Details On The Fall 2008 Book Sale

September 13, 2008

The Fall 2008 sale (and the May 2009 Sale) will be unusual thanks to a couple of long-time book admirers & collectors who have donated books you do not often see at library book sales.  They cover all categories, and most have their dust jackets, which are protected by plastic covers.  (Don’t mistake them for library discards!)  They will be interspersed with all other books in their particular categories, except for the collection of P. G. Wodehouse books, which will be a silent auction item on Saturday, October 4th.  (Please see below for details on this.)

This will be another excellent sale at the library.  Let us entice you with samples from each category.

Entryway Misc :   9 MAD magazines (1972-1997), The Ortho Problem Solver (for gardeners, Manga/Graphic Novels

Fiction:  Inheritance of Loss, Madam X, Gone with the Wind, Immortality, Crossing to Safety.

Biography & History:  My Life in France (Julia Child), Makers of Florence, 3 cups of  Tea, George Gershwin.

Miscellaneous: Pronouncing Dictionary of Musical Terms, Basic Electricity, Alien Agenda, Freakonomics, Chiropractic First.

Art:  Guide to Japanese Prints, TheWaking Dream, Winslow Homer Watercolors,  Mosaics of Jeanne Reynal.  (For those studying art history, we have several curriculum-related art books in great condition–no ink, pencil, or highlighting).

Book Cart Mixtures:  White Wings (15 paper airplanes), The Book of Lullabies,  Hooked Rugs, Colloquial Persian.

Gardening:  Robin Hood’s Barn, Jerry Baker’s Book of Garden Solutions.

Cooking: Classical Chinese Cuisine, Food-Lover’s Guide to Canning, Keys Cuisine

Travel & Nature:  Stokes Field Guide to Birds, The Klamath Knot, River Town—Two Years on the Yangzte.

Humor/Literature/Poetry/Drama:  A New Path to the Waterfall, Charlie Chan is Dead, The Koran Interpreted, ee cummings selected poems.

Maritime/Nautical & Sports: Channel Harbours, Ships & Shipwrecks of the Americas, Lighthouses & Legends of the Hudson, 1993 Masters Journal.

Foreign Language & Computers:  Arabic, German, Spanish, Latin, Albanian, Asterix books in Spanish, Webdesign Basics, Data Structures & Algorithms in Java.

Large Books: Pioneer Churches, Roman Jewellery, The American Auto Factory, Nantucket Lights

CD’s & Videos:  From Brahms to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Ephemera, Etc:  History of Ocean City New Jersey, The Morgan Horse, Multiplication Flash Cards, bookmarks since the May sale.

Children’s Books:  There’s a wonderful all-around selection here, including some choice oldies.  For this sale we have some new categories:

Easy Readers or I-Can-Read books have their own box.

Holiday Books have their own box.  (For adult holiday books, look on the bottom shelf of one of the book carts.)

American Girl Books also have their own spot.

Computer Games will be over with the adult audio-visual materials.

Silent Auction – Only on Saturday, October 4, 2008

We have a collection of 19 hardcover books by P.G. Wodehouse.   There are no dust jackets here.  The books are early editions (most 1920’s and 30’s – a couple earlier and later) and in reasonably good condition.  See photo below.  Two have spine covers separated at one edge.  They will be located at the end of the circulation desk, and the minimum bid will be $100. for the lot.  If you will not be at the sale on Saturday but would like to put in a bid anyway, please email me,, and I will get back to you.

The following titles are in the collection offered:  Young Men in Spats, Golf Without Tears, Mostly Sally, Summer Moonshine, Jeeves and the Tie that Binds, The Butler Did It, Bill the Conquerer, Return of Jeeves, Damsel in Distress, If I Were You, The Code of the Woosters, Uneasy Money, Luck of the Bodkins, Money for Nothing, Leave it to Psmith, Blandings Castle, Fish Preferred, Picadilly Jim, Thank you Jeeves.