Today's Washington Post notes that Larry McMurtry is closing down his Booked Up store in Archer City, Texas. The store's web site confirms this: on August 10 and 11, the store will auction off several hundred thousands of books by the shelf lot. The stores will be open for browsing the week before.
I don't have a lot of shelf space for shelf lots.
I lack the experience needed to buy efficiently when somebody is auctioning off tens of thousand of lots in two days.
I have other commitments those days.
The books, then, that I remember from Booked Up's Georgetown days, if still with McMurtry, will be somebody else's prize. To those who have the time, the space, and the money, I can only quote Booked Up: