Bookstores and Libraries

You’ll want to keep up on everything that is happening in the arts & entertainment industry, which means you’ve got some reading to do. There are all sorts of books, magazines, scripts, DVDs, CDs, and more that will help take you to the next level in your career as an entertainment professional, and we recommend spending some time browsing the shelves of these establishments to find ’em. If you’re wondering where to start, take a look at our list of recommended reading. The more you know, right?

A few of our favorites

Samuel French Bookstore


This is the place to find books, plays, magazines, and tools of all sorts for making a career in the entertainment industry. Check out their store in Hollywood or go online, and if they don’t have it, they’ll help you find it.

Writers Guild of America Library


The WGA has its own amazing library that is open to the public (including non-members), housing over 30,000 scripts, books, periodicals, and other materials on the history, art, and business of writing for entertainment media.

Los Angeles Public Library


With over 6 million volumes, the LAPL is one of the largest publicly funded library systems in the world. It has multiple copies of some of the most sought-after arts & entertainment books, plays, DVDs, and more. Get your free library card!

Showbiz Stores: Not only do they sell software related to the industry, they have workshops, webinars, and a great cafe.

The Writers Store: An independent and creative-friendly bookstore with a focus on writers and the writing process.