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Next Book Sale Event

Our next Big Book Sale Event

The Big Fall 2023 Book Sale

Friday December 1 through Monday December 4, 2023

inside the Westport Library

20 Jesup Road, Westport CT

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Come to our Big Fall Book Sale 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, biography, business, cooking, gardening, performing arts, travel, foreign language, education, reference, and more, including Noteworthy, especially antiquarian books.  Plus vintage vinyl, DVDs and CDs, and a limited selection of artworks and ephemera.

 

Please note:  Our modest collection of graphic novels and manga will be available only at our Westport Book Shop, at 23 Jesup Road, right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library.  For Book Shop hours, click here.

 

BOOK SALE HOURS

FREE ADMISSION:

Friday, December 1st  -- 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. [Please note Noon start time]

Saturday, December 2nd  -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 3rd  -- from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  -- This is Half-Price Day — almost everything offered at half price! ($1 Fiction Room books and $1 Children’s books remain at $1)

Monday, December 4th ---  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. --  "Bag Day" -- 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, December 1st -- 8:55 a.m. to Noon

Tickets for Friday morning’s Early Access hours must be purchased online in advance, through eventbrite.com, at: https://WestportFall2023BookSale.eventbrite.com

Early Access Tickets go on sale beginning November 15, 2023 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 books about Chess strategies and players spanning the past century

  • In our Noteworthy section, a collection of books by noted 18th century writer and poet Samuel Johnson, including a set of his Complete Works, and books by noted biographer James Boswell

  • A collection of books on Ballet, some of them signed

  • A sizable collection of books from the Library of America series, each in its own slipcase

  • A huge assortment of Jigsaw Puzzles, at bargain prices

  • Books for popular Role Playing Games

  • A broad selection of books on Knitting and Needle Crafts

  • A large collection of books examining Climate Change and Environmental Sciences

  • Back by popular demand: 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  [Note:  books in this room will remain priced at $1 each on Sunday’s half-price day]

  • A list of Featured Specials can be found here.

 

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.

  • As a convenience 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 will be required to leave your name and mobile phone 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 and any health rules in effect at the time of the sale.

Want to support your community? Sign up here to volunteer at the Book Sale! 

For information about volunteering, 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 25th
6:30pm to 8:30pm

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 will provide 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. 

 

Join us on October 25, 2023 for Chapter Two: Spanning From Retail to E-tail, and help raise funds to support this next phase of our employment program.  Join us for 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

Reception for November Exhibiting Artist
Dionne Pia
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Meet local artist Dionne Pia at a reception for the Westport Book Shop's exhibiting guest artist at the Shop's Drew Friedman Art Place for the month of November.

Join us for a "Sip 'n Chat" on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, at the Westport Book Shop, 23 Jesup Road. 

All artwork on display is available for purchase.

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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Meet Children's Book Author Denis O'Neill
and Illustrator Cyrus Quadland

Saturday, November 4, 2023

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From the pen of accomplished writer Denis O'Neill and the paintbrush of Cyrus Quadland, comes Bradford, an irrepressible brown dog who delights all who join him on his daily walk through the beckoning Connecticut countryside . . . in a tale told in singsong rhyme.

Space is limited, RSVP encouraged.  Phone the Westport Book Shop at 203-349-5141 and let them know you're coming.

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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