Movie Review: The Bookshop (2017)

Every book lover’s dream (or mine, at least) is to own a little bookshop in a tiny, picturesque village in the east of England.

In The Bookshop, a film based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel, the protagonist, Florence Green, is doing just that, despite the fierce objections of the local arts connoisseur. Undeterred, Florence finds an unlikely pair of supporters in a young girl and a reclusive, secretive hermit.

All book lovers will be captivated by the story of this lovely, quiet widow slowly being brought in to the life – and drama – of the seaside town of Hardborough.


Review by Liz McDorr, who works at both the Reference and Circulation desks.


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