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The Booksellers

Documentary 1h 35m 2020

THE BOOKSELLERS dives into the fascinating world of rare book dealers and collectors.

Dreamers, intellectuals and eccentrics, these antiquarians play an essential role in preserving the history and future of the printed word. A loving celebration of book culture, the documentary offers a rare glimpse of many unique objects and the obsessive hunt for the next great find; from Da Vinci’s The Codex Leicester (the most expensive book ever sold) to essential early hip-hop documents.

Features interviews with such luminaries as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, Stephen Massey (founder of Christie’s NY Book Department) and Nancy Bass Wyden (owner of Strand Bookstore). THE BOOKSELLERS is a special treat for anyone in love with the written word.

Narrated by Parker Posey.

“A wistful and fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of antiquarian and rare book collecting.” ~ Aro Video.

“A lovely documentary – contemplative and captivating. I finished the film and felt compelled to turn off the screen and pick up a book.” ~ The Globe and Mail (Toronto).


D.W. Young





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