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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.


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


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


(206) 733-9015


Pop-up (Friend)shops

Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for our Pop-up Shop.

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!

Next Dates and Locations:

July 17, 2016 at the Magnolia Branch: 1-4 PM

July 28, 2016 at the Lake City 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! Volunteers keep our non-profit running and greatly benefit the community. Please fill out the form below, and we will be in contact with you within 5 business days.

FriendShop Application