Penelope Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Bookshop is coming to the big screen this August!

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald (first published in 1978), was well received by readers and critics alike. Now a movie adaptation will will hit theaters this August. The film stars Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom), Bill Nighy (Love, Actually) and Patricia Clarkson (House of Cards); and if the movie is anything like the book, audiences are in for a treat.

The story centers around Florence Green, a woman determined to open a book shop in an old, abandoned house in the 1950s. Her decision causes quite a stir with local residents and as a result, she faces several obstacles. As she discovers who is her ally and who is her enemy, Florence has to decide if her dream is worth her struggles.

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