Saturday, September 29, 2012

Last Day of Fall 2012 Book Sale on Sunday 9/28

The semi-annual George Mason Friends Book Sale will close promptly at 5 PM on Sunday, September 29.  All adult and children's books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, maps, comic books, and graphic novels will sell for half-price.

Adult books include hardbacks and paperbacks in a variety of areas.  In addition to popular fiction (adventure and suspense, regular fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, westerns), we've got:
  • art, music, and performing arts
  • business, computers, and law
  • classic and modern literature
  • cooking and crafts
  • fix-it, gardening, humor, self-help and parenting
  • foreign language and English as a Second Language
  • history - American, military, European, and world
  • math, science, medicine, psychology, philosophy, and religion
  • rare books
  • reference
  • sports and games and the great outdoors
Children's books include:
  • picture books
  • early readers
  • fiction and nonfiction for lower and upper grade students
  • reference materials
There is also a separate young adult section.

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Book Sale - Thursday - Sunday

Our Fall Book Sale begins Thursday, September 27 and goes through Sunday, September 30.  We hope to see you!

     Thursday, 9/27: 5 pm - 9 pm
      Friday, 9/28: 10 am - 6 pm
      Saturday, 9/29:  10 am - 5 pm
      Sunday, 9/30: noon - 5 pm

We've got a few reminders to help make your visit go smoothly:

  • Please be careful to park only in marked parking spaces at the library.  The library is open to the public until 9 pm Thursday, so parking may be even tighter than usual.
  •  We can only take cash or checks for payment of your purchases. NO CREDIT or DEBIT CARDS, sorry.  The library does not have an ATM but there are several banks and stores near by. 
  • No large bins or wheeled bins of any size going down the sale aisles or stored at the end of the aisles. Copier paper boxes or banker's boxes may be carried with you in the sales area.  We will have designated areas for you to leave your boxes while you continue to shop.
  • 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.
  • The book sale ends each day promptly at the announced closing time.
  • We haven't viewed videos or DVDs that are on sale. We also haven't listened to the thousands of CDs and audio books that are on sale.
  • At busy times, we may limit how long you may leave your boxes or containers.
 In addition to our display cases in the lobby, we have two smaller cases in the meeting room.  There are lists posted near the cases describing the contents. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall 2012 Book Sale - Children's Display Case

The right side display case in the lobby of the Library is now full of special finds of children's books which will be for sale at the book sale starting September 27.

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 Lost Lions, Edward Gorey, 1st edition 2011, Pomegranet, $5
Fine dust jacket, not price clipped.  Unpaginated. 

Le Petit Cajun, George Rodrigue, Bilingual, 1978, $30
Signed by George and Andre Rodrigue.  Rodrigue is famous for his “Blue Dog” series.

Beatrice of Denewood, Emilie and Alden Knipe, 1913, Century Co., $15
No dust jacket.

 Peg o’ the Ring, Emilie and Alden Knipe , 8th printing, Sep 1915, Century Co., $25
Good dust jacket. 

Red Feather, David Cory, 1934, Grosset, $10
Fair dust  jacket, not price clipped.

The World Treasury of Children’s Literature, Clifton Fadiman, $10
3 volumes in 2 oversize paperbacks in slipcase.
The Three Little Monks, George Venzi, 1963, St. Paul Editions, $10
No dust jacket, picture front.

Uncle Wiggily and His Friends, Howard R. Garis, 1955, Platt & Munk, $10
Decorated end papers, no dust jacket, unpaginated.

Take Joy, Tasha Tudor, 8th printing, 1966, World,     $15
Dust jacket damaged by Scotch tape.

Mr. Bliss, J. R. R. Tolkien, 1st American Edition, 1983, 2nd printing, Houghton Mifflin, $10
Fine dust jacket.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Charles M. Schulz, 1st ed, 1969, Holt, Rinehart, Winston, $10
Fair dust jacket.

Black Beauty, Anna Sewell, 1903, Hurst and Co., $10
No dust jacket, picture front and spine.

Children’s Picture Dictionary, Lavinia Derwent, 1951, Collins, $10
Poor dust jacket.

Barbar’s Cousin: That Rascal Arthur, Laurent de Brunhoff, 1948, Random House, $15
No dust jacket, picture front.

Georgie Finds a Grandpa, Miriam Young, 1st editon “A”, 1954, Simon and Schuster, $12
Little Golden Book

The Twins, Ruth and Harold Shane, 1st edition “A”, 1955, Simon and Schuster, $10
Little Golden Book

Fire-Hunter, Jim Kjelgaard, 6th printing, 1951, Holiday House, $15
Ex-library, good dust jacket.

The Adventures of Dunno and his Friends, Nikolai Nosov, Translated from the Russian, Foreign Languages Publishing House, $10
Good dust jacket.

Bitsy Finds the Clue, Augusta Seaman, 1950, Doubleday,         $10
Price-clipped dust jacket.

The Lucky Sixpence, Emilie and Alden Knipe, Sept 1912, Century Co., $25
No dust jacket.

