The Booksellers Reviews

July 3, 2020
Affable eccentricity is everywhere.
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 29, 2020
Indifferent to the siren call of computer screens, these characters really do stand out from the crowd.
June 26, 2020
Funny, insightful and makes you miss bookstores even more.
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.
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
"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.
April 18, 2020
"The Booksellers" shares a few of those stories and a little of that learning. And I have to tell you: It feels really good to be roaming those aisles of bookshelves again, even if it's just through a screen.
April 9, 2020
Though it opens with a quote from Susan Sontag invoking Jorge Luis Borges's belief... the film is not about the content, but the container - the tactile, redolent artifact essential to book lovers and sought by collectors.
March 13, 2020
Do not be misled by the comic charm of this film. It's a ghost story, brooded over by the rustling wraiths of bookstores dead and gone.
March 12, 2020
I finished the film and felt compelled to turn off the screen and pick up a book.
March 11, 2020
It's a warm, embracing if somewhat hermetically sealed portrait.
Top Critic
March 6, 2020
[A] delightful homage...
March 5, 2020
Pays warm-hearted tribute to the reading, but also the shopping, the rifling, the obsessing, the complaining, the dreaming, the list-making, the shelf-organizing, and everything else book-lovers love to do.
March 5, 2020
[A] charming documentary about the book world - or more specifically the book-as-object world, with antiquarian booksellers trying to reinvent themselves and their industry in a digital era.
March 4, 2020
The Booksellers is a documentary for people who treasure the sheer look and feel of books... As a proud member of this diminishing tribe of obsessives, I am grateful there exists a film featuring my spiritual kinfolk.
October 9, 2019
"The Booksellers" is a documentary for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, an object that contains the world.
October 8, 2019
A treat for anyone who appreciates the printed word.