OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
Our next Big Book Sale Event:
Friday May 5th through Monday May 8th, 2023
inside the Westport Library
20 Jesup Road, Westport CT
Thousands of gently used books in over 50 categories, including books for children from infants to teens; literature and classics; fiction, mystery, and SciFi and fantasy; graphic novels and manga; art, photography, history, math, science, psychology, religion, biography, business, cooking, gardening, performing arts, travel, foreign language, education, reference, and more, including Noteworthy, especially antiquarian books. Plus vintage vinyl records, DVDs and CDs.
Book Sale Hours:
Friday, May 5 -- Ticketed admission* from 8:45 am to Noon; free admission from Noon to 6 pm
Saturday, May 6 -- from 9 am to 5 pm (free admission)
Sunday, May 7 -- from 11 am to 5 pm (half-price day; new longer hours!; free admission)
Monday, May 8 -- from 9 am to 5 pm ($8/our bag or $5/your own equivalent-sized bag; free admission)
* Detailed information about the Spring Sale, including admission ticket purchase information, will be posted by April 4, 2023.
Want to support your community? Volunteer at the Book Sale! For information about volunteering, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't wait until the May Event? Shop at our Westport Book Shop at 23 Jesup Road in downtown Westport all year 'round. For store hours and other information, click here. Or shop with us online, at our eBay store www.ebay.com/str/westportbooksalesct Items are added to our eBay store on a regular basis.
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Upcoming Westport Book Shop Events
Meet Author Timothy Cole
Thursday April 13th at 6pm
Join us after-hours at the Westport Book Shop on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 6 p.m., for a conversation and reading with Timothy Cole, author of three novels in "The Gold Coast Mystery" series: The Sea Glass Murders, which was a finalist for a 2021 Connecticut Book Award, Murder This Close, and Tim's recently published The Moscow Five.
Timothy Cole's forty-year career as a journalist, editor and author have taken him aboard America’s nuclear Navy, to ozone depletion studies at the South Pole, and to particle physics cyclotrons in Siberia. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and holds a 50-ton captain’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard. Currently, Tim serves as the chief content officer of Belvoir Media Group.
Space is limited -- Please RSVP to the Book Shop and let us know you are coming! Call 203-349-5141 or send an email to: email@example.com
Check out highlights from some of our recent
Book Shop Events, below:
Author Paul Podolsky at the Book Shop
On March 9, 2023, local author Paul Podolsky shared his memoir "Raising A Thief" and his new financial thriller "Master Minion" with the Book Shop community.
Poetry at the Book Shop
On February 2, 2023, the Westport Book Shop hosted former Westport resident and Staples High School alumnus Bruce Lawder, who shared poems from his new, fourth book of poetry, Shorelines.
Westport Book Shop held a "Show Some Love" Video Contest
Entrants were asked to film a short family-friendly video inside or in front of the Westport Book Shop, showing their love for the Westport Book Shop, and post it on social media, tagging @westportbookshop on TikTok and @westportbooksale on Instagram.
EVERY Show Your Love Contest entrant was invited to choose a FREE vinyl album, CD or book valued at $6 and under from the Book Shop's current inventory.
Every participant also was entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Westport Book Shop Gift Card. The drawing was held on January 28, 2023 -- Congratulations to drawing winner Dylan Curran!
In addition, the video that receives the most "likes" on our Westport Book Sale social media also will win a $50 Westport Gift Card. That winner will be announced on March 2, 2023.
Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
Our Book Shop and our Book Sales would not be possible without the support of a community of dedicated volunteers who give generously of their time and talents all year 'round. On January 28, 2023 we held a Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Westport Library, to recognize and thank our Volunteers for everything the do, all year 'round, to help our Book Sales and the Westport Book Shop thrive.
Local children's author Lauren Tarshis shared some of her adventures and the latest book in her acclaimed "I SURVIVED" series, "The Wellington Avalanche, 1910". Thank you, Lauren!
Join the Westport Book Shop, Earthplace, and the Westport Tree Board for festive fall activities on Jesup Green, Saturday morning, October 8th, 2022, starting at 10:30am.
Crafts, surprise guest animals, and shivers up your spine! No tricks, just Treats!
Free baby oak trees distributed by the Westport Tree Board.
Meet Local Author Sivan Hong at the Book Shop
on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 11 a.m. to Noon
Sivan Hong shared two stories from her
"Super Fun Day" children's book series.
Her inspiring books feature neurodiverse children who overcome their challenges with perseverance and bravery.
Welcome Summer Family Event on Jesup Green
In June, we started summer early with a Family Dance Party on Jesup Green, led by one of Fairfield County's most inspirational disc jockeys, DJ Joe! Joe had us moving and grooving and celebrating summer! Visit DJ Joe's website at www.djjoe.info
For information about the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation, visit: www.stewietheduck.org
"and the Oscar goes to..."
GUESS THE 2023 OSCAR WINNERS CONTEST
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!
EACH OF THE THREE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:
A Ticket valid for any showing of the Remarkable Theater’s 2023 Drive-In Season
$25 Westport Book Shop Gift Card
Remarkable Theater & Westport Book Shop Swag
(the aggregate retail value of each prize package is $100)
Westport Book Shop's
First Anniversary Celebration!
The Westport Book Shop celebrated the first anniversary of its opening with activities, discounts and prizes all week, from Tuesday, January 25th through Sunday, January 30th, 2022.
Children’s Scavenger Hunt — win a free book!
All week beginning Tuesday January 25th, children can participate in a
scavenger hunt inside the Book Shop
Everyone Loves a Cookie!
First 100 visitors on January 28th will receive an anniversary cookie, made especially
for the occasion by the bakers of Sweet P Bakery.
Receive a Discount or Prize with purchase!
from Friday January 28th through Sunday January 30th, every visitor to the
Book Shop will be eligible for a door prize!
Tell Us What You Love About the Book Shop
Leave an Anniversary Note! Visitors to the Book Shop are invited to post an anniversary note on the Book Shop’s giant anniversary greeting card inside the Shop. Then look for your notes
on our Instagram or Facebook pages.
At the Westport Book Shop
Story time with Mrs. Claus
On Saturday, December 18th, young readers were invited to stop by The Westport Book Shop for Story time with Mrs. Claus -- frequent readings of short holiday and winter-themed stories for young people.
Thank you to everyone who made our
Saturday December 11, 2021
❄️ Winter Family Fest ❄️
so much Fun!
Thank you to The Porch at Christies and Sweet P Bakery for your partnership at this event !
Scenes from our
Saturday October 23, 2021
OAKtober Halloween Family Fall Event
Thank you to Earthplace, the Westport Library and the Westport Tree Board for your partnership at this event, and thank you to Gilbertie's Garden Center for generously subsidizing our purchase of pumpkins for our pumpkin painting project !
ONLINE Book Sale -- Ongoing
The Westport Library Book Sale is online!
Visit our Online Shop here, and browse a selection of:
Books for Adults, from our Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Biography, History and Politics, Arts, Architecture & Design, Photography categories, and more!
Music CDs from various genres
Choose to have your purchases shipped to you, or pick up your order at the Westport Book Shop, 23 Jesup Road.
"Noteworthy" items are available for sale on our ebay store:
Items are added to our online stores regularly, so check back often!
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