Booked Up began over thirty years ago in Washington, D.C. and is now located in the Texas panhandle, just two hours northwest of DFW Airport in Larry McMurtry’s hometown of Archer City, Texas.  Booked Up carries between 150,000 and 200,000 fine and scholarly books.  All stock has been purchased and shelved over the last four decades by owner and founder Larry McMurtry.

To All Book People: Rumors that we have moved or been sold are pernicious nonsense! We are right where we have been for so long — on Main St. in Archer City -- Larry McMurtry and Khristal Collins.

Visit us in person, at 216 South Center, Archer City, Texas 76351. Open Thursday thru Saturday 1:00-5:00, Monday thru Wednesday: by appointment only. Closed Sundays. 940-574-2511, fax 940-574-4245.

Book folks who came to our auction five years ago may want to enjoy Archer City again: Forceful breeze, but very buyable books!

We’ve just put on the floor some 15,000 books priced to sell; indeed priced to sprint. What we have is generally Belles-Lettres in the broadest sense. Come and Enjoy!

 

  • Left: stack of rare titles from Larry McMurtry's private collection. Browse More Books
  • Left: Larry's typewriter