Author and Oscar-winning screenwriter Larry Mcmurtry is selling off a massive portion of his book collection at auction.
The Brokeback Mountain scriptwriter is letting go of 300,000 books as part of next month's (Aug12) The Last Book Sale at his Booked Up store in Archer City, Texas - just yards away from the building where the movie adaptation of his The Last Picture Show screenplay was filmed.
MCMurtry is not closing his bookstore and will stay in business after the auction.
The auction will include books the reclusive writer has personally chosen as individual lots and MCMurtry will attend the sale on 10 and 11 August (12).