Every year, the Friends receive hundreds of thousands of donated books. We sell these books in the community and online. The funds raised from these sales go toward grants for The Seattle Public Library.

Can’t wait for the next sale? The Central Library FriendShop features hundreds of pristine used books for sale all year round!

Upcoming Sales

HUGE Book Sale 2016 - BooksJoin us for our next BIG BOOK SALE: March 17 – 19, 2017 in the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center, 299 Mercer St., Seattle. Stay tuned for more information!

One-Day Book Sale a great success!
Thank you to our shoppers, volunteers, and Top Pot for a successful One-Day Book Sale on November 5 at North Seattle College! Your support helped the Friends raise funds to support The Seattle Public Library.


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.

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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 I) Seattle public schools. Through these grants, teachers receive $100 vouchers to purchase books for their students at the many Friends’ Book Sales. So far, over 300 teachers from 31 schools have given nearly 20,000 books new homes in their Seattle classrooms, ranging from K-12. In 2015, the Friends distributed over $13,000 in teacher vouchers.

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 exposurein a diverse community of library patrons, educators, arts lovers, and civic leaders
  • Public commitmentto Seattle’s neighborhoods and cultural centers
  • Marketing alignmentwith a world-class library system
  • Front-and-center publicityin e-communications to 3k monthly subscribers and targeted blasts to 100k library patrons

Click here for 2016 Sponsorship Benefits and Levels

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

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