The Madelyn Helling Library is hosting a silent auction series of rare and collectible books and materials made available to the Library through the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. The items can be viewed and bid upon at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City, California. Bids must be made in person.
The materials are from donations received by the Friends of the Library and put on display in the Madelyn Helling Library for a specific period of time. The materials are awarded to the highest bidder at Library closing time on the last bidding day; winners need not be present to win, and are notified the following day.
Current Auction: First edition copy of "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour- An Introduction" by J.D. Salinger. The two "long short" stories in this book originated in the New Yorker and feature the Glass Family, who appear in many of Salinger's short stories. Bidding opens at $10 and runs 4/3/2014 - 4/174/2014.
Winners need not be present to win. Bidding starts at $15.
Below is a listing of previous silent auction awards:
Twenty-third: "Bouchon Bakery" by Thomas Keller (3/6/14 - 3/20/2014)
Twenty-second: "Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour" by Chuck Murphy (12/5/13 - 12/17/13)
Twenty-first: "Iamblichus on the Mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians" by Thomas Taylor (11/14/13 - 11/22/13)
Twentieth: "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius (10/24/13 - 11/7/13)
Nineteenth: "A Shoal of Fishes" by Ando Hiroshige (10/3/13 - 10/17/13)
Eighteenth: "Little Colonel Stories" by Annie Fellows Johnston (8/8/13 - 8/22/13)
Seventeenth: "Les Lithographies de Toulouse-Lautrec, Raoul Dufy and Van Gogh" (7/18/13 - 8/1/13)
Fifteenth: "Pay Dirt! San Francisco: The Romance of the Great City" edited by Maury Campbell (6/13/13 - 6/27/13)
Fourteenth: "The True Life of Sweeney Todd: A Novel in Collage" by Cozette de Charmoy (5/24/13 - 6/6/2013)
Thirteenth: "The Road to Xanadu: A Study in the Ways of the Imagination" by John Livingston Lowes (5/2 - 5/13/2013)
Twelfth: "The Essaei Document: Secrets of an Eternal Race" by Gene Savoy (4/12/2013 - 4/25/2013)
Eleventh: "Manners for Moderns" published 1938 (3/21/2013 - 4/4/2013)
Tenth: "Bird Children: The Little Playmates of the Flower Children" by Elizabeth Gordon (11/15/2012 - 11/29/2012)
Ninth: "The Illustrious Life of William McKinley: Martyred President" by Murat Halstead (10/25/2012 - 11/8/2012)
Eighth: "King Arthur and His Knights" compiled by Maude L. Radford (10/4/2012 - 10/18/2012)
Seventh: "The Little Leather Library" by various authors (9/6/2012 - 9/20/2012)
Sixth: "Pigeon Heroes: Birds of War and Messengers of Peace" by Marion Cothren (8/16/2012 - 8/30/2012)
Fifth: "A Child's History of England" by Charles Dickens (7/26/2012 - 8/9/2012)
Fourth: "Floir et Blanceflor: Poems du XIII Siecle" published in France, 1856 (7/5/2012 - 7/19/2012)
Third: "The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey (6/13/2012 - 6/27/2012)
Second: "The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa" translated by Garma Chang (original works by Jetsen Milarepa (5/24/2012-6/7/2012)
First: "Poetic Works" by Milton (5/2/2012 - 5/16/2012)