Saturday, September 27, 2014

Last day of the Fall 2014 book sale - half-price Sunday

Our Fall 2014 book sale is coming to the end...and we still have lots of books available.  (We also have CDs and DVDs still on the sale table too.) The book sale (but not library services) will open at noon.


All items are half-price on the last day. We take payment in cash, check, debit card, and credit card. And the sale is over promptly at 5 pm on September 28.


Hope to see you!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FALL 2014 BOOK SALE - Reminders

Book Sale Hours:
Thursday, Sept. 25 from 5 pm to 9 pm
Friday, Sept. 26 from 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 28 (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.

We don't have VHS tapes at our sales any longer.  Also, some of our categories have been moved around in the library, and some overflow boxes are under the tables.  We will have maps and volunteers to help you find where the books are located.

Book Sale Policy Reminders:

All sales are final We haven't viewed the DVDs, 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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fall 2014 Sale Preview Children's Listings

A charming selection of unusual or collectible children's books are now on display in the right-side lobby display case. They will go on sale at 5 pm on Thursday, September 22. 

Below is a list of titles and prices. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in the prices or descriptions published here. Books may be removed or added without updating the list.



 

Old Man Rabbit’s Dinner Party    $10
Carolyn Bailey    Illus by Robinson
Platt & Munk, 1949. Beautiful endpapers

The Mysterious Island    $10
Jules Verne    Illus by NC Wyeth, 9 pictures
Scribner’s, 1935

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows    $10
J. K. Rowling   
Deluxe Edition, Scholastic, 2007

Dover Fairy Tale Books    $2 each
Edited by Andrew Lang   
Dover, 1967

Curious George    $10
H. A. Rey   
Houghton Mifflin, 1941

More of Brer Rabbit’s Tricks    $100
Ennis Rees    Drawings by Edward Gorey
Jacket price-clipped. Signed by Gorey.

Star Wars: A pop-up Guide to the Galaxy    $25
Matthew Reinhart   
Orchard Books, 2007

Tarzan of the Apes    $10
Edgar Rice Burroughs   
A. L. Burt, 1914

Ivanhoe    $10
Sir Walter Scott   
Rand McNally, 1918

Tarzan and the Leopard Men    $10
Edgar Rice Burroughs     
Burroughs, 1935. 1st edition, ex-library


The Christmas Cat    $10
Efner Tudor Holmes    Illus by Tasha Tudor
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976

OLA    $10
Ingri & Edgar d’Aulaire   
Doubleday, 1935. Jacket not price-clipped

Los Agvinaldos Del Infante    $10
Glosa de Epifana, Tomas Blanco   
Pava Prints, 1962. Tipped in plates

The Burgess Flower Book for Children    $10
Thornton W. Burgess   
Little, Brown 1931. 103 photographs in color and black & white

The Children’s Book of Poetry    $10
Henry T. Coates
Porter & Coates, 1879

Uncle Wiggily and his Friends    $15
Howard R. Garis   
Platt & Munk, 1955


The Adventures of K’ton Ton    $10
Sadie Rose Weilerstein   
Women’s League, 1977

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table    $10
Sterne and Lindsay, Illus by Tenggren
Golden Press, 1962

Little Saint Elizabeth and Other Stories    $10
Frances Hodgson Burnett   
Scribner’s, 1890. Gilt illus on the cover; 16 pages of contemporary ads

The Iliad and the Odyssey    $10
Adapted from Homer by Jane Werner Watson
Illus by Alice & Martin Provensen
Golden Press, 1956

Captain Kitty    $25
Godfrey Lynn   
Rand McNally, 1951, Junior Elf Book

Teenie Weenie Days    $20
William Donahey   
Whittlesey House, 1944, 5th printing

Teenie Weenie Neighbors    $20
William Donahey   
Whittlesey House, 1945, 2nd printing

Treasury of the Great Children’s Book Illustrators    $10
Susan Meyer   
Abrams, 1983

Freddy and the Dragon    $10
Walter Brooks   
Overlook, 2000

Walt Disney’s Uncle Remus Stories    $15
Joel Chandler Harris   
Golden Press, 1974

Fall 2014 Sale Preview Listing for the Adult Lobby Display Case

Left lobby showcase
Rare books, art books, and other collectibles are on display in the glass case to the left of the George Mason Regional Library lobby. These books will be available for sale beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, September 25.

