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 November 5, 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 October 11, 2016 on these books will remain open for until October 25, 2016. Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • Works of Joseph Conrad(Bid $90)
  • The Kadisch (Min. Bid $28)


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

  • California Desert Trails (Min. Bid $12)
  • Kemble Reader(Min. Bid $12)
  • Law and Order, Ltd(Min Bid $8)
  • Marionettes: A Hobby(Min. Bid $7)
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy(Min. Bid $8)
  • Immense Journey (Min. Bid $8)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and begins on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 1pm and continues until 1PM, Tuesday, October 25, 2016. About forty-two books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 1 Box & Book of Hershey’s
  • 10 Classical CD’s
  • 12 Vol. Set of Lemony Snicket
  • 12 Vol. Superman Comics
  • 19 Disney VHS Tapes
  • 2 Books & 34 Magazines on Carousels
  • 2 Books on Nantucket
  • 2 Books on Pancho Villa
  • 2 Books on The Grateful Dead
  • 2 Books on The Panama Canal
  • 29 Cherry Ames Books
  • 3 Books by Red Reeder
  • 3 Vol. Great American Recipes
  • 3 Vols. Panati’s Extraordinary
  • 4 Books on Cartoons
  • 5 Books on Bonsais
  • 5 Books on Classic Cars
  • 5 DR, Seuss Books
  • 5 Graphic Novels
  • 6 Books on JFK
  • 6 Books on Tanks & Armor
  • 6 Martha Stewart Cookbooks
  • 7 Books on Beaded Jewelry
  • 8 Books on California Wildlife
  • Asiatic Mythology
  • Box of 21 Vol. Old West
  • Box of 46 School Books
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection
  • Exploring The West
  • Fifty States
  • Glamour in the Skies
  • Harper’s Family Library 1842
  • Hunger Games Trilogy
  • Impressionist New York
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • Modern World
  • Needlecraft Magazines
  • Old Time Radio Cassettes
  • Soviet Life Magazines
  • The Great Bridge
  • The Immense Journey
  • The Power to Heal
  • Voyage of the Damned