Film Review THE BOOKSELLERS

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A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.

THE BOOKSELLERS is a lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. Executive produced by Parker Posey and featuring interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers, THE BOOKSELLERS is both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.
 
 
“Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson with personalities and knowledge as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. “
 
I found the behind the scene look at this world fascinating. This is a movie that will appeal to lovers of literature and historical books. It gives you a rare glimpse into a world often unseen and unknown delving into how the rare book trade works. This is now under threat by the arrival of the internet – where history and the present are meet in a new way. This institution that for most of us has been hidden behind a veil on mystique may be on the extinction list – this film may well be its epitaph. 

Director:  D.W. Young

Currently showing at Luna Cinemas In Perth ; Palace Central Sydney; Palace Cinemas Brisbane. 

Reviewed by  Jacquie Walker

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