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February 11, 2017

We are celebrating Valentine's Day with a special member happy hour from 5-7 on Tuesday the 14th:

For the Love of Books

Tuesday, February 14,

5-7 pm

Stop by for champagne and chocolate, and peruse our curated selection of free books. We're also having a one-day-only gift membership sale. All gift memberships at the individual, student, and family level will be 50%. Available for purchase over the phone, online, or in person at the party. Share the love, and snag one for your favorite bookworm! 

February 8, 2017

Why a nonprofit private library, an idea as archaic as the word “athenaeum”? One need only look as far as Seattle’s wealth of craft distilleries, small-batch coffee roasters and artisans of all kinds to see that old-fashioned ideas can find new life in dynamic urban settings.

A new “community of the book” begins in Seattle by Knute Berger for Seattle Magazine / Crosscut

 Folio recently celebrated its one year anniversary and what a great year it was. We are pretty proud of what we have been able to accomplish:

  • More than 15,000 books donated from fine private libraries, treasured books that have been assembled by very knowledgeable readers and speak to readers today.

  • Folio’s handsome reading rooms, workspaces, and programming take place in tall, light-filled, landmarked rooms. The 1930 building, also protected by City of Seattle Landmark status, is designed in collegiate gothic style by a major Seattle architect, Abraham Albertson. 

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