Westport Library Fall Book Sale Offers Something for Everyone

Wed, Nov 2, 2022
EJ Crawford

The Big Fall Book Sale is returning to The Westport Library, Friday, November 11, through Monday, November 14, offering a wide variety of titles for readers of all ages and interests.

The book sale will feature thousands of gently used books in more than 50 categories, including children’s, literature and classics, fiction, mysteries, and Sci-Fi/fantasy, as well as art, photography, history, math, science, psychology, religion, biography, business, cooking, gardening, performing arts, travel, foreign language, and more, including a selection of antique books and special volumes.

A broad selection of DVDs and CDs will also be available, as well as a limited selection of collectibles and artwork.

The book sale is held in the Library’s Trefz Forum. All proceeds from the sale go to benefit the Library.

“This is a can’t-miss experience for anyone and everyone who loves books,” said Jocelyn Barandiaran, president of Westport Book Sale Ventures, which operates the book sale in conjunction with the Library. “And we have so many amazing titles this year, in addition to great deals. We can’t wait to welcome the Westport community — and beyond — to check it out!”

Admission to the book sale is free, with the exception of an early access session on the morning of November 11 from 8:45 am to 1 pm. Free access runs that day from 1-6 pm, following by open hours on Saturday, November 12, 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, November 13, 1-5 pm; and Monday, November 14, 9 am to 4 pm.

All titles will be half-price on November 13. And on November 14 shoppers can purchase a logo bag for $8 and fill it for no charge, bring their own equivalent-sized bag and fill it for $5, or buy titles at half-price.

“The book sale is an awesome experience as well as a great way to support the Library, our catalogs, programs, events, and offerings,” said Bill Harmer, executive director of The Westport Library. “We look forward to packing the Forum with titles of all kinds and then watching them fly off the shelves.”

Among the highlight offerings at the sale are a selection of vintage book sets in leather bindings; a sizable collection of books from the Library of America series, each in its own slipcase; an extensive collection of history books; a large assortment of cookbooks; a collection of paperback romance novels, all in new condition, offered at two for $1; an extensive collection of holiday-themed books, CDs, and DVDs; and, new for this year, a fiction room with all books selling for $1.

The book sale also will feature dozens of books signed by cabinet secretaries, senators, congress members, and civil rights leaders, donated by Westport resident and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph Califano, and a collection of books and ephemera, including limited printing editions by Reynolds Price, most signed and dating back to 1978.

For more information on the Big Fall Book Sale, visit our website. For early access tickets on November 11, visit westportfall2022booksale.eventbrite.com.

And to volunteer at the sale, send an email to volunteers@westportbooksales.org.

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