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 December 5, 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 November 24, 2015 on these books will remain open for until December 8, 2015. Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • The Readheaded Outfield (Min. Bid $8)
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The Professsor’s Picks are open two weeks because of the holidays, the same as the regular auction

  • My Robin (Min Bid $8)
  • Evolution: A Fantasy (Min. Bid $7)
  • Shakespeare’s Southampton (Min Bid $20)
  • Sir John and the American Girl & Harpers Short Stories (Min. Bid $8)
  • The Book of Sweethearts (Min. Bid $8)
  • The Grim Thirteen (Min. Bid $15)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and this one begins on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 1pm and continues until 1PM, TUESDAY, December 8, 2015 . About forty-two books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 2 Biographies – Lady Astor and Wallis Simpson
  • 2 Books – Beethoven and Mozart
  • 2 Books – Front Page Los Angeles Times
  • 2 books on Aquariums
  • 2 books on Disneyland
  • 2 Books on Getty Museum
  • 2 books on Zen
  • 2 Dog Books
  • 2 Volume Set – Major Writers of America
  • 20 Children’s paperbacks
  • 20 Superman Comics
  • 26 DC Comics
  • 3 Books – Works of Shakespeare, Hugo and Kipling
  • 3 Books by Terhune
  • 3 books on Beer
  • 3 books on Gamblling
  • 3 Children’s Books
  • 3 Cookbooks for Kids
  • 3 James Herriot books
  • 3 Julia Child Books
  • 3 Photography books
  • 4 Mark Twain Books
  • 5 books on WWII sir war
  • 6 Singer Sewing Books
  • 8 CDs – Beethoven, Mozart, etc.
  • 8 CDs – Haydn, Telemann, etc.
  • 9 magazines – Colliers, Hygeia, Time
  • Children’s Lot – 28 Books
  • Dream Snow
  • Hollywood Musical
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Life Magazine – first 50 years
  • Literary Classics Lot – 37 books
  • Nature
  • Pirateology
  • Set of 6 Volumes on Abraham Lincoln
  • The Beatles
  • Wall Chart of Human Anatomy
  • Wall Chart of World History
  • Whisper in the Dark
  • With Unbounded Confidence
  • Wonders of the World
  • Word and Phrase Origins