THE BOOKSELLERS

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Apr 17 12:00 AM
Series Info
Series:Coming Soon
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:99 minutes
Director:D.W. Young
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

Showtimes announced Tuesday before opening date.

"Lovely and wistful. A documentary for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, and object that contains the world."
- Variety

"A treat for anyone who appreciates the printed word. An evocative portrait of a way of life that is hopefully not vanishing any time soon." - Hollywood Reporter

"Brings to light a fascinatingly eccentric community." - Literary Hub

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. The Booksellers takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

The Booksellers features interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers such as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Kevin Young and Gay Talese. Both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book, the film also examines technology's impact on the trade, the importance of books as physical objects, the decline of used and rare bookstores, collecting obsessions, and the relentless hunt for the next great find.

Perhaps best of all, The Booksellers offers a rare glimpse of many unique and remarkable objects, including the most expensive book ever sold, Da Vinci's The Codex Leicester; handwritten Borges manuscripts; jeweled bindings; books bound in human flesh; essential early hip-hop documents; accounts of polar expeditions published with samples of real wooly mammoth fur; and many more.

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