The Booksellers (2020)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Release Date - Mar 6, 2020 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Augustine Chay

Director D. W. Young’s wistful documentary features interviews with Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and Parker Posey. It explores the relatively insular, cozy and bibliophilic world of New York City’s antiquarian booksellers. As the vintage book trade struggles to keep pace with the advent of the internet, e-commerce and diminished attention spans, the book acquires a mysterious halo in the eyes of a select few.



book, bookseller, bookstore, selling, writer