HUGE BOOK SALE

Address:

March 16 – 18, 2018

Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center

Transportation and Parking at the Center

299 Mercer St., 98109

Hours:

Member Only Night: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

Public Hours:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash, Mercer St. between 1st Ave. N & 5th Ave. N will be CLOSED Saturday morning. Expect delays until 11 a.m.!! 

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18

Pricing:

Children’s Books – $1

Single disc DVDs, CDs, Audio Books and Records – $1

TV Seasons/Series DVDs – $2

All Paperback & Hardback Fiction & Nonfiction Books- $2

Old/rare books – $3

Categories:

Nonfiction:

Adventure      Anthropology     Art/Architecture/Photography     Biography     Business/Economics/Personal Finance Communications/Writing/Grammar     Computers     Cookbooks     Crafts/Hobbies     Education/Textbooks     Ethnic Studies     Fashion     Fitness     Games     Gardening      History – U.S. & World     House & Home     Humor     Jobs/careers     Law & Government     LGBTQ     Literature     Mathematics     Medical     Military     Music & Sheet Music     Mythology     Nature     Northwest     Occult     Parenting     Performing Arts     Pets     Philosophy     Politics/Current Affairs     Psychology     Reference     Religion     Science     Self-Help     Relationships/Sex/Marriage     Social Science     Sports & Recreation     Technology     Transportation & Boating     Travel Guides/Memoirs/Phrase Books     True Crime     Women’s Studies

also…

Short Stories, Westerns, PoetryHuge Book Sale

Graphic Novels, Comic Books & Manga

Hardback, Paperback & Large Print Fiction

Foreign Language

Old/Rare Books

and..

Children’s Books, CDs, DVDs

Children’s & Young Adult Fiction

plus…

DVDs, Audio Books, CDs & Records

What to know for member only night from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Friday 3/16:

  • No scanning devices allowed – please keep your phones and any bar code scanning devices away from the items for sale (member night only).
  • One membership per person allows the purchase of up to 35 items at the member only night. You can buy as much as you want on Saturday and Sunday!
  • You will show your Friends of The Seattle Public Library membership card (Library cards do not count) when you purchase your items.
  • If you want to “share” your 35 items with a friend or relative you can.
  • A membership desk will be set up outside the sale for membership inquires or for purchasing memberships.
  • Memberships at the door will cost $40 per membership. Memberships purchased in advance by March 15 will be $20.
  • Once you become a member a special member card for the sale will be mailed to you.
  • You can purchase memberships online or stop by the FriendShop at the Central Library.
  • For membership inquires please call (206) 733-9015.

Contact the Book Sale sorting facility with any questions: (206) 682-7567 or email booksale@friendsofspl.org

Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Thank You!

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.

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 for their classrooms 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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