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August 22, 2003 | Jon Herskovitz, Reuters
Dusty streets, a blinking traffic light and churning oil rigs in the bone-dry hills are the backdrop for the classic movie "The Last Picture Show" -- and for an unlikely oasis for used-book lovers. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Larry McMurtry, author of "Terms of Endearment," "Lonesome Dove" and "The Last Picture Show," has turned his hometown of Archer City into what several book dealers say is one of the preeminent places in the United States to search for used books.
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August 6, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
Larry McMurtry, the irascible author of 60 books and screenplays -- including "Lonesome Dove" and "Terms of Endearment" -- has reversed course and decided not to close his peculiar and beloved bookshop that represents the hub of the economy in the dusty Texas outpost of Archer City. McMurtry had cited economic pressures, particularly from chain bookstores, when he announced plans this year to shutter Booked Up Inc.
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August 6, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
Larry McMurtry, the irascible author of 60 books and screenplays -- including "Lonesome Dove" and "Terms of Endearment" -- has reversed course and decided not to close his peculiar and beloved bookshop that represents the hub of the economy in the dusty Texas outpost of Archer City. McMurtry had cited economic pressures, particularly from chain bookstores, when he announced plans this year to shutter Booked Up Inc.
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February 27, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
You've got to work to get here, and not many do. But one day, the author Larry McMurtry sauntered back as if he were WF Call himself -- the former Texas Ranger who led a cattle drive to the highlands in McMurtry's epic, "Lonesome Dove." Rapt by the Western myth he has spent a career trying to dispel, McMurtry not only moved back to his hometown but brought his side business with him. In the 20 years since it opened, Booked Up Inc.
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February 27, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
You've got to work to get here, and not many do. But one day, the author Larry McMurtry sauntered back as if he were WF Call himself -- the former Texas Ranger who led a cattle drive to the highlands in McMurtry's epic, "Lonesome Dove." Rapt by the Western myth he has spent a career trying to dispel, McMurtry not only moved back to his hometown but brought his side business with him. In the 20 years since it opened, Booked Up Inc.
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December 15, 2002 | Scott Kraft, Scott Kraft is the national editor of The Times. He last wrote for the magazine about William F. Buckley.
The great novelists, Larry McMurtry believes, write their masterpieces in the prime of life. And at 66, he figures he's past his prime. The powers that inspired ''The Last Picture Show'' and ''Terms of Endearment'' are in decline. By his own reckoning, the curtain fell on his great period 17 years ago, with the publication of ''Lonesome Dove.'' McMurtry remains stunningly prolific; he churned out four novels during the past year, the last two at a gallop.
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August 22, 2003 | Jon Herskovitz, Reuters
Dusty streets, a blinking traffic light and churning oil rigs in the bone-dry hills are the backdrop for the classic movie "The Last Picture Show" -- and for an unlikely oasis for used-book lovers. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Larry McMurtry, author of "Terms of Endearment," "Lonesome Dove" and "The Last Picture Show," has turned his hometown of Archer City into what several book dealers say is one of the preeminent places in the United States to search for used books.
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