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, and 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 normally within TWO WEEKS they will go to the second highest bidder.

The next bag sale will take place on Aug 6, 2016.


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 July 19, 2016 on these books will remain open for until August 2, 2016. Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • Birds of America (Bid $30)
  • Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (2 Vol.) (Min. Bid $100)


The Professsor’s Picks are open two weeks because of the holidays, the same as the regular auction

  • The California Diary of Faron Dean Atherton(Min. Bid $8)
  • Fighting Angel: Portrait of a Soul (Min. Bid $12)
  • 2 Early Perry Mason Mysteries(Min Bid $9)
  • Two Years in the Forbidden City(Min. Bid $8)
  • Spies, dupes, and Diplomats(Min. Bid $8)
  • War Sosngs of the Blue and Gray (Min. Bid $18)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and begins on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 1pm and continues until 1PM, Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016. About forty-two books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 10 Books on The History of Civilization
  • 10 CDs Classical
  • 12 Vols. Justice League America
  • 13 Vols. Justice League America
  • 15 Books Disney Fantasy
  • 2 Books 1 DVD Downton Abby & Tales of Wealth
  • 2 Books on California
  • 2 Books on Morals
  • 2 Books on Roman Emperors & Roman Gaul
  • 2 Box Set Everybody Loves Raymond
  • 2 Novels by Cornelius Ryan
  • 2 WW1 Books
  • 28 Vols. Baseball
  • 3 Books by Richard P. Feynman
  • 3 Books on Military Disasters
  • 3 Books on Sailing Ships
  • 3 Books on Theodore Roosevelt
  • 3 Humorous Books
  • 3 Mark twain Books
  • 3 Novels by Susan Collins
  • 4 Books on Audubon Society
  • 4 Books on Hitler
  • 4 Books on Murderers
  • 4 Books on Natural Healing
  • 4 Books on Poetry
  • 4 Books on Route 66
  • 5 Books by Agatha Christie
  • 5 Books on Grilling, Smoking & Bbq.
  • 5 Books on Hawaii
  • 5 Books on Pioneer Women
  • 5 DVD Set Little Rascals
  • 5 Lite Cookbooks
  • 6 Books on Chess
  • 7 Books by Philip Goodman
  • 8 Booklets by Beatrix Potter
  • 8 Charlie Brown
  • 9 Books by C L Lewis
  • A Pictorial History of American Indian
  • Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Spain in Our Hearts
  • Speak Low
  • The Big Book of Answers
  • The Divided Ground
  • Theophilus North