The Bookshop

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; The Bookshop is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better.

By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalising Lolita and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.


Information

The Bookshop
  • Cast
  • Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy
  • Director
  • Isabel Coixet
  • Genre
  • Drama
  • Classification
  • PG, 113 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Coarse language
  • Distributor
  • Transmission

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