Winners Take It All at the Library



Winners Take It All at the Library

Maryjane Hyatt, the St. Pete Beach youth librarian, poses with the nine baskets of books on auction. Each basket has a theme; bidding closes at 5 p.m. on May 3, at which time the baskets will go the person who bid the highest on each basket.

  Friends of the St. Pete Beach Library raised over $900 with its basket auction. To raise money for the library, the Friends of the St. Pete Beach Library prepared baskets of gently used books. Each basket had a theme (listed below) and items related to each basket’s theme. Bidding closed at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3. 

 Here's what each basket earned for the library:

 Saltwater Fly Fishing

Value: $273 Winning Bid: $75

1.  Blue Water Fly Fishing – Troy Combs

2.  Fly Fishing for Saltwater’s Finest – Cole & Burns

3.  Favorite Flies & Their Histories – Mary Orvis Marbury

4.  Fly Fishing in Salt Water – Lefty Kreh

5.  The Orvis Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing – Nick Curcione 

6.  Secrets of the Saltwater Fly – f-stop Fitzgerald

7.  Flies for Saltwater – Stewart & Allen

8.  Fly-Casting Accuracy – Joan Wulff

9.  Stripers and Streamers – Ray Bondorew

10. Another Lousy Day in Paradise and Dances with Trout – John Gierach


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Value: $283 Winning Bid: $100

1.   Great Plant Guide –American Horticulture Society

2.   The Tropical Look: Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants – Robert Lee Riffle

3.   The Exotic Garden – Richard Iverson

4.   Lillies – Scott D. Appell

5.   The Handy Garden Answer Book – Karen Troshynski-Thomas

6.   Indoor Bonzai for Beginners – Werner M. Busch

7.   Complete Guide to Florida Gardening – Stan DeFreitas

8.   Decorating your Garden – Pat Ross

9.   Weekend Gardener – Wayne S. Ambler

10.  Water Gardening in Containers – Helen Nash & C.Greg Speichert

 

World War II – The Eastern Front

Value: $346 Winning Bid: $91

1.  Waffen-SS – G.K. Stein

2.  Eastern Front – Will Fowler

3.  Great Battles of the Waffen-SS – Peter Darman

4.  SS-Totenkopf – Dr. Chris Mann

5.  Hell on the Eastern Front – Chris Ailsby 

6.  Das Reich – James Lucas

7.  Hitler’s Death’s Head Division – Rupert Butler

8.  Masters of Death – Richard Rhodes

9.  Red Storm on the Reich – Chris Duffy

10. Last Victory in Russia – George Nipe

11. Eastern Front – Ian Baxter

12. Kursk – Remy Spezzano


Tickle Your Tastebuds (Cookbooks)

Value: $212 Winning Bid: $90

1. Great Cooking Every Day – Culinary Institute of America

2. Gusto Italiano – Ursula Ferrigno

3. Many Tastes of the Bahamas – Lady Darling

4. Memories of a Cuban Kitchen – Mary Urrutia Randelman & Joan Schwartz

5. The Gasparilla Cookbook –  The Junior League of Tampa

6. Flavors of Tuscany –Maxine Clark

7. Party Appetizers – Tori Ritchie

8. Vegetable Love – Barbara Kafka

9. Ethnic Cuisine – Lorraine Turner


Love Is Where You Find It (Romance novels)

Value: $138 Winning Bid: $85

1.  Skylark Jo Beverly – Jo Beverly

2.  Confessions of a Scoundrel – Karen Hawkins

3.  The Love of a Lawman – Anna Jeffrey

4.  In Your Arms Again – Kathryn Smith

5.  Emma’s Secret – Barbara Taylor Bradford

6.  Not Just Another Love Story – Wayne G. MacDowell

7.  The Guest List – Fern Michaels


House Beautiful

Value: $249 Winning Bid: $100

1. Safari Style – Angelika Taschen (ed.)

2. Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life – Karen Raucher Carter

3. Easy Origami: A Colorful Introduction to Practical Paper Folding – Kazuo Kobayashi & Chiharu Sunayama

4. Waverly Inspirations: Your Guide to Personal Style

5. Living the Country Life – Better Homes and Gardens

6. New Rooms: A Practical Home Makeover Guide – Sally & Stewart Walton

7. The Ultimate Decorating Book: Over 1,000 Decorating Ideas for all the Rooms in your Home – Judy Spours

 

Living in Paradise (Florida Fiction)

Value: $210 Winning Bid: $115

1.  Sanibel Flats – Randy Wayne White

2.  Captiva – Randy Wayne White

3.  Ten Thousand Islands – Randy Wayne White

4.  The Mangrove Coast – Randy Wayne White

5.  Double Whammy – Carl Hiassen

6.  Paradise Screwed – Carl Hiassen

7.  Star Island – Carl Hiassen

8.  The Riptide Ultra Glide (signed) - Tim Dorsey

9.  Tampa Bay’s Beaches (signed) – Wayne & Nancy Ayers

10. Bitter Legacy: A Matt Royal Mystery (signed) – H.Terrel Griffin

 

Civil War

Value: $310 Winning Bid: $175

1. Campaigns of the Civil War – Walter Geer

2. Civil War Fact Book – Peter Darman

3. The Civil War: A Narrative – Shelby Foote

4. This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga – Peter Cozzens

5. Lost Gold of the Republic – Priit J Vesilind (with CD)

6. April 1895: The Month That Saved America – Jay Winik

7. Set of Time-Life Books – First Blood: Fort Sumter to Bull Run; The Road to Shiloh: Early Battles in the West; The Nation Reunited: War’s Aftermath

8. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War: The Soldiers, Generals, Weapons and Battles – William C. Davis

9. Grant’s Cavalryman: The Life and Wars of General James H. Wilson – Edward G. Longacre


Spark Young Imaginations, Appropriate for ages 7 through 11

Value: $190 Winning Bid: $70

Complete My Book House Series: Volumes 1 – 12

Including two parental guides