Book Sales

Book Sales

Donations accepted year-round!

Save the dates for the Annual Summer Book Sale from July 14-17 on Jesup Green.


To volunteer for the upcoming sale, use this link to sign up online or email 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 Throughout the Year!

(NOTE: Donations are NOT being accepted from May 23-June 3 while the Library is closed to complete the move to the Interim Library/Riverwalk Level.)


• 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
• 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. 

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. 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 all year on the daily book sale shelves located on the main level across from the Circulation Desk. Prices are written inside the front cover. Please pay for the books at the Circulation 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
• video games

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.