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Spain, UK, Germany | 2017 | 113mins | PG Coarse language

  • Directed by Isabel Coixet (‘The Secret Life of Words’, ‘Learning to Drive’, ‘Another Me’)
  • Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Hunter Tremayne, Honor Kneafsey, James Lance, Frances Barber, Reg Wilson
  • Written by Isabel Coixet (based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald)
  • Drama



  • 26 May, Saturday, 7:30PM,  NEW
  • 28 May, Monday, 7:30PM
  • 3 June, Sunday, 5PM

Its subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting.

Hollywood Reporter

The Bookshop is “a sumptuous cinematic adaptation which celebrates Bibliophilia itself”. Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel of 1978, and set in a sleepy 1950’s English town,

The Bookshop tells the story of Florence Green’s attempt to re-energise an out of touch, morally somnambulant rural townsfolk through the dissemination of some of the most stirring literature of the day. She stirs long buried feelings in the townsfolk and brings down the wrath of the controlling, vengeful Violet Gamart, a local social doyenne who is jealously affronted by the changes Florence has affected.

A fine, sensitive leading turn from Emily Mortimer helps shore up these quiet, lightly dust-covered proceedings…