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 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
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.
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.