Book Sales

Online Book Sale #5

Sale runs 14 days, ending Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Online Sale #5 is our ARMCHAIR TRAVEL EDITION — although you can’t experience most  places in person right now — you can still enjoy their culture, cuisine, history, and art through the 10 special items below (which would normally appear in our monthly Silent Auction).

  • Each item is offered at the price indicated, and there will be no bidding.
  • To purchase an item, email Julie Sullivan at
  • The first person who contacts Julie will receive the item.
  • Payment can be made by cash or check.
  • Items will be picked up outside Ygnacio Valley library by personal appointment.
  • All mask and social distancing rules will be followed.

If you have any questions about the books or the sale, please email Julie. If you know someone who may be interested in these items, please forward!

Item #1 Walking Paris 1999 + Frommer’s Irreverent Guide to Paris 2000
Hidden haunts even the seasoned Francophile may not have discovered, unusual corners and unexpected treats. Irreverent guide gives the lowdown on the chefs everybody’s talking about, how to cope with rude French waiters, beat the crowds at the Louvre and find the real Latin Quarter.  Both paperback.  Internet value: $10-15
Price:  $12

Item #2  A Year of Adventures 2010
Discover 250 experiences in 115 countries for all fitness levels, snow biking in France, volcano boarding in Nicaragua, kayaking with orcas in Canada, sailing the Whitsunday Islands. Organized by month & week; country and activity indexes;
Exc condition.Paperback. Internet value: $15-40

Price:  $20

Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Item #3  Gaudi 2000
16 of his most famous architectural designs divided into 3 periods — Early works 1878-92; Maturity 1892-1914; Final Years 1914-26 including the famous Barcelona cathedral. High quality paperback, 6 in by 6.5 in. Fabulous illustrations.
Internet value: $20

Price:  $20

 Item #4 English Garden Tour 1990
Using diaries and journals, traces historical changes in garden styles from medieval to Tudor, to Restoration, to 18th and 19th century design. Exc. condition. Hardbound, 300+ pp large format. Lavishly illustrated; layout plans. Internet value $20-35
Price:  $20

English Garden Tour Table of Contents

Item #5   I Never Knew That About New York 2013 
+ Russian Tea Room Cookbook 1981

A treasure trove about the city that never sleeps from the bottom of Manhattan to the top. Paperback. The Russian Tea Room, founded in 1927 by the Imperial Ballet, is one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. 100+ recipes Include Baklava, Stroganoff, Borscht cold and hot, Strawberries Romanoff. A fabulous gift for the cook who thinks he or she has everything! Like-new condition; hardbound.
Internet value: $30-55

Price:  $25

Item #6    Galen Rowell A Retrospective  2006
Rowell, the archetypal adventure photographer, and his wife died in a small plane crash in 2002. This volume includes 175+ images from his singular career. High quality, large format paperback. Pristine condition. Internet value: $25-40
Price: $35

Item #7  Best Hikes Near San Francisco 2009
All within 1 hour drive from San Francisco; each includes detailed specs, brief description, trail head location, directional cues and detailed map. Paperback.
Internet value: $10-20

Price:  $15

Item #8  Istanbul Cradle of Civilizations + Istanbul Eats 2010
Delve into the history and culture of one of the world’s most fascinating cities — and discover the real, living city through its hidden culinary delights.Both paperback & exc condition. Includes bonus pamphlet on Turkey
Internet value: $20-30

Price:  $15

Item #9  Trains Across the Continent 2000
“Excellent depiction of American & Canadian railroading. Whether a railroad or history buff, or not, it will grab your attention. Filled with facts on how the early railroads perfected many technologies we know today.”  Exc. condition. Large format paperback. Internet value: $15-25
Price:  $25

Item #10    Canyons of Color
Beautifully written and photographed by a husband and wife team of naturalists; hidden trails, desert gardens, Navajo, Anasazi, and Ito-American archaeological sites, animal life. Large format paperback. Exc condition. Internet value: $ 10-25
Price:  $20

In Person Book Sales

There will be no in person book sales until the Library re-opens.

In addition, we are unable to accept book donations due to current Covid-19 restrictions.

We look forward to serving our Library and our neighborhood again soon. Be well!