The Bookshop (film)

The Bookshop is a 2017 drama film written and directed by Isabel Coixet, based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Penelope Fitzgerald,[2] in which the lead character attempts against opposition to open a bookshop in the coastal town of Hardborough, Suffolk (a thinly-disguised version of Southwold).[3] Shooting took place in Portaferry and Strangford, County Down, Northern Ireland and in Barcelona during August and September 2016.

The Bookshop
UK release poster
Directed byIsabel Coixet
Written byIsabel Coixet
Based onThe Bookshop
by Penelope Fitzgerald
Produced by
  • Jaume Banacolocha
  • Joan Bas
  • Adolfo Blanco
  • Chris Curling
Narrated byJulie Christie
CinematographyJean-Claude Larrieu
Edited byBernat Aragones
Music byAlfonso Vilallonga
  • Diagonal Televisió
  • A Contracorriente Films
  • Zephyr Films
  • One Two Films
Distributed byCelsius Entertainment
Release date
  • 21 October 2017 (2017-10-21) (Valladolid)
  • 10 November 2017 (2017-11-10) (Spain)
  • 18 May 2018 (2018-05-18) (Germany)
  • 29 June 2018 (2018-06-29) (United Kingdom)
Running time
112 minutes
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
Budget$3.4 million
Box office$9.7 million[1]

The film stars Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy.[4] It won three Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.