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 during a book sale as a greeter, way-finder, re-shelver, tally-er or cashier. Sign up here to volunteer at our upcoming book sale on December 1 through December 4.
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 community outreach shelves at locations such as the Westport train station, 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, or 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.
YOU CAN HELP
Donate Your Time
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: The Book Donation Center is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Closed Sundays, and closed any day the Westport Library is closed.
Book Donors, PLAN AHEAD -- in connection with the December 2023 Big Fall Book Sale, the Book Donation Center will be closed from November 20, 2023 through December 6, 2023, reopening on December 7, 2023
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 at the Book Shop, please do not bring book donations directly to the shop -- use the Book Donation Center.)
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:
Books of all kinds, any subject, in
good condition: fiction and
non-fiction, hardcover and paperback,
and especially recent books
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
Movies / DVDs that are complete and
in workable condition
Other printed materials that have collectible appeal, including signed, vintage, rare or unique qualities.
We also accept used jigsaw puzzles