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.

Upcoming Sales

Join us for our next BIG BOOK SALE: March 17 – 19, 2017 in the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center 299 Mercer St, Seattle

One-Day, SCANNER FREE Book Sale on Nov. 5!

HUGE Book Sale 2016 - BooksJust in time for the holiday season, Friends of The Seattle Public Library is hosting our annual ‘One-Day Book Sale’ featuring like-new, gift-quality, “better” books!

WHEN: 9a.m. to 5p.m.Saturday, November 5, 2016
WHERE: Baxter Student Center and the former cafeteria, 1st floor of the College Center Building at North Seattle College

ENTRANCE: Main doors to the College Center Building just South of the Skybridge Courtyard – VIEW CAMPUS MAP HERE

North Seattle College
9600 College Way N, Seattle, Washington 98103

The sale will feature individually priced books starting at $3. We’ll also have “better” children’s books, cookbooks, a great selection of more valuable old and rare books, and artwork including paintings, prints and posters.

Save the date with the Facebook event and start your holiday shopping list early!

Please note: The one-day sale will be scanner free. No scanners, cell phones or any other electronic devices used to seek information about books are allowed during this sale.

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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