The Booksellers Reviews

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July 4, 2020
DW Young's film... teases these larger themes out with the diligence of a book scout hunting down an obscure first edition.
July 3, 2020
Affable eccentricity is everywhere.
July 2, 2020
By probing the tension between literature and capitalism and delving into the changing politics of the industry, The Booksellers counters the quirky romanticisation of a culture which it itself is susceptible to.
July 1, 2020
In style it's conventional, but it bounces along, with the brisk editing and David Ullmann's jazzy score setting a fusty yet lively tone not far removed from the films of Woody Allen.
June 30, 2020
Unputdownable documentary that evokes the thrill of reading preloved pages and reveals that a passion for collecting is not just a hoarding instinct, but a way to preserve and share culture.
June 30, 2020
Overall, this is the kind of documentary you might find mid-week on BBC4, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Expect to be beguiled if nothing else.
June 29, 2020
The Booksellers is an absolute delight, a treasure trove of stacked aisles that provide endless opportunities.
June 29, 2020
A lively and engaging documentary which grants us a peek into a mysterious world of obsessives and oddballs who are all connected by their love of books.
June 29, 2020
Indifferent to the siren call of computer screens, these characters really do stand out from the crowd.
June 27, 2020
[A] pleasing documentary about dusty old antiquarian bookshops in New York City, run by obsessive bibliophiles who lament how the internet has made it easy to find rare volumes.
June 26, 2020
Funny, insightful and makes you miss bookstores even more.
June 25, 2020
This light, bright look into the world of rare books feels like both a celebration of and eulogy for the profession/obsession.
June 25, 2020
The interest of this garrulous, convivial documentary creeps up on you by degrees: a study of secondhand and antiquarian booksellers in New York City.
June 12, 2020
The viewer becomes enthralled by these often fascinating characters who have their own intriguing stories to tell.
May 13, 2020
Even if you're not an avid reader, you'll enjoy this engaging documentary that takes a look at the last of a dying breed, the antiquarian bookseller.
May 12, 2020
For those that can stick it through, they'll find a unique gem of a movie that they might not know they're missing.
May 12, 2020
An engrossing documentary that lovingly demonstrates the importance of books within our culture and our evolving relationship to them.
May 12, 2020
"The Booksellers" looks at where the trade has been, the psychology of why it has survived generations and how it can move forward. It's as warm and inviting as a good book.
May 8, 2020
While this hazy, shifting quality lets The Booksellers feel lighter on its feet, it also makes its inquiries seem insufficiently honed.
April 30, 2020
The overall experience is like wandering through an antiquarian book store, picking up a volume, starting to flip through in a leisurely fashion, and then having your arm jostled, losing your place, and picking up another tome.
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