The Bookshop

A town that lacks a bookshop isn't always a town that wants one

England, 1959. A free-spirited widow risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame, and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower. As obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel, from the Venice Film Fest, Goya Awards, and Atlantic Film Fest award winning director Isabel Coixet!

The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

Goya Awards winner: Best Film, Director, and Adapted Screenplay!
Turia Awards: Audience Award winner!

Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
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