The heartbreaking reason my dog thinks “The Booksellers” is the best film of the year.

Ken Foster
4 min readJan 24, 2021

Last week, my dog Doug and I finally caught up with The Booksellers, the recent documentary about antiquarian and second-hand booksellers which is now streaming, without any sense of irony, on Amazon Prime. Doug usually isn’t very interested in movies, preferring, instead, the movie that plays out from the windows of my second floor bedroom. There, he looks out across the adjoining yards that run behind us, waiting for something to happen. The pace is slow, but when a neighbor starts burning garbage…

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Ken Foster

Author of fiction and non-fiction; dog guy; bad boxer. New book, City of Dogs, is just out now from Avery/Penguin.