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Larry McMurtry’s Last Auction Sale

June 14, 2023 | By

The Real Locations That Inspired Larry McMurtry’s ‘Lonesome Dove’

April 24, 2023 | By Ariel Slick

Of all the quintessentially Texan books, Lonesome Dove ranks right up there. And while most readers are familiar with its iconic descriptions of the dusty land, many may not know the local spots that gave author Larry McMurtry the inspiration to write his historical epic.

History and Ghost Stories Abound at Barber’s—Texas’ Oldest Indie Bookstore

July 6, 2022 | By Stacy Bogle

When Bert and Alice Barber opened their downtown Fort Worth bookstore in 1925, they were just two high school sweethearts from Nebraska with a dream to own their own business.

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to 42? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

July 1, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

Writers to Pay Tribute to Larry McMurtry This Weekend in Archer City

October 8, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

Roughly six months after the passing of the Texas Tolstoy, writers and fans of Larry McMurtry will gather this Saturday in Archer City, the town that made the man who made the town famous.

How The Last Picture Show Changed the World’s View of Small Town Texas

July 29, 2021 | By

Michael J. Mooney

A Reader’s Maiden Voyage Into the World of Lonesome Dove

May 14, 2021 | By Roberto José Andrade Franco

On January 1, I started doing what I’d been planning on doing for almost a year: reading the many books about Texas that I wasn’t exposed to until I was an adult.

A Tribute to “Lonesome Dove” Author Larry McMurtry

March 29, 2021 | By Sarah Bird, Jenny Staff Johnson, Michael Mooney, June Naylor, W.K. Stratton, June Naylor, and Dale Weisman

In Memoriam: Texas Novelist and Essayist Larry McMurtry (1936-2021)

March 26, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

Texas Bookish Destinations

October 14, 2016 | By Kay Ellington

Every fall the streets around the Texas State Capitol sprout huge white event tents, and crowds of booklovers—some 40,000 visitors of all ages—come from miles around to hear hundreds of popular authors discuss their works, snag signed copies, and enjoy food, fun, and live music.

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