Visit our new Westport Book Shop

We look forward to welcoming you to our newly-opened used book shop, at

23 Jesup Road, Westport CT

(right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library)

Hours:  Thursdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

     Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m.

     Closed Mondays through Wednesdays

      Expanded days / hours coming soon

Telephone:  203-349-5141

Now you can shop your favorite book sale, and benefit the Westport Library, all year 'round !

Westport Book Shop is Westport, Connecticut's new non-profit, year-round resource for high quality used and antiquarian books.  Our Book Shop has more than 5,000 books across 40+ categories, plus more than 1,000 items of media (vintage vinyl records, audio books, CDs, and DVDs).

The young children's area 

The view from the book shop,

to the Westport Library

Book Categories available at the Book Shop include:

Art                                                      Large Print 

Biographies                                         Maker and Hobbies 

Business                                              Math

Children’s — Preschool, Gradeschool,     Music

              Middleschool and Young Adults       Mysteries 

Classics and Literature                           Performing Arts 

Cookbooks                                           Photography

Diet and Health                                     Poetry

Fiction                                                  Science

Game & Puzzle Books & Things to Do      Science Fiction & Fantasy

Gardening                                            Social Science  

Small Gift Books                                    Softcovered Fiction

American History & Politics                     Special and Antiquarian Books

World History                                       Sports

Military History                                     Transportation

Home Decor                                         Westport + New England

                                             

The vintage vinyl collection 

Please note:  Connecticut COVID regulations require that all staff and patrons wear face masks covering their nose and mouth at all times while inside the book shop.

Hand sanitizer must be used upon entry into the shop, and is also available at the cashier station.

Please maintain at least 6' social distance from others while inside the shop, to the greatest extent possible. 

The Drew Friedman Art Place at the Westport Book Shop

Westport Book Shop is partnering with the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center to feature different local artists' work at the Book Shop every month.

 

Our first featured artist is Nina Bentley

Nina Bentley was born in Brooklyn and raised in Great Neck, New York. In 1962 she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in English, later studying art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and Chelsea College of Arts, London. She moved around the world with her husband, then an international banker, living in Bologna, Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Santiago and Caracas, before finally settling in Westport, Connecticut.  A mother of three, her view of life has been molded by “a lifetime of changing roles -- wife, mother, copywriter, window designer, art center director.” Bentley began exhibiting in 1965 and has enjoyed numerous solo exhibitions, in the U.S. and abroad, since 1978. An inveterate collector of stuff, Bentley makes art from anything and everything. She deliberately juxtaposes objects whose scale, textures, or categories of use combine to make statements, at once biting and humorous, about the human condition.

Book Donations

We welcome, and are very grateful for, your donation of gently used books and other media.  Your donations help our Book Shop thrive!

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept book donations at this time.  We suspended receipt of book donations earlier this winter, but expect to resume accepting donations again soon.  When we are able to begin accepting donations again, we will post the information here, and also send an email to our patrons.  To join our email list to receive this and other book sale notices, click here.

 

Note:  for as long as the coronavirus pandemic persists, we will be unable to accept donations at the Book Shop, because we do not have sufficient space at the shop to segregate and quarantine donated items before our volunteers handle them.    Donations, when they resume, will be made at the grey brick shed next to the big grey Book Donation Center in the Westport Library's upper parking lot.   For more information about what items we accept for donation, click here

Westport Book Sale is grateful to the following Founding Donors, whose financial support and passion for the Westport community have made the Westport Book Shop possible:

 

The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, Inc.

Eileen Lavigne Flug

Dan Levinson

Jeffrey Mayer and Nancy Diamond

Jocelyn and Walter Barandiaran

Linda Monteiro-Hopper and Scott Hopper

Robin and Brad Berggren

Rebecca L. Ciota

The Kail Family

The Michael M. Wiseman and Helen A. Garten Charitable Foundation

Abilis Community Foundation

The Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation

Craig Rebecca Schiavone

Westport Sunrise Rotary

Rita Allen Foundation

Berchem Moses PC

Westport Book Shop is also grateful to the local law firm Verrill, which donated nearly all of the store's display bookcases.

CONTACT US

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203-952-0070

20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

Our dual mission: to raise funds for the Westport Library while providing meaningful employment for adults with disabilities.

© 2020 Westport Book Sale Ventures, Inc.