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FOPAL High Value Special Book Sale

We're having a make-up for our special event that we didn't do in December. On Saturday January 14th, 2023, from 10am to 4pm FOPAL will be making available a selection of its high value books (usually sold online) reduced from up to $30 to the bargain price of $10.

Book categories include:
Fiction, drama, poetry
Foreign languages
Misc. nonfiction

FOPAL High Value Special Ephemera Sale

Browse through our amazing collection of vintage ephemera at our January special sale! Expect discounts of 50%-75% or more from comparable prices on the internet. For sale are both book and non-book items – vintage brochures, pamphlets, chap books, spiral-bound special publications, self-published oddities, magazines and military maps - you name it!

All ephemera will be individually priced.


Early computer manuals: HP-41C, PPC Rom User's Manual, etc.

"Aces Back-to-Back"- A Guide to the Grateful Dead-1992 - Signed

From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band -1967 -Three original items cut from the Peter Blake collage insert.

"Orient-Pacific Guide 1901"- Full of fold outs, "Australasia" map, Southern Signs of the Zodiac, several color pages of flags, lovely Art Nouveau ads.

Radio and Railway magazine and manuals from the 1930s on.

Illustrated Michelin Guides to the Battlefields (1914-1918) – Verdun, etc.

U.S. Military Publications from WW1, WW2 to Viet Nam, including "History of the 42nd Rainbow Division" 1919.

Rare political pamphlets from the 1930s by Lenin, Molotov and others.

I.W.W. Union pamphlets, song books, etc.

Workers Party of America, Communism in America- 1930s

Maps- WWII military, 1945 Korea "Red" China, etc.

Vintage books with beautiful illustrations, arresting covers, etc.

From 1748, a French play "La Bacha de Smirne, Comedie en un Acte et en Prose" – beautiful clean hand-made paper in a delicate blue cover.

We expect there will be around 1,500 items available for this special event.

FOPAL High Value Special Media Sale

Yr hmbl newsletter editor is reading rumors that there will be vinyl records and music CDs available at this sale. Have seen 27 records, mostly music, a couple comedy, and heard there will be two boxes (flats more likely, they're more accessible) music CDs.

-Frank McConnell

Sales Information

Cubberley Community Center [CCC] Room H1 (next to Bargain Room)
Saturday, January 14th, 2023, 10am to 4pm


If bad weather is forecast the High Value Sale will held as planned as it will be an indoor sale.

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