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

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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Auction director Michael Addison.

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News crews and reporters swarmed McMurtry.

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Larry McMurtry mid interview at his bookstore, Booked Up.

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

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

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

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

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

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Catherine Downes
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