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The Westport Book Shop's anniversary is on January 28, 2023
Join us as we celebrate the Westport Book Shop's
Second Anniversary all month long! 

Enter the Westport Book Shop "Show Some Love" Video Contest

Film a short family-friendly video inside or in front of the Westport Book Shop, showing your love for the Westport Book Shop, your local nonprofit independent used book shop, and then complete the following steps: 

  1. Follow the Book Sale on either or both of TikTok @westportbookshop and Instagram @westportbooksale 

  2. Post your video on TikTok and tag @westportbookshop and three of your friends, and / or

  3. Post your video on Instagram and tag @westportbooksale and three of your friends

  4. Return a completed Entry Form (complete online, or download and complete a hard copy) no later than 6pm on January 27, 2023


EVERY Show Your Love participant who submits a valid entry form will be 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 will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Westport Book Shop Gift Card!  The winner will be announced on January 28, 2023 at 11:30am at our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration at the Westport Library (see below for details).

Videos that meet the competition's rules will be re-posted on the Book Sale's TikTok and Instagram accounts.  The video that receives the most "likes" on our social media also will win a $50 Westport Gift Card!  Winner will be announced on March 2, 2023.

This competition is open to participants aged 9 and up.  For full competition rules, go to or pick up a copy of the rules and the entry form at the Westport Book Shop.

For questions, please email:

Help us Celebrate our Volunteers !

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.

Join us at the Westport Library on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 10:30am to Noon, for a Volunteer Appreciation Event, to celebrate our Volunteers!

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming, so that we can get a headcount for planning purposes.  Email your RSVP to or phone 203-952-0070

Story Readings at the Westport Book Shop

The Westport Book Shop will be holding children's story readings at the Book Shop all anniversary weekend, Saturday January 28 and Sunday, January 29. 


Contact the Westport Book Shop for more information, at 203-349-5141 

Book Shop Events

Upcoming Westport Book Shop Events

The Poetry of Bruce Lawder 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 6 pm
at the Book Shop
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Join us for a poetry reading by Bruce Lawder, as he shares poems from his soon-to-be-published fourth  book of poetry, Shorelines.

Bruce is a former Westporter and Staples High School Grad who now lives abroad, splitting his time between Switzerland and France.


Space is limited -- please RSVP either by email to, or phone the Shop at 203-341-5141.

In addition to his poetry, Bruce has published a book of essays, Vers le vers, on poetic structure in French, German and English-language poetry, and has published translations and short fiction in a number of magazines, including Agni, Little Star, Raritan, TriQuarterly, Salmagundi, PN Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Yale Review, Notre Dame Review, The Hudson Review, Conjunctions, and Bluestem online, and articles on painting for the catalogs of galleries and museums in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  He holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Dartmouth College, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Zürich, where he has also taught.  Before embarking on a teaching career, Bruce was an actor at the Charles Street Playhouse in Boston, Massachusetts.

Volunteer Appreciation Event
Next Book Sale Event

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.

A big thank you to everyone who attended our Big Fall Book Sale Event in November 2022 

We are grateful for your support!

Can't wait until next Spring?  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   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. 

Check out highlights from some of our recent

Book Shop Events, below:

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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.

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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

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

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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 

For information about the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation, visit:

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"and the Oscar goes to..."


  • 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
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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.

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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!


Thank you to The Porch at Christies and Sweet P Bakery for your partnership at this event !

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Story time with Mrs. Claus

December 2021


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.

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!

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

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.

"Noteworthy" items are available for sale on our ebay store:

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

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