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Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

93 Pike St. #307, Seattle (WA), 98104, United States

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(206) 402-4162

Work hours
MO 10:00 – 18:00 SA 12:00 – 17:00
TU 10:00 – 18:00 SU closed
WE 10:00 – 21:00
TH 10:00 – 21:00
FR 10:00 – 18:00
About Folio is a gathering place for books and the people who love them.
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Description Folio is a cultural center for Seattle’s dynamic and diverse community of readers.

Anyone may access our online library catalog, read books at Folio, take free books, and attend Folio's many free or low-cost public programs.

For members, Folio is a retreat in the heart of the city where you can relax with a book, meet a friend, or get some work done. Joining Folio provides access to all reading, writing, and meeting spaces, where you can:
-browse through open stacks
-borrow books
-utilize library services
-reserve writing spaces
-participate in an array of discussion groups, literary seminars, and social gatherings
-enjoy early access to a full calendar of events: lectures, debates, symposia, and concerts

Seattle's reputation as a book city—rich in readers, authors, libraries, and bookstores—is well-deserved. Now the city's readers have a place to gather for reading, writing, and spirited exploration of ideas.

Welcome to your literary home away from home.
Founded January 20, 2016

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