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The Booksellers (2020)



Critic Consensus: Inviting viewers into a fascinating world of bibliophiles, The Booksellers is a documentary that's easy to curl up and get lost in.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Booksellers

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (22)

Affable eccentricity is everywhere.

July 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

July 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Indifferent to the siren call of computer screens, these characters really do stand out from the crowd.

June 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Funny, insightful and makes you miss bookstores even more.

June 26, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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