Thanks to the generosity of Folio members and the Seattle book community, Folio is home to a curated collection of over 12,000 donated books. 

The Folio lending library is available for members only.


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Thanks to the generosity of many Folio members, we receive subscriptions to a variety of periodicals. ​Periodicals do not circulate, but are available for use at Folio.

Newspapers can be found in the Northwest Room, culture and literature periodicals in the Seattle Room, and current event periodicals in the Elliott Bay Room.


  • Adbusters

  • American Poetry Review

  • American Scholar

  • Antioch Review (The)

  • Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

  • Atlantic Monthly

  • Baffler (The)

  • Bookforum

  • Boston Review

  • Boulevard

  • Consumer Reports

  • Cream City Review

  • Dissent

  • Georgia Review (The)

  • Granta

  • Guardian Weekly

  • Harper's

  • Hedgehog Review

  • Hudson Review (The)

  • Idler (The)

  • In These Times

  • Iowa Review (The)

  • Jacobin

  • Kenyon Review

  • Kyoto Journal

  • Literary Review (U.K) - TLR

  • London Review of Books

  • Los Angeles Review of Books

  • Mother Jones

  • N+1

  • Nation (The)

  • New Left Review

  • New Philosopher

  • Pacific Northwest Quarterly

  • Pacific Standard

  • Paris Review

  • Philisophy Now

  • Poetry Northwest

  • Poets and Writers

  • Point (The)

  • Rain Taxi

  • Raritan

  • Rawvision

  • Seattle Business

  • Seattle Review (The)

  • Stranger's Food and Drink

  • Sun (The)

  • Threepenny Review

  • Times Literary Supplement (U.K.) TLS

  • Tin House Review

  • Translation Review

  • VQR (Virginia Quarterly Review)

  • Wall Street Journal

  • Washington Monthly

  • Women's Review of Books

  • World Literature Today