The Westport Friends 55th Annual Used Book Fair
The yellow and white striped tents that are erected the first week of July in front of the Westport Friends Meeting House on Main Road in Westport, MA, signify one thing: the annual Westport Friends Used Book Fair is about to take place as usual, the second Saturday of July. Around dawn on Saturday, volunteers load thousands of used books on tables under the tents. At 11 AM sharp, the colorful pennants that surround the tents are dropped, hundreds of book lovers swarm inside.
Bargains, camaraderie, home made goodies abound. Here's a peek at noon, one hour after the first wave of shoppers have loaded up.
The book fair continues for over a week. During the final days, shoppers pick out what they want, leave dough in a collection can. The white Meeting House as a backdrop, this is a New England scene in full.
The 56th Westport Friends Used Book Fair will be on Saturday, July 8, 2017
Video by Paul A. Tamburello, Jr.