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The Nick Hern Books office is temporarily closed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – BUT we're still very much here, and our team is working remotely.

Please see below for some key information during this time. If you have any further questions, or just want to say hello, please get in touch by emailing or calling 020 8749 4953.

Website orders

As of Thursday 27 August, print orders through our website have now fully re-opened for delivery worldwide.

Please see our Delivery Charges page for information about estimated delivery times, country-specific restrictions, and our updated charges.

Performance licences

If you have an upcoming production licensed by us, please visit this page for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, then please get in touch with our Performing Rights team at, who'll be happy to help you further.

Playscript Subscriptions

In light of theatre closures following government advice, we've decided to pause all active Playscript Subscriptions until new play productions resume.

Subscriptions will be 'frozen' at their current month, and extended accordingly. Any new subscriptions purchased during this pause will start at the same time. If you're a Playscript Subscription customer and would like to discuss this further, please email us at