“I love our Library. It provides the soul of downtown in many ways.”
Save the dates for:
Summer Book Sale
Saturday, July 15, 9 am-5 pm
Sunday, July 16, 10 am-5 pm
Monday, July 17, 9 am-5 pm
Tuesday, July 18, 9 am-1 pm
To stay current on Westport Library book sales, sign up for enews and select Book Sales.
Want to volunteer at sales? Email Suzy Hooper at shooper [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.
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 Welcome
• Books - all kinds, any subject, in good condition: : fiction and non-fiction, hardcover and paperback, and especially recent books and children's books
• Audio books on CDs
• DVDs, CDs, Vinyl LPs and music scores
• Current computer software or videogames
• All printed materials with collectible appeal, including signed, vintage, rare or unique
Donations are welcome at the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the Library.
Pick-ups can be arranged by request. Please call 203.291.4840 or email booksales [at] westportlibrary [dot] org to make arrangements.
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 203.291.4840 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 and inside the air-conditioned Library. 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.
Gently used books that are recent or of current interest are sold year-round on book sale shelves located on the main level across from the Circulation Desk and in the lobby outside of the Audio-Visual Department on the Riverwalk Level. Prices are written inside the front cover. Please pay for the books at either the Circulation Desk or the Audio-Visual Desk.
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 time...you 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.