Friendshop pops up at the Queen Anne library on Saturday

Library PlaqueAttention bibliophiles and Seattle Public Library fans: the Queen Anne library branch is hosting a pop up FriendShop tomorrow, Saturday, January 23rd.

The popular FriendShop is the cool gift shop at the Central Library downtown, and the Friends of the Seattle Public Library is taking it on the road with pop ups at neighborhood branches.

SPL FriendshopWhat can you find at tomorrow’s pop up? Gifts like tote bags, mugs and jewelry, as well as pre-owned paperbacks for $2 and children’s books for $1. All proceeds from the pop up benefit The Seattle Public Library.

Stop by the Queen Anne library tomorrow, January 23, from 11:30am to 3:30pm, and stock up on books and SPL swag.

Friends of SPL auctioning off rare books about the Pacific Northwest next week

SPLFriendsIf you’re a bibliophile or just interested in cool old books on the Pacific Northwest, then check out this special eBay auction. Starting next Thursday, June 19th, the Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a special 7-day auction on eBay of rare and collectible books about the Pacific Northwest.

Per the Friends of SPL, some of the titles featured in the auction include “The Story of Seattle” by Roberta Frye Watt, “The Early Pacific Coast Photographs of Carleton E. Watkins” by J.W. Johnson and “The Saga of a Mountain: A Legend of Mount Rainier” by El Comancho. Most auction items will start at $9.95.

You can also support SPL via books sold by The Friends online at Amazon and Abe Books, as all proceeds from both sales and auctions benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by the Friends of The Seattle Public Library.

Check out the auction next week, and see what Pacific Northwest treasures you can add to your collection!

Friends of SPL Holiday Book Sale is December 8th – Volunteers Needed Now & Day-of-Sale

Conveniently located at the bottom of the hill, the Friends of the Seattle Public Library’s annual holiday book sale will be Saturday, December 8th from 9am-5pm at the Seattle Center’s Lopez Room.

The sale will include thousands of gift-quality books, CDs, DVDs, cookbooks, art books, and children’s books, with proceeds benefitting The Seattle Public Library. Due to the large volume of materials, volunteers for sale prep and day-of-event help are needed. If you’d like to volunteer to help sort through the Library’s materials to identify gift-quality items for the sale, let them know via email or call 206.682.7567.

Key Details:

  • What: Friends of Seattle Public Library Holiday Sale
  • Where: Seattle Center Lopez Room, in the Northwest Rooms adjacent to Key Arena
  • When: Sale is Saturday, December 8th, 9am-5pm, volunteers needed now and day-of-sale
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