VIDEO: Conversations with Booksellers

Whatever may be happening in the book business, there’s no denying that the book store still plays an important role in American society. And while the American bookstore may be “on the ropes,” it would be premature to count it out altogether. Conversations with Booksellers is a brief documentary that examines innovations currently blooming in traditional bookstores across the country, from goliaths like Powell’s City of Books to a tiny mom and pop operation in New Orleans. As the interviews with the owners of these stores reveals, it’s not all doom and gloom on the brick-and-mortar side of the book business. In fact, there’s still a lot to be said for the value of face-to-face interaction with customers.