HUGE Book Sale

Thank you to our 2017 Big Book Sale Sponsors!

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Never underestimate the drawing power of books in a city of readers after a long, cold, and wet winter. Thanks to all of you who came out to the Big Book Sale over St. Patrick’s Day weekend! We were overwhelmed by your attention.

Special thanks to our amazing volunteers for your hard work and to our wonderful sponsors who help make our annual sale possible! The proceeds from the book sale as well as sponsorships from Classical KING FM 98.1, Discover Books and Gentle Giant Moving Company, will help us to advocate for The Seattle Public Library, and provide grants to the Library in order to pay for programs and projects that are not fully covered in the annual budget.

Coming up next:

  • FriendShop Pop-Up Shops will be visiting Library branches throughout the spring and summer. Find out dates and location here.
  • Freeway Park Book Sales begin in June Monday – Friday noon-2 p.m. through September.  Click here for more information on the park and event.
  • Our One-Day Sale is November 11 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the North Seattle College and will feature a selection of genres, gift-quality books and other items in time for the holidays.

 

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

Thanks for your interest in volunteering as a book sorter.  Currently, we have filled all of our volunteer slots at our sorting facility and have a large waiting list.  Please check back in the future to see if we need more volunteers at that time.  You might also consider applying as a volunteer at our Friendshop in the Central Library.  For information about that opportunity, please click here.

We appreciate your interest in serving the community of readers.

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.

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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 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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