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Directed by D. W. Young • 2019 • United States
D. W. Young’s elegant and absorbing documentary is a lively tour of New York’s book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics, and dreamers, past and present: from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Book Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars; to the Strand and Argosy bookstores, still standing against all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. Executive produced by Parker Posey, THE BOOKSELLERS features colorful commentary from Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers and collectors who believe fervently in the wonder of the object and what it holds within.