Friday, August 31, 2012

Members Only ODD LOTS Sale #11

Time for another round of odd lot offerings from the Reston Friends!

ODD LOTS #11 is now ready for your consideration.  Take a peek and see if there's something right for you.... or for someone you know!

Rules of the game:
...... Buyers must be paid up Friends members.
...... First come, first serve.
...... All items offered as is, no returns.
...... Pickups by appointment.
...... Send an email to  or call  703-729-5467  to leave a voice message clearly indicating which lot(s) you want.  (24/7 -- it doesn't actually ring)
...... The Reston Friends reserve the right to limit quantities sold to any individual.  If you are interested in more than one odd lot, please prioritize that interest.  We want as many folks as possible to have a chance to enjoy the fun!

As always, all proceeds from Odd Lots go to support your library and your library system.

Thank you from the Friends of the Reston Regional Library.

P. S.    Don't forget to mark your calendars for the upcoming Fall 2012 book sale!  Members night will be held Wednesday, September 26, from 5-8 pm.  Save time on Wednesday by renewing your membership in advance!



24 different offerings

So what's cooking at your place?

A)        $28        The Flavors of Bon Appetit / annuals

lot of 10 volumes spanning years 1994-2003 [the first 10 years of this series]
publ by Conde Nast / Pantheon
attractive trade hard covers in dust jackets

B)        $16        The Good Cook / Time Life series

lot of 14 volumes / copyr c.1980

C)        $5        American Cake Decorating / magazines

lot of 9 issues spanning 2006-2008, incl 1 with rippled pages, all as is
glossy four-color pages filled with photos of upscale examples with instructions
to inspire the next Food Channel star in your family


For the crafter:

D)        $3        Quilter's Newsletter magazines

lot of 11 issues, mostly 1998, 1999, plus April/May 2012 issue

E)        $3.50        [quilting magazines / mixed lot with 4 issues from spring 2012]

lot of 5 issues in total:
American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt, Quilter's World

TAKE BOTH  D) and E) quilting magazine lots for only $6!


More specialty subjects:

F)        $18        The Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening / series

30 volume set [missing only the master index]
c. mid-1970's / nice and clean copies

G)        $35        [Bruce Tegner martial arts lot]

lot of 4 mass market paperbacks in a mismatched slipcase, all as is
publ by Bantam Books in the 1960's/1970's
covering Judo, Karate, Jukado Self-Defense, Kung Fu and Tai Chi

H)        $4.50        Game Informer magazines

lot of 14 issues, with 11 from either 2011 or 2012
incl issue #232 / Aug 2012, cover variant 4 of 6 featuring God of War Ascension
plus issue #223 / Nov 2011, cover variant 2 of 2 featuring the Transformers

I)        $5        [Crucial Conversations kit components]

book plus toolkit spiral bound plus 6 audio cd's
by Kerry Patterson, et al
marks in spiral bound on 3 pgs, all as is

J)        $20        The Daily Study Bible Series / by William Barclay

lot of 17 volumes, 2nd ed, copyr 1958
hard covers in coordinating dj's, 1 dj repaired with scotch tape
pencilled in 4 of 17 vol, all as is

K)        $10        [Law in a Flash / learning cards]

lot of 6 boxes, each taped shut
publ by Emanuel Publishing Corp, Aspen Publishers
4 boxes are copyr 1999, plus 1 at 1996 and 1 at 2005
Federal Income Taxation, Future Interests, Torts, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

L)        $10        A Guide Book of United States Coins [The Official Red Book]

lot of 10 volumes spanning 1959-2001 [12th ed - 54th ed]
by R S Yeoman
publ by Whitman
hard covers, all in red bindings


It's a mad world.  Smile and enjoy the ride!

M)        $3        [Mad Magazine-related titles]

lot of 8 mass market paperback reprints
titles by the Mad artists/cartoonists Don Martin, Sergio Aragones, Al Jaffee


For the armchair traveler:

N)        $6        [lot of 5 guides / think Mediterranean!]
lot of 5 attractive glossy four-color soft covers about faraway places
large perfect bound (no staples) / approx sizes in the 7.5" x 10.5" range
text all in English, c.1990's
St John's Church [Valletta-Malta] / Pitti Palace / Lisboa / Barcelona / The Alhambra


History standards from Time-Life

O)        $8        The Civil War / Time-Life series

lot of 10 volumes

P)        $20        Great Ages of Man: A History of the World's Cultures / Time-Life series

lot of 21 volumes / gilt spines are bright
1 vol has a binding defect that does not affect appearance on the book shelf nor content readability
all as is


Fiction any way you want it:

Q)        $10        Dorothy Dunnett / The House of Niccolo series

lot of 7 trade paperbacks / volumes #2-7 of 8

R)        $8        Dorothy Dunnett / Lymond Chronicles series

lot of 5 trade paperbacks / volumes #1-2, 4-6 of 6

TAKE BOTH  P) and Q) Dunnett lots for only $15!

