"For everyone who ever fantasized about a secret library full of thoughtfully curated books, comfy chairs, fellow bookworms- away from the duress of mundane obligations and the transactional ticking of the clock-there is Folio. Join and savor." 

Testimonial from Folio Member Margaret Friedman



Folio's library catalog is available online HERE. Members are allowed to check out books for 60 days, can place holds online, and can renew by contacting Folio at New books are arriving daily, so be sure to check back often to see what is new!



Folio offers a variety of events, some co-hosted with local partners such as University Book Store, Elliott Bay Book Company, Mountaineer's Books, Seattle Public Library, and others. Members get reduced or free entrance  to many events and can reserve a seat ahead of time by emailing or calling 206-402-4162. See the events page for current offerings.

Benefits Overview:
  • Access to all Folio reading & work rooms

  • Borrow books

  • Attend many Folio Events for free or reduced rates

  • Reserve a seat at Folio events

  • Discounts at local bookstores

  • Use of the kitchen 

  • Purchase coffee & tea for $1 per cup

  • Rent rooms at a discount

  • Fast, free wi-fi



Having a meeting or an event? Members receive discounted rates when renting space at Folio. Call us at 206-402-4162 or email



Folio Members enjoy 10% discounts at the following local bookstores when they present their Folio card.

*Discounts may not be applied on top of other discounts you may claim. It also does not apply to books ordered online.

10% discount in person at store, or when ordering over the phone

At Folio events sponsored by University Book Store

10% discount in person at store

At Folio events sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Company

10% discount in person at store

At Third Place Books sponsored Folio events

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