Visit the FriendShop

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The FriendShop is a gift shop in the Central Library loaded with literary-themed gifts and supplies useful at the library. We showcase Pacific Northwest artists, design and innovation.

Purchasing items at the Shop helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library.

Pop-up (Friend)Shops visit the Library branches throughout the year, see where the FriendShop will go next.


Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

* The first Thursday of every month is Customer Appreciation Day at the FriendShop! A 15% discount is given on all items, excluding used books and service items.



Central Library (main branch), level 3
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle WA 98104

Pop-up (Friend)Shops

The FriendShop visits many of the Library branches throughout the year. Purchasing gifts, used books and more at these Pop-up Shops helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library.

Pop in to purchase:

  • Pre-owned paperbacks and children’s books for $1
  • Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry
  • Gifts for readers
  • New for 2016, We’ll be giving away 75 of our 75th Anniversary Tote Bags. First come, first serve!

+ Members will receive two free hard cover fiction books as a member benefit. Renew or join today!


Columbia Branch: 3-6 PM (during the farmers market)

Oct 2, 2016 at the Ballard Branch: 1-4 PM


We are so excited you want to volunteer! The FriendShop needs volunteers to help out in the shop at the Central Library. You will help greet customers and help them find gifts, tag and restock merchandise, ring up purchases, open and close the collapsible shop, and more!

Volunteers keep our non-profit running and greatly benefit the community.

Please fill out the application, and we will be in contact with you within 5 business days.

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