The library remains closed. All our member groups are currently hosted online.

Folio hosts regular and recurring book discussions, member book clubs, Poetry club, Philosophy club and Open Mic sessions. 


Fiction book discussions are offered on the second Wednesday of the month, Our Unbook group "What are you reading?" is hosted twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays, and our racism discussion series is offered on the first Tuesdays of each month.

Want to start a new group with a community of book lovers? Email  

Wed, Oct 28
Online Event via Zoom
Author Study: Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story.
Tue, Nov 03
Online Event via Zoom
400 Year of Racism: The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
In this bestselling, widely lauded collection, Jesmyn Ward gathers our most original