A behind-the-scenes look at the
New York rare book world
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 essential role in preserving history. The film takes viewers inside their small but fascinating realm, populated by an assortment of obsessives, romantics, oddballs and dreamers. Featuring interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers such as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean and Kevin Young, THE BOOKSELLERS is both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.