Virtual Cinema

Country Bookshelf has teamed up with Magnolia Pictures to present Virtual Cinema featuring great literary documentaries. When you watch through our links, you get to experience powerful films, and Country Bookshelf receives 30% of the ticket price. Win-win!

Click the links below to find out about each film and buy tickets to watch in the comfort of your home. You can even send tickets as gifts and have a virtual watch party with family and friends. Tickets are good for a 3-day rental and range from $3.99 to $4.99. Happy watching!

I Am Not Your NegroToni Morrison: The Places I Am








Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins









I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525434696
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Published: Vintage - February 7th, 2017

National Bestseller

In his final years, Baldwin envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project had never been published before acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined Baldwin’s oeuvre to compose his stunning documentary film 
I Am Not Your Negro.

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.  

Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781586489052
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Published: PublicAffairs - November 9th, 2010

She was a groomed for a gilded life in moneyed Houston, but Molly Ivins left the country club behind to become one of the most provocative, courageous, and influential journalists in American history. Presidents and senators called her for advice; her column ran in 400 newspapers; her books, starting with Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?, were bestsellers.

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562795
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020

Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades. 

“Profoundly insightful. . . . Speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines.” —NPR

Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679785897
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Published: Vintage - May 12th, 1998

This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page.  It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.

Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623260767
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Published: Ammo Books - November 15th, 2015

"Gonzo" presents a rare look into the life of Thompson, whose groundbreaking style of "gonzo" journalism made him one of the greatest writers of his generation. For the first time, his photographs and archives have been collected into a visual biography worthy of his literary legacy.