The Booksellers

1 Hr. 39 Min.


$9.99 for 3-day rental/50% of proceeds support MKE Film!

Community Partner: Porchlight Book Company, Boswell Book Company

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 underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. The Booksellers takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.


"I have to tell you: It feels really good to be roaming those aisles of bookshelves again, even if it's just through a screen."
- Los Angeles Times
"Though it opens with a quote from Susan Sontag invoking Jorge Luis Borges's belief... the film is not about the content, but the container - the tactile, redolent artifact essential to book lovers and sought by collectors."
- Boston Globe
"[A] delightful homage..."


All About MKE Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building a robust, community-based film culture in the Greater Milwaukee Area. We seek to support and foster local filmmakers, the local filmmaking industry, and a vibrant community of film fans, audiences, and patrons. In our wildest sunshine daydreams, Milwaukee will become a global center of film culture in which film and shared cinematic experiences are used as tools for entertainment, education, engagement, and community building.

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