Authors Dinner 2019: Silent Auction

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January 2019
At Midnight PST
February 2019
12:00 PM PST

About Our Auction

Welcome to the Authors Dinner 2019 Silent Auction! Use this website to view items or bid online before the event on February 9. You do not need to be a guest at the dinner to participate. Don't miss out on one-of-a-kind treasures, a Hawaii vacation getaway, and events with local authors.

Online bidding begins Wednesday, January 23 and ends Friday, February 8th at noon with top bids carried forward to paper bid sheets at the Authors Dinner on Saturday, February 9. If there is an item you REALLY want and you won't be attending the dinner, make sure to enter your maximum bid via the "proxy" button to increase your chance of winning. Bidding continues during the reception only, and all bidding ends at 7:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please call us at 510-981-6115, or email us at

Auction proceeds help provide enhancements and innovations at the Berkeley Public Library. Thank you for bidding early and often!

Live Event Information

Highest bids from our online auction will be carried forward to the Authors Dinner on Saturday, February 9. Items will be on display and paper bid sheets provided at the reception. Bidding continues during the reception only, and all bidding ends at 7:15 p.m on Saturday, February 9.

NOTE: If you are not a ticket holder for the Authors Dinner or Reception you may still win items depending upon the success of your online or proxy bid. (A proxy bid may be placed on your behalf by a friend/attendee at the dinner). Please note that BPLF staff are not eligible to make proxy bids.

About Berkeley Public Library Foundation

The Berkeley Public Library Foundation amplifies the public investment to make a great public library extraordinary. We support innovations and capital improvements to strengthen the Library’s mission to advance literacy in all its forms and serve the diverse needs of our multicultural community.

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