Samuel French Book Store is an American institution that was founded in 1830. It's a film, TV and theater bookstore, and the go-to place for entertainment and theatrical industry-related needs. The small store has the best selection of books, and for actors, writers, directors or producers new to Los Angeles, this should be the first stop. The store has a dedicated and very helpful staff that goes out of their way to help customers. Samuel French is on the first floor of the building and there is a free parking lot located in the back.