Below is a list of titles and prices. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in the prices or descriptions published here. Books may be removed or added without updating the list.

  

 

Autobiography and Travels by Sea and Land    $50
George Waters Diman  
Bristol Phoenix, 1896


The Conquest of Grenada    $25
Washington Irving    2 volumes, Agapida edition  
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Knickerbocker Press, 1893


Portrait Miniature in Russia: XVIII – early XX century       $25
(in Russian)
From the Collection of the Hermitage    1986

The Things of Greater Importance: 

Bernard of Clairvaux’s apologia and the Medieval Attitude toward Art     $50
Clayton Rudolph  
Univ. Penn. Press, 1990

The Downing Street Years    $150
Margaret Thatcher -- Signed First Edition
Easton Press

Spock on Spock    $20
Benjamin Spock & Mary Morgan -- Signed First edition 
Franklin


The Dong with a Luminous Nose    $100
Edward Lear; illustrated by Edward Gorey
Young Scott Books, 1969

Shadows of a Hand: The Drawings Of Victor Hugo        $45
Drawing Center, NY, 1998


Salt Water Poems and Ballads    $25
John Masefield, Illus by Chas Pears  
MacMillan Co., 1916

 
We Japanese, Book 3    $20
Fujiya Hotel
Yanagata Press, Yokohama Japan    1950


Retaining the Original: Multiple Originals, Copies, and Reproductions  $25
National Gallery of Art    1989


From Liberation to Liberty: An Austrian Photo Album 1945 - 1960  $40
Erich Lessing -- Inscribed by author

Cham Art: Treasures from the Da Nang Museum, Vietnam   $25
Emmanuel Guillon
River Books Ltd., 2001


The Belle Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry    $TBD
Millard Meiss & Elizabeth H. Beatson
Braziller, 1974

 
Ana Mercedes Hoyos    $20
Texts by Eduardo Serrano  
Benjaniu Villegas, 2001


Sesame and Lilies, Two Lectures    $40
John Ruskin  
Smith, Elder, & Co., 1865


The Incredible Iron Man, volume 1    $85
Stan Lee, Don Heck, & Gene Colan    2008


Mastering the Art of French Cooking, vol 1.    $30
Child, Beck, Bertholle -- Signed by Julia Child
Softcover, Knopf, 1983

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, vol 2    $30

Julia Child and Simone Beck -- Signed by Julia Child
Softcover, Knopf, 1983

Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank   $40
Andrea Weiss
Pandora, 1995

The Kaw: The Heart of a Nation    $25
Floyd Benjamin Streeter
Illus by Isabel Bate & Harold Black    1941

The Rivers of America    $25
1941
    
Pompeii, the City, its Life and Art    $25

Pierre Gusman  
Heinemann, 1900

The New World    $30
Winston S. Churchill  
Easton Press.  In shrink wrap

The Great Democracies    $30
Winston S. Churchill
Easton Press.  In shrink wrap

Durer: The Complete Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts   $35
Karl-Adolf Knappe  
Wellfleet Press

Albrecht Durer: The Complete Engravings    $30
Horst Michael  
Artline Editions, 1987


The Farnese Hours    $25 George Braziller 
Pierpont Morgan Library

Diary of a Century    $85
J.H. Lartigue, edited by Richard Avedon
Viking

Human Anatomy for Artists    $20

Drawings by Andras Szunyoghy  (in English)
Tandem Verlag, 2007

1648: War and Peace in Europe    $25
Catalogue of 26th exhibition of the Council of Europe    1998

Degas: The Nudes    $25
Richard Thomson  
Thames & Hudson, 1988

Samsung Museum of Art: Modern Art Collection    $20
Leeum

African and Middle Eastern Collections    $35
Illustrated Guides in slipcase
Library of Congress, 2001

