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 February 4, 2017.


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 17, 2017 on these books will remain open for bidding until January 31, 2017 Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there.

  • Twelve Dancing Princesses (Min. Bid $8)
  • Outpost of Progress & Heart of Darkness (Minimum Bid $6)


The Professor’s Picks are open One week, the same as the regular auction

  • Equality (Min. Bid $7)
  • Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii (Min. Bid $8)
  • Poetry and Drama(Min. Bid $7)
  • Rainbow’s End (Min. Bid $12)
  • The Growth of the American Nation (Min.Bid 6)
  • The House of Exile (Min. Bid $7)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for One Week and begins on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 1pm and continues until 1PM, Tuesday,January 24, 2017.

About forty-two books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 10 Books on Mental Efficiency
  • 12 Vols Comics
  • 14 CD’s
  • 15 Decisive Battles of The World
  • 2 Books Battle Royal
  • 2 Books on Fishing
  • 2 Books on French Food
  • 2 Books War of The Revolution
  • 2 Sets of Disney
  • 3 Books on Oz
  • 3 Books on Truman
  • 3 Books on Warfare
  • 34 Magazines California History
  • 4 Books by Lawrence Durrell
  • 4 Books Fixers Mixers & Remedies
  • 4 Books on WWII
  • 5 Books How & Why
  • 5 Books Looking Younger
  • 5 Books on Herbs
  • 5 Books on Juices
  • 5 CD’s WW11 Radio
  • 5 Popup Books
  • 6 Books by John Fox Jr.
  • 6 Books by Pearl S Buck
  • 6 Books on Bernard Shaw
  • 6 Books on England
  • 6 Books on Grilling
  • 7 Beginner Books
  • 7 Books on California Surfing
  • 7 Books Who Was?
  • 7 CD’s
  • 9 Books Bancroft’s Works
  • Ansel Adams
  • Box Mid 20th Century Books
  • Complete World War Two
  • Earthsong
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Short History
  • Smithsonian Human
  • The Power To Heal
  • The Rising Sun
  • World History