The Booksellers Documentary Keep Collectors Hopeful

The Booksellers Documentary Keep Collectors Hopeful

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With the reemergence of independent bookstores and an ever-increasing nostalgia for the intimacy of physicality in a digital age, The Booksellers comes at an opportune time for any reader who puts their love for the paper-bound artifacts above all else. Directed by D.W. Young, this documentary focuses on the livelihoods and idiosyncrasies of New York’s finest antiquarian booksellers. They don’t sell what you can purchase online for two-day Prime shipping. These bibliophiles specialize in everything from leather-bound covers to hip-hop collections. Young booksellers are seeing an increasing diversification in content and in the sellers themselves. Not every participant in the …