A small town in 1959 England does not seem like the most progressive place in the world. But this doesn’t matter to a woman named Florence Green. She’s always been a bit of a rebel, so starting a bookshop seems like the most logical next step. But it’s not long before it becomes clear that certain townspeople do not want her to succeed. A fan of Nabokov and Bradbury, she exposes people to controversial works of art that they wouldn’t have seen otherwise. But at one point, she’s forced to ask herself if the pressure makes her venture impossible.