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Theatre Books Limited

11 Saint Thomas Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2B7


Located in an historic red brick two-storey house, Theatre Books not only has a wide selection of books relating to all aspects of theatre but also a large section dedicated to film and television.



Store Type | Books
Payment | Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash


Neighbourhood | Downtown
Getting There | Bay Subway Station
Cross Street | Bloor St.


Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 12PM-5PM

Profile Last Updated: July 23, 2008

The First Floor (Performing Arts)
Whether you’re someone with an amateur interest in the performing arts or you’re a serious professional, Theatre Books makes for a thorough resource centre, especially if you’re tracking down that hard-to-find favourite play or you need 20 copies because you’re directing a production. Theatre Books’ staff are knowledgeable and able to provide useful information, such as how to obtain the rights to the plays. All major playwrights throughout the centuries from Aeschylus to Caryl Churchill are represented. There’s also a large selection of Canadian plays, everything from Judith Thompson to Jason Sherman, as well as anthologies and collections of great Canadian plays. If you’re an actor, or still aspiring to be, Theatre Books has a wide variety of instructional books, videos and DVDs on acting often taught by famous actors, such as Michael Caine. Theatre Books has all the latest film magazines, from pop-culture fare such as Premiere to the more venerable Sight and Sound. There are also plenty of industry specific magazines, focusing on such things as screenwriting and cinematography.

The Second Floor (Film Arts)
While the first floor is dedicated to the performing arts, the second floor houses Theatre Books material for film and television arts. Not only can you find plenty of screenplays for movies and TV shows (both published editions and shooting scripts), but there are also plenty of books about writing and directing film. The film section features such popular manuals as screenplay guru Robert McKee’s lessons about screenwriting and Robert Rodriguez’s well-known do-it-yourself guide to independent filmmaking. For those interested in film from a more armchair point-of-view, there are plenty of books about famous films (such as Citizen Kane) and the filmmakers who made them.