Let’s Go to the Movies: Week of March 15, 2021: The Booksellers

“D.W. Young’s elegant and absorbing documentary is a lively tour of New York’s book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers, 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 bookstores, still standing against all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The film, executive produced by Parker Posey, features a range of commentators, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers and collectors who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and what it holds within.” ~ Greenwich Films

The Booksellers is a rare opportunity to dive into the fascinating world of book lovers and book dealers, and to understand the importance of hardback books in preserving history. It offers a walk down memory lane into a rich and wonderful culture that treasures knowledge and learning and once defined New York.

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