S)        $5        [Harlequin Presents / romances]

lot of 14 mass market paperbacks from 12 different authors
editions publ 2008 / some copyrights earlier
most appear as unread or very gently read (without spine creasing)

T)        $15        [graphic novels in Korean]

single lot of 16 volumes, from two different series
trade paperback size, all appear as unread

U)        $10        [Ramses series / by Christian Jacq]

complete series of 5 novels in trade paperback editions
publ by Warner Books

V)        $2.50        [James Bond thrillers / by Ian Fleming]

lot of 10 titles that have all been turned into feature films
1960's era mass market paperbacks from Signet
"complete and unabridged", appear as unread, all as is
two covers feature Sean Connery in the title role of 007

W)        $2.50        [Jack Higgins thrillers on audio cassettes]

[Jack Higgins thrillers on audio cassettes / abridged (2 cassettes per title)]
lot of 3 titles c.1990
read by Christopher Lee, David McCallum
packaging in very nice condition

plus two bonus titles:
Anne Rice / The Mummy or Ramses the Damned / read by Michael York / abridged 1989
Dale Brown / Day of the Cheetah / read by Joseph Campanella / abridged 1989

X)        $8        [lot of 35+ books on audio cassettes]

a medium size boxful, including many literary classics
may or may not be abridged
all as is

Monday, August 27, 2012

#1-- Better than a cereal box…

(If you’re like me, you read anything…)

For those of a certain age-- Do you remember bookmobiles? I grew up in Montgomery County MD. Before we got a local branch library, the bookmobile came to our neighborhood every two weeks, stopping for several hours in front of the Safeway. All its books had plastic covers, and smelled new (unlike the ones at the ancient Chevy Chase DC branch). It was a real treat to climb the steps and breathe in all the colors, smells, and possibilities… It was a brand new world.

The Reston Friends have just completed four days of August book sales for children/education and teens, bringing in over $13,000. The books you donate and buy help provide support for your library—books, e-books, programming, even scholarship funds for staff continuing education, and more. It all comes back to the community!

The big fall book sale is coming up—Sept 26 (Friends preview evening), then Thursday through Sunday, Sept 27-30. Check out the bargains galore, and take home the books you always meant to read! Hours are listed below.

Did you know there are 1100 requests on the waiting list for Fifty Shades of Gray? While you’re waiting, stop by the new releases and pick up something else! George Pelecanos writes gritty noir stories set in DC’s underside. Try his latest, The Cut.
Reston Regional also has his first ones, starting with A Firing Offense. Or if you’re looking for something lighter, and have somehow missed the Stephanie Plum books, try Janet Evanovich’s series about the Trenton NJ heroine who moved from lingerie sales to bounty hunting. One for the Money is the first, and sets the cast of characters (they sure are!). She’s up to 18, with another out soon.

Remember new expanded Reston Regional library hours begin Saturday, Sept 8.
Monday-- Thursday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-– 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday-– 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday-- 1 to 5 p.m.

Fall Book Sale hours
Wed Sept 26, 5-8 p.m. preview for Friends members
Thurs Sept 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. public sale begins
Fri Sept 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat Sept 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun Sept 30, 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Teen Used Book Sale

Friends of the Reston Regional Library
Used Book Sale

Thursday, August 23 from 10-5
Friday, August 24 from 10-5
Saturday, August 25 from 10-4
Sunday, August 26 from 1-3:30

Thousands of Books in Great Condition!

No Scanners

Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, VA

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Children's and Education (K-12) Used Book Sale

Friends of the Reston Regional Library
Children and Education (K-12)
Used Book Sale

Thursday, August 23 from 10-5
Friday, August 24 from 10-5
Saturday, August 25 from 10-4
Sunday, August 26 from 1-3:30

Thousands of Books in Great Condition!

No Scanners

Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, VA