The library remains closed. All our programs are currently hosted online.

Folio is a nonprofit member-supported library and cultural center offering cultural and civic conversations, book and art discussions, intimate concerts, a circulating collection of donated books, and accessible work spaces with beautiful views at the heart of the historic Pike Place Market.


A timely series of panel discussions on Truth, Social Media Regulation and Cults and Conspiracy Theories, moderated by Folio board member Morton Kondracke.

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Folio is home to a curated selection of over 12,000 donated books! And new books are added regularly to the catalog. Members can request books online and check out books for up to 60 days.

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All our programs are currently hosted online! Catch up on Zoom events and recorded programs at Folio.


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Whether you're hosting a book club, meeting, conference, or reception, Folio is a fantastic option to make your event a memorable experience. 

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Show your support for our programs and operations with a one-time deductible donation or a monthly contribution. 


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Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

93 Pike Street #307

Seattle, WA 98101