Make a Contribution

 YOU CAN HELP

Your generosity directly supports our operations and the employment and training of our employees with disabilities. We are a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your donations are deductible in accordance with federal tax regulations. 

 

We accept online donations using major credit cards and PayPal. 

Or if you prefer, you may mail your check to: Westport Book Sale Ventures, Inc., 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880.

 

Donor information is never shared.

 
 

New volunteers are always welcome.

Share your talents and skills by contacting us to volunteer for any and all of the following:

  • Volunteer at a Book Sale Event 

At our book sale events, volunteers help by carrying, unpacking, organizing and merchandising our inventory for sale; preparing marketing materials and communications, placing signs and posters around Westport and surrounding communities to advertise a book sale; or working a shift during a book sale as a greeter, way-finder, re-shelver, tallyer or cashier.  

Please note: volunteers are expected to be able to work independently; we do not provide continuous individual supervision of volunteers, nor do we take responsibility for volunteers remaining on the premises.  Minors who wish to volunteer at a book sale typically are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Volunteer year-round in the Book Donation Center

Volunteers at our Book Donation Center, located adjacent to the Westport Library, sort, evaluate, research, price and organize the tens of thousands of books donated throughout the year.  Volunteers also help restock our daily book sale shelves inside the Library, and the community outreach shelves at locations such as the Westport train stations and the Westport Center for Senior Activities.

  • Volunteer to work at the Westport Book Shop

Book Shop volunteers greet and assist customers, organize and maintain our inventory, keep our shop tidy, help to plan and assist at special events, and may engage in community outreach, work with our employees with disabilities, assist in marketing and social media efforts, among other things.  To help our Book Shop keep reliable hours for our customers, volunteers are asked to commit to at least one two-hour or three-hour shift per week, for a minimum of three months.  To obtain a Volunteer Application, call us or send us an email, using the contact information below.

  • Volunteer to work with adults with disabilities

For those who want to further the abilities of our employees with disabilities, please share your skills and experience.  We seek volunteers with social work, special education, vocational training, psychology and other similar experience, and parents and friends of individuals with disabilities.

To learn more contact Judi Lake at:

203-952-0074

volunteers@westportbooksales.org

YOU CAN HELP

Donate Your Time

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YOU CAN HELP

Donate Your Books

Your Book Donations Help our Book Sales and

the Westport Book Shop Thrive!

 

We greatly appreciate your donation of your very gently used books, vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and audio books.

When:  New Hours -- Mondays through Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.  Closed Sundays, and closed any day the Westport Library is closed.

Where:  Donations are accepted at the big grey Book Donation Center in the Westport Library's Upper Parking Lot, 20 Jesup Road.

 

Due to space limitations, we can not accept donations at the Book Shop at this time. 

How:  Donors are asked to place their donations in the big white plastic bins inside the Book Donation Center.  If you bring your donation in boxes suitable for stacking, please put them alongside the white bins.

What:  We are pleased to accept your gently used books, vinyl records, and other media.   See below for a detailed description of what we do / do not accept.

A receipt acknowledging your donation for tax purposes will be available at the time of donation.

We are very grateful to our generous community of readers and donors, and we thank you for your support. 

Please, do not leave book donations on the ground outside the Book Donation Center. Unfortunately, any materials left outside will be recycled, not resold, due to exposure to the elements.

 
 

We accept donations of:

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Books
 

all kinds, any subject, in good condition: fiction and non-fiction, hardcover and paperback, and especially recent books.

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Audio Books
 

on CDs, in working condition. Must have the full set if in a collection or series.

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Music
 

We especially appreciate donations of vinyl LPs in workable condition.  We also accept CDs in working condition, sheet music, and music scores.

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DVDs
 

complete and in workable condition.

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Printed Materials

Other printed materials that have collectible appeal, including signed, vintage, rare or unique qualities

We also accept used jigsaw puzzles

We can not accept:

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Water-damaged or mildewed materials,

or materials that smell of smoke

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Magazines (unless collectible);

Encyclopedia sets, unless new or very old; Test prep books (SAT, ACT, etc.)more than 3 years old; TimeLife

series books

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VHS tapes,
Audio cassettes, Outdated computer software; self-recorded CDs and DVDs.

We no longer accept used board games.