Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Booksellers | Official Trailer

This documentary about booksellers in New York City is now available for free on Amazon Prime. I've been tracking this since last year, glad to finally view it. I hope some of these people are still in business in 2020. While they are not all the books I like to collect, it is kind of a psychological study of why people collect books; the sellers are just as compelled as the buyers. There is a great quote from one seller about the nature of collectors:
"The world is divided into people who collect things and people who don't know what the hell these people are doing collecting things. If you're a collector you're a sick obsessive compulsive person, who would sell their grandmother to buy something they really like, even if it's an Elvis plate."

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