Larry McMurtry’s Booked Up bookstore

the roy hamric journal



The novelist and bookman, Larry McMurtry, opened Booked Up, a bookstore in his West Texas boyhood home of Archer City, Texas, many years ago. The bookstore is one of the finest and largest used bookstores in the world. Word has circulated that he will liquidate most of the stock and keep only his main store which is located near his home a few blocks away, where he has a personal library of around 30,000 books. Estimates of the number of his books in all his stores, which were abandoned buildings in the town, range from 300,000 to 400,000 books. The dispersion of his well-bought books will be a great loss to readers.

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