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The Booksellers is a movie starring Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, and Gay Talese. A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.

Genres
Documentary
Director
D.W. Young
Starring
Parker Posey, Gay Talese, Susan Benne, Fran Lebowitz

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Product details

Genres Documentary
Director D.W. Young
Stars Parker Posey, Gay Talese, Susan Benne, Fran Lebowitz
Country USA
Also Known As Libreros de Nueva York
Runtime 1 h 39 min
Audio Português  English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles Português  日本語  Čeština  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Description 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.

Top reviews

Monday, 20 Jul 2020 05:19

I have found that many people have written about this film but have been taken in by the hype. All this does is end up undermining what it is to be a bookseller in the 1960's. It was the reason that many people had come to work at the City Paper in the first place. It was also the reason for a majority of the stories published in the paper over the next 30 years. The notion that everyone did what they did because it was a way to make some extra cash is just not true. In my experience many were drawn to it because they were so thrilled with the way it was being run. It was not just a business but an important way of life for many. People worked there because they needed to feed their families. And they were the only ones who had the resources to do it. Some of the stories in the film are about people who got rich and they know that they were rich, but they still loved the City Paper and so they kept doing it because they felt they could do it. If they'd had the resources they probably wouldn't have been able to do it. They were not on a one way trip but on a long journey. It is not like the documentary "The Newsboys" where the main character worked as a photographer for a New York newspaper. He was working for a newspaper because it was a way of making some extra money for him and he loved it. That is not the way the business was run and I believe most of the people who wrote the things they did for a living were completely unaware of what their activities were really like.


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