The Booksellers

The Booksellers

DVD - 2020
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A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Kino Lorber,, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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maipenrai
Oct 05, 2020

I love books much the same way that these booksellers do. I have some antiquarian items and used to love digging thru book sales to find treasures. Growing up as an only child on a farm, books transported me daily. The documentary is a bit slow at times, but if you are a book lover, I think you would enjoy it. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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RobertC65
Sep 17, 2020

What an outstanding documentary! This great film, combined with interviews and footage of classic book stores shared the changing times of the value of the physical book from the early days until now. Maybe it's just me, but I still enjoy the visual experience of reading a physical book. Enjoy!

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Rileyponpon
May 15, 2020

While the main point of the documentary is to appreciate lots of kinds of bookstores and types of books themselves, the view of the movie is extremely narrowed. You only observe the antiquarian/rare booksellers of a certain part of New York City (and it's history). In that regard, I wish the title had been less the all encompassing "Booksellers" and more something like "Classic NYC Bookshop Scene". It was slow moving and meandering, if heartfelt and sincere with the value and appreciation for the scene. This movie felt very niche, even for me, a bookseller.

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