Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is open

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale has more than 500,000 books and other items in 64 categories: classical and modern fiction, children's and young adult books, textbooks from preschool through graduate school, large-print books, cookbooks, hobby books, law and medical books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, manga and comics, art, posters, vinyl records, games and puzzles, video games, craft patterns, magazines and more.
The FOL Book Sale is located at 430-B N Main Street
Sale hours:
Saturday, April 16, 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 17, 12 – 6 pm
Monday, April 18, 12 – 6 pm
Tuesday, April 19, 12 – 6 pm, everything is ½ price
Wednesday, April 20, 12 – 6 pm, everything is10 cents
A unique feature of the book sale is the Collector's Corner which features first editions, signed copies and rare books. The Collector’s Corner is only open Saturday through Tuesday. Some items this sale include:
2 signed Lithographs by Grant Wood, 1937 - unframed.

Walker Evans, photographs and observations from The Metropolitan Museum of Art; 2000.

Audubon’s Birds of America, by Roger Tory Peterson & Virginia Marie Peterson, Cross River Press; 1981.

Van Cleef & Arpels: The Poetry of Time; 2009.

The Complete Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz, 11 volumes, 1971-1996.

The Kitchen and the Cotton Patch, by Patsie McRee, signed; 1948. 

Life on the Old Plantation in Ante-Bellum Days, by I. E. Lowery, reprint; 1911.

Women of Flowers, a Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators, by Jack Kramer; 1996.


Odatis, A Poem, by Lewis Morris; 1892.

A Book of Poems and Pastorals, illustrated by Alice Havers and Gertrude Hammond, sepia plates; circa 1880.

The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, volume 1; 1881.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon, Fine Arts Edition; 1891.

Picturesque America, edited by William Cullen Bryant with illustrations by American artists; 1872.

Picturesque Europe, edited by Bayard Taylor with illustrations by European and American artists; 1879.

Experiences in Equatorial Africa, by T. H. Parke; 1890’s.

The Mysterious Island, Wrecked in the Air, by Jules Verne, 1st American edition; 1875. some spine/cover damage

The Story of the American Indian, by Elbridge S. Brooks, 1st printing; 1887.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith, with life of the author and notes by J. R. McCulloch; 1863.


The Native Orchids of Florida, by Carlyle A Luer, 1st edition; 1972.

Native Trees & Shrubs of the Florida Keys, by J. Paul Spurlock, signed; 1987.

Florida Place – Names of Indian Derivation, by J. Clarence Simpson; 1956.

Hibernia, by Margaret Seton Fleming Biddle, 1st edition; 1974.

Ruby McCollum, by William Bradford Huie, 1st edition; 1956.

Books by Harry Crews: Feast of Snakes, first Ballantine Books edition, July 1976. Florida Frenzy, Later printing, signed. The Gospel Singer, Pocket Book 1st edition, 1973. Knockout Artist, 1st printing, 1988. Scarlover, Poseidon Press, 1st pringing, signed, 1992.

High School Yearbooks, a large selection of yearbooks from local area schools: Buchholz, Eastside, Gainesville High School, P K Yonge, Hawthorne, Santa Fe, and Williston.


Mark Twain and the Happy Island, by Elizabeth Wallace; 1913.

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, First Editions Library in slipcase.

The Marble Faun and a Green Bough, by William Faulkner, 1st Thus; 1960.

Animal Farm, by George Orwell, 1st edition; 1946.

Bagombo Snuff Box, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1st edition, signed; 1999.

The Mars Project, by Wernher von Braun; 1953.

Tar: A Midwest Childhood, by Shetwood Anderson, limited signed edition; 1926.

Eichmann in Jerusalem, by Hannah Arenot, 1st edition; 1963.

Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice, anniversary edition, signed; 1996.

The Book of the Hopi, by Frank Waters; 1963.

Barbara Bush – A Memoir, 1st edition, signed by Barbara and George Bush; 1994.

The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, 1st edition; 2000.

Apollo 13, by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger, 1st printing, signed by Lovell.


GENEALOGY: A large selections of volumes with information on North Carolina and Georgia.


The Sphere with Which is Incorporated the Graphic, 56 issues of a British weekly newspaper illustrated throughout with many WWII era photographs, maps, and artworks; 1944 – 1946.

Official WSM Grand Ole Opry History-Picture Book, Vol. 2  No. 2, 1961, signed by Carl Butler, Archie Campbell, Skeeter Davis, Cousin Jody, Bobby Lord, Hank Snow, Porter Wagoner, and others.

Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue – Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps 1840 – 1970, 114th edition; 2012.

Scott 2008 Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps & Covers 1840 – 1940, 2007.

Paved Roads of the Nation, a touring atlas with maps of every state; 1924.

Paper Dolls – a large collection of paper dolls.



Posted by NickieK on March 22, 2016