzroy Street was no longer tenable.
In an email thanking their loyal customer base Samuel French made the following statement “we want to thank our loyal customers from all over the world who’ve supported our bookshop through the years. We’ve loved meeting and helping you all, and we’re very grateful that the shop has played such an important part in the theatre community. Before the shop closes, we'll be throwing a party to say farewell and thank you to all of you, and to celebrate the wonderful times we've had.”
The Closing Down Sale at Samuel French starts tomorrow with over 50% off everything in the London Store only.