Hello, Bookstore in Cinemas and On Demand from 30th June 2023

Hello, Bookstore in Cinemas and On Demand from 30th June 2023

Bulldog Film Distribution presents documentary film ‘Hello, Bookstore‘ which will be in Cinemas and On Demand from 30th June 2023. The film is a charming love-letter to the institution of local bookshops and the challenges they’ve faced in recent years. Find out more below and watch the trailer.

Hello Bookstore

In the shadow of adversity, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore in its hour of need. A landmark in Lenox, Massachusetts, The bookstore is a magical, beatnik gem thanks to its owner Matt Tannenbaum, whose passion for stories runs deep.

Presiding at The Bookstore for over forty years, Matt is a true bard of the Berkshires and his shop is the kind of place to get lost in. 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.

Run Time – 86 Minutes
Rating – PG
Release Date – 30th June 2023

Preview Screenings + Director A.B. Zax and Matt Tannenbaum In-person Q&A:
Sat 24 June – Sheffield, Showroom
Sun 25 June – Bradford Literature Festival
Mon 26 June – Cambridge Picturehouse
Tues 27 June – London Bertha DocHouse

‘A relaxing, effervescent cinematic poem on a distinctive pleasure’ – The Guardian

‘A salute to the sacramental qualities of art that are threaded through everyday life’ – Variety



I have always felt at home in a bookstore. By that living, breathing sense of connection to stories and voices, old and new. For me, that sensation has never been stronger than inside The Bookstore in Lenox, Massachusetts. After spending many blissful hours listening to Matt Tannenbaum’s tales and watching him hold court at The Bookstore, I was struck by a vision to capture its essence: this person, this place and the community that it serves.

When I started filming in the autumn of 2019, I never could have predicted what story would present itself in March 2020. I only knew that it was my responsibility not to shy away from the surreal, extraordinary events unfolding around us. What emerged in the hardship of the pandemic, more viscerally than I ever could have imagined, was the symbiosis between a community and a bookstore. That a bookstore isn’t merely a whimsical place to pick out a book, it’s vital to our well-being. And that we need stories now more than ever.’ – A.B. Zax

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