Lin-Manuel Miranda Just Saved A Bookstore From Closing Down

Proving he's just as wholesome as we always suspected, Lin-Manuel Miranda has saved a neighbourhood bookshop from closure.

The actor/musician/writer/director/musical theatre genius can now add "quaint bookstore owner" to his CV after purchasing The Drama Book Shop in New York.

Miranda teamed up with his Hamilton friends and colleagues -- director Thomas Kail and lead producer James L. Nederlander -- to buy the store from its current owner, 84-year-old Rozanne Seelen, The New York Times reports. 

Miranda wrote on Twitter that the store held a special place in his heart -- noting it was where he and Kail nurtured their love for musical  theatre.

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"As a teen, I went to the @dramabookshop on 47th," he wrote.

"Spent hours reading plays. Felt made for me, a place to go. In 2002, I met Tommy Kail in the Drama Book Shop. It gave us a place to go.

"Proud to be part of this next chapter. A place for you to go," the Mary Poppins star wrote.

The store owner's husband, Arthur Seelen -- who passed away in 2000 -- purchased the beloved shop in 1958. In recent years, the rent in Manhattan became impossible to keep up with.

“Lin-Manuel and Tommy are my white knights," Seelen told the NY Times.

Miranda and Kail -- who definitely live life as though it's a movie -- said they were inspired by the classic 1946 Christmas movie It's A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart, in which the townspeople of Bedford Falls rally around a struggling family bank.

“There was no hesitation,” Kail said. “The Building and Loan was struggling, and we could do something.”

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Celebrities, New Yorkers and fans of Miranda's are praising the actor for saving the tiny store from extinction.

"We don't deserve Lin-Manuel Miranda. This is amazing," tweeted Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero.

"This makes me so happy," wrote Crazy Rich Asians actress Constance Wu of the news.

The book store will officially re-open at a new, undisclosed location later this year. And although Seelen has now sold the business, she'll stay on as a consultant at the new shop.

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