Visit our new Westport Book Shop

We look forward to welcoming you at 

our used book shop, located at 

23 Jesup Road, Westport CT

(right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library)

Hours:   Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      Sundays  Noon to 5 p.m.

      Closed Mondays 

Telephone:  203-349-5141

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

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Westport Book Shop is Westport, Connecticut's only non-profit, year-round resource for high quality gently used and antiquarian books, vintage vinyl, and more.  Our Book Shop has more than 5,000 books in over 30 categories, plus a broad selection of vintage vinyl records, audio books, CDs, and DVDs.

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The young children's area 

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The view from the book shop,

to the Westport Library

Book Categories available at the Book Shop include:

Art                                                      Maker and Hobbies

Biographies                                          Math 

Business                                               Music

Children’s — Preschool, Gradeschool,     Mysteries

              Middleschool and Young Adults       Performing Arts 

Classics and Literature                           Philosophy

Cookbooks                                           Photography

Diet and Health                                     Poetry

Fiction                                                  Religion

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               

                                             

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The vintage vinyl collection 

Please note:  In the interest of the health and well being of our guests (especially our youngest visitors), our volunteers, and our staff, we continue to require that all staff, volunteers and patrons wear face masks covering their nose and mouth at all times while inside the book shop.

Hand sanitizer is available for your use upon entry into the shop, and at the cashier station.

Social distancing is also recommended. 

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 the month of December 2021 is Fruma Markowitz

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Photographer Fruma Markowitz is exhibiting part of an ongoing project entitled "Sara's Trousseau", with an installation of nine Cyanotype prints and collages using photographic images she made of non-matching teacups she inherited from her mother, together with imprints of crocheted and embroidered linens she's found at flea markets and tag sales.

Cyanotype is an historical photographic process, invented in 1842, where a light-sensitive photographic emulsion applied to paper turns a brilliant Prussian blue when exposed to a UV light source, such as the sun.  Each print, like the teacups, is unique.  Some have also been embellished with gold ink, or toned with  . . . tea!

Fruma says her photography functions as a visual diary, and she makes photographic images every day.  "I try to bring focus to everyday things that other people might overlook, but that are significant, troubling or wonderful to me," she said.  Family life, womanhood, and urban and natural environments are where she most often draws inspiration for making images.

 

Fruma earned a BFA in photography at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem, and a Masters in Interactive Technology at New York University.  She is a member of The Artists Collective of Westport, The Silvermine Guild, the Rowayton Arts Center, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and The Creative Center in NYC. 

Fruma's artwork will be on exhibit at the Westport Book Shop through December 31, 2021.

Earlier art exhibitors at the Book Shop include Nina Bentley, Norm Siegel, Katherine Ross, Miggs Burroughs, Holly Hawthorn, Diane Pollack, Joanie Landau, student artists from CLASP Homes' art program, Susan Fehlinger, and Leonor Dao Turut.  Click here for information about their exhibits.

Book Donations

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!

Donations should be brought to the big grey Book Donation Center in the Westport Library's Upper Parking Lot.  For information about when and how to donate your used books, vinyl records and other media, and for a list of the materials that we do, and do not, accept for donation, please 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 STAR Foundation, Inc.

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.