THE BOOKSELLERS is a lively, behind-the-scenes documentary film looking at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. Executive produced by Parker Posey and featuring interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers, THE BOOKSELLERS is both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.
To celebrate the rare books community, ACRL is holding an online discussion of the THE BOOKSELLERS from 1 – 2 p.m. Central (convert additional time zones online) on Tuesday, May 5. Sponsored by johnson rare books & archives, the discussion will feature Dan Wechsler the film’s Producer; Athena Jackson, Director of Library Special Collections at the University of California, Los Angeles; Brad Johnson, President of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America; and Heather O’Donnell, Owner of Honey & Wax Booksellers. Will Hansen, Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana at the Newberry Library, will serve as moderator.
Learn more about THE BOOKSELLERS, directed by D.W. Young and starring Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, and Gay Talese, in the official trailer.
Buy a “virtual ticket” for an online film viewing for $9.99. A gift to others option also available. Doing so supports the RBMS Scholarship Fund. Watch the film when it is convenient for you (within three days of purchase), then join your colleagues at 1 p.m. Central on Tuesday, May 5 for the free THE BOOKSELLERS film discussion.
Grab your popcorn and join us on May 5!