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 September 3, 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 August 16, 2016 on these books will remain open for until August 30, 2016. Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire(Bid $40)
  • The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Min. Bid $40)


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

  • Island(Min. Bid $8)
  • Pasternak: A Picgtorial Biography (Min. Bid $7)
  • A Book of Americans(Min Bid $7)
  • Stories from the Farie Queene(Min. Bid $8)
  • TTje Art of Andrew Beardsly(Min. Bid 8)
  • The Three Hanses(Min. Bid $7)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and begins on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 1pm and continues until 1PM, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016. About forty-two books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 1 Book & 1 Game Duck Dynasty
  • 12 DVD’s
  • 12 Vols. Classic Books
  • 2 Books by Ernest Hemingway
  • 2 Books by Huxley
  • 2 Books by Mark Twain
  • 2 Books by Maugham
  • 2 Books by Riggs
  • 2 Books on Aviation
  • 2 Books on Elephants
  • 2 Books on Passenger Liners
  • 2 Books on WWll
  • 2 Books Science & Civilization in China
  • 2 Books Then & Now
  • 2 CD Sets Opera
  • 20 Life Magazines
  • 21 Comics Batman
  • 3 Books by Barbara Pym
  • 3 Books by James Herriot
  • 3 Books by Kahlil Gibran
  • 3 Books Magic Eye
  • 3 Books on Guns
  • 3 Books on Saloons & Ghost Towns
  • 3 Books on Shakespeare
  • 3 Books on The Enchanted World
  • 3 Books on Shakespeare
  • 34 Books on Religion
  • 4 Books on Deserts
  • 4 Books on Star Wars
  • 4 Books on Trains
  • 4 CD’s Big Bands
  • 4 VCR Tapes Classic TV
  • 5 Books Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • 5 Books on Loosing Weight
  • 5 Boxed Christian Books
  • 50 Arizona Magazines
  • 6 Books Dr Seuss
  • 6 Books on California
  • 6 Books on Opera
  • 6 Books The American Bicentennial
  • 7 Books on San Bernardino
  • 7 Walt Disney Books
  • 8 Books by Sierra Club-Ballantine
  • Great Lodges
  • Gutenberg’s Gift
  • The Earth Pack
  • The Photographs
  • Thing Explainer
  • Voices of Ireland