In the shadow of adversity, 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 Bookstore’ has become a beloved institution in Lenox Massachusetts – a magical, beatnik gem of a local business, run for 40 years by its devoted owner, Matt Tannenbaum, whose passion for stories runs deep.
Garrulous Matt has a literary quote, an anecdote or a well-pitched recommendation for everyone who passes through his door, from neighbours, friends and family to bibliophile pilgrims seeking out his shelves. When COVID-19 hits, and (like so many independent businesses) The Bookstore faces dire financial circumstances, Matt reaches back out to the community he has created, with extraordinary results.
This affectionate portrait of The Bookstore, and the man at its heart, is a tribute to independent bookshops everywhere, and the relationships they inspire.
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