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: In the interest of the health and well being of our guests, our volunteers, and our staff, we continue to require that all staff and patrons wear face masks covering their nose and mouth at all times while inside the book shop.
Hand sanitizer is also available for your use upon entry into the shop, and 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 June 2021 is Holly Hawthorn.
Holly has created a series of porcelain sculptures combined with seashells, just right for the summer season.
Holly is a sculptor, print maker, and ceramic artist. She studied art in the United States, Italy and Greece. For many years, she instructed students in drawing, ceramics and sculpture. She maintains a studio at the American Fabrics Building in Bridgeport, CT. Her work is shown in galleries in the Northeast and at her studio.
Holly's porcelain sculptures on exhibit at the Book Shop reflect her love of the ocean and beaches, and incorporate seashells she has gathered over many years of walks on beaches from Maine to Greece. "The seashell is a timeless symbol that for me evokes the playfulness of time spent at the beach. These illustrative works are titled to conjure a smile in the viewer through the device of play on words," said Holly.
Holly Hawthorn's art will be on exhibit at the Book Shop
through June 30, 2021.
Earlier art exhibitors at the Book Shop include Nina Bentley, Norm Siegel, Katherine Ross and Miggs Burroughs. 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!
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
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.