Specializing in fine books on Texas and the Southwest since 1995

Plus, I proudly offer the largest selection of titles by Elmer Kelton found anywhere.

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“As of June 4, 2018, we’ve relocated one door west to 4 East Concho.  Come see us, you’ll be pleased with our new carpeted store! And it’s slightly larger.”

A note of introduction from the proprietor, Felton Cochran: 
     “If you're ever in San Angelo, please stop and visit. My hours are 10:00am to 5:15 pm Tuesday through Saturday; and Monday by chance. I accept major credit cards, and I’m happy to take your out-of-town checks with proper identification.

     “I've been a serious bookseller since 1995. When you visit my shop, you will find an extensive, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling inventory of Texana and Western Americana. And I’m particularly proud of my Texas County and Regional History section which takes up over 70 linear feet of shelving!  I also offer large sections devoted to Range and Cattle; Frontier Military and Forts; The Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas; Spanish Exploration and Influences in Texas; The Mexican Revolution; Westerner biographies.  There’s a sizable section of fiction by Texas and Southwest authors. And much more…

      “CACTUS BOOK SHOP is located in the heart of San Angelo’s downtown historical district at 4 East Concho Avenue. You can call me at 325-659-3788, or contact me via e-mail at cactusbooks@suddenlinkmail.com . Or just come on by--I think you'll be glad you did.”

(Scroll down for a selection of TEXANA FEATURES,
and scroll even further for some hard to find titles by ELMER KELTON:)

Texana Features
Texana Features
Texana Features
Pecos Ranchers
The Pecos Ranchers in the Lincoln County War By T. Dudley Cramer, 1st edition, softcover
Nine Years
Nine Years With The Indians 1870-1879 by Hermann Lehmann. 1927, 1st edition, Von Boeckmann-Jones, Printers. Very Limited. Hardback (also has plain tan dust jacket, not shown) $200.00
Texas Lawmen
(Texas Lawmen)
Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen by Mike Cox 2008, 1st edition, Turner Publishing. Limited quantity of signed copies! Hardback = $39.95
Big Bend History
"Little Known History of the Texas Big Bend" by Glenn Justice. 2001, revised edition, Rimrock Press. Autographed copies. Softcover $24.95
Pecos River Rock
Pecos River Rock Art: A Photographic Essay by Jim Zintgraff & Solveig A. Turpin. 1991, 1st edition,Sandy McPherson Pub. Limited supply. Hardback $39.95
The Espuela Land
The Espuela Land And Cattle Company (Spur Ranch) by William Curry Holden. 1970, 1st edition, Texas State Historical Ass. Limited supply. Hardback $50.00
-Texas county and regional histories
-Range life (cowboys and ranchers)
-Frontier Military
-Indian Captivity and Depredations
-Texas and Southwest Archeology
-Natural History--Texas and Southwest
-Native American
-Texas Folklore
-Texas Revolution
-Texas Republic Days
-Texas Colonial Days
-Fiction by Texas and Southwest Authors
-Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution
-Women of the West
-Hunter's Frontier Times Magazines
-Wetern Exoloration
-Spanish Exploration and Influence in
-Westerner biographies
-Petroleum History
-Western Magazines (True West, Old West, etc.)
-Texas Rangers
-Lawmen and Outlaws




A selection of titles by Elmer Kelton -- old and new!
Announcing a special new edition of what has been Elmer Kelton’s most elusive book,
This new 2010 edition, limited to 190 copies, and bound in gold lined cloth, includes the original introduction by Al Lowman, two speeches by Kelton, plus a bonus of four never-before-published illustrations by Tom Lea which were not included in the original edition…………... $95.00
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Front cover and title page of the new 2010 limited edition.

Elmer Kelton PhotoNEW FROM TCU PRESS:
ELMER KELTON: Essays & Memories
Edited by Judy Alter and James Ward Lee
A collection of articles about Kelton by folks who knew him well, including Judy Alter (publisher), Ricky Burke (pastor); Steve Kelton (Elmer’s son); Felton Cochran (friend and bookseller). In addition, several writers and teachers discuss Elmer’s extraordinary body of work:  Ruth McAdams, Joyce Roach, James Ward Lee, and Bob J. Frye.  It also contains an insightful essay by Kelton, “Elmer Kelton Speaks Out…On The History of the Western Novel.” And lastly, there’s “A Basic Bibliography of Books by Elmer Kelton” provided by Cochran.   PRICE = $19.95  Softcover, 160 pp]




The Time It Never Rained
reprint, TCU Press
$32.50 hardback

Long Way To Texas by Elmer Kelton
writing as Lee McElroy
1976, 1st edition Doubleday Pub.
$85.00 hardback

Eyes Of The Hawk by Elmer Kelton
writing as Lee McElroy
1975, 1st edition Doubleday Pub.
$85.00 hardback

The Man Who rode Midnight
1986, 1st edition, Doubleday Pub.

The Pumpkin Rollers
1996, 1st edition, Forge Press.

Cloudy In The West
1997, 1st Edition, Forge Press

The Wolf and the Buffalo
1980, 1st edition, Doubleday
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Other Men’s Horses
$24.99 hardback

Many A River
$24.95 hardback

Hard Trail To Follow
$24.95 hardback

Sandhills Boy:
The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer
  $35.00 hardback

The Indian In Frontier News
by Elmer Kelton
1st edition, hardback = $32.50

Dark Thicket
1985, 1st edition,

1992, 1st edition, Doubleday