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  • Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson have also worked together in Shutter Island (2010), Lars and the Real Girl (2007), and in The Party (2017) which was released in the same year as this film.
  • In the ending sequence, the cover of the book on which the movie is based, is perfectly portrayed among other books.
  • Before end credits, there is a dedication to John Berger.
  • The book that the girl holds on the last scene is "A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Arthur Warren Hughes.
  • It is based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald.
  • This is the third collaboration between Patricia Clarkson and Isabel Coixet, after Elegy and Learning to Drive, and the second 2017 film that features both Mortimer and Clarkson after The Party.
  • The film won three Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
  • Isabel Coixet's screenplay won the Frankfurt Book Fair prize for Best International Literary Adaptation 2017.
  • On 13 December 2017, The Bookshop received 12 nominations for the XXXIIIrd edition of the Goya Awards, by the Spanish Cinema Acedemy.
  • On 3 February 2018, it won three major Goya Awards: Best Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
  • On 28 December 2017, the film won 12 nominations for the Xth edition of the Gaudí Awards,including Best Non-Catalan Speaking Film, Best Direction, and Best Screenplay.
  • On 28 January 2018, it won two Gaudí Awards for Best Artistic Direction and Best Original Score.
  • On 13 March 2018, the film won 4 nominations for the 5th edition of the Platino Awards. including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Music. The 5th Platino Awards gala took place at Xcaret, (Riviera Maya), Mexico, on 29 April 2018.
  • The car is a 1958 Morris Minor Traveler station wagon.
  • Hunter Tremayne's feature film debut.
  • The first trial packet of books Florence has delivered to Mr. Brundish consist of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Kingsley Amis's That Uncertain Feeling, and a collection of poems by Philip Larkin.
  • Since, in the story, Edmund Brundish develops a strong liking for the books of Ray Bradbury, three of Bradbury's early works turn up on screen: Fahrenheit 451 (1966), The Martian Chronicles (1980), and Vino iz oduvanchikov (1998).
  • Filmed in a small town in Portaferry, Co. Down
  • Original literary source: "The Bookshop", novel by Penelope Fitzgerald, Gerald Duckworth and Co., London, 1978.
  • French visa # 149971.
  • Award: Prix Coup de Coeur at the Dinard Festival (2018).
  • The narrator was the legendary Julie Christie. A half century earlier, Ms Christie had starred in the film Fahrenheit 451 (1966), adapted from the Ray Bradbury novel that was prominently featured in Bookshop.


  • A book seen many times in this film is "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Bradbury's book plot is about a futurist society where people don't read books, books are banned and firemen mission is to burn them. This film ends with an intentionally setting on fire of the bookshop.
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