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Next Book Sale Event




Our next Big Book Sale Event:

Friday May 5th through Monday May 8th, 2023

inside the Westport Library

20 Jesup Road, Westport CT


Come to our Big Spring Book Sale Event inside the Westport Library!  Thousands of gently used books in over 50 categories, including children’s; literature and classics; fiction, mystery, and SciFi and fantasy; art, photography, history, math, science, psychology, philosophy, religion, biography, business, cooking, gardening, performing arts, travel, foreign language, education, reference, and more, including Noteworthy, especially antiquarian books.  Plus DVDs and CDs, and a selection of framed artworks and ephemera.


Please note:  Vintage vinyl records and our modest collection of graphic novels and manga will be available only at our Westport Book Shop, right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library.  For Book Shop hours, click here.

Book Sale Hours:

Free Admission:

Friday, May 5 -- from Noon to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 6 --  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 7 -- from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- new longer hours!  This is Half-Price Day -- almost everything offered at half price! (everything in the Fiction Room remains $1)

Monday, May 8 -- from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- "Bag Day" -- Fill our Logo Bag for $8 per bag, or your own equivalent-sized bag for $5 per bag, or purchase individual items at half-price, your choice

Early Access Hours, Paid Ticket-holders only:

Friday, May 5 --- from 8:45 a.m. to Noon


Tickets for Friday’s Early Access Hours must be purchased online in advance, through, at:  Early Access tickets go on sale beginning April 10, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.   Tickets are $35 each + platform’s processing fees.  A maximum of 125 tickets will be sold.

New! - List of Featured Specials - click here to view


Of special interest for this sale:


  • We are fortunate to have recently received book donations from the homes of NBC Sports Producer Ricky Diamond; philanthropist and educator Elisabeth Luce Moore, sister of Henry Luce, who founded Time-Life, Inc.; and Joseph A. Califano, Jr., who served as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare during the Carter Administration (for more about Mr. Califano, see: 

Many of the books in the Califano collection have been signed and inscribed to him and or his wife Hilary.  Most are in non-fiction categories (e.g., American history and politics, biographies, business, sports) and have been signed by everyone from a former U.S. President (Lyndon Johnson) and cabinet members (Henry Kissinger, Robert McNamara, Alexander Haig, Hilary Clinton), to historians (Arthur Schlesinger), journalists (Woodward and Bernstein, Jim Bishop), entertainers (Art Buchwald, Sidney Poitier, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Tony Bennett) and authors (Dick Francis, Robin Cook, Stuart Woods), to name just a few.


  • A collection of works by or about James Joyce


  • An extensive collection of History books, especially American History & Politics, WWII, and World History

  • A wide selection of framed art, from small desktop pieces to supersized wall pictures

  • An almost-complete set of the 1972 Encyclopedia Britannica “Great Books” collection, in very good condition (we have volumes 1, and 4 through 54; missing volumes 2 & 3)


  • Back by popular demand: our Fiction for $1 Room — An entire conference room filled with hardcover fiction, mystery, science fiction and fantasy books, and young adult fiction, plus paperback novels, all offered at just $1 each  [Note: books in this room will remain priced at $1 each on Sunday’s half-price day]

Please note the following Book Sale Procedures:

  • No books or other materials may be left unattended at any time. 

  • There will be no separate high volume holding / evaluation area.  Shoppers are requested to evaluate items "in place"— decide whether to purchase an item at the table or shelf where it is displayed.  If you reject an item, please return it to the place it was displayed.  This procedure will be strictly enforced — any books found piled up and put to the side for later evaluation will be promptly re-shelved.

  • As a convenience for high volume purchasers — as in recent sales, we will be happy to begin to add-up (tally) books you have selected for purchase while you continue shopping.  You must leave your name and cellphone number with your selections.

  • Please bring your own bags, boxes and rolling carts to carry your selections.  We do not anticipate having any boxes available for your use.

Want to support your community? Volunteer at the Book Sale! 

For information about volunteering, send an email to

Please note the following additional procedures with respect to face masks and other precautions: --- As of this writing, the wearing of face masks inside the Library and at the book sale is optional. We will continue to monitor local conditions and regulations, and will adjust this procedure as warranted. Please check back here on the day of the sale, to confirm mask requirements. If face masks are required, you will need to supply your own mask. --- Hand sanitizer will be available for use at the entrance to the sale, and at various stations throughout the Library. --- Social distancing is highly encouraged. --- If you are feeling unwell, have a fever, or are exhibiting any other symptoms of illness, please stay home. --- Capacity will be subject to fire marshal regulations and any COVID rules in effect at the time of the sale.

Can't wait until the Spring Book Sale Event?  Shop at our Westport Book Shop at 23 Jesup Road in downtown Westport all year 'round.  For store hours and other information, click here.  Or shop with us online, at our eBay store   Items are added to our eBay store on a regular basis.

Don't miss out -- join our mailing list to receive email notifications about our Book Sale Events and other book sale news. 

Upcoming Westport Book Shop Events

Spring Family Fun Day
Saturday May 6th at 10:30am to Noon

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ONLINE Book Sale -- Ongoing

The Westport Library Book Sale is online!

Visit our Online Shop here, and browse a selection of:

  • Children's Books 

  • Books for Adults, from our Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Biography, History and Politics, Arts, Architecture & Design, Photography categories, and more!

  • Music CDs from various genres

  • Jigsaw puzzles

Choose to have your purchases shipped to you, or pick up your order at the Westport Book Shop, 23 Jesup Road.

"Noteworthy" items are available for sale on our ebay store:

Items are added to our online stores regularly, so check back often!

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