In the lovely and wistful documentary The Booksellers we hear one telling illustration of how the online universe has revolutionized the world of vintage books, and it’s an object lesson so fraught with irony that it’s a little head-spinning.
The Booksellers is also about the kind of people who relish vintage books as fetish objects. Those of us who love old books know that feeling. Yet it’s not just about owning; that gorgeous rare volume incarnates the concrete mysticism of the reading experience._ The Booksellers_ is a documentary for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, an object that contains the world.
Owen Gleibermann, Variety