cricklewood library literary auction

The Cricklewood Library Literary Auction is now up and running online at Bidding Owl: https://www.biddingOwl.com/CricklewoodLibrary. Closing date: 27th July.


Cricklewood Libary fundraising continues, as we now need to transform the empty space we’ve saved (and ceilinged, walled and floored) into a vibrant social hub for the community, bringing people, books and big ideas together.

World-renowned author Zadie Smith recently did an event with the library, as part of that fundraising effort. Now there’s a chance for you to get involved. Drum roll please for: Cricklewood Library Literary Auction.

Cricklewood Library Literary Auction: The Items

We have lots of carefully selected offerings for participants around the world, for both readers and writers.

Cricklewood Library Literary Auction: FOR READERS

  • a beautiful, screen-printed poster of one of  Zadie Smith’s most admired books, Swing Time
  • signed hardback copies of Joanna Trollope’s latest novel – An Unsuitable Match
  • lots of other signed books, including my own WB Yeats special edition
  • Tickets to the dramatization of White Teeth at the newly restored Kiln Theatre in Kilburn, London.

Cricklewood Library Literary Auction: FOR WRITERS

  • tickets to two author conferences (in Las Vegas and Philadelphia)
  • free entry to writing competition
  • a membership, at your chosen level, of the Alliance of Independent Authors

Writers also have a chance to win a full manuscript evaluation and publishing plan from me in return for a small donation to the library.

Auction bidding starts at just $5 or $10, so by putting in a bid, you’re not only putting yourself in with a chance to nab a bargain. You can also enjoy the warm glow of giving, knowing that your money is going to help put Cricklewood Library back on its feet.

Cricklewood Library Literary Auction: How To Bid

You need to be a registered bidder (just a matter of filling out a short online form) and you must be logged in to bid on any items.

HOW TO BID: Once logged in, fill out the bid amount field with your bid. Click on the “Bid” button on the item’s page and confirm.

We’ll let you know if your bid has been successful or not when the auction is over and if you are outbid, you’ll get an email, giving you a chance to bid higher if you would like.

See All Auction Items and Submit your Bid Here. Good luck!

Q&A for Bidders

How do I register? Click on the Login/Register link on any auction page. Fill out the Bidder Sign Up information.

How do I login? Click on the Login/Register link on our auction page at Bidding Owl . Fill out the Login information.

How do I bid? You must be a registered bidder and you must be logged in to bid on any items. Once logged in, fill out the bid amount field with your bid. Click on the “Bid” button on the item’s page and confirm.

How do I know I’ve won? You will receive an email and/or text message confirmation. You may also log into your account and go to My Account – Order History.

How do I know I’ve been outbid? You will receive an email and/or a text message. You may also log into your account and go to My Account – Order History.

How do I pay for my items? Click on the “Check Out” link on any auction web page. Follow the instructions and enter your payment preferences.

What if I bid on an item by accident? Contact us immediately by sending me an email through the contact form here on this website

When and how do I receive my items? We will dispatch digital items by email on Saturday 28th of July. We will dispatch physical items on Monday 30th July by Royal Mail.