About Us

Booked Up began its life in March 1971 on a corner in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.  We operated there for 22 years, selling a general mix of fine and scholarly books.  We opened additional stores in Houston, Dallas, and Tucson, Arizona.  Rising rents in D.C. and the surrounding areas eventually drove us away, and we took wing to Texas, where we consolidated all four stores in our main building in Archer City.  Few books are rare; we have handled only a handful in 44 years in the trade.  But many books are attractive.  Customers come to us from wherever the four winds blow. -- Larry McMurtry