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 December 6, 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 November 25, 2014 on these books will remain open for TWO WEEKS (until December 16, 2014) . Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • Ivanhoe (Min. Bid $25)
  • The Story of Pancho and the Bull (Min. Bid $30)


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

  • On Christmas Day in the Evening (Min Bis $8)
  • The Swiss Family Robinson (Min. Bid $8)
  • The Sketch Book, etc. (Min Bid $10)
  • The Hawaiian Kingdog: The Kalakaua Dynasty (Min. Bid $25)
  • Kipling – Boy Stories (Min. Bid $7)
  • The Spell of the Yukon (Min. Bid $12)
  • None But the Lonley Hearts (Min. Bid $8)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and this one begins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1pm and continues until 1PM, TUESDAY, December 16 (NOTE!!!!). About fifty books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 10 CD’s – Piano Masterpieces
  • 10 Doonesbury Books
  • 10 vol series from Kingston House on Great Men and Women
  • 11 Little Golden Bks for Children
  • 12 CD’s – Christmas Music
  • 14 Disney Favorites – Great Gift for Children
  • 15 Louis L’Amour Westerns
  • 1915 – The Death of Innocence
  • 2 bks: American Impressionists & Post-Impressionists
  • 2 bks: Julie and Julie & The Joy of Cooking
  • 2 bks: Taylor’s Master Guide to Gardening & Bulbs
  • 2 books By and About President Harry S. Truman
  • 2 Children’s Ballet Bks: Ballet Stories &Tallulah’s Tutu
  • 2 Children’s Dog stories: Lassie Come-Home & Nubs
  • 2 Mitch Albom novels – Tuesdays with Morrie and Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • 2 National Geographic Bks: Drives and Journeys of a Lifetime
  • 3 bks – Feng Shui
  • 3 Christmas bks – Name Brand Recipes, Gourmet Cooking and Holiday Décor
  • 3 Christmas Stories by Richard Paul Evans – Spiritual
  • 3 Cookbooks – Test Kitchen, Kitchen Secrets, and Recipes
  • 3 Humor Bks by Bob Hope
  • 3 Redlands Bks: Smileys, Redlands, & Turn of the Century Homes
  • 4 bks: A Child’s First Library of Learning
  • 3 Redlands Bks: Smileys, Redlands, & Turn of the Century Homes
  • 4 bks: A Child’s First Library of Learning
  • 5 Bks – Porsche
  • 5 Holiday Books – 4 mysteries and 1 Treasury of Tales
  • 5 vol.- Bible Stories in very Readable Format
  • 6 Bks – Buddhism and Philosophy of Dalai Lama
  • 9 Kurt Vonnnegut, Jr. novels
  • Adventures of Frog and Toad
  • Agatha Christie Mysteries – 6 tapes and 1 book
  • Anne Rice trilogy – Boxed set
  • Ansel Adams – 80 Black and White photos
  • Dinosaurs
  • Harpstrings – poetry Signed by author
  • Ireland – Illustrated History
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • chool Books – Lot of 35
  • Snappy Little Farmyard – a child’s pop-up book
  • The Old West – Time Life Series of25 vol.
  • Traitor to His Class – the Presidency of F. D. Roosevelt
  • William Shakespeare – The Complete Works
  • World’s Air Forces