Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Next Book Sale - September 25 - 28, 2014

Mark your calendars and clear some space on your shelves! The next George Mason Friends Book Sale will be:

Thursday, September 25 ~ 5 to 9 pm

Friday, September 26 ~ 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, September 27 ~ 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, September 28 ~ noon to 5 pm (library services open at 1 pm)
Thousands of used books, many rare and unusual books, children’s books, comic books and graphic novels, books in many languages, lots of popular fiction, CDs and DVDs, and recorded books will be on sale.


Stay tuned for more information on some of our special collections that will be in the sale.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Spring 2014 Book Sale - It's Half-Price Sunday

The Spring 2014 George Mason Friends Book Sale will close promptly at 5 PM on Sunday, May 4.  All adult, young adult/teen and children's books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, maps, comic books, and graphic novels will sell for half-price. 


We still have lots of great books.  Don't forget Mother's Day and Father's Day are coming up soon - maybe you can find just the right title for a gift! And don't forget about those perfect paperbacks for reading at the beach this summer ....



The sale begins at noon (library services begin at 1 pm) and we hope to see you!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

SPRING 2014 Book Sale Reminders

Book Sale Hours:
Thursday, May 1 from 5 pm to 9 pm
Friday, May 2 from 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, May 3 from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, May 4 (1/2 price day) from noon to 5 pm

The book sale ends each day promptly at the announced closing time.  We accept cash, check, or credit/debit cards.  Credit and debit card purchases are available only at a few of the cashier stations.  Please be in line to pay for credit card purchases at least 15 minutes before the end of the sale day, since the library wireless network (which we use to process payments) shuts down promptly at the end of library hours.  We may announce an earlier deadline for getting into the credit card purchase line if the checkout line is lengthy.

Book Sale Policy Reminders:

All sales are final We haven't viewed the DVDs and VHS tapes, nor listened to the recorded books or CDs.  When we placed the items on the sale table, all CDs and DVDs were in their containers.

Parking. Please be careful to park only in marked parking spaces and not along Evergreen Lane where the police may ticket you. There is also parking available at nearby shopping centers.
 

Bins and boxes and piles of books. No large bins or wheeled bins of any size going down the sale aisles or stored at the end of the aisles. You may carry one copier paper box or banker's box with you in the sales area.  We will have designated areas for you to leave your boxes while you continue to shop. You will need to mark them with your name. At busy times, we may limit how long you may leave your boxes or containers and how many containers you may store in the designated areas.

No  strollers in the sales area. That means you can bring the stroller into the building but you may not bring it into the small room where children's material is being sold, into the large sales room off the lobby, or into the aisles of the sales material out in the main library. Child carriers with solid frames that people wear like back packs are also not allowed in the sales areas.

Wheel chairs are always welcome. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

More items added to the Adult Display Case

We have managed to squeeze in some additional titles into our Adult Display Case in the lobby of the George Mason Regional Library.  These will also be available for sale beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, May 1.

NEWLY ADDED - Russian Tiles        $30

NEWLY ADDED -Still Life                 $25
                               Louise Penny
                               1st printing of U.S. edition
                               St. Martins Minotaur, 2005

NEWLY ADDED - Ciurlionis: Painter and Composer      $30
                                Stasys Gostautas, Editor
                                Institute of Lithuanian Studies, 1994


World War II Ration Book             $12.50
With Stamps
Chipped red leatherette cover

A Delight to All Who Know It       $40
The Maine Summer Architecture of
William R. Emerson, Roger G. Reed
Maine Citizens for Historic Preservation, 1995

Charleston, A Bloomsbury House & Garden         $25
Quentin Bell and Virginia Nicholson             
Frances Lincoln Ltd., 1997

Architectural Stone         $35
Mark A. Chacon
John Wiley & Sons, 1999


Aldo Rossi, Drawings & Paintings               $25
Ed., Morris Adjmi & Giovanni Bertolotto
Princeton Architectural Press     1994

Primitivism in 20th Century Art, 2 Vols.   $40
Ed., William Rubin
Museum of Modern Art               1984

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring 2014 Sale - The Adult Lobby Display Case

The display case on the left side of the lobby of the George Mason Regional Library is filled with rare books, art books, and other collectible finds among the donations we received this year.  The books will be available for sale beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, May 1.


