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).

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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:  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. 

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Earlier art exhibitors at the Book Shop include Nina Bentley, Norm Siegel and Katherine Ross.  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!

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

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.