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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)
Photos by Catherine Downes

Archer City, a small town 140 miles northwest of Dallas, was buzzing with media and bidders over the weekend as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry auctioned off books from his antique bookstore, Booked Up.

Here's what it looked like:

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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

Auction director Michael Addison.

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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

News crews and reporters swarmed McMurtry.

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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

Larry McMurtry mid interview at his bookstore, Booked Up.

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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)
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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

Wildcat cafe is very popular with the locals, including McMurtry, who enjoyed a burger there on Saturday afternoon.

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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

Some of McMurtry's work on display at the Wildcat Cafe.

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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

James McMurtry (Larry McMurtry's son) played a show on Friday night at Archer City's Royal Theater.

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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

Locals playing dominoes at the American Legion hall in Archer City.

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Larry McMurtry Auctioned Off His Books in Archer City Over the Weekend (Photos)

Bidders packed up their cars, trucks and U-Hauls with loads of books before returning home.


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