Tinker, Dorothy K. L’Hommedieu, 1st ed, 1942, $10
Picture front, no dust jacket.

New Mother Goose Book, Remington-Morse second edition, Ben Aronin, illustrated by Fridolf Johnson, 1943-1944, $20
Good dust jacket.  Only children’s book illustrator ever did.

Buster Bear’s Twins, Thornton W. Burgess, Oct 1923, Little, Brown, $50
Signed by the author.  All color plates are present.  Picture front, no dust jacket.

Giants Come in Different Sizes, Jolly Roger Bradfield, 1st printing, Oct 1966, $10
No dust jacket.

Musical Zoo, Ogden Nash, tunes by Vernon Duke, 1947,          $10
No dust jacket, owner’s name stamp inside cover.

Ginny’s First Secret, Lee Kingman, 1958, Phillips Publishers, $10
A Ginny Doll Story Book, fair dust jacket, child’s name.

Winter’s Tale, Robert Sabuda, pop-up, 2005, $10
Never opened

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Adapted by Robert Sabuda, pop-up 1st edition, 2003, $5

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling, Deluxe Edition in slipcase, July 2007, $10
Wraparound dust jacket.  Like new.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Retold by Jane Werner, 1st edition “A”, 1954, Simon and Schuster, $30
 Out of print.  Little Golden Book.

Why We have Day and Night, Peter Neumeyer, illustrated by Edward Gorey, 1st edition, 2011, Pomegranet,                                      $5
Fine dust jacket, not price clipped.  Unpaginated.

Fall 2012 - Adult Display Case

The left side display case in the lobby of the Library is now full of special finds of adult books which will be for sale at the book sale starting September 27. 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.

We have more photos but the blogger wants to load them sideways and that just looks funny.

The Artilleryman, The Experiences and Impressions of an American Artillery Regiment in the World War, 129th F.A. 1917-1919,  Jay M. Lee; 1920, $20

English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners, Lindley Murray; 1821, $25

Linweave Limited Editions, The Linweave Association; 1931, $25

Handcrafts of Slovenia, Encounters with Contemporary Slovene Craftsmen, Janez Bogataj;  1999, $30

I Am Spock, Leonard Nimoy; 1995, First Edition, $30

Inscribed (“Steve—Live Long and Prosper”)   

Special Exhibition of the Insect Painting, $25

Fantastique au Visionnaire, S.V.A. Albarelli; Venice, 1994, $20

Berlin Moskau 1900-1950, Irina Antonowa and Jorn Merkert; 1995, $20

Utamaro: A Chorus of Birds; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981, $15

Fatehpur-Sikri, ed. by Michael Brand and Glenn D. Lowry; 1987, $40

The Polya Picture Album:   Encounters of a Mathematician, ed. by G. L. Alexanderson; 1987, $25

Ballet, Cecil Beaton; 1951, Allan Wingate Publishers, $20

My Life With the Redskins, Corinne Griffith; 1947, $30

The Works of John Bunyan, 2 Volumes; Ed. by George Offor, 1862, Blackie & Son, Paternoster Row, $45

The Pilgrim’s Progress & Other Works by John Bunyan;  With an Original Memoir by The Rev. Geo. B. Cheever, D.D.; 1861,  $25

Journey of the Spirit:  The Art of Gwendolyn A. Magee, ed. by Rene Paul Barilleaux;  2004,  $25

The Tar-Baby & Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris; 1905, $20

Jean Cocteau:  Sur le Fil du Siecle, L’Exposition;  Centre Pompidou, 2003, $15


 Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, 2 volumes, John L. Stephens; 1842,  $100

Jordens Historia,  2 volumes,  Neumayrs & Kallor;  Stockholm, 1894,  $30

Coinage and Money in the Byzantine Empire 1081-1261, Michael F. Hendy; Dumbarton Oaks Studies Twelve;  1969,  $75

USS Hancock, Far Eastern Cruise 1955-1956, $60

The Limits of Power, America’s Role in the World, Senator Eugene J. McCarthy;  1967, First Edition,  $40

Explorations in the History of Science and Technology in China, ed. by Li Guohao, Zhang Mengwen, Cao Tianqin;  Compiled in Honour of the Eightieth Birthday of Dr. Joseph Needham, FRS, FBA; 1982, $50
Autographed by Joseph Needham

The Antiquity of Nepalese Wood Carving, Mary Shepherd Slusser, 2010, $30

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Books in French for Beginning Readers

Do you want to read to a child in French?

We have a collection from a teacher. It includes six Big Books and the three Little Books that go with them. The books were published by Addison-Wesley in about 1991. Karen Krasny was the author for many of the books. The illustrations are by Thach Bui.

In fact, we have three of each of the sets A, B, C, D, E, F in the little books. All but two of the sets are sealed in shrink wrap.  On the web, we have found comparable books for $25 to $30 each for the Big Books and for each set of the little books. If you are interested, we will sell the entire collection for considerably less than retail.

We only posted images for five of the Big Books because the upload wanted to rotate the sixth image. It just looked funny being sideways.