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 October 1, 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 September 27, 2016 on these books will remain open for until October 11, 2016. Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there. Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

  • Remembrace Rock(Bid $50)
  • The Royal Natural History (6 Volumes) (Min. Bid $60)


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

  • V75 Years in California (Min. Bid $20)
  • Ben’s Fort(Min. Bid $9)
  • English Privateers at Cabo San Lucas(Min Bid $20)
  • AFour Beautiful Volumes of Japanese Haiku(Min. Bid $20)
  • Ships of the Redwood Coast(Min. Bid $7)
  • Wily Women of the West (Min. Bid $7)


The regular silent auction will be up for bid for ONE WEEK and begins on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 1pm and continues until 1PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2016. About forty-two books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 12 Books by Elizabeth Peters
  • 12 Superman Comics
  • 12 Superman Comics
  • 2 Books & 4 CD’s on Music
  • 2 Books 2 Magazines
  • 2 Books by Frances Burnett
  • 2 Books by Martin Dugard
  • 2 Books on Ellis Island
  • 2 Books on Folklore
  • 2 Books on Howard Hughes
  • 2 Books on Pilates
  • 2 Books on Royals
  • 2 Books Things to do With Kids
  • 2 Story Bibles for Kids
  • 2 WW11 Books
  • 25 Books by Zane Grey
  • 3 Books on Antique Cars
  • 3 Books on Aviation
  • 3 Books on Golf
  • 3 Books on Natural Healing
  • 3 Books on The Navy
  • 3 Indian Cookbooks
  • 31 Religious Books
  • 4 Books by Buckminster Fuller
  • 4 Books on China
  • 4 Books on Norman Rockwell
  • 4 Books Titanic & More
  • 5 Books on Decorating
  • 5 Books on Judaism
  • 5 Books World Cultural Guides
  • 6 Books California
  • 6 Books on Woodworking
  • 62 Boy Scout Books
  • 7 Gardening Books
  • Animal Tales
  • Audubon’s Birds
  • Aztecs
  • Irish Californians
  • Nazi Gold
  • Operation Paperclip
  • Poetry of Pablo Neruda
  • Seafaring America
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Wiley Women of the West