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 October 4, 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 September 16, 2014 on these books will remain open for TWO WEEKS (until September 30), 2014) . Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • 5 Volumes of Humor by Ogden Nash (Min. Bid $38)
  • One of Ours by Willa Cathere (Min. Bid $22)


  • The Wonder Book for Children(Min Bis $97)
  • The Road to Serfdom (Min. Bid $10)
  • Of Mice and Men(Min Bid $12)
  • The Beasts of Tarzan (Min. Bid $12)
  • Tarzan of the Apes(Min. Bid $10)
  • The Son of Tarzan(Min. Bid $12)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and this one begins on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1pm and continues until 1pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. About fifty books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • “I Have a Dream” Sealed
  • 12 Spiritual CDs
  • 16 Comic Books
  • 19 Janet Evanovich Novels
  • 2 Books about Adventures at Sea: Bounty and Pacific
  • 2 Books about Henry Ford
  • 2 Books on Napoleon
  • 2 Books on the California Gold Rush
  • 2 Books on the Mediterranean Theatre in WW II
  • 2 Books on the Sea
  • 2 Books: Brief History of Time & Stephen Hawkings Universe
  • 2 Books: History of Art & Fine Art Reproductions
  • 2 Books: The Best, Worst, and Most Unusual & Forgotten Firsts
  • 2 Books: The Ultimate Cake Mix & Cake Decorations
  • 2 Cookbooks: Country Recipes & 4 Books in One
  • 3 Books about the Mutiny on the Bounty
  • 3 Books on Golf
  • 3 Cookbooks: All-Time Best, Test Kitchen & Best of the Best
  • 3 Handy Science and Space Answer Books
  • 3 Suzanne Collins Novels
  • 3 Handy Science and Space Answer Books
  • 3 Suzanne Collins Novels
  • 4 Bernard Cromwell Novels
  • 4 Books: 3 New Yorker Albums & 1 New Yorker Cartoons
  • 4 Books: The Kama Sutra & 3 Books on Sex
  • 4 Cookbooks: Restaurant, Florence, Garlic, & Italian
  • 4 Dog Training Books
  • 4 James Herriot Books
  • 46 Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • 5 Books on the Bible
  • 5 Children’s Books on Bears
  • 5 Children’s Books: Monkey, Crocodile, Elephant, Special & Ducklings
  • 6 Books: The Jazz Age 7 5 “This Fabulous Century”
  • 6 Classical CDs
  • 7 Ian Fleming James Bond Novels: Book Club Editions
  • A Different World
  • American West Chronicle
  • Genesis
  • llustrated Worlds Religions
  • Selections from Stephen King’s Skeleton Crew: Audio
  • he Nile
  • The Trials of Lenny Bruce
  • The Wines of California
  • Top Cat: 30 Episodes from the TV Series