This week’s staff pick is The Booksellers, a critically-acclaimed 2019 documentary that is available to stream on Kanopy! (Unfamiliar with Kanopy? Click here to find out how to get started.) The film is a look at the surprisingly fascinating world of antique bookselling, and the eccentric collectors at its center. If you enjoy hunting for books, visiting your local store, or have ever marveled at the sprawl that is the shelves of the Strand, this documentary is a must-see.
“Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.” -Kanopy
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