Silent Auctions

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 42 selections 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.

Please visit the A.K. Smiley Public Library to view the items currently on auction.

In the future, we plan to have the items available to view online. We appreciate your continued patience.


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: 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.


WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE BIDS FOR BOOKS DIRECTLY ON THE WEBSITE, BUT IF YOU WISH TO BID ON A BOOK LISTED, SEND AN EMAIL TO folsmiley2@gmail.com WITH YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND BID.

IF YOU WISH TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT A PARTICULAR BOOK OR FIND OUT WHAT THE CURRENT BID IS, YOU MAY ALSO USE THIS EMAIL.


Two or more OLD and/or RARE books or sets of books are offered on the top shelf of the stand against the wall at the auction.