Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Important Book Sale Information

The tables are set up, the books, CDs, and DVDs are arrayed, and George Mason Friends are making the final preparations for opening the doors to you tomorrow at 3pm!  Before you come, please review the following useful information:


  • Park only in marked parking spaces. If you park along Evergreen Lane, you're likely to get a ticket. Please use the nearby shopping centers for overflow parking.


Book Sale Hours

Thursday, October 1 — 3 pm to 9 pm
Friday, October 2  — 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, October 3 — 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 4 — noon to 5 pm
  • The book sale ends each day promptly at the announced closing time.  
  • 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 closing.  We may announce an earlier deadline for getting into the credit card purchase line if the checkout line is lengthy.



  • We accept cash, check, or credit/debit cards.  
  • Credit and debit card purchases may not be available at all cashier stations

Book Sale Policies

  • All sales are final and as is. 
    • We haven't viewed the DVDs, nor listened to the recorded books or CDs. 
    • Be sure to check all cases before purchase. When we placed the items on the sale table, all CDs and DVDs were in their containers.
  • Bins and boxes and piles: 
    • 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, marked with your name, while you continue to shop. 
    • 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 or solid-frame backpack child carriers are permitted in the sales area; they must be left in a designated area. 
  • Wheel chairs are always welcome.


Finding Areas of Interest

  • Maps and volunteers are available to help you find what you're interested in. 
  • While many locations are the same from year to year, some categories have been moved. 
  • Some overflow boxes are under the tables. 
  • We no longer sell VHS tapes.

Score a Bargain on Musical Scores and Pulp Fiction

Two late-breaking collections of interest have come to light as we unpack for the sale:

Scads of Scores

From operas to concertos, they are a bargain at $4 and $5 each. Due to space constraints, they may be in boxes below the Performing Arts tables.

Pure Pulp, Pardner

From the golden age of pulp fiction, get your fix of six-gun desperados and devious dames. Westerns, crime, war -- just $1 each in Collectibles.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

DVDs in This Fall's Sale Range from Rare Releases to Popular Classics

In addition to the huge variety of books you can chose from, we also offer a terrific selection of DVDs at great prices. Categories include movies, TV series, fitness, and recorded courses.

Below are some highlights of the fun stuff generous library patrons have donated for the Fall 2015 sale:

Special Boxed Sets

Spiderman Trilogy Gift Set
Spider-Man Limited Edition Gift Set. Brand new, DVD trilogy, plus black Spider-Man T-shirt, and black Spider-Man beanie in a gift box. Gift box has been opened, but DVDs and other items are still sealed.  $30

The Legendary Jerry Lewis 
The "Legendary Jerry" Collection: 10 Jerry Lewis movies in slipcase: The Bellboy / Cinderfella / The Delicate Delinquent / The Disorderly Orderly / The Errand Boy / The Family Jewels / The Ladies Man / The Nutty Professor / The Patsy / The Stooge. Used, excellent condition, $50            

Elvis: Blue Suede Collection

Elvis Blue Suede Collection, $20
Boxed set of 10 discs: Jailhouse Rock / Viva Las Vegas / It Happened at the World's Fair / Kissin' Cousins / Girl Happy / Live a Little, Love a Little / Elvis: That's the Way It Is / This Is Elvis

Classic Children's Movies
Beloved Children's Classics

Pinocchio Gold Collection, $20

Beauty and the Beast Platinum Edition, $20

Fantasia Anthology: 3- disc collector's edition: Fantasia / Fantasia 2000 / Fantasia Legacy, $20

The Lion King Platinum Edition (2 discs), $12

Mulan and Mulan II, $12

Toy Story: 3-disc collector's edition: Toy Story, Toy Story II, Special Features $20

Cars -- New! $14

Television Series 

Star Trek and Star Trek Enterprise
Star Trek The Original Series Season 1, $15 

Star Trek Enterprise - The Complete First Season, $14

Case Histories: Complete Collection (4 discs), $18 

Lone Ranger Boxed Set (4 discs),  $12

Amazing Stories: Season 1 Boxed Set (4 discs),  $12

And More

Shakespeare Wallah, an early and hard-to-find release from the Merchant Ivory Collection, $20

Alabama: For the Record: 41 hits live in Las Vegas, October 10, 1998. DVD and limited edition Poster, $15

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall 2015 Sale Preview: Fine Books, Collectibles and More!

A selection of fine, collectible, and antique books
are now on display at the library.
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 items will be available for sale beginning at 3 pm on Thursday, October 1.

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.

