With the Southeast's largest book sale less than one month away, Friends of the Library volunteers are setting aside the rarest, most unusal books in the sales Collector's Corner.
More than 500,000 books, records, games, CDs, DVDs, paintings, posters, prints, puzzles, magazines and other
items will be available at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale April 27 through May 1 at the FOL Bookhouse, 430-B North Main St. in Gainesville. The Collector’s Corner is open Saturday through Tuesday.
The sale runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, April 28 through Wednesday, May 1. General collection items are half price on April 30 and all items are 10 cents on May 1. Profits from the sale support the Alachua County Library District and community literacy projects.
The Collector’s Corner offers books on all topics, and collectible items. The books may be leather bound, signed, first editions, out of print, or published by small presses. Larger sections are Art, Military History, Literature, Non-Fiction, Florida, Genealogy, Regional, Early Cookbooks, Natural History, Vintage Children’s Books, Pop-ups, and “Grandma’s Bookshelf”. On Sunday of the sale, volunteers set up a table in the Collector’s Corner featuring collectibles including maps, vintage magazines and sheet music, post cards, stamps and miscellaneous collectible items.
Featured items in the 2019 Spring Sale Collector's Corner include the following:
- Teenage photography by Joseph Szabo, 1st edition, limited to 4000 copies, 2003.
- The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1997.
- Posters from the Revolution: Paris May 1968, a book of posters from the French Workers’ Revolution in 1968.
- Star Trek, The Hobbit, Dr. Who, Super Heroes, and Disney.
- Gody’s Lady’s Book, complete 1849.
- Male Call, GI comic strip by Milton Caniff, 1945.
- War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, A complete set of 128 volumes (10 boxes), a reprint of the original series (1880’s and 1890’s), published 1985.
- The Photographic History of the Civil War; Semi-Centennial Memorial, 1st edition, rebound in fine bindings, 10 volumes, complete, 1911.
- The Second World War: Cartwell Edition, by Winston Churchill, 6 volumes, complete, 1983.
- Game Hawking at Its Very Best: A Falconry Anthology edited by James Enderson, limited 1st edition, number 1177, 1988.
- King’s Handbook of New York City, 1st edition, 1892.
LITERATURE and CLASSICS:
- A large colection of Beat literature by Bukowski, Kerouac and more.
FICTION and THRILLERS:
- James Bond novels and Tarzan books.
- Illustrated Index: J.. Randall Stanley’s History of Gadsden County by David A. Avant, Jr., 1985.
- A Search for Yesterday: A History of Levy County, Florida, 16 chapters, published by the Levy County Archives Committee, 1972-1986.
- The Gospel Singer by Harry Crews, 1st printing, Harper & Row, paperback, 1988.
- Aquiferious: 12 Florida Springs with Art and Narrative by Margaret Ross Tolbert, two copies – one signed, 2010.
- Keys to the Fleshy Basidiomycetes of Florida by Wm. A. Murrell, compiled and edited by James Kimbrough, 1972.
- Hell’s Branch Office, by Horace Ridaught, Chief of the Florida Choctaw, signed, 1957.
- Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by Warren Zanes, 1st edition, 2007
- Several Books of African American History in Florida including:
- Like Judgement Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood by Michael D’Orso, 1st edition, 1996.
- American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory by Russ Rymer, 1998.
- Slavery and Plantation Growth in Antebellum Florida 1821-1860 by Julia Flory Smith, 1973.
- Dreams from Our Founding Fathers by Ron DeSantis, signed, 2011.
- Makers of America: An Historical and Biographical Work by an Able Corp of Writers, Vol. I, 1st edition, cover damaged, inside very clean, 1909.
- Views of Florida, published by Chisholm Bros., an accordion book with pictures of early Florida, no visible date but online sources suggest this was from the 1890’s.
- Dave Brubeck, “Dave Brubeck Octet”, a 10” LP, 1951.
- The Beatles, “A Hard Day’s Night”, Import, 1965.
- The Beatles, “Magical Mystery Tour”, Stereo, 1967.
- Elvis Presley, “Commemorative Album”, Gold Vinyl, 1978.
- Fats Domino, “Rock and Rollin”, on Imperial, 1958.
- A large collection of NASA – Kennedy Space Center memorabilia and ephemera such as: pins, patches, correspondence, photographs, brochures, bookmarks, and prints.
- The Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition, 29 volumes, complete – not ex-library, 1911.
- Official Guide to the Grounds and Buildings of the World’s Columbian Exposition During Construction, a pamphlet published by World’s Columbian Exposition, Oct. 1892, Rand McNally & Co., Printers, 1892, includes a map.