Silent Auction to benefit the Whiting Library

Come to the silent auction to benefit the library.  Photo Provided
Come to the silent auction to benefit the library.
Photo Provided


CHESTER, Vt. – Whiting Library, at 117 Main Street in Chester will be having a silent book auction from August 1-20.  Thirteen collectable books were generously donated over the past few years and assembled for this event. Local booksellers as well as on-line sources were consulted, and these treasures are certain to put a smile on the face of any bibliophile.

The following titles will be offered: Asahel Powers: Painter of Vermont Faces by Nina Fletcher Little, 1973,  Blank Marbled Cover Journal of handmade paper,   Negation: Poems by Hank Lazer, limited edition, 1994, Ordinary Magic signed copy by Ruth Porter, 2009, Simple Life signed copy by Ruth Porter, 2006, Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas In the Celebrated Campaign of 1858 in Illinois: Including the Preceding Speeches of Each…, ex-library, 1860,  Professor at the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes with unauthenticated pasted in signature, 1883,  Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illustrated by Jeff Hill, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illustrated by Willy Pogany, 1913 in tooled and gilded leather, The First World War : World Crisis six volume set by Winston Churchill, 1991, War Speeches 1939-1945 in 3 volumes by Winston Churchill, 2001, both Churchill sets are like new,  Vermont Warnings Out by Alden M. Rollings in two volumes, 1997, and  Vermont: a Bibliography of its History Vol 4.

The books will be displayed at the Library and may also be seen on our webpage The complete rules for bidding will also be available at both locations. Bidding begins on August 1, 2016, 10:00am and ends at 4:00pm on August 20th 2016. A bidder is allowed multiple bids, as long as the bid meets the increment minimum.

You may register for this silent auction in person at the library or by email; your information will be kept confidential. By registering for this silent auction, you are agreeing to pay the full amount of your bid if upon completion of the auction you have the highest bid. Winning bids must be paid in full before the winning item can be retrieved. Winner agrees to pay shipping costs if unable to appear. Each item is offered with a “Buy It Now” price. If that price is met bidding on the item will end.

All proceeds benefit Whiting Library and will help us toward our annual fundraising goal. Please contact Whiting Library for additional information. 802-875-2277,  Library is open Monday 10-6, Wednesday 10-8, Friday 10-8 and Saturday 10-2.

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