Warning: we reserve the right to correct any mistakes we have made in the prices or descriptions being published here. We may remove a book if we detect a mistake and we may add books without updating the list.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame                                           $35
Victor Hugo
Easton Press; in shrink wrap


Max Beckmann, The Self-Portraits                                     $25
Peter Selz
Gagosian Gallery, Rizzoli,,1992


Fine Clothes to the Jew                                                      $200
Langston Hughes
Alfred A. Knopf, 1927


The Israel Sketchbooks                                                      $150
Hans Erni                                                                                         
Printed by Imprimerie Henri  Studer, SA, Geneva, 1968
Copy #166, signed by artist


The Art of Propaganda                                                          $20
Frederic A. Sharf
Newburyport Press, 2005


On War, 2 Volumes                                                               $75
Carl Von Clausewitz
Easton Press, 1991


Arte e Alchimia                                                                     $30
Arturo Schwarz
Edizioni la Biennale, 1986


Kevin Fitzgerald, Selected Works                                       $50
Martin Sloan Press, 2001


Josip Generalic                                                                     $20
Izdanje, Spektar, Zagreb,1971


Pskov Icons, 13th-16th Centuries                                          $30
Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1991


The Paintings of Huang Chun-Pi                                         $50
Nat’l Museum of History, Republic of China


The Interpretation of Dreams                                               $50
Sigmund Freud
Easton Press, 1992


The Meaning of Relativity                                                      $35
Albert Einstein
Easton Press,1994


Finden’s Landscape & Portrait Illustrations
   To the Life and Works of Lord Byron, v. 1                        $45
W. Brockedon
John Murray, Albemarle Street,1837


Principia                                                                                  $60
Isaac Newton
Easton Press,1992


Sesame and Lilies                                                                   $75
John Ruskin
Second Edition, with Preface, 1865


Howl                                                                                          $50
Allen Ginsberg,
City Lights Books, 1993
Signed by the poet


Richardson’s Monitor of Free-Masonry                              $75
Jabez Richardson
David McKay, Publisher


One Hundred Cold Desserts                                                $20
Linda Hull Larned
Chas. Scribner’s Sons, 1914


Cecilia Chiang, Painting & Ceramic                                    $25
Pure Heart of a Newborn
Throne Graphic Arts,1991


Ol’ Bill and Other Stories                                                       $35
John Alden Knight and Milton C. Weiler
Chas. Scribner’s Sons, 1942
Copy #300, signed by author & illustrator
First Edition


The Tales of Hoffmann                                                          $80
Illustrated by Hugo Steiner-Prag
Limited Editions Club, 1943
Copy #912, signed by illustrator


The Mystery of Columbus                                                     $50
Jennings C. Wise
Monticello Publishers, 1946


Cidade e Arredores do Rio de Janeiro                               $30
Livraria Kosmos Editora


Jan Steen                                                                               $25
John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1927
Forty Reproductions in Photogravure


The National Gallery of Art ,
Master Paintings From the Collection                               $30
Harry Abrams, 2004


Ciurlionis                                                                               $40
Vaga, 1984


Robert Kipniss, The Graphic Work                                       $35
Abaris Books, 1980
First Edition, signed by the artist


Pavologia                                                                               $30
Evelyn A. Domjan                                                                           
Domjan Studio,1984
Signed by the author


The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934                    $60
Margit Rowell & Deborah Wye                                                     
Museum of Modern Art, 2002


Klee and America                                                               $22
Hatje Cantz Verlag,2006


Traditional Arts & Crafts of Japan                                      $30
New York Mitsukoshi                                                                     


Nora S. Unwin, 25 Wood-Engravings                                 $30
Sharon Arts Center, 1982


Futurismo & Futurismi                                                        $25
Bompiani, 1986


From Schongauer to Holbein                                              $22
Master Drawings from Basel and Berlin
National Gallery of Art and Hatje Cantz,1999


 Go Well, My Child                                                                    $15
Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee
National Museum of African Art, 1985


Plantations of the Carolina Low Country                          $30
Samuel Gaillard Stoney
Carolina Art Association, 6th Ed., 1969


When Art Worked                                                                  $20
Roger G. Kennedy
Rizzoli, 2009


Alte Schweizer Mobel, 1730-1830                                       $150
Max Lutz, Architekt, Bern
Druck und Verlag: Dr. Gustav Grunau, 1924


Calder Miro                                                                              $25
Elizabeth Hutton Turner and Oliver Wick, Eds.
Philip Wilson Publishers, 2004


Thomas Pradzynski, Modern Realist                                 $25
Caldwell-Snyder Publishing, 1993
1st Edition


The Kariye Djami, 3 Volumes                                                $75
Paul A. Underwood
Bollingen Foundation, 1966


Venice, Art & Architecture, 2 Volumes       $25
Konemann, 1997



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring 2014 Sale - The Children's Case in the Lobby

If you have visited one of our previous book sales, or followed this blog, you know that we use the right side display case in the lobby of the Library to highlight collectible children's books. You can see the books now, but they will go on sale at 5 pm on Thursday, May 1.

