The Booksellers

The Booksellers – A special Stay-at-Home Mayfair / Kinosmith Virtual Cinema presentation!
Available as of Friday May 1st!

A lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. Executive produced by Parker Posey and featuring interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers, THE BOOKSELLERS is both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.

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“A treat for anyone who appreciates the printed word…an evocative portrait of a way of life that is hopefully not completely vanishing anytime soon.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

“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.” (Variety)

3.5/4 Stars! “terrific new documentary” (Third Coast Review)

What once seemed like an esoteric world now seems essential to our culture: the community of rare book dealers and collectors who, in their love of the delicacy and tactility of books, are helping to keep the printed word alive. D.W. Young’s elegant and entertaining documentary, executive produced by Parker Posey, is a lively tour of New York’s book world, past and present, from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Book Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars; to the Strand and Argosy book stores, still standing against all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The film features a litany of special guests, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and the everlasting importance of what’s inside.
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