Books is a feature film documentary directed and produced by Mathew Provost and Sara Ossana of Studio Seven7 Films coming soon.
I grew up with writers in my family, as a result, books have always been a big part of my life. I first started visiting Booked Up in Archer City when I was 11 years old. I still remember the stillness and silence of the stacks, the smell of the books and endless possibilites as I spent hours leafing through and reading books on my favorite subjects: Photography, Fashion, Travel and Design.
When Larry told me that he was planning on auctioning off over 2/3 of his inventory over 2 days, I knew that we had to document this once-in-a-lifetime event. As I spoke with Mathew about the inevitability of the auction, initially we were both sad, this was seemingly the end of an era. Larry expressed excitement about the auction and felt that it was not an end but a new beginning for these thousands of books, a way for young bookstores to replenish their inventory or start anew. A kind of diaspora of the years of acquiring his massive collection of rare, used and scholarly books. This mass exodus of books was feeding the book stream.
Larry has a life-long history with books, both writing and collecting them, and this is our ode to him. Books is not only the story of the Last Book Sale but is also the story of the books themselves; what they represent and their value to those around them. We hope you will follow us on this journey as we finish the film and share the story of Books with the world.
Sara & Mathew