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
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
Children’s — Preschool, Gradeschool, Music
Middleschool and Young Adults Mysteries
Classics and Literature Performing Arts
Diet and Health Poetry
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.
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
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.