Our regular online membership purchasing is currently unavailable in preparation for the book sale.

You can help us test our Eventbrite beta for Member Only Preview Night by purchasing membership via Eventbrite, a limited number of memberships will be sold here until Thursday, March 16, Midnight PT:

Eventbrite - Big Book Sale - Member Only Preview Night

Otherwise, memberships may be purchased at the FriendShop on Level 3 of The Seattle Public Library from 11-5 Thursday only. Memberships are available Friday at the door but at $40 each.


Membership is a great way to show your support for the Seattle Public Library, help fund library programs, and encourage reading in our community.

The Friends fully fund job skills classes and movie screenings at branch libraries, subsidize the “Raising a Reader” program which serves children of low-income and immigrant families, and provides classroom books for the “Books for Teachers” sale. Your membership dues, patronage at book sales, and donations support the continuation of these and other programs.

Join the Friends today! Membership is only $20 (plus $1 bank fee for online orders). Memberships are for the calendar year, January to December. Online orders accepted through March 15th 5:00 p.m. for the preview sale March 17th.  Membership preview cards for orders placed online  after March 12th will be at the membership table for pick up, they will not be mailed.  Memberships may also be purchased at the FriendShop in person through March 16th 5:00 p.m.  Memberships purchased the day of the preview sale will cost $40 instead of $20.

Memberships purchased now are good through 2017.

Already a Friends member? Show your support for the Library this holiday season by making a donation or giving the gift of friendship.



  • Access to the members-only preview night at our annual booksale.
  • 10% off all gifts at the Central Library FriendShop.
  • Two free hardcover fiction books at the FriendShop pop-up sales.


Want to send in a check instead? Please make your check for $20 out to “FOSPL” and include the member name on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

Friends of The Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104


We thank you for your support of the Friends of The Seattle Public Library!

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