Warning: we reserve the right to correct any mistakes we have made in the prices or descriptions being published here. We may remove a book if we detect a mistake and we may add books without updating the list.


The Rooster, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen      $10
Watty Piper,  Pictures by Eulalie     Platt & Munk, 1923
First book Eulalie illustrated in the U.S.


The Three Bears                                                                               $10
W. C. Wadsworth                    Rand McNally, 1935
Contains 2 other stories, has color illustrations, unpaginated

A Wonder Book                                                                                $10
Nathaniel Hawthorne         Frederick Stokes, 1908


Second Treasury World’s Greatest Fairy Tales   $10
Helen Hyman                          Danbury Press, 1972


Circus Time                                                                                         $20
Marion Conger                Simon and Schuster 1948
"A” edition Little Golden Book


Treasure Box of Children’s Stories                                $10
Various authors                      Platt and Munk, 1922
4 of 6 paper books


The Springs of Joy                                                                         $15
Tasha Tudor                             Rand McNally, 1979
1st printing


The Rising of the Wind: Adventures along             $10
    the Beaufort Scale              
Yvart and Forgeot               Green Tiger Press, 1984
 

The Adventures of Holly Hobbie                                    $20
Richard Dubelman                           Delacorte, 1980
Signed, 1st edition


Jesse Ben David: A Shepherd of Bethlehem           $25
J. M. Ludlow                     Fleming Revell Co., 1907
 

Little Squeezy Bug                                                                       $10
Bill and Bernard Martin        Tell-Well Press, 1946


Keeko                                                                                                         $10
Charles Thorson                Wilcox and Follett, 1947
 

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs                    $10
Sabuda and Reinhart        Candlewick Press, 2005
35 pop-ups, all in working order


Astronauts on the Moon                                                       $10
Stanley Hendricks                  Hallmark, circa 1970
Apollo Project with 12 pop-ups


 Cameron’s Calling                                                                        $10
Jane Duncan                         St. Martin’s Press, 1966


She was Nice to Mice                                                               $10
Alexandra Sheedy                     McGraw-Hill, 1975


Burton Holman Travel Stories                                        $10
China and Japan             Wheeler Publishing, 1935


The Mystery of the Silver Spider                        $10
Robert Arthur                        Random House, 1967
1st edition


The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure                   $10
Robert Arthur                          Random House, 1966
1st edition
 

The Boy’s King Arthur                                                              $15
Sidney Lanier,        
N. C. Wyeth, illus.     Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1917      
14 color plates


Animals of the Bible                                                                $25
Dorothy Lathrop, illus. Frederick Stokes      1937


Tales from Shakespeare                                                          $20
Charles and Mary Lamb           
Arthur Rackham, illustrator       E. P. Dutton, 1909
 

The Pearl and the Pumpkin                                                 $75
Paul West                            
W. W. Denslow, illus.         G. W. Dillingham, 1904


Martha Washington                                                                  $10
Jean Wagoner                            Bobbs-Merrill, 1947


Mr. Bunny His Book                                                                   $20
Adah L. Sutton                                    Saalfield, 1900
 

The True Story of Fala                                                             $10
Suckley and Dalgliesh     S and P Publishing, 1997


Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars        $10
Walter Brooks                             Alfred Knopf, 1975
 
The Other Statue                                                                          $15
Richard Gorey                Simon and Schuster, 1968
1st printing
 

Animus                                                                   $10
Seonna Hong                                Baby Tattoo, 2009
A moving Picture book
 

Give Us This Day                                                   $8
Tasha Tudor                                      Philomel, 1987
 

Melissa’s Friend Fabrizzio                                  $10
Lisl Weil                                          Macmillan, 1967
Price-clipped dust jacket


The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon                      $10
Stephen King                                 Little Simon, 1999
1st edition, pop-up


The Last of the Mohicans                                    $10
James Fenimore Cooper      
N. C. Wyeth, illus.                 Scribner’s Sons, 1939 
No jacket, 9 plates


Norse Gods and Giants                                       $30
Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire          Doubleday, 1967
Stated 1st edition


Flight                                                                      $10
Robert Cowther                 Candlewick Press, 2007
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