Picasso Cubism, 1907-1917, $45
Josep Palau i Fabre
Konemann, 1996

Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture, Volume 2, $50
Andre Paccard
Editions Atelier 74, 1980
Siddur Avodat Israel

Siddur Avodat Israel with English Translation, $12.50
Sinai Publishing, 1969
Embossed metal covers

Following the Guidon, $50
Elizabeth B. Custer
Harper & Brothers, 1890
Inscription dated 1890

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

L’Art de Byzance, $50
Etienne Coche de la Ferte
Editions Mazenod, 1981

Masti-Masks-Masques, $40
Georgeta Rosu, Coordinator
Muzeul Taranului Roman, 2002

Intimate Landscapes, $30
Eliot Porter
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979

Sigmar Polke, Paintings, Photographs and Films, $30
Gloria Moure
Ediciones Poligrafa, 2005

The Grimani Breviary, $50
Overlook Press, 1974
Limited Edition #592

La Pintura Popular del Carmen, $45
Juan Martinez Borrero
Centro Intramericano de Artesanias y Artes Populares, 1983

Carpaccio, Library of Great Masters, $25
Francesco Valcanover
Scala/Riverside, 1994

Henry Casselli, Master of the American Watercolor
Henry Casselli, Master of the American Watercolor, $45
Donelson Hoopes
New Orleans Museum of Art, 2000

Encompassing the Globe, Portugal and the World in the 16th & 17th Centuries, $30
Jay A. Levenson, Ed.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2007

Boccioni, $35
Ester Coen
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988

Odilon Redon, As in a Dream, $45
Margret Stuffmann & Max Hollein, Eds.
Hatje Cantz, 2007

Brueghal Enterprises, $30
Peter van den Brink, Ed.
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2001

Historic Photographs Pensacola, Volume 1, $25
Deborah J. Dunlap, Tracey L. Martin
BayShore Publishing Co., 1999

The Loyalists of Massachusetts, $60
James H. Stark
W.B. Clarke & Co., 1907

Barroco de la Nueva Granada:Colonial Art from Colombia and Ecuador, $25
Americas Society, 1992

Illuminations in the
Robert Lehman Collection
Illuminations in the Robert Lehman Collection, $30
Sandra Hindman, et. al.
Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 1997

Tribal Art of Middle India, $30
Verrier Elwin
Oxford University Press, 1951

Shadows of a Hand: the Drawings of Victor Hugo, $30
Florian Rodari, et. al.
Drawing Center, New York, 1998

Antioch Mosaics, $30
Fatih Cimok, Editor
A Turizm Yayinlari, 1995
1st Printing 

The Library of Congress, Jefferson Building: A Visual Experience, $75
Marty LaVor
The LaVor Group

Cell, signed by author Robin Cook
Cell, $20
Robin Cook
Putnam, 2014
Signed by Author

Matthias Grunewald, $45
Horst Ziermann
Prestel, 2001

Tropinin, $35
Elena Petinova, 1987

Andy Warhol’s Index, $125

Andy Warhol, $35
Rainer Crone
Praeger Publishers, 1970
The Life and Are of
Lois Mailou Jones

The Life and Art of Lois Mailou Jones, $25
Tritobia Hayes Benjamin
Pomegranite Artbooks, 1994

Refuge Wear, $25
Lucy Orta
Editions Jean Michel Place, 1996

Wonderful West Cumberland, $20
Hugh Walpole
Cumberland Development Council

Arts of the Islamic Book, $25
Anthony Welch & Stuart Cary Welch
Cornell University Press, 1982

Uncle Remus and His Friends, $35
Joel Chandler Harris
Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings
Houghton, Mifflin, 1892

Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, $35
Joel Chandler Harris
D. Appleton & Co., 1892

On the Plantation, $35
Joel Chandler Harris
D. Appleton & Co., 1892

Monday, September 14, 2015

Notable Children’s Books at the Fall 2015 Sale

Childhood treasures at great prices!
Special selections from the children's books available for the Fall 2015 book sale are now on display at George Mason Library in the glass case on the right side of the lobby as you enter. They will go on sale at 3 pm on Thursday, October 1. 

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.

