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Welcome to
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

Where every book is a conversation.

 Folio is a nonprofit membership library and cultural center in Pike Place Market. Folio offers cultural and civic programs, book and author events, a lending library, intimate concerts and access to beautiful and affordable reading and workspaces.


Membership and Passes

Annual members enjoy unlimited access to Folio's reading rooms and lending library, special discounts and events. Daily and weekly passes offer flexible access to the library.

Discover Folio Programs


Give to Folio

Folio is a nonprofit 501 (c3) library open to all. Your tax-deductible donation supports the library's operations and programs and ensures Folio remains open and accessible for Seattle's readers and writers.

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