Silent book auctions at Polk County Public Library each month

Published 5:39 pm Friday, November 19, 2010

The Friends Board of the Polk County Public Library is currently featuring monthly silent auctions of collectible-type books on the main level of the library. Each month, two or three books will be displayed on the friends of the library table.

A sign-up sheet for bids on each book will be on the table, along with the auctioned items. At the end of each month, the highest bidder for each item will be notified.

Items on display for Novembers silent auction are: The American Heritage History of Notable American Houses, by Marshall B. Davidson; Cathedral Cities of France, by Herbert Marshall (54 of 60 color reproductions from original water-colors); and Bill Reid, by Doris Shadbott.

Decembers books may include: Rebel Senator, by Strom Thurmond (book has penned inscription by Strom Thurmond); Changing Tides, by Frederick Hart (renowned glass sculptor); and a L. Ron Hubbard collection which consists of 19 books (18 unopened/unread) and two DVDs.

All proceeds from the auctions benefit Polk County Public Library.