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Due to ongoing and increasing concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we must regretfully postpone our March 26th screening of The Booksellers at The Redwood Library and Athenæum.  Our top priority is the good health of our audiences, staff, partners and volunteers. We will continue to follow the recommendations of U.S. Center for Disease Control and State of Rhode Island, as well as stay up-to-date with local developments.

We’re working closely with our partner, The Redwood Library, to reschedule this event for later in the Spring. We’re so grateful for the understanding of the newportFILM community and wish you good health.

D.W. Young’s elegant and absorbing documentary is a lively tour of New York’s book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers, past and present: from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Book Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars; to the Strand and Argosy bookstores, still standing against all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The film, executive produced by Parker Posey, features a range of commentators, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers and collectors who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and what it holds within.
6:30 PM: Film followed by a Q&A
Run time: 99 minutes
Director: D.W. Young
Producers: Dan Wechsler, Judith Mizrachy, Parker Posey (EP), Debra McClutchy (Co-Producer)
Cast: Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, Gay Talese
The Booksellers
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Map & Directions

One of the 10 must-see films at this year’s New York Film Festival


A treat for anyone who appreciates the printed word

The Hollywood Reporter

Lovely and wistful... for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, an object that contains the world


Critic’s choice…Crisp, historically comprehensive and unflinching

The Independent

With candid commentary from the New York intelligentsia, like Fran Lebowitz and Gay Talese, it will surely inspire you to go out, pick up a book and actually read it

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