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 January 7, 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 December 6, 2016 on these books will remain open for until December 20, 2016. Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. PLEASE GO TO THE BOOKSTORE TO EXAMINE THE BOOKS.

  • 2 Books by Oscar Wilde: Intentions and Fairy Tales (Min. Bid $35)
  • Gracians Handbook (Minimum Bid $40)


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

  • Goethe and Mendelssohn (Min. Bid $10)
  • Selected Tales of Guy de Maupassant (Min. Bid $8)
  • The Birth of ChinaThe Birth of China (Min. Bid $8)
  • The Search for Adventure (Min. Bid $7)
  • Wonder Clock (Min. Bis $8)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 1pm and continues until 1PM, Tuesday,December 13, 2016. About forty-two books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 4 Books on Jewelry
  • 4 CD Books
  • 5 Books Best American Recipes
  • 5 Books Harry Potter
  • 5 Books Mark Twain
  • 5 Books on Cookies & Cupcakes
  • 5 Books on Reagan
  • 6 Books by Joy Berry
  • 6 Books on Women’s Health
  • 6 Books Yoga & Massage
  • 7 1960’s Books
  • 7 Books on China
  • 7 Books on Ripley’s & Guinness
  • 9 Books on Cats
  • 9 DVD’s on TV
  • American Indian Legends
  • Box of Louisa L’Amour Books
  • H G Wells
  • Holy Bible
  • Planet Golf
  • Seven Arrows Storm
  • The Rohan Master
  • Times Square Spectacular
  • 4 Books on Archaeology
  • 4 Books on Islam and the Arabs
  • 4 Books on Mythology
  • 4 Books on Time Charts
  • 4 CD’s Disney
  • 4 Jewish Books
  • 6 Redlands Cookbooks
  • 6 Books on Dinosaurs
  • 6 Books on The Bible
  • 8 CD’s
  • 9 DVD’s
  • A Christmas Carol ( small )
  • Audubon’s Birds
  • Box of 31 Religious Books
  • Dickens A Christmas Carol
  • Leonardo de Vinci
  • Letters From Father Christmas
  • Operation Paperclip &Take 9 Spies
  • Redlands & Prospect Park
  • The Queen Mother
  • Worlds of Nature