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Directed by Isabel Coixet
The Thursday Film Series is partnering with the TNRD Library to bring some books to the lobby of the Paramount Theatre.
Representatives of the library will bring a variety of books that have a “bookshop” theme, classic literature, and books that relate to the Suffolk area. Our patrons will be able to check out the books if they so choose, or request items through the library representative. In theme with the film, we wanted to bring a “bookshop” to the theatre. Come early and peruse some book options to borrow from the library.
It is 1959 and against plenty of odds, Florence Green is about to realize a dream: to open a bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough in Suffolk. She does not, however count on the opposition she will face, especially from the narrow-minded locals who tow the line to the town’s local socialite and doyenne who uses connections to enhance her status and power. But Florence’s focused attempts to bring literature and ‘good books’ to the community will not be undone. With the support of a fellow book lover whose disillusionment over the mindset of the locals has led him to lead a reclusive existence, Florence will need to find all her courage to keep her dreams afloat and to protect not only her principles, but her heart as well.
Lovers of books and admirers of determination will embrace this enchanting film.”
–Louise Keller, Urban Cinephile
Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy form a tender connection in The Bookshop.
–Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
This subdued period adaptation starring the wonderful Mortimer celebrates the magic of books and bookstores.
–Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media