Larry McMurtry's Last Book Sale
Archer City's landmark Booked Up to auction 300,000 titles
By Kimberley Jones, 11:14AM, Mon. Jul. 16, 2012
Larry McMurtry is putting two-thirds of the inventory from his Archer City landmark bookstore Booked Up on the auction block.
Called "The Last Book Sale" in a nod to McMurtry's 1966 novel The Last Picture Show – the film adaptation of which was shot on the streets that surround Booked Up – the auction will feature 300,000 titles, including rare manuscripts. This morning's press release assured that Booked Up, which occupies four separate buildings, is emphatically not closing. The main building will still be open for business, with more than 165,000 titles in stock.
The auction takes place Aug. 10-11 in Archer City. Contemplating the drive? Captain Day Trips visited the store in 2000.