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Hello, Bookstore

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Hello, Bookstore

In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore. A landmark in Lenox, Massachusetts, The Bookstore is a magical, beatnik gem thanks to its owner Matt Tannenbaum, whose passion for stories runs deep. This intimate portrait of The Bookstore and the family at its heart offers a journey through good times, hard times, and the stories hidden on the shelves. The film does a spectacular job of creating that very specific type of vibe—one felt only after spending the day in an independent bookstore you love. Once the credits hit, you’ll wish you’d had even more time sitting in The Bookstore, listening to Tannenbaum talk for another three hours about books, life, and whatever else pops in his head.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

"Compelling and heartwarming"
Thomas Farragher, The Boston Globe
"It's uplifting, hopeful, and Capra-esque in its celebration of how capable we Americans can be in dark times"
Dan Mecca, The Film Stage
"Tannenbaum’s fondness for his store and its wares is a beautiful thing to behold"
Lisa Kennedy, New York Times


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