The Friends Silent Auction is divided into three parts. An OLD AND RARE BOOKS auction consists of 2 books on the upper shelf of the rack against the wall. It remains open for bidding for two weeks. PROFESSOR PARSONS’ PICKS is a selection of 6 or more books on the second shelf picked by Professor Ted Parsons that he thinks will be of particular interest to readers, and the REGULAR AUCTION which consists of about 50 books on the table and on the two racks. Bidding remains open for one week. The bidding is in whole dollars and ends on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. At that time there can be a bid-off between competing bidders.

You will be notified by phone if you are the highest bidder. Books may be paid for and picked up at the close of the auction (1:00 p.m. on Tuesday) OR at the Friends Bookstore in the basement of the library after 2:30 p.m. on the Tuesday of the ending of the auction.

If books are not picked up normally within TWO WEEKS they will go to the second highest bidder.

The next bag sale will take place on August 1, 2015.


Two to Four OLD and/or RARE books or sets of books are offered on the top shelf of the stand against the wall at the auction. Bidding begins at 1 pm July 28, 2015 on these books will remain open for until August 11, 2015. Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • 4 Titles by Mary Johnston (Min. Bid $45)
  • Siegfriend and Twilight of the Gods (Min. Bid $45)


The Professsor’s Picks are open only one week, the same as the regular auction

  • David Harum (Min Bid $7)
  • First the Blade (Min. Bid $7)
  • Ministering Childrenn (Min Bid $8)
  • PThe Pied Piper of Hamlin (Min. Bid 8)
  • Wings over America (Min. Bid $8)
  • Zanesville and 36 other American Communities (Min. Bid $10)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and this one begins on Tuesday,July 28, 2015 at 1pm and continues until 1PM, TUESDAY, August 4, 2015 . About fort-two books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 11 Volumes Hellblazer Comic Books
  • 12 CD’s Classical Music
  • 12 Volumes The Mighty Comic Books
  • 13 CD’s Mixed Classics and Jazz
  • 16 Volumes Works of Goethe in German
  • 17 VHS Opera Tapes
  • 17 Volumes Black’s Reader Service Classics
  • 2 Books War with Japan
  • 2 Books Yacht Design
  • 22 Volumes Harvard Classics
  • 27 Volumes Louis L’Amour Paperback
  • 3 Books Home Improvement
  • 3 DVD’s Star Trek
  • 3 Books Eisenhower
  • 3 Books My First Treasury
  • 4 Books Barbeque
  • 4 Books Coffee
  • 4 Books Feng Shui
  • 4 Books Horses
  • 4 Books Julia Child Cook Books
  • 4 Books Pop-Up Books
  • 5 Books Wedding Planning5 Books Wedding Planning
  • 6 Books Questions and Answers Planet Earth
  • 6 Books Women of the Old West
  • 8 Seven Swordsmen 8-Disc Set DVD
  • 8 Books Garfield
  • 8 Books Walt Disney Beginning Reader
  • Classic Cars Jaguar
  • Grace (Kelly)
  • Hemingway of Fishing
  • Inventors and Discoverers
  • Mark Twain
  • Maui
  • Prospect Park Book
  • Rescuing Da Vinci
  • The Book of Virtues
  • The Century of the Impressionists
  • The Education of T.C. Mits
  • The Hungry Planet
  • The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends
  • The Yearling
  • Vintage Yachts