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, 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 within TWO WEEKS, they will go to the second highest bidder.

The next bag sale will take place on November 1, 2014


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 October 28, 2014 on these books will remain open for TWO WEEKS (until November 11, 2014) . Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • A Child’s Garden of Verses (Min. Bid $27)
  • The History of the World: From the Dawn of Information (Min. Bid $40)


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

  • Treasury Song for the Home Circle(Min Bis $8)
  • Beyond the Pyrennes(Min. Bid $7)
  • Washington Square (Min Bid $7)
  • The Boy Allies on the Sonme (Min. Bid $8)
  • The Conquest of Everest (Min. Bid $9)
  • Beyond the High Himalayas (Min. Bid $9)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and this one begins on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 1pm and continues until 1pm on Tuesday, November 4 2014. About fifty books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 10 Roy Rogers Movies VCR Tapes
  • 12 Comic Books
  • 16 Classic Books
  • 16 Paperback WWI & WWII Stories
  • 2 Books on Norman Rockwell Paintings
  • 2 Books: WW II & The Century
  • 2 Books: Atlas of the Bible & Where to Find it in the Bible
  • 2 Books: Ghost Towns of the West & Chronicle
  • 2 Cookbooks: Better Homes & Great American Baking
  • 2 Items: Return of the Jedi & Empire Strikes Back; Radio Drama
  • 22 Dinosaur Books
  • 3 Barbie Books
  • 3 Books on California and the Gold Rush
  • 3 Books on Healing Herbs
  • 3 Books on the Mutiny on the Bounty
  • 3 Books: Birding, Sierra Birds, & N. Amer. Birds
  • 3 Roads to the Alamo
  • 4 Books on Baseball and Baseball Players
  • 5 Books of Mystery and Suspense
  • 5 Classic Fairy Tales in a Box
  • 6 Books on the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson
  • 6 Tony Hillerman Reservation Mysteries
  • 7 Books on Babies
  • 8 Books on Mines in California
  • 8 Doonesbury Graphic Novels
  • A Patriot’s Handbook
  • America’s Glorious Quilts
  • American Gunv
  • Bryson’s Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Courthouses of California
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Gatefold Portfolio
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Racing for the Bomb
  • Six Frigates
  • The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
  • The National Museum of Natural History
  • The Wonder Book for Children
  • Titanic: The Official Story
  • Warhol: 60 Artists
  • Wicked: The Grimmerie