Friday Film: The Booksellers

Friday, November 12, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Petty Auditorium

Delve into the past, present, and future of the rare book business in New York City in this documentary.

In The Booksellers, the interviewees include dealers, collectors, and auctioneers. They share wonderfully interesting stories about why they got started in the trade, what they love about collecting, how things continue to evolve and change, and they speculate about the future, especially with the increase of digital materials.

Commentators: Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, and Gay Talese. 99 minutes, 2019, not rated.

All participants must follow the library's pandemic safety guidance. The Booksellers is available in our catalog on DVD or streaming on Kanopy.