The Serendipity Books Sealed Bid Auction

Bidding Extended Through June 17

Bonhams is pleased to offer a substantial amount of the remaining stock of the legendary Berkeley, California bookstore, Serendipity Books. It will consist of 68 large lots, offered for sale via a sealed bid auction. The lots include entire sections of fiction, poetry, broadsides, baseball, art, photography and assorted items such as paintings, baseball stadium chairs and a William Everson-owned table with benches. Please see the How to Bid document below for further instructions and the Lot Listing for a brief listing of the lots.

How To Bid

Lot Listing

Bidding Form

Conditions of Sale


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

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