Westport Book Sale Ventures, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit enterprise with a dual social mission -- to raise funds to support the exceptional programming and operations of the Westport Library, while providing meaningful competitive employment and volunteer opportunities for adults with disabilities, through the operation of used book sales and related activities.
We offer employment opportunities for adults with disabilities, teaching transferable job skills and aiding in the development of workplace social skills. Our goal is to help our employees acquire the skills necessary to seek employment throughout the community, and for our community to be ever more accepting, inclusive and respectful of people with differing abilities.
In January 2021, we opened Westport Book Shop, downtown Westport's first nonprofit used book store, offering a broad selection of used books, vintage vinyl records, CDs and DVDs, year 'round. We will also continue to hold large book sale events at least annually, and offer books for sale online on our website. We continue to expand our used book operations, with the objective of creating greater community engagement, and providing more positions with more transferable skills for competitive employment.