How to Find Flower Fairies (pop-up book), $15
Cicely Barker
Warne, 2007

Norman Rockwell’s Americana ABC, $10
Dell/Abrams     1975

The Pop-Up Action Circus Book, $10
Sarah Keyser
Child Guidance, 1975

The Wizard of Oz. Beautifully illustrated,
with original green glasses.
The Wizard of Oz, $20
L. Frank Baum, Lizbeth Zwerger
North-South, 1996
Includes original green viewing glasses

Folk Tales from the Soviet Union, $10
Central Asia, Kazakhstan
Raduga Moscow, 1986

Folk Tales from the Soviet Union, $10
The Baltic Republics
Raduga Moscow, 1986

Interior view from Sabuda's Encyclopedia Prehistorica:
Sharks and other Sea Monsters 

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters (pop-up book), $10
Robert Sabuda, Matthew Reinhart
Candlewick, 2006
Second edition

Amphigorey, $10
Edward Gorey
Berkley/Windhover, 1975
15 books in one volume

The Bumper Book, $10
Watty Piper, Eulalie
Platt & Mink, 1961

Bobbsey Twins
Commemorative Edition
The Bobbsey Twins, $10
Laura Lee Hope
Wanderer Books, 1979
75th anniversary commemorative edition in slipcase

1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, $8
Julia Eccleshare, ed., Quentin Blake, preface
Universe, 2010

Edith and Mr. Bear, $15
Dare Wright
Houghton Mifflin, 1964

Includes rear pocket with patterns.
Marionettes, $10
Edith Ackley
Lippincott, 1929

Little Black Sambo, $25
Helen Bannerman
Golden Press, 1976
First printing

Sara Crew, $10
Frances Hodgson Burnett   
Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1889

Penny, Lock Her Through, and The Road to Oz.

Penny, $10
Marjorie Torrey
Howell, Soskin, 1944

Lock Her Through, $10
Erick Berry
Oxford University Press

The Road to Oz, $5
L. Frank Baum, Peter Archer
Simon & Schuster, 1951
First edition Little Golden Book

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (pop-up book), $10
Lewis Carroll, J. Otto Siebold
Orchard Books, 2003
First edition

Cinders, $10
Katherine Gibson
Longmans, 1947

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, $25
James Barrie, Arthur Rackham
Folio Society, 2006
Folio edition in slipcase

Walt Disney’s The Three Orphan Kittens, 3$25
Whitman Publishing Company, 1949

Lego Ideas Book, $10
Daniel Lipkowitz
DK Children, 2011

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fall Sale Preview: An Encyclopedia for the Ages

At the Fall 2015 book sale, we will offer the complete Encyclopedia Brittanica 12th Edition -- which consists of the renowned 11th Edition, published in 1910, and the 3-volume supplement to update the set through 1922.

Although today most households have given up on the once-essential family encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia Brittanica, 11th Edition remains a treasured reference work among book lovers and historians.

2015 Fall Sale Preview: complete Encyclopedia Brittanica 12th Edition, $200.
Click photo to enlarge.
The 11th Edition publishers dramatically changed their approach to creating this "sum of human knowledge," as they advertised it. Earlier editions were written by one or two authors and consisted of dense, academic, and not particularly useful text. By contrast, the 11th Edition was extensively rewritten with an emphasis on readability, with hundreds of scholars and journalists contributing 40,000 articles.

Final 11th Edition vols plus the 1922 12th Edition supplement.
 Click photo to enlarge.
Beyond being exceptionally well-written, the 11th Edition fascinates many readers because it is among the last works that presume to comprehensively catalog and elucidate the entire sphere of human knowledge. As such, it presents a panoramic, Edwardian view of world at the close of the age of reason, before (as Hans Koning wrote) that era's optimism and confidence  were lost in World War I's mindless destruction.

 Note that the 12th Edition set we offer includes the entire 11th Edition plus the supplement, published in 1922, which includes summaries of the events leading up to, during, and after the Great War. It will become available for $200 at the start of the fall sale, October 1.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fall Book Sale -- October 1 thru 4, 2015

Mark your calendars, the Fall Book Sale will be here before you know it! The dates are: 
    Thursday, October 1 -- 3 pm to 9 pm
    Friday, October 2 -- 10 am to 6 pm
    Saturday, October 3 -- 10 am to 5 pm
    Sunday, October 4 -- Noon to 5 pm

Early sale highlight--The Chronological Donald Vol 2

Collector's edition of 32 classic Donald Duck cartoons produced between 1942 and 1946, plus bonus materials "A Day in the Life of Donald Duck," a 1956 episode of "Disneyland" featuring everyone's favorite feisty duck arguing with Clarence Nash, the actor who provided his voice; and a conversation between host Leonard Maltin and Tony Anselmo, Donald's current voice. Complete with original packaging materials, including certificate of authenticity and reproduction movie poster. $30