The Booksellers

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A beguiling new documentary offering a tour of New York City through the lens of the passionate and often eccentric individuals who love, collect and sell vintage and antique books.

“The Booksellers is a documentary for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, an object that contains the world.” -Owen Gleiberman, Variety

A adventurous foray into a world that seems to thrive with a certain degree of obscurity, THE BOOKSELLERS belies the notion that book collection is a dying pursuit. Moving from dusty bookshops run by stubborn bibliophiles to the great libraries of wealthy collectors, the film discovers a world in transition that is brimming with activity, excitement and above all, character. Featuring a litany of special guests, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, and Gay Talese, THE BOOKSELLERS will delight fans of books and well-made documentaries alike!

US/2020/dir by D.W. Young/99 mins.