Make a Contribution


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 volunteer at the May 2021 Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale event, click this sign-up link, or send an email to

To learn more contact Judi Lake at:



Donate Your Time


Donate Your Books

SAVE THE DATE!  We are pleased to announce that "Book Donation Thursdays" will recommence on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

When:  Subject to the Town of Westport completing the re-paving of the Library's Upper Parking Lot, we will re-start accepting donations of your very gently used books, vinyl records and other media, on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or, if earlier, when capacity is reached), commencing Thursday, May 20, 2021.  

In the event of rain or inclement weather, a book donation day might be canceled or postponed. Please check our Home page for updates on the day you plan to donate.

Where:  Donations will be accepted once a week at the grey brick shed next to the big grey Book Donation Center in the Westport Library's Upper Parking Lot, 20 Jesup Road.


Due to space limitations and the need to quarantine materials for several days before our volunteers are asked to handle materials, we can not accept donations at the Book Shop at this time. 

How:  Donors are asked to bring their donations in boxes suitable for stacking, if possible.  If boxes are not available, donors will be asked to transfer their donations to plastic, stackable crates that will be made available at the book donation site at the time of donation.

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 patience.  Your donations help our Book Shop and our Book Sales thrive!  

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 and an inability to segregate and quarantine.


We accept donations of:

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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.


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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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 can not accept:

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Water-damaged or mildewed materials,

or materials that smell of smoke


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 also no longer accept used board games.