How do you trim your library by about 300,000 books? If you’re “Lonesome Dove” novelist Larry McMurtry, you hold an auction. On August 10, he’ll offer that many titles at a two-day event he’s calling “The Last Book Sale.” Auctioneers Addison & Sarova will conduct the sale, in which much of the inventory from McMurtry’s Archer City, Texas bookstore, Booked Up, will be offered in 200-book lots, each containing a few valuable editions.
In addition, Larry McMurtry has chosen 100 books of unusual interest, which will be auctioned individually. He plans to keep about 100,000 volumes on the shelves of his store as well as his personal “humanistic library” of 23,000 books. “That’ll get me through my remaining years, “ he said.
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