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Quickie Review: The Booksellers

Antiquarian booksellers aren’t people you meet every day. Theirs in an insular world and an industry that may be fading away. The booksellers that this documentary introduces its audience to are a curious bunch, mostly older, mostly white, mostly New Yorkers. Their world is one of obsessives and money and a deep appreciation for all things bookish. The film begins at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, then weaves its way though upscale shops, classic used book stores and apartments crammed full of books, collecting the stories of the men and women who are still on the lookout for that one elusive rare volume to buy or sell. It’s definitely a film for a certain audience. And you know who you are.