Bash for Books Online is Open for Bid!

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your patience as we created a Bash for Books auction ONLINE. Hurricane Irma may have cancelled the event but it didn't cancel all of our fun (or your opportunity to help the Winter Park Public Library raise some much needed fund so we can inspire learning in your community)!

If you want to skip the chit-chat and get right to the auction, here's the link:

Even if you didn't buy a ticket to Bash for Books, you can now browse and bid on 75 fabulous packages in the categories of Apparel & JewelryArt & PhotographyEntertainment, Events & ToursFood & DiningGift BasketsHealth & BeautyHome & GardenRecreation & Travel and Sports & Fitness. (Please note, for most items, you must be willing to pick them up from the Library).

Here is just a small sample of what we have available:


After clicking the link above,click the green Start Bidding button in the upper left corner and finish creating your account. You will receive a confirmation email that will allow you to finish your registration and then you can bid away! Rest assured that we are using a nationally recognized, secure auction vendor that takes the security of your financial information seriously, and you will not be charged for anything unless you are the winning bidder.

There is more information about our auction below. If you have any trouble or issues bidding, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Community Relations, Mary Gail Dufresne Coffee at or 407-623-3486.



Search for packages by number or keyword using the magnifying glass, or by category.

You can Quick Bid, set a Max Bid, or Watch packages.

- A Quick Bid places the minimum bid required for you to be the highest bidder.

- A Max Bid allows you to place the highest you are willing to bid on a given item.

-  If your Max Bid is the highest, the system automatically bids in your favor until you are outbid or until the auction closes.

- To place a straight bid, turn the Max Bid feature off.

- To find packages with no bids, select “No Bid” packages

You'll be notified if you're outbid at any point before the online auction closes and you will see an Outbid notice at the top of your screen.

To get back to the main screen, click the House icon.

To view your items, click My List.



All of the items in our auction were donated by local businesses and individuals. You will see the name of the donor at the bottom of the item page. In the top right of every page, you will see the logo of a Bash for Books sponsor. These sponsors are AMAZING and maintained their sponsorships every after the event was cancelled. We hope you will thank them all for us with your business.



1. Unless specified, all auction items must be picked up from the Winter Park Public Library.

2. The Library is not able to arbitrate any possible disagreements between the vendors and individuals who donated items to the auction.

3. The Library is not responsible for any items that cannot be redeemed due to expiration of the gift certificates. We have made every effort to disclose all expiration dates as listed on the items.

4. No bids will be accepted after the auction closes.

5. No bids lower than the stated minimum bids will be accepted.

6. If a bid is determined to be invalid, the next highest bid will be declared the winner.

7. Payment must be received in full before items can be picked up.

8. All items must be picked up within 30 days. Items not picked up within 30 days will be donated or offered to the next highest bidder.

9. The Library assumes no responsibility for the select items eligible to be mailed at the bidder's request. All items will be sent via First Class USPS.

10. All values of items have been provided to us by the donors or we have made good faith efforts to fairly represent the value of an item. 


We remain very grateful to all of our event sponsors who support the Winter Park Public Library.


Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Keith Lemick



Charles Clayton Construction

The Mayflower Retirement Community

Westminster Winter Park



CPH, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank

HUB International

Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Merrill Lynch/The Jones Connolly Group

RLF/ Architecture Engineering Interiors

Trish & Mike Gallagher

Doug and Melissa Ray

Wharton-Smith, Inc.

Winter Park Memorial Hospital - A Florida Hospital

Craig Carter General Contracting

Fishback Dominick

HuntonBrady Architects

Massey Services Inc.

Neda & David Khosrowzadeh

Rollins College

Sir Speedy Orlando

Valencia College Winter Park Campus

Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.



Carolyn Kraft Bethel with Michael O’Shaughnessy, Inc.

Eye Associates of Winter Park

Herrmann Construction Management

Morgan Divorce Law Firm, Inc.

StorQuest Self Storage – Orlando

Writer’s Block Bookstore

Derrick and Stacey Cox

Garganese, Weiss, & D’Agresta, P.A.

Keiron Partners

Ricoh International USA

Wells Fargo Foundation