HUGE Book Sale

March 17 – 19, 2017
Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center
299 Mercer St., Seattle

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Over 100,000 items will be for sale with over 50 categories of nonfiction including art, cookbooks, crafts, gardening, history, music, performing arts, pets, nature and travel.

We have an extensive selection of fiction including science fiction, graphic novel, classics, and short stories. Our children’s selection covers every reading level you can imagine plus several special categories such as folk & fairy tales, history and nature.

We’ll have over 15 languages represented in our foreign languages section plus a vast selection of DVDs, CDs, audio books and records. Don’t miss it!

Member Only Preview Night (Become a member!)

Friday, March 17: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
(No barcode scanning devices allowed)

Public Hours – same low prices all weekend long!

Saturday, March 18: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 19: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thank you to our
2017 Book Sale Sponsors

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Pricing:

Children’s books: $1
Adult hardback books: $2
Adult paperback books: $1
Old/rare books: $3
Audio books: $2
DVDs: $2
DVDs TV Series: $3
CDs: $1
Records: $2

 

Getting to the sale & parking:

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Contact:

(206) 682-7567

or email

booksale@friendsofspl.org

 

 

Buy Online

Can’t wait for the next book sale? We sell books and music every day online! Check out our accounts at AmazonDiscogs (CDs), eBay and AbeBooks . We offer great service and a great selection – from classics to rare treasures.

You can also shop online for Library souvenirs and other items from the FriendShop.

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Volunteer Central: Book Sales and Sorting

Attention all book lovers! We are currently looking for new volunteers to help us at our sorting facility at 2025 9th Ave. (9th & Lenora in downtown Seattle). We need your help to get through the hundreds of boxes of material we receive each week to prepare for our annual big book sale, our “better/holiday” sale and to boost online sales revenue.

We have shifts available from 9 a.m. – noon or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We ask that all new volunteers commit to working one shift per week for a minimum of 3 months.

Volunteering with us is a fun adventure for book lovers. There are always hidden treasures to be found AND each shift you work you get to take home 2 items. Click HERE to apply to be a volunteer for Friends of The Seattle Public Library’s book sorting facility. Once you submit your application we will be in touch to set up an orientation.

For questions regarding our volunteer opportunities or if you’d like to sign up to help at our BIG Book Sale, March 17-19, 2017 in the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center please email booksale@friendsofspl.org.

Thank you! We are a volunteer-based organization. Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library.

Sorting Facility Directions

Books for Teachers

Since 2009, the Friends of the Seattle Public Library has been honored to receive annual grants from the Renee B. Fisher Foundation to provide classroom books for teachers in high-need (Title 1) Seattle public schools.  Through these grants, each teacher receives a $100 voucher to purchase books from their students at the many Friends’ Book Sales.  So far, over 400 teachers from 35 schools have been given nearly 29,700 books new homes in their Seattle classrooms, ranging from K – 12.  In 2016, the Friends distributed over $9000 in teacher vouchers.  The total distribution through 2016 was over $22,000.

If you are currently teaching in a Title I, Seattle Public School, sign up for Books for Teachers program updates by clicking the button below and filling out the form.

Since 2009, the Friends of the Seattle Public Library has been honored to receive annual grants from the Renee B. Fisher Foundation to provide classroom books for teachers in high-need (Title 1) Seattle public schools.  Through these grants, each teacher receives a $100 voucher to purchase books from their students at the many Friends’ Book Sales.  So far, over 400 teachers from 35 schools have been given nearly 29,700 books new homes in their Seattle classrooms, ranging from K – 12.  In 2016, the Friends distributed over $9000 in teacher vouchers.  The total distribution through 2016 was over $22,000.

If you are currently teaching in a Title I, Seattle Public School, sign up for Books for Teachers program updates by clicking the button below and filling out the form.

Please check back for more information about upcoming Books for Teachers sales. In the meantime, email booksforteachers@friendsofspl.org if you have any questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Friends of the Seattle Public Library (FOSPL) seeks to engage broad community support for The Seattle Public Library through book sales, advocacy, and grants. By providing funding and support for library programs, we’re committed to bolstering the Library’s strategic initiatives.

Sponsorship opportunities include a host of marketing and outreach benefits that target a large audience of library patrons and community supporters.

Why does sponsorship makes sense for your company?

  • Highly visible exposure in a diverse community of library patrons, educators, arts lovers, and civic leaders
  • Public commitment to Seattle’s neighborhoods and cultural centers
  • Marketing alignment with a world-class library system
  • Front-and-center publicity in e-communications to 3k monthly subscribers and targeted blasts to 100k library patrons

Click here for Sponsorship Benefits and Levels

Questions? Ready to sponsor? Please email booksale@friendsofspl.org

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