Silent Auction

The current Silent Auction runs until

TUESDAY, May 2, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Every month, the Friends hold a Silent Auction of interesting, unusual, and nearly-new books.

Great for gifts, collections, and deals on current reads.

Item #1  –  10 Children’s Classics
Prince & Pauper, Heidi, Black Beauty, Wizard of Oz, Pollyanna, Around the World in 80 Days, Robin Hood, Pride and Prejudice, Sleeping Beauty & Treasure Island
Internet value: $60 ($10 each if new) 
Starting bid: $30 Minimum raise: $5

Item #2   –   10 Roald Dahl children’s books
James & the Giant Peach, The Witches, The BFG, Boy Tales of Childhood, Danny the Champion of the World, Esio Trot, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Giraffe & the Pelly & Me, Going Solo, The Magic Finger. Ages 6-10. New artwork. All like-new! Internet value: $30-40 
Starting bid: $15 Minimum raise: $5

Item #3 – The Teammates, Portrait of a Friendship by David                          Halbertstam
“A profound story of the friendship of 4 great ballplayers (Dominic DiMggio, Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams & Bobby Doerr) stars on a remarkable Boston Red Sox team, who made the passage from young icons … to the challenges of growing older.”  Absolutely splendid gift for your favorite baseball fan! Like-new condition.
Internet value: $15-20 
Starting bid: $10  Minimum raise: $5

Item #4 – Best Hikes with Dogs Bay Area
83 hikes from Marin to the East Bay to the South Bay, most not requiring leashes. Lesser known trails with light travel. Also Sacramento, Gold Country, Tahoe and Mt. Shasta region. Ranked by difficulty, water, views. Exc condition. Internet value: $10-18 
Starting bid: $8 Minimum raise: $5

Item #5 – Unlikely Allies
Silas Deane, a delegate to the Continental Congress, Caron de Beaumarchais, author of The Barber of Seville, & the Chevalier d’Eon, French diplomat – come together to smuggle arms for the American Revolution. From Versailles to London to Independence Hall, this edge-of-your-seat true story is better than fiction.
Like-new. Internet value: $20-30
Starting bid: $10       Minimum raise: $5

Item #6 – Botanical Gardens at the Huntington
Huntington Library, Art Museum & Gardens, San Marino, CA opened in 1938, with 206 acres, 15 theme gardens, 20,000 plant varieties, Japanese, Australian & Shakespeare gardens, subtropical jungle. Includes 225 color photos. A great keepsake or gift! Exc condition. Internet value: $20-30
Starting bid: $10 Minimum raise: $5

Item #7 – Supreme Instants the Photography of Edward Weston (1886-1958)
237 photos, one of most important figures in 20th century photography. Early work + landscapes, considered his finest. Biographical sketch. From exhibit at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Good condition except writing on inside page.
Internet value: $15-30
Starting bid: $10 Minimum raise: $5

Item #8 – James Herriott’s Yorkshire   1979
The author of All Creatures Great and Small (now on PBS) takes you on a tour of his northern England home, 200 color photos & his own loving descriptions. Siegfried and Helen, and all his characters are here. 1st paperback edition. Good condition. What a great gift! 
Internet value: $15-45 (If new $100)
Starting bid: $15   Minimum raise: $5

Item #9   – Foreign Cinema Cookbook, SF
This restaurant has been in the SF Mission District since 1999. You dine in an atrium while films screen. North African-California-Mediterranean menu. 125 brunches, cocktails, dinners. “Perfect for the home cook…” “Recipes are not stuffy, but completely do-able!” “Each step is clear.” Internet value: $15-25
Starting bid: $10 Minimum raise: $5

THESE BOOKS MAY BE PERFECT FOR THAT HARD-TO-BUY-FOR PERSON ON YOUR GIFT LIST. Don’t forget to check out the selection in the display case next to the front desk when you visit the library.

DETAILS – Every month, the Friends hold a Silent Auction.  Interesting, unusual, and nearly-new books are continuously offered.  Bidders determine the prices.  To bid, just enter your bid amount in the red binder hanging at the Silent Auction display case in the Library.  Bids typically increase in $5 increments.  Be sure to stop by the library to see if you have competition, and raise your bid if needed to win the item.  Winning bidders are notified by phone.  Take a look the next time you visit the library!