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 January, 2014 when the bookstore reopens.


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 December 9, 2014 on these books will remain open for one Week (until December 23, 2014) . Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • The Boys King Arthur (Min. Bid $25)
  • The Complete Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Min. Bid $40)


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

  • Paris Underground (Min Bis $10)
  • Ramona (Min. Bid $7)
  • The Fireside Bookof Yultide Tales (Min Bid $7)
  • The Flyers (Min. Bid $18)
  • The Lost Road (Min. Bid $7)
  • The Water Babies (Min. Bid $12)


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

  • 1 Book & 6 VCR Tapes: The Best of James Herriot
  • 1 Book and 2 VCR Tapes: Winnie the Pooh Stories
  • 10 Classical CDs
  • 10 Volumes of Moving Picture Magazines: Graphic Arts
  • 12 Trumpet and Coronet CDs
  • 15 Sue Grafton “Alphabet” Mystery Novels
  • 2 Books of Dragon Tales for Children
  • 2 Books on Impressionist Painting
  • 2 Books: Worlds Greatest Crime Writers & Women on the Case
  • 2 Books: A Woman’s Journal & Simple Daybooks
  • 2 Books: Robert Frost Poetry and Life
  • 2 Books: Simon Schuster Book of the Opera and The World of Wagoner
  • 20 Volumes: The Emergence of Man
  • 21 Disney VCR Tapes
  • 21 Fantasy Comic Books
  • 3 Biographies: Hamilton, Franklin, & Washington
  • 3 Books: Caruso, Treasure Island, & David Copperfield
  • 3 Books: Weight Watcher, Cooking Light & Dieters Cook Book
  • 4 California Cookbooks
  • 4 National Geographic Books on Ancient Mysteries
  • 4 Volumes: Lapham’s Quarterly (Essays on Good Topics)
  • 5 Books on Bridge
  • 5 William Faulkner Novels
  • 8 Books on Writing and Writing a Novel
  • 9-11: A Tribute
  • Audio Book: A Dave Robicheau Novel ( James Lee Burke)
  • Earth From Above
  • Great American Comic Books
  • Homemade
  • Icons of the 20th Century
  • Jimmy Stewart: A Wonderful Life
  • John Muir: My First Summer in the Sierras
  • Krakatoa
  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Patterson)
  • Nostradamus
  • Secret Fairy Homes
  • Stories from the New Yorker
  • The History of the U. S. Marshals
  • The Moral Compass
  • The Sign of the Seahorse
  • The True Story of Three Little Pigs
  • Women Who Run with the Wolves