The Bookshop (2018)

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?

Genres: Drama

Country: UK | Spain | Germany

Language: English

Release Date: 24 August 2018 (USA)

Filming Locations: UK

Director: Isabel Coixet

Writers: Isabel Coixet (screenplay),  Penelope Fitzgerald (novel)

Stars: Emily Mortimer,  Bill Nighy,  Patricia Clarkson


Emily Mortimer Emily Mortimer Florence Green
Bill Nighy Bill Nighy Edmund Brundish
Patricia Clarkson Patricia Clarkson Violet Gamart
Hunter Tremayne Hunter Tremayne Mr. Keble
Honor Kneafsey Honor Kneafsey Christine
James Lance James Lance Milo North
Frances Barber Frances Barber Jessie
Reg Wilson Reg Wilson General Gamart
Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald Mr. Raven
Lucy Beckwith Lucy Beckwith Guest One
Nigel O'Neill Nigel O’Neill Mr. Deben
Jorge Suquet Jorge Suquet Mr. Thornton
Harvey Bennett Harvey Bennett Wally
Lana O'Kell Lana O’Kell Ivy Welford
Adie Allen Adie Allen Mrs. Traill

Review Scores

  • IMDb Rating - 7
  • Want to see - 9