Playing in September

Cinema 320 at WCUW Radio presents HELLO, BOOKSTORE, a warmly satisfying documentary for everybody who has ever fallen in love with a great bookstore.


USA, 2022. 86 min; NR but suitable for all audiences; Director: A.B. Zax


Sunday 9/11, Sunday 9/18, Sunday 9/25- 1PM; Wednesday 9/14- 7PM.

In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore in its hour of need. A landmark in Lenox, Massachusetts, The Bookstore is a magical, beatnik gem thanks to its owner, Matt Tannenbaum, whose passion for stories runs deep. Presiding at The Bookstore for over forty years, Matt is a true bard of the Berkshires and his shop is the kind of place to get lost in. This intimate portrait of The Bookstore and the family at its heart offers a journey through good times, hard times and the stories hidden on the shelves.

“People go to independent bookstores to browse, and “Hello, Bookstore” is the documentary version of a great browse. With delicious casual leisure, and some choice mood music (classical guitar, jazz piano, Grieg piano suites), the film peruses the shelves of the tale it’s telling, thumbing through a page or two of backstory, lured by the cover drawing of an anecdote here, a celebrity there, then wandering over to the next shelf, rarely committing itself to making a major purchase….By the end, however, you may feel something that’s richly moving and almost transcendental.” – Variety.


Tickets: Adults $9.00, Senior citizens over 62 and WCUW members $7.00

WCUW is located at 910 Main Street, Worcester. Ample parking is available along Main Street and directly across Main Street in the Clark University Idrisi Program’s parking lot at the crosswalk.