Brenda Novak's On-line Auction
Brenda Novak is a romance writer and her auction funds Diabetes research. You can bid on books, gift baskets, e-readers, jewelry, conference admissions, writing workshops, agent and author critiques, query critiques and a few top notch categories of special interest type things.
For writers - those critiques are golden opportunities to receive valuable feedback from published authors and working agents. I keep repeating my mantra FINISH THE BOOK! But I'm definitely checking out some of these partial manuscript critiques.
For readers - tons of genres and authors are represented, some with some pretty low bids starting out. Plus, the money funds research to cure diabetes.