Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is back!

The Silent Auction runs from Monday, February 7 to
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM.

Item #1 – NY Times Review Children’s Book Club 6 adventure stories
Like-new! Ages 8-14. Travel to 18th century London, England’s North Country, the coast of Ireland, and France. Wonderful gift! Internet value: $80.
Starting bid: $30 – Minimum raise: $5.

Item #2  –  9 Diaries of a Wimpy Kid Books
Volumes 1-6, 8, 9, plus the Movie Diary.  All in good to excellent condition.  
Internet value: $60-100.
Starting bid: $30 – Minimum raise: $5.

Item #3 – James Herriot’s Favorite Dog Stories
Illustrated. 10 favorite stories collected in a limited edition for the first time from the author of All Creatures Great and Small, source of the current hit show on PBS.  Internet value: $10-15.
Starting bid: $10 – Minimum raise: $5.

Item #4 – Tra Vigne Cookbook – Seasons in California Wine Country
Delicious seasonal recipes from Napa Valley chef Michael Chiarello. Beautiful photos. Great gift!
Internet value: $15-25.
Starting bid: $15 – Minimum raise: $5.

Item #5 Galen Rowell a Retrospective
Published by the Sierra Club 2006
175+ images representing all phases of this world-renowned nature photographer’s career. Outstanding quality. He and his wife were killed in a small plane crash in 2002. Internet value: $25-40.
Starting bid: $20 – Minimum raise: $5.

Item #6 – Bombers of World War II  (1998)
300+ color and black & white photos and drawings, many from wartime. Detailed specifications; complete cutaways of each aircraft in full detail.  A collector’s dream! Internet value: $20-35.
Starting bid: $15 – Minimum raise: $5.

Item #7 – Frommer’s Irreverent Guide to Paris + Walking Paris
Not the typical guides. 30 original walks in and around Paris. The chefs everybody’s talking about, haute couture you can afford, how to beat the crowd at the Louvre … and much more! Not ready to travel yet? Live vicariously! Internet value: $25-35
Starting bid: $15 – Minimum raise: $5.

Item #8 – Best Hikes San Francisco + East Bay Trails GuideBest Hikes SF are all within 1 hour drive; includes specs, trail head location & map. East Bay Trails has 56 trips for hiking & biking in Contra Costa & Alameda Counties. Internet value: $20-40.
Starting bid: $10 – Minimum raise: $5.

Item #9  –  Wright Rooms
Richly illustrated interiors, from the Prairie House to California houses of the 1920s.
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 $5.00 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!

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