Book Sales

Book Sales

Pop-Up Library Store Now Open for the Holiday Season


The Pop-up Library Store is now open for the holiday season at 31 Church Lane, across from the Spotted Horse restaurant. A wide range of unique, carefully curated gifts for people of all ages as well as a great selection of greeting cards will be offered, perfect for birthdays, parties, holiday and hostess gifts, big and small. Many items are handmade, some are quirky and all are thoughtfully selected to make your gift-giving easy.

Monday-Friday: 11 am-6 pm
Saturday: 11 am-5 pm
Sunday: noon-5 pm

The Store is stocked up with many favorites: reading glasses, cards and notepads, lots of books and journals for adults, fun socks and scarves and, for wonderful baby gifts, booties and onesies. There are also toys, games, building sets, novelties, bags and pouches, jewelry, umbrellas (including the reversible style), tech gadgets, decorative lighting, maker kits and much more.

There will also be a selection of books for sale by the Library Book Sales. Changing weekly, the books are gift quality and attractively priced. You might find fiction and mystery as well as some coffee table books and also some “like-new” children’s books.

Not only will you find great gifts, but in the process, you will support Library services and programs, since all the proceeds directly benefit the Library.


Daily Book Sales Are Back!


Look for new fiction, mysteries and topical nonfiction books as well as fifty-cent paperbacks. They are located across from the public copier, close to the Café and reference desk.


Book Sale Volunteers Welcome  

• To sort, research and price donated materials approximately once a week
• To help set up a Book Sale by carrying, un-boxing and shelving books
• To place signs and posters at locations around town to advertise the Book Sales
• To work a shift during a Book Sale as a cashier, greeter, tallyer or shelver
• To restock our community outreach kiosk at the Westport train station monthly

If you are interested in volunteering for the Library Book Sales, please contact Suzy Hooper by phone: 203.291.4851 or by email: shooper [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

Book Sale donations are now being accepted in the trailer located in the Jesup lot during Library hours.

Thank you for supporting the sales! 

  • Books - all kinds, any subject, in good condition: fiction and non-fiction, hardcover and paperback, and especially recent books and children's books
  • Audiobooks on CDs
  • DVDs, CDs, Vinyl LPs and music scores
  • All printed materials with collectible appeal, including signed, vintage, rare or unique

The Westport Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donation receipts are available on request. The Library receives and processes over 100,000 items each year. Book Sale income supports Library programs, projects and the collection.

For questions about donations, please call 203.291.4807 or email booksales [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

Books Sold All Year-Round

In March, our Spring Book Sale offers four days of indoor shopping with fiction, trade paper backs, cookbooks, children's books and much, much more.

The Library's largest sale in July is the annual Summer Book Sale that runs for four days under the tents on Jesup Green. This sale is a treasure hunt! With tens of thousands of titles in over 50 categories, there is truly something for everyone, including rare and featured specials.

In early December the Holiday Book and Gift Sale features pristine, gift-worthy books and unopened DVDs and CDs. For the complete holiday shopping experience, everything in the Library Store is also on sale.

Unsold Books Recycled

At the end of sales, leftover books are made available to multiple organizations, including preschools, schools with limited book budgets, special care homes for children, juvenile detention centers, women's shelters, domestic violence shelters and prisons.

Books have also been collected and sent to Africa, India, and the Philippines by concerned citizens.

Any remaining books are recycled into paper.

If you know of a place that needs books and wish to handle the transaction, please stop by our Spring and Summer Book Sales on the last morning of the sale.

The Following No Longer Accepted

Some of these materials might be accepted by other organizations, but the Library no longer handles:

• VHS tapes
• Audio cassettes
• Outdated computer software
• Magazines, unless collectible
• Encyclopedia sets, unless new or very old
• Self-recorded CDs and DVDs
• Water-damaged or mildewed materials

One More Way To Help

Besides donating books and can also help support the Library with a gift via check, credit card or online payment.

Your contribution supports over 1100 programs per year, the children's summer reading program, book club purchases, special events, technology and the Library's collection.