BSO Book Fair Auction 2022 - SPRING

Brantford Symphony Orchestra
April 2022
12:00 PM EDT
April 2022
08:03 PM EDT
GOAL $10,000.00
59.5% To Goal

About Our Auction

The pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, including the necessity to cancel our Book Fairs for three consecutive years. This auction is being held in support of the Brantford Symphony Orchestra to Keep Music Alive.

Many of the books and records we all love are being offered, and a sampling of each of the 200 lots from which to choose is shown in the catalogue.




For those who registered previous auctions in 2021.

(1) If you are NOT already at the 32Auctions - BSO Book Fair Auction home page, click on the link below these instructions
(2) Once at the BSO Auction home page, click on the LOGIN link at top right of page
(3) Once logged in, the site will automatically add the 2nd BSO Book Fair Auction to your list.
(4) You can find your Auction List by clicking on the link at top of the page that says ACCOUNT. Then click on MY AUCTIONS in the drop down. ((for mobile users.. this will be in the hamburger menu - 3 small horizontal lines menu icon)


For those who registered previous auctions in 2021, but have forgotten their account password

(1) If you are NOT already at the 32Auctions - BSO Book Fair Auction home page, click on the link below these instructions
(2) Click on LOGIN link at the BSO Auction home page
(3) Below the bar where you enter the password, click the link FORGOT PASSWORD
(4) Enter the email address you used to originally create your Bidder Account and then enter a second time to confirm. Click on the BLUE button SEND RESET INSTRUCTIONS.
(5) Check you email inbox for a new email from 32Auctions with the subject - "Reset your password"
(6) Open the email and click on the BLUE button RESET MY PASSWORD
(7) A new 32Auctions tab will open in your default web browser. Enter your email address and then enter a NEW password. Click on the BLUE button RESET MY PASSWORD
(8) You will be taken to your 32Auctions profile page. Under the heading AUCTIONS, click on the BLUE button VIEW AUCTIONS. You will now see the 3rd - APRIL 2022 Book Fair Auction in your list.


For those who have never registered with 32Auctions before, including for our 1st auction in the spring of 2021 or the 2nd auction in the fall of 2021, you must do the following:

(1) If you are NOT already at the 32Auctions - BSO Book Fair Auction home page, click on the link below these instructions
(2) When you get to the April 2022 BSO Book Fair Auction Page, click on the GREEN button at left that says "VIEW ALL ITEMS"
(3) Above the first row of book images you will see a YELLOW bar stretching full width of the screen. Click on the link in that bar "CREATE AN ACCOUNT"
(4) Fill out the form with name / email address. Check the 3 boxes required and complete the security image question. Click the BLUE button "Create Account" at bottom of the form
(5) You will now see a page saying that a verification email has been sent to the email address you provided in the form
(6) Go to your email inbox and open account verification email from 32Auctions
(7) Click on the BLUE button in the email body that says "Yes Finish Creating My Account"
(8) This will open a new tab in your browser and bring your back to the BSO Book Fair auction page. You will notice at top right corner that there is now a link with drop down arrow that says My Account. (for mobile users.. this will be in the hamburger menu - 3 small horizontal lines menu icon). If you click on this you can update your profile, change email address, add phone number etc... You can also click on the button that says My Account and then View Auctions. This will show you what upcoming auctions are currently linked to your account. You should see the one for the BSO Book Fair. You can also log out from this drop down.

Please reach out to us at if there any questions regarding either registration or the auction format.

(2) LOT PRICING: Each lot price starts with a minimum bid, based on the category and number of books in each box. Incremental bidding is $1 / bid.

(3) BUY NOW is enabled: The buy now price is NOT a reserve. The auction will sell, as long as there has been at least one bid, regardless of whether the bidding meets the BUY NOW price. The buy now option gives the bidder the option to close the auction early if they do not want to risk losing to bidders.

(4) PROXY BIDDING is enabled: A proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you're willing to spend with the goal of winning the item at the lowest possible price. The system will bid for you, up to your maximum proxy bid amount, as additional bids are entered on the item. To enter a proxy bid, enter your maximum bid amount, click the Proxy Bid button, and then submit your bid. If you don't see the Proxy Bid button, the auction administrator has turned off this option. Rest assured, your maximum proxy bid amount is never exposed to anyone other than you during the online auction.

(5) EXACT BIDDING is enabled: If a bidder wishes to bid more than the $1 increment, then they would use the exact bidding option. An exact bid is the amount you want the item's current selling price to immediately jump to. Your bid amount will not change as additional bids are entered on the item. To enter an exact bid, enter your bid amount, click the Exact Bid button, and then submit your bid.

(5) EXTENDED BIDDING is enabled: If an item receives a bid during the final 3 minutes of the auction, the item end time will be extended to allow for 3 additional minutes of bidding. This process repeats until no new bids are received during the final 3 minutes of the item bidding window or the auction has been extended for a maximum of 30 minutes beyond the original end time. When an auction is extended, you'll see Extended Bidding messages displayed throughout the auction with a link for easily viewing all of the extended items.

(5) PAYMENT: Winners will receive notification after auction is fully closed. There are two options for payment. (a) Pay online through the 32Auctions platform using a credit card or direct through your PayPal account. (b) Make payment directly to the Brantford Symphony Orchestra through an email transfer. Details for transfer will be included in the invoice sent to all winners once auction closes.

(6) PICKUP / DELIVERY / SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS: Curbside pickup is available May 4-7, 2022 (10am-7pm on Wed, 10am-4pm on Thurs & Fri, 10am-1pm on Sat). Pickup location is 99 Chatham St. in Brantford. Please contact us at to let us know in advance which day works best for you, and we will provide further instructions.

If you are unable to pick up, we can deliver as follows:
Brantford/Brant County - free of charge
Up to 50km from Brantford (i.e. Burlington, Woodstock) - $30
Up to 100km from Brantford (i.e. Etobicoke, London) - $60
Please contact us at for arrangements and payment.

About Brantford Symphony Orchestra

Brantford Symphony Orchestra - Music is alive!
“Our mission is to provide symphonic experiences, giving people of all ages opportunities for musical appreciation and education.”

The formally designated Brantford Symphony Orchestra was established in 1919 under the direction of Dr. F. C. Thomas.

At present the BSO continues to be housed in the expertly restored, former Capitol Theatre, known to all as the now celebrated Sanderson Centre. Our permanent home in this richly historical Art Deco structure is well-established.

As an orchestra of approximately 70 professional musicians of the highest calibre, the BSO thrives under the expert tutelage of Artistic Director and Conductor Philip Sarabura.

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