Visit our Westport Book Shop
We look forward to welcoming you at
our non-profit 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.
Now you can shop your favorite book sale, and benefit the Westport Library, all year 'round !
Westport Book Shop is Westport, Connecticut's only non-profit, year-round resource for high quality gently used and antiquarian books, vintage vinyl records, and more. Our Book Shop has more than 5,000 books in over 30 categories, plus a broad selection of 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: As of March 7, 2022, wearing a face mask inside the Book Shop is at each guest's discretion.
Hand sanitizer is available for your use upon entry into the shop, and at the cashier station. Social distancing continues to be recommended.
Events at the Book Shop
The Book Shop sponsors periodic Family Events in the Book Shop or on Jesup Green, and partners with other local nonprofit organizations. To find out what Events are coming up at the Book Shop, visit our "Our Events" page!
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 August 2022 is Elizabeth Petrie-Devoll
Elizabeth is exhibiting eleven original assemblage artworks.
Elizabeth creates new art from old objects with a practice that enlivens history and questions the supposed border between the past and the present. She sees possibility in the discarded, weathered, and forgotten. A student and lover of history, Elizabeth uses her archivist sensibility to combine found antiquities into immersive, vibrant, miniature theaters.
“In a disposable age, I reconfigure, repurpose, and compose well-worn and often utilitarian relics. With unknown yet imagined histories, these artifacts become pieces of nostalgic and puzzle-like compositions,” said Elizabeth.
Elizabeth works from her home studio in Westport, and regularly exhibits art in Fairfield County and surrounding areas. She is a member of the Board of the Artists Collective of Westport. Elizabeth holds a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Fine Arts, and spent over a decade as an art director on Madison Avenue, primarily at BBDO. She has taught art in various locations in Fairfield County, and served for ten years as Education Director and Artist in Residence at the Westport Historical Society.
Elizabeth's artwork will be on exhibit at the Book Shop through August 31, 2022. All art on exhibit is available for purchase.
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, Leonor Dao Turut, Fruma Markowitz, Diane Meyer Lowman, Niki Ketchman, Michael Brennecke, Dale Najarian, Deb Robicheau, Kerstin Rao and Eric Chiang. 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.