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|Jack London Foundation Fundraising Books & Collectibles Auction|
|Date||Saturday January 17|
|Time||12:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
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Jack London Foundation's 20th Annual Books & Collectibles Auction will be held at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma.
Jack London Birthday Banquet: in Oakmont (Santa Rosa) in the eve.
|jlondon [at] vom.com|
|Address||P. O. Box 337, Glen Ellen, CA 95442|
The Jack London Foundation's 20th Annual Fundraising Books & Collectible Auction will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma. Preview is 12 noon to 1 pm. Auction begins at 1:00 pm. Admission is free.
Items up for auction include many rare books, first editions—many signed by the author, including books by President-Elect Barack Obama (signed!), Sherman Alexie, Jean M. Auel, Dave Barry, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Tom Brokaw, Jimmy Carter, Michael Chabon, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michael Connelly, Clive Cussler, Joan Didion, Herbert Gold, Sue Grafton, Joe Hill, Tony Hillerman, Khaled Hosseini, John Jakes, Stephen King, Russ Kingman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Dean Koontz, Ted Koppel, Elmore Leonard, John Lescrout, Sinclair Lewis, Charmian London, Jack London, Norman Mailer, John McCain, Larry McMurty, Ralph Nader, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard North Patterson, James Patterson, Anne Rice, Salman Rushdie, Charles M. Schulz, John Steinbeck, George Sterling, Amy Tan, Studs Terkel, Paul Theroux, Jeffrey Toobin, Scott Turow, John Updike, Gore Vidal, Dale Walker, and more! Also: Jack London books, photos, memorabilia, posters, and other items including first and foreign editions. There will also be: Celebrity Photographs personally autographed—including Robert DeNiro, Tim Robbins, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julie Harris; Collectible Sports Items including baseball cards, posters, and photographs; Dinner Getaways . . . and much more!
This auction is sponsored by the Jack London Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the literary works of Jack London. All the proceeds from this auction — its sole fundraiser of the year — are used to underwrite Scholarship Writing Contests for high school students throughout the United States and to provide supplementary teaching materials at no cost to requesting teachers and educators.
On Saturday evening, the Foundation will host its 39th annual Jack London Birthday Banquet, celebrating Jack's 133rd birthday. This year the theme is the "Martin Eden". The banquet is held at the Quail Inn in Oakmont, and reservations are required. Reservations: $45/adults, $25/students
For more information about the Auction, Banquet, or about Membership in the Foundation, call (707) 996-2888, or e-mail the Foundation at jlondon [at] vom.com.