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 2, 2014 on these books will remain open for TWO WEEKS (until September 16), 2014) . Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • Dot and Tot (Min. Bid $38)
  • Adventures in Error (Min. Bid $30)


  • Hermits Hollow(Min Bis $16)
  • Penrod & Penrod and Sam (Min. Bid $7)
  • Stamp Collection & Collection(Min Bid $7)
  • Political Works of Tennyson (Min. Bid $16)
  • Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know(Min. Bid $7)
  • Desert Home (Min. Bid $15)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and this one begins on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1pm and continues until 1pm on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. About fifty books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 10 Fantasy Comic Books – nicely preserved
  • 11 old Car Craft Magazines – Nice assortment
  • 1915 – The Death of Innocence – WWI
  • 2 bks and 4 journals on Surfing
  • 2 bks by Jared Diamond – Collapse & Guns, Germs and Steel
  • 2 bks of Editorial cartoons

    2 bks: Clash of Wings & A Question of Honor – WWII in the Air

  • 2 bks: Dinosaurs
  • 2 bks: Home Improvement & Hazelton’s House Calls
  • 2 bks: Impressionists & Monet
  • 2 bks: Opening the West – Exploration and Empire & Undaunted Courage
  • 2 coffee table cookbooks: America the Beautiful &California –Cooking your ways across the USA
  • 23 vols: Harvard Classics
  • 3 bks by Gregory Maguire – Lost, Son of a Witch, & Mirror, Mirror
  • 3 bks on cats : Their personality and stories
  • 3 bks on flying in WWI by and about Rickenbacker
  • 3 bks: Compact History of the U.S. Air Force & Aerial Warfare
  • 3 bks: Inventors and their inventions
  • 3 bks: The Aztecs and Ancient America
  • 3 CS’s: The Great American Songbook: Bennett, to Vaughan and many others
  • 3 CS’s: The Great American Songbook: Bennett, to Vaughan and many others
  • 3 Dr. Seuss books and 2 VHS
  • 32 Old Children’s Books
  • 4 bks: Boating and Sailing
  • 4 bks: Feng Shui
  • 4 bks: The American Indians of the West
  • 4 Dilbert Books
  • 4 Sleep Tight children’s books
  • 5 cookbooks: Appetizers to Desserts
  • 7 bks: Miss Seeton series by Hamilton Crane
  • 7 bks: Wisdom of Charles Schulz – Snoopy and Charlie Brown
  • 9 bks: Assorted Graphic Novels
  • Annotated Godfather
  • Audio Cassettes: Selections from Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
  • California Missions
  • Chapman Piloting – Seamanship & Small Boat Handling
  • China – A History in Art
  • Courthouses of California
  • Ghost Towns of the West
  • Martin Luther – a boxes book
  • Russka – the novel of Russia
  • The Century by Jennings and Brewster
  • Vol. 2 and 3: The Works of Charles Dickens – Older editions with illustrations