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The Booksellers (2019)

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

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D.W. Young

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Cast

Credited cast:
Parker Posey ... Self (voice)
Fran Lebowitz ... Self
Gay Talese ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Benne Susan Benne ... Self
David Bergman David Bergman ... Self
Adina Cohen Adina Cohen ... Self
Justin Croft Justin Croft ... Self
James Cummins James Cummins ... Self
Jim Cummins Jim Cummins ... Self
Dennis M. David Dennis M. David ... Self
Erik DuRon Erik DuRon ... Self
Arthur Fournier Arthur Fournier ... Self
Syreeta Gates Syreeta Gates ... Self
Terry Halladay Terry Halladay ... Self
Naomi Hample Naomi Hample ... Self
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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.

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In a short closing video segment, Fran Leibowitz describes what happened when she loaned a book to David Bowie. See more »

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A warm but rambling tale
6 September 2020 | by antony-1See all my reviews

Beautifully shot, a lively jazz soundtrack and some interesting characters and good interviews.

Fran Lebowitz for me was the standout, and I could listen to her all day.

For me where it falls down is that it has no form of a narrative. A good story has a beginning middle and end. It takes you on an emotional journey. This felt more like a clip show.

Topics are brought up throughout, giving a feeling of a repetition rather than a story being crafted.

Maybe I should embrace the eclectic story, to match the eclectic people. But for me it felt like it needed a message of some sort to sew this all together.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,794, 8 March 2020

Gross USA:

$25,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,552
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