Friends of the Library – Auction

The Friends Silent Auction is divided into three parts.  An OLD AND RARE BOOKS auction consists of 4 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 4 or more books on the second shelf  picked by Professor Ted Parsons that he thinks will be of particular interest to readers,  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 within TWO WEEKS, they will go to the second highest bidder.

Bookstore Hours

Closed Sunday and Monday

 Tuesday 11:30 – 7:30.

 Wednesday – Saturday 10:30  – 4:30.

 Call the bookstore directly at 798-7685

The May 3 Bag Sale will take place on May 3, 2014

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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 April 1, 2014 on these books will remain open for TWO WEEKS (until April 15, 2014) .   Only facsimiles of pages and cover are there.  Please go to the bookstore to examine the books.

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Min. Bid $35)      The History of Our Country from the Discovery of America to the Present Time (Min. Bid $60)     

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The REGULAR SILENT AUCTION will be up for ONE WEEK and begin on Tuesday,April 8, 2044 at 1pm and continue until 1pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  About fifty books are as listed below are displayed in the Main Library for the Silent Auction,

  • 19 Cassette Tapes: Radio’s Greatest Detectives
  • 2 Books Boxed:  Frederic Brenner, Diaspora: Homeland in Exile
  • 2 Books of Great Western Stories
  • 2 Books on George Meredith
  • 2 Books on Hitler
  • 2 Books on the 1948-49 Berlin Airlift
  • 2 Books: Emeril’s Potluck & Krieger’s Comfort Food
  • 2 Volumes:  Ian Flemming’s Gilt & More Gilt Edged Bonds
  • 20 Volumes:  Western States Jewish History Journals
  • 27 Books including an Index:  Time Civil War
  • 3 Books on Islam, History of the Arab Peoples, & Koran
  • 3 Books on Jesus
  • 3 Books on Los Angeles and Its History
  • 3 Books on Mysteries of the Past
  • 3 Books on Numbers
  • 3 Books on the Navy and Ships in WW II
  • 3 Books: Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, & Uncle Remus
  • 3 HERMAN Cartoon Books
  • 4 Books on Ghost Towns of the Old West
  • 4 Books on Hawaii

Professor Parsons’ Picks

  • 2 Audel Manuals: Diesel Engine & Aircraft Worker
  • Mr. Pinkerton at the Old Angel
  • Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
  • Prince of Players
  • Sunlight and Shade
  • Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation

  • 4 Books on Jihad and Fanatic Islam
  • 4 Children’s Books: Colors, Animals, Letters, & Words
  • 4 Classic Novedls: Alcott, Buck, Hawrhorn & Cather
  • 4 Rachael Ray Cookbooks
  • 4 Volumes of Shel Silverstein Cartoon Books
  • 5 Books on Princess Diana
  • 5 Dessert Cookbooks
  • 5 Early Stanley Gardner Perry Mason Mysteries
  • 6 Volumes: Groves Contemporary Dictionary of Musicians
  • 7 CDs of Classical Music
  • 7 Volumes:  C. S. Lewis Narnia Books
  • A Day in the Life of Hollywood
  • Cool Magic Tricks
  • Lucy’s Child
  • Mother Goose Rhymes – Illustrated
  • Physician’s Desk Reference (2012)
  • Scholastic Children’s Dictionary
  • The American President
  • The Architectural Heritage of Newport RI
  • The Betrayal of Liliuokalani
  • The Help: an Audio Book
  • The Hunt for Bin Laden

 

Bookstore Prices (in dollars) as of 4/3/11

Store Item

BAG SALE (May 3, 2014)

Hardbacks

Paperbacks

Magazines

Records

VHS Tapes

Music Audio Tapes

CDs/DVDs

Books on Tape (per cassette. Max $4)

Records

Architecture Digest

Sheet Music

Cliff and Spark Notes

Library Note Cards (12 for $10.00)

Stained Glass Note Cards (3 for $ 5.00)

Shirts

Smiley Library Coffee Mugs

Magnets

Coaster, set of four

Library Book Bags

Mini Libary Bags

Pens

Mouse Pads

Orange Crate Labels

T-Shirt

Tan Lightweight Book Bag

Members

$ 4.00

$ 0.75

$ 0.35

$ 0.25

$ 0.10

$ 0.50

$ 0.10

$ 1.00

$ 0.50

$ 0.10

$ 0.50

$ 0.10

$ 0.50

$ 1.00

$ 2.00

$15.00

$ 8.00

$ 3.00

$12.00

$12.00

$6.50

$ 0.50

$ 5.00

$10 or $20

$15.00

$ 1.50

Non-Members

$ 5.00

$ 1.50

$ 0.75

$ 0.25

$ 0.10

$ 1.00

$ 0.10

$ 2.00

$ 0.50

$ 0.10

$ 0.50

$ 0.10

$ 0.75

$ 1.00

$ 2.00

$15.00

$ 8.00

$ 3.00

$12.00

$12.00

$  6.50

$ 0.50

$ 5.00

$10 or $20

$15.00

$1.50

Help  Your Library

Please donate your extra books to the Friends Bookstore.  Put them in the deposit chest in the vestibule  of the library.  We especially need good paperback fiction.  Please do not donate old textbooks, journals, weekly news magazines, or National Geographics.

Also, you may Buy-A-Book.  This provides a book for the library and lets you honor or memorialize a friend or loved one and have a commemorative plaque placed in the front of the book. Forms may be picked up in the bookstore or at several of the service desks in the library proper.

Your donations help the library to buy books and periodicals, and also your gift will be appreciated by those who purchase them.

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