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.

      Closed Mondays 

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

Foreign Language                                 Science Fiction & Fantasy

Game & Puzzle Books & Things to Do     Social Science

Gardening                                           Softcovered Fiction

Small Gift Books                                   Special and Antiquarian Books

American History & Politics                    Sports

World History                                      Transportation

Military History                                    Travel

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 featured artist for April 2021 is Katherine Ross

 

Katherine Ross is a local artist and art teacher who works in a variety of mediums.  Her works on display at the Book Shop are floral watercolors, a perfect complement to the emergence of Spring.

 

Long-time Westporters might know Katherine as the artist who conceived the children’s mosaic wall at the Longshore pool area, a community art project completed in the year 2000 that incorporates the artwork of more than 1,000 fifth through eighth grade children from throughout the town.

Katherine has been teaching art to adults and children for 25 years, privately and publicly, including at the Katona Museum of Art, the Westport Art Center (now known as MoCA Westport), the Side By Side School in Norwalk, and the Bridge Academy in Bridgeport.  She specializes in portfolio development for college-bound high school students.  Katherine is a member of the Arts Advisory Committee of Westport, and has served on the Westport Cultural Arts Committee, co-chaired and served as town representative of the Art Smarts Program in the Westport public schools.  

Earlier art exhibitors at the Book Shop include Nina Bentley and Norm Siegel.  Click here for information about their exhibits.

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.