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Next Book Sale Event

Our next Big Book Sale Event

The Big Spring 2024 Book Sale

Friday May 17 through Monday May 20, 2024

inside the Westport Library

20 Jesup Road, Westport CT

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Come to our Big Spring Book Sale Event inside the Westport Library!  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, philosophy, religion and spirituality, biography, business, cooking, gardening, performing arts, travel, foreign language, education, reference, and more, including Noteworthy, especially antiquarian books.  Plus vintage vinyl, DVDs and CDs, ephemera, and a large selection of framed artworks, from small desktop pieces to supersized wall pictures.

 

Please note:  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.

Book Sale Hours:

FREE Admission:

Friday, May 17th  --  12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  (Please note Noon start time)

Saturday, May 18th  -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 19th  -- from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  -- This is Half-Price Day — almost everything offered at half price! (NOTE:  $1 Fiction books and $1 Children’s books remain at $1)

Monday, May 20th ---  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. --  Fill our Logo Bag for $10 per bag, or fill your own equivalent-sized bag for $8 per bag, or purchase individual items at half-price, your choice

 

Early Access Hours, Paid Ticket-holders only:

Friday, May 17th -- 8:45 a.m. to Noon

 

Tickets for Friday’s Early Access hours must be purchased online in advance, through eventbrite.com, at: https://westportlibraryspring2024booksale.eventbrite.com

Early Access Tickets go on sale beginning May 1, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.   Tickets are $35 each + platform’s processing fees.  A maximum of 125 tickets will be sold.

Of special interest for this sale:

  • A large collection of Philosophy books, donated from the library of a retired professor of philosophy, plus a concentration of books on Spirituality, including Eastern and Native American spirituality

  • An extensive collection of History books, especially Military History, with many very scarce titles, focusing on World War II, including fully illustrated studies of period aircraft, weaponry, ships and combat vehicles, many of which are prized by modeling enthusiasts; and plenty of American History & Politics, and World History books as well

  • A large assortment of framed art — from small desktop pieces, to large wall pieces

  • A huge assortment of jigsaw puzzles, at bargain prices

  • A small number of Laser Videodiscs, priced between $3 and $5, and including classics such as The Bad and the Beautiful with Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas, the original Cape Fear with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, and Sex and the Single Girl with Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood

  • Fiction for $1 — A 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  [Note: books in this room will remain priced at $1 each on Sunday’s half-price day]

  • Watch this space for a link to our Featured Specials list, to be published soon!

Please note the following Book Sale Procedures:

  • No books or other materials may be left unattended at any time, except in designated areas.  Books may not be aggregated in aisles nor may they block any exit.  This policy will be strictly enforced.  Any books found piled up in an aisle or blocking an exit will be promptly re-shelved.

  • 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. 

  • There will be a designated area for high volume purchasers to aggregate and evaluate potential purchases.  Due to space limitations, this area will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Users are required to leave their name and cellphone number with their materials in this area.  Users are asked to return rejected books to the place they were originally displayed.

  • As a convenience for high volume purchasers — as at recent sales, we will be happy to begin to add-up (tally) books you have selected for purchase while you continue shopping.  You will be required to 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.

Please note the following additional procedures with respect to face masks and other precautions:

   ---  As of this writing, the wearing of face masks inside the Library and at the book sale is optional.  We will continue to monitor local conditions and regulations, and will adjust this procedure as warranted.  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.

Want to support your community?  Volunteer at the Book Sale! 

To volunteer at this sale, use this link:  https://signup.com/go/tpkwwqg

or send an email to volunteers@westportbooksaleventures.org

Can't wait until our next Book Sale Event?  Shop all year 'round at our Westport Book Shop at 23 Jesup Road in downtown Westport.  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.

Don't miss out -- join our mailing list to receive email notifications about our Book Sale Events and other book sale news. 

Recent Events

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October 25, 2023
at The Westport Library

in the Trefz Forum

A benefit event
to support the next phase of our employment program

In November 2021, Westport Book Sales began selling books on eBay.  Now we are piloting an expansion of our employment program, to engage employees with differing abilities in our eBay business.  Participation in our eBay business provides training in valuable computer, data entry and office-type skills, broadening the work experience and marketability of our employees.  And it will provide support for our fledgling online sales business. 

 

On October 25, 2023 we hosted Chapter Two: Spanning From Retail to E-tail, to raise funds to support this next phase of our employment program.  Guests enjoyed live music by Zoe's Lounge, light bites & beverages, a paddle-raise, and both a live and a silent auction of a representative sample of the kinds of things we sell on eBay, plus artwork and signed books donated uniquely for this event.

 

If you missed our benefit event, you can still support our efforts:  click here to donate.  Thank you.

Chapter  Two  Benefit  Committee

Jocelyn Barandiaran  |  Robin Berggren  |  Katherine Caro  |  Simon Curtis  |  Mimi Greenlee |  

Eileen Lavigne Flug  |  Sharuna Mahesh  |  Linda Monteiro-Hopper  |

Event  Sponsors

Dan Levinson                                   Eileen Lavigne Flug

Jocelyn & Walter Barandiaran           Robin & Brad Berggren

Linda & Scott Hopper                       Ann Sheffer & Bill Scheffler      Rolleri & Sheppard CPAs, LLP

Catering by SeaSide Sliders Catering.  Beer donated by Two Roads Brewing Co.  Wine donated by Brescome Barton Inc.  Auction items donated by Eve Potts & Andrew Bentley, Rowene Weems, Norm Siegel, Kirsten Rao, Miggs Burroughs and Nina Bentley.

Upcoming Book Shop Events

Upcoming Westport Book Shop Events

New Short Story Book Club at the Book Shop

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Short on time but long on interest?

Every month the Westport Book Shop's Short Story Book Club

will get together to discuss another classic or

contemporary short story

Meets at the Westport Book Shop on

the fourth Thursday of every month

from 6:00 to 7:30pm

Come to one session, some, or all, it's up to you!

Space is limited; registration is required.

Each month's short story selection will be announced by the first day of the month, and registration for that month's session will open when the email announcing that month's selection goes out. Make sure you are on our email list (use the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of the page), so you'll be among the first to know!

 

The next session of the Short Story Book Club will be Thursday, April 25, 2024.

We'll be discussing two short stories dealing with aspects of the parent-child relationship, and parents' aspirations for their children:  The Rules of the Game by Amy Tan (1989), and I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen (1957).

Space is limited; registration is required, by phoning the Book Shop at 203-349-5141 or by sending an email to:  bookshop@westportbooksaleventures.org

Reception for April Exhibiting Artists
Jack Geer and Ranvir Sharma
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Meet local artists Jack Geer and Ranvir Sharma at a reception for the Westport Book Shop's exhibiting guest artists at the Shop's Drew Friedman Art Place for the month of April.

Join us for an after-hours "Sip 'n Chat" on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, at the Westport Book Shop, 23 Jesup Road. 

RSVP encouraged -- call 203-349-5141 and let us know you're coming! or send an email to bookshop@westportbooksaleventures.org

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For both Ranvir and Jack, art has been a transformative part of their lives, serving as a form of personal expression and communication, and fostering social connections.

For more information about the artists and this exhibit, visit our "News" page.

All artwork on display is available for purchase. 

ONLINE Book Sale -- Ongoing

The Westport Library Book Sale is online!

Visit our Online Shop here, and browse a selection of:

  • Children's Books 

  • 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

  • Jigsaw puzzles

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:

www.ebay.com/str/WestportBookSalesCT

Items are added to our online stores regularly, so check back often!

Join our mailing list to receive email notifications about our online book shop and our latest offerings.

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