Books Sold Year-Round

The Book Sales at the Westport Library are a beloved community tradition, powered by a dedicated team of volunteers. The proceeds from the sales support Library programming and operations.

The Library Book Sales are now operated by Westport Book Sales. Westport Book Sale Ventures, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit enterprise with a dual social mission -- to raise funds to support the exceptional programming and operations of the Westport Library, while providing meaningful competitive employment and volunteer opportunities for adults with disabilities, through the operation of used book sales and related activities.

Throughout the year, generous members of the community donate their pre-owned books to the Library for the Book Sales. The Library's book donation center, located in the Library's upper parking lot, is NOW OPEN!  Drop off your used books  at the donation center any time the Library is open. 

FAQ: Book Sale Donation Annex

There are typically three large book sale events each year—March, Summer and Holiday.

To volunteer for the sales, contact Judi Lake at or Jennifer Bangser at

In March, our Spring Book Sale offers three 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. 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 late fall, the Holiday Book and Gift Sale features pristine, gift-worthy books and unopened DVDs and CDs. 

You can also find books available for purchase year-round in the Library Café. Look for new fiction, mysteries and topical nonfiction books as well as children's books and paperbacks for $1. 

Book Sale Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Book Sale Volunteers Are 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
Sign Up to be a Volunteer

Book Donations

All kinds, any subject, in good condition: fiction and non-fiction, hardcover and paperback, and especially recent books and children’s books

On CD’s and in working condition. Must have the full set if in a collection or series.

This includes Vinyl LPs and Music Scores. Must be in workable condition.

Materials that have collectible appeal, including signed, vintage, rare or unique qualities.

These items are 
no longer accepted
  • 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
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.
Unsold Books
Recycled into Paper
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 sent to Africa, India, and the Philippines.

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.


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