Synopsis

THE BOOKSELLERS dives into the fascinating world of rare book dealers and collectors. Dreamers, intellectuals, eccentrics, these antiquarians play an essential role in preserving the history and future of the printed word. A loving celebration of book culture, the documentary offers a rare glimpse of many unique objects and the obsessive hunt for the next great find; from Da Vinci’s The Codex Leicester (the most expensive book ever sold) to essential early hip-hop documents.

Credits

DIRECTOR: D.W. Young

PRODUCERS: Dan Wechsler, Judith Mizrachy, Parker Posey

FEATURING: Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Kevin Young, Gay Talese