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: Tuesdays through Fridays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays Noon to 5 p.m.
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 Maker and Hobbies
Children’s — Preschool, Gradeschool, Mysteries
Middleschool and Young Adults Performing Arts
Classics and Literature Philosophy
Diet and Health Poetry
Foreign Language 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, and Boating
Military History Transportation
Home Decor Travel
Large Print Westport, NY + 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 featured artist for May 2021 is Miggs Burroughs.
Miggs is exhibiting one large lenticular installation titled "Sign Language", which is comprised of 25 small signs with words that change in ironic or humorous ways, such as LOVE/LEAVE, CHOOSE/LOSE, and SHIELD/YIELD.
Miggs Burroughs is a lifelong Westport resident. He has been creating art and graphic design since he was 20 and his very first painting was accepted into Silvermine’s prestigious Art of the Northeast show. At age 26, he was chosen to design a commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp. He has also illustrated several covers for TIME Magazine, one of which resides in the Smithsonian Institution. Miggs also designed the Westport Town Flag. His work with lenticular imagery has been exhibited in several one-man shows, and is held in several private collections. Miggs is a co-founder of the Artists Collective of Westport. Miggs graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie-Mellon University and has taught graphic design at Fairfield University and UCONN.
Miggs is also an author. His “The What If? Book of Questions to Some of Your Most Revealing Answers on Love and Health, Wealth & Happiness” was published in 2012.
Earlier art exhibitors at the Book Shop include Nina Bentley, Norm Siegel and Katherine Ross. Click here for information about their exhibits.
We welcome, and are very grateful for, your donation of gently used books, vinyl records and other media. Your donations help our Book Shop thrive!
Starting Thursday, May 20, 2021, we will again begin accepting donations of gently used books, vinyl records and other media, once a week, at the big grey Book Donation Center in the Westport Library's Upper Parking Lot. For information about our Thursday Donation Days, including hours of operation, and information about the materials that we do, and do not, accept for donation, please click here.
Please 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 are asked to process them.
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
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.