OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
BIG Fall Book Sale
Friday, November 11th through Monday, November 14th, 2022
(for hours and admission, see below)
inside the Westport Library
20 Jesup Road, Westport CT
This Book Sale will be even bigger than the last!
Thousands of gently used books in over 50 categories, including children’s; literature and classics; fiction, mystery, and SciFi and fantasy; 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 DVDs and CDs, and a limited selection of artworks and ephemera.
Vintage vinyl records and our modest collection of graphic novels and manga will be available only at our Westport Book Shop, right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library. For Book Shop hours, click here.
Of special interest for this sale:
A selection of vintage book sets in attractive leather bindings, perfect for decorating home library book shelves
A sizable collection of books from the Library of America series, each in its own slipcase
An extensive collection of History books, especially American History & Politics, WWII, and World History
A large assortment of Cookbooks
NEW: our Fiction for $1 Room — An entire conference room filled with hardcover fiction, mystery, science fiction and fantasy books, and young adult fiction, plus paperback novels, all offered at just $1 each
A big collection of paperback romance novels, all in new condition, offered at 2 for $1 (these will be located in the Fiction Room)
An extensive selection of Holiday-themed books, CDs and DVDs, just in time for the winter holidays!
The Big Fall Book Sale’s hours are:
Friday Nov. 11th --- 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12th --- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13th --- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. -- Half--price day
Monday, Nov. 14th --- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Fill our Logo Bag for $8 per bag, or fill your own equivalent-sized bag for $5 per bag — or purchase individual items at half-price, your choice
Early Access Hours, Paid Ticket-holders only:
Friday, Nov. 11th --- 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets for Friday’s Early Access hours must be purchased online in advance, and will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on October 11, 2022 at: https://westportfall2022booksale.eventbrite.com
Tickets are $35 each + platform’s processing fees.
A maximum of 125 tickets will be sold.
The Early Access ticket holder entrance will be on the South side of the Westport Library building (the Levitt Pavilion side), accessed via the Library’s Upper Parking Lot.
Please note the following Book Sale Procedures:
No books or other materials may be left unattended at any time.
There will be no separate high volume holding / evaluation area. Shoppers are requested to evaluate items "in place"— decide whether to purchase an item at the table or shelf where it is displayed. If you reject an item, please return it to the place it was displayed. This procedure will be strictly enforced — any books found piled up and put to the side for later evaluation will be promptly re-shelved.
For high volume purchasers — as in recent sales, we will be happy to begin to add-up (tally) books you have selected for purchase while you continue shopping. You must leave your name and cellphone number with your selections.
Please bring your own bags, boxes and rolling carts to carry your selections. We do not anticipate having any boxes available for your use.
As of this writing, the wearing of face masks at the book sale is optional. We will continue to monitor local conditions and regulations, and will adjust this procedure as conditions warrant. Please check back here on the day of the sale, to confirm mask requirements. If face masks are required, you will need to supply your own mask.
Hand sanitizer will be available for use at the entrance to the sale, and at various stations throughout the Library.
Social distancing is highly encouraged.
If you are feeling unwell, have a fever, or are exhibiting any other symptoms of illness, please stay home.
Capacity will be subject to fire marshal regulations and COVID rules in effect at the time of the sale.
Can't wait for the Fall sale? 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
Join the Westport Book Shop, Earthplace, and the Westport Tree Board for festive fall activities on Jesup Green, Saturday morning, October 8th, starting at 10:30am.
Join us for crafts, surprise guest animals, and shivers up your spine! No tricks, just Treats!
Free baby oak trees will also be available, beginning at 11am (one to a family, please).
Come dressed for fun!
Costumes optional, but encouraged.
RSVP to the Westport Book Shop 203-349-5141
This event will take place rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Join us in the Westport Library's Trefz Forum at 3:30pm on Saturday November 5th, as local children's author Lauren Tarshis shares the latest book in her acclaimed "I SURVIVED" series, "The Wellington Avalanche, 1910".
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, while supplies last.
[This event was originally scheduled for October 1st on Jesup Green]
Check out highlights from some of our recent
Book Shop Events, below:
Join the Westport Book Shop and Wakeman Town Farm for an after-hours Sip & Shop reception for photographer Jerri Graham. Jerri is the Westport Book Shop's featured artist for the month of September in the Book Shop's Drew Friedman Art Place, and her exhibit showcases the beauty and bounty of Wakeman Town Farm.
Sip & Shop at the Westport Book Shop, 23 Jesup Road,
from 6:30pm to 8pm on Thursday, September 15, 2022
Visitors enjoyed a brief artist talk by Jerri Graham, and representatives from
Wakeman Town Farm shared information about their mission.
Back-to-School Story Time
at the Westport Book Shop
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
We're starting summer early with a Family Dance Party on Jesup Green, led by one of Fairfield County's most inspirational disc jockeys, DJ Joe! He'll have 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 2022 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 upcoming 2022 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)
For complete official contest rules click here
Westport Book Shop's
First Anniversary Week Celebration!
The Westport Book Shop is thrilled to be celebrating 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.
Thank you to everyone who made our
Saturday December 11, 2021
❄️ Winter Family Fest ❄️
so much Fun!
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 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
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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!
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
Items are added to the online book shop regularly, so check back often!
Choose to have your purchases shipped to you, or pick up your order at the Westport Book Shop, 23 Jesup Road.
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