The Orientalists: Delacroix to Matisse, The Allure of North Africa and the Near East    $25
Thames & Hudson, National Gallery of Art, 1984


Polacy: Polish Artists on the World    $75
W. Sztuce Swiata  
Rosikon Press, 2001

Drawings: Fragments of Yearning    $TBD   
Lee Joong – Seop    2005

Alte Schweizer Möbel 1730 - 1830   $TBD
Max Lutz
Gustav Grunau, Bern 1924

Tramp Abroad    $30
Mark Twain
American Pub. Co., 1880

Barroco de la Nueva Granada: Colonial Art from Colombia and Ecuador   $65
Americas Society, 1992

The Great River: Art and Society of The Connecticut River, 1635 – 1820   $22
Wadsworth Atheneum, 1985

Fine Clothes to the Jew    $75
Langston Hughes  
Knopf, 1927

The Tales of Hoffmann    $35

Illus by Hugo Steiner-Prag  
Limited Editions Club, 1945

Matisse: Essays on Matisse    $30
Henri Matisse (in French)  
Maight, 1993

London Transport Posters    $30

Harold F. Hutchison  
London Transport, 1963

The Works of James McNeill Whistler    $40
Elizabeth Cary -- Limited, signed edition
Moffat, Yard & Co, 1907          

The Paintings of Huang Chun-Pi    $30
National Museum of History, China

The Painter’s Manual of Dionysis of Fourna    $35
Trans by Paul Hertherington  
Oakwood Pub., 1989

Open City: Street Photographs since 1950    $20
Museum of Modern Art  
Oxford, 2001

Korea’s Pottery Heritage, Vol II    $25
Edward B. Adams  
Seoul Inter’l Pub., 1994

Michel Delacroix: Eternal Paris    $22
Text by Sam Hunter -- Inscribed by the artist
Abbeville Press, 1998     


The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige    $20
Commentary by Sherman E. Lee  
Braziller, 1984


Imogen Cunningham    $30
Abbeville Press    In shrink wrap
 
 

The World of Cui Ru-Zhuo    $40
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Chinese Art, 1984

Louise Bourgeois    $30
Edited by Frances Morris  
Smithsonian, 20073

The West Wing, season 5    $25
In shrink wrap
(Seasons 1, 4, 6, and 7 also available)

The Israel Sketchbooks    $75
Hans Erni -- numbered, signed by the artist

Friday, September 19, 2014

Treasures for All Tastes at the Fall Book Sale

Need books? We got books. We have titles in 80+ categories from A (for Animals, Art, and Architecture) to W (World History). Our book sale is so big we provide maps so you can go straight to your little chest of literary gold.

Here’s a little sample of some of the nifty things that will be available this fall: 


A Whole Lotta of Literature!

~ Great Books, complete 54-volume set 1971 printing (19th printing) - $300
~ Harvard Classics, 20-volume - $60
 

One might say that with one of these sets, you’ll never need to buy another book ever again…and then we’d all have a good laugh, because we all know there is no such thing as enough books. 

Libros, 책, Książki and книги

~ A beautiful thing about Annandale’s international community is that we always have an excellent selection of foreign language books. In addition to our usual selection of European and Asian language books (including Spanish, French, Korean and Japanese) this fall we also offer books in Polish and Russian.

Round Out your Rifleman Collection

~ The American Rifleman, Annual Sets in NRA binders, from 1963 to 1973

Bellisima!

~ An unusually large selection of beautiful art books. 

20th Century Insights

~ Keen for some 20/20 hindsight on the early 20th Century? This year’s history section features a number of books on Stalin era, World War I and World War II.

Graphic Novels

~ Manga, superhero- fantasy… full-color, action-packed comi-bliss. 

Great Tunes

~ We’re not just about paper and print. Browse our CDs for a large collection of classical and jazz, in addition to holiday music and other genres.


We hope to see you at the sale!

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!