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

The next bag sale will take place in February, 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 January 27, 2015 on these books will remain open for until (until February 3, 2015) . Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • Pigs is Pigs (Min. Bid $25)
  • MyThe Eyes of the World (Min. Bid $50)


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

  • # Reminiscences and Thrilling Stories of the War byh Returned Heroes (Min Bis $20)
  • The Best House in Stratford (Min. Bid $8)
  • Uncle Sam’s Navy (Min Bid $15)
  • Wild Animals of the Jungle and Forest (Min. Bid $15)
  • Etiquette Every Child Should Know (Min. Bid $15)
  • Lonsome Boy (Min. Bid $12)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and this one begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2014 at 1pm and continues until 1PM, TUESDAY, February 3, 2015 . About fifty books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 10 Classical CDs
  • 12 Issues of Dollhouse Miniatures
  • 14 Gen 13 Comic Books
  • 14 Life and Newsweek Issues on Space Exploration
  • 18 Books in French on French Chateaux
  • 18 Issues of Model Railroad Magazine
  • 2 Books on French Cooking
  • 2 Books: Total Baseball & The Baseball Encycllopedia
  • 2 Books: Une Drole de Soupe & Mon Premier Livre de Chansons
  • 2 King Arthur Books
  • 29 Late 19th Century Books
  • 3 Books on Organization
  • 3 Books: Don’t Be Scared, Itsy Bitsy Spider, & Night You Were Born
  • 3 Children’s Books” Ali Baba, Dream Weaver, & Sleeping Beauty
  • 3 Volumes: Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy
  • 4 Books on Writing Children’s & Young Adult Books
  • 4 Inspector Maigret Detective Stories
  • 4 Myth and Magic Novels by Charles Lint
  • 5 Bible Study Books and 1 Bible
  • 5 Books on Geneology
  • 5 Books on Tarot/Astrology
  • 3 Novels by Walpole: Judith, Venessa, &Fortress
  • 8 Classical CDs
  • 8 Classical CDs
  • 9 Maisie Dobbs Novels by Jacqueline Windsor
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Bufton’s Universal Encyclopedia (1924) 4 Volumes.
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Collier’s Photograph History of the European War (WWI)
  • El Greco (Expressionism of his final years)
  • Inspiring Reform (Arts & Crafts Movement)
  • Josh Hamilton (Angels Baseball) Bobblehead
  • My First Summer in the Sierras by John Muir
  • Read to Me Grandma
  • Safari a Photicular Books
  • Select Novels: Old Sir Douglas
  • Set of 15 Cookbooks
  • Setof 6 Warrior Books by Erin Hunter
  • The Heart (Medical Book)
  • The Madonna Inn (Signed by the author)
  • The Shell (100 Million Years of Inspired Design)
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of American Cars
  • Who Wants to be A Millionaire DVD Game