Westport Friends Book Fair returns to delight readers worldwide


After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Westport Friends Annual Book Fair will return to town for two consecutive weeks.

“Having canceled our previous two annual book fairs due to the pandemic, we are delighted to have our book fair return from July 9, 2022. However, out of an abundance of caution and our desire to practice Covid safety, no refreshments will be will be offered for sale this year on our opening day.”

The protocol seems necessary after a recent increase in COVID-19 cases on the South Coast and surrounding areas. Friends seek to minimize the risk factor.

The grounds and restrooms will open to visitors at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. At 10 a.m., hundreds of paperbacks will go on sale at unbelievable prices. Find your next summer read for 25 cents or six for a dollar.

Three huge main tents will open with over 30,000 high-quality books for sale at 11 a.m. These titles can cost up to $5. The field will close for the night at 7 a.m. and will reopen daily until Sunday, July 17.

Cash and checks will be accepted throughout the duration of the show. Credit cards will only be accepted the first two days of the sale. Please note that this is also limited to MasterCard and Visa.

The annual Book Fair will take place from Saturday July 9th to Sunday July 17th. The fair will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. after opening day.

With over 25,000 books on display, from hardbacks and paperbacks to books for children and young readers, this is by far the largest book fair in our region. They also sell vinyl, CDs, VHS, DVDs and other media.

Visit the large tent located at 938 Main Road in Westport.

The Book Fair is the signature fundraiser for the Friends of Westport (Quakers) monthly meeting.

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