Fabulous Silent Auction Items Available at BPL's "A Novel Tasting"


Silent Auction Item: Dinner for 4 at Perry's Steakhouse valued at $300.

World Games 2022 Bottle of Redmont Vodka signed by Charles Barkley.  

Curious about the silent auction that will be featured in the Birmingham Public Library's spring fundraising event on April 7? 

 Look no further! Here's a peek into the many fabulous items that await lucky guests at A Novel Tasting. 

Who will place the first bid? Please purchase your ticket today by clicking at this link. We need your help in making this evening a success. 

Money raised from A Novel Tasting will go directly to library programs such as Bards & Brews, the BPL Bookmobile, Local Authors Expo, and Summer Reading, as well as benefit all 18 BPL locations across Birmingham. 

We hope to see you there!

Among Silent Auction Items up for bid at A Novel Tasting

Pen and ink drawing of the historic Birmingham Terminal Station.

 __________________________________________________________________________________ Art collectors and devotees of local history alike will want to take home this limited-edition, framed pen-and-ink drawing of the magnificent Birmingham Terminal Station. The Byzantine-inspired Beaux-Arts station welcomed trains and opened to the public in 1909. To this day, its demolition in 1969 remains a tragedy in the eyes of many Alabamians. The elegant rendering of this architectural masterpiece is signed by the late Birmingham artist L. Lavelle Cost and is numbered 237 out of 250.

Silent Auction Item: Dinner for 4 at Perry's Steakhouse valued at $300.

 __________________________________________________________________________________ Treat you and your friends to dinner at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille! This famous steakhouse traces its roots back to Perry's Butcher Shop & Deli, a modest meat market in Houston, Texas. Inspired by a desire to continue his family's legacy, Chris Perry founded Perry's Steakhouse & Grille in 1993. Today the restaurant boasts locations in Denver, Chicago, Miami, Raleigh, Nashville, Texas, and our own Magic City. Its award-winning menu, original cocktails, and extensive wine list are sure to please! 
Silent Auction Item: Diamond stud earrings from Diamonds Direct.

___________________________________________________________________________________ Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with this pair of ethically sourced diamond stud earrings from Mountain Brook's Diamonds Direct. Founded in 1995 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Diamonds Direct is involved in the entire diamond manufacturing process - from the mine, to the cutting and polishing, to delivering the stone to the customer. The company takes part in an industry-wide practice called the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which ensures that its diamonds originate from a conflict-free source. Bids for this bit of bling start promptly at 6:00 P.M. - don't miss out!
World Games 2022 Bottle of Redmont Vodka signed by Charles Barkley

 Speaking of limited editions, this bottle of Premium Distilled Vodka from Redmont Distilling Company is signed by the company’s Honorary Co-Chair, Charles Barkley himself! As Official Vodka Sponsor of the World Games 2022, this Birmingham-based company has issued a series of special labels dedicated to the six categories of sports involved in this summer's 11-day international multi-sport event, which is set to take place in the Magic City this July. This particular bottle is dedicated to the category of Precision Sports. If you’re a vodka-drinking sports fan who likes to support local businesses, make this item yours!

Other "A Novel Tasting" Silent Auction items already announced include:

___________________________________________________________________________________ In addition to the silent auction, A Novel Tasting will showcase live music by Sol Música, gourmet food from Catering by Kim, and a tasting of wine, beer, and spirits presented by local distributors, breweries, and distilleries. With the purchase of a ticket, guests will receive a beautifully designed stemless wine glass, a fun swag bag, and two tickets for full glasses of beer and wine from the bar. Attendees will also have a chance to play Cryptic Corks, win door prizes, and - last by not least! - take home some spectacular pieces from the silent auction.

By Margaret Splane|Library Assistant III, Development Department