SUMMER BOOK SALE MARKS 26TH EDITION
The Westport Library’s 26th annual Summer Book Sale takes place Saturday through Tuesday. Because of ongoing construction at the library, the sale will take place exclusively outside the building on Jesup Green.
The sale will feature thousands of deeply discounted books and other items in over 70 categories, including art, children’s, education, graphic novels, fiction, foreign language, gardening, health, history, home, humor, law, literature, maker-handcrafts, music, mystery, nature, performing arts, photography, poetry, religion, science, sports and travel. DVDs, CDs, vinyl and audiobooks also will be available.
This year’s sale also will feature a number of rare finds, including a signed first edition in a first state dust jacket of John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl” and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1985 Zurich exhibition catalog, two of 100 proof copies, signed by the artist.
The sale takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., everything is half price and on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library is taking donation with a suggested contribution of $5 per bag.
This year’s sale will once again coincide with the town’s 45th annual Fine Arts Festival, a nationally ranked top 30 art show featuring 175 booths of juried artists in 11 categories, created by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association.
Book Sale volunteers Pragathi Ashok and Nicole Mayr prepare for the Westport Library 26th annual Summer Book Sale on Wednesday. The sale from July 14 through the 17 will feature more than 70,000 deeply discounted items in over 70 categories from A-Z.