The Bookstore by Adam Szymkowicz

(30)
Productions (30)
80 - 90 minutes
3 W, 3 M,  (6-28 actors possible: 3-16 W, 3-17 M)
Set: Flexible - a bookstore, minimally implied.

The future of a whimsical, almost magical bookstore is uncertain after the owner dies and leaves the shop to her niece Rachel. Rachel has a job in New York City that doesn't pay her enough and a fiancé that won't stop calling. She doesn't have the time or patience to run a bookstore, so when real estate magnate Max Brewer offers her more money than she can imagine to turn the store into an apartment complex, her choice seems like a no-brainer. But as the shop works its magic on her and she gets to know the eccentric employees and clientele, she starts to wonder: Can you really put a price on a beloved community bookstore?

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $90
Standard Edition $13.99
eScript Digital Edition $17.5
Stage Manager Edition $24.99
Archival Video License $150

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Play Details

The future of a whimsical, almost magical bookstore is uncertain after the owner dies and leaves the shop to her niece Rachel. Rachel has a job in New York City that doesn't pay her enough and a fiancé that won't stop calling. She doesn't have the time or patience to run a bookstore, so when real estate magnate Max Brewer offers her more money than she can imagine to turn the store into an apartment complex, her choice seems like a no-brainer. But as the shop works its magic on her and she gets to know the eccentric employees and clientele, she starts to wonder: Can you really put a price on a beloved community bookstore?

  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 W, 3 M,  (6-28 actors possible: 3-16 W, 3-17 M)
  • Set: Flexible - a bookstore, minimally implied.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-924-1

Production History

APR 11, 2025 - APR 19, 2025
Lehigh University-Dept Of Thtr
Bethlehem, PA United States
Lehigh University-Dept Of Thtr Bethlehem, PA United States
NOV 08, 2024 - NOV 09, 2024
Children's Theater Project
Rockford, IL United States
Children's Theater Project Rockford, IL United States
AUG 07, 2024 - AUG 09, 2024
Scripps Ranch High School
San Diego, CA United States
Scripps Ranch High School San Diego, CA United States
MAY 31, 2024 - JUN 02, 2024
Hastings High School
Hastings, MI United States
Hastings High School Hastings, MI United States
MAY 29, 2024 - MAY 31, 2024
Anderson Collegiate and Vocational Institute
Whitby, ON Canada
Anderson Collegiate and Vocational Institute Whitby, ON Canada
MAY 07, 2024 - MAY 10, 2024
Patrick Henry High School
San Diego, CA United States
Patrick Henry High School San Diego, CA United States
MAY 01, 2024 - MAY 02, 2024
Jackson High School
Jackson, GA United States
Jackson High School Jackson, GA United States
APR 19, 2024 - APR 20, 2024
Riverdale Elementary School
Muscoda, WI United States
Riverdale Elementary School Muscoda, WI United States
MAR 01, 2024 - MAR 03, 2024
Boston University Academy
Boston, MA United States
Boston University Academy Boston, MA United States
JAN 30, 2024 - FEB 11, 2024
Invisible Theatre
Tucson, AZ United States
Invisible Theatre Tucson, AZ United States
DEC 08, 2023 - DEC 09, 2023
New York Film Academy
New York, NY United States
New York Film Academy New York, NY United States
NOV 29, 2023 - DEC 01, 2023
Our Lady of the Rockies High School
Calgary, AB Canada
Our Lady of the Rockies High School Calgary, AB Canada
NOV 10, 2023 - NOV 11, 2023
N/A
St. Ansgar, IA United States
N/A St. Ansgar, IA United States
NOV 03, 2023 - NOV 04, 2023
Purdue Performance Collaborative
West Lafayette, IN United States
Purdue Performance Collaborative West Lafayette, IN United States
SEP 28, 2023 - OCT 01, 2023
Lakes Community High School
Lake Villa, IL United States
Lakes Community High School Lake Villa, IL United States
AUG 12, 2023 - AUG 20, 2023
ST. JOHNS PLAYERS
Manitowoc, WI United States
ST. JOHNS PLAYERS Manitowoc, WI United States
AUG 11, 2023 - AUG 12, 2023
Edom Theatre
Edom, TX United States
Edom Theatre Edom, TX United States
MAY 16, 2023 - MAY 20, 2023
Fair Lawn Board of Education (FLHS Masques)
Fair Lawn, NJ United States
Fair Lawn Board of Education (FLHS Masques) Fair Lawn, NJ United States
APR 28, 2023 - MAY 01, 2023
Klein Oak High School Theatre
Spring, TX United States
Klein Oak High School Theatre Spring, TX United States
APR 20, 2023 - APR 22, 2023
Fairmont Preparatory Academy
Anaheim, CA United States
Fairmont Preparatory Academy Anaheim, CA United States
APR 14, 2023 - APR 16, 2023
LTU Society of Dramatic Arts
Southfield, MI United States
LTU Society of Dramatic Arts Southfield, MI United States
FEB 16, 2023 - FEB 16, 2023
Opera House Arts
Stonington, ME United States
Opera House Arts Stonington, ME United States
FEB 08, 2023 - FEB 08, 2023
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO United States
Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO United States
DEC 05, 2022 - DEC 05, 2022
WKU Dept. of Theatre & Dance GWH
Bowling Green, KY United States
WKU Dept. of Theatre & Dance GWH Bowling Green, KY United States
NOV 29, 2022 - NOV 29, 2022
Chancellor High School
Fredericksburg, VA United States
Chancellor High School Fredericksburg, VA United States
OCT 27, 2022 - OCT 28, 2022
Beaver Country Day School
Chestnut Hill, MA United States
Beaver Country Day School Chestnut Hill, MA United States
MAR 17, 2022 - MAR 19, 2022
Hazen Union School
Hardwick, VT United States
Hazen Union School Hardwick, VT United States
DEC 03, 2021 - DEC 04, 2021
Champlain College
Burlington, VT United States
Champlain College Burlington, VT United States
MAR 06, 2020 - MAR 07, 2020
Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Deer Isle
Deer Isle, ME United States
Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Deer Isle Deer Isle, ME United States
FEB 01, 2020 - FEB 15, 2020
Canyon Ridge High School,
Twin Falls, ID United States
Canyon Ridge High School, Twin Falls, ID United States
APR 11, 2025 - APR 19, 2025
Lehigh University-Dept Of Thtr
Bethlehem, PA United States
Lehigh University-Dept Of Thtr Bethlehem, PA United States
NOV 08, 2024 - NOV 09, 2024
Children's Theater Project
Rockford, IL United States
Children's Theater Project Rockford, IL United States
AUG 07, 2024 - AUG 09, 2024
Scripps Ranch High School
San Diego, CA United States
Scripps Ranch High School San Diego, CA United States
FEB 16, 2023 - FEB 16, 2023
Opera House Arts
Stonington, ME United States
Opera House Arts Stonington, ME United States

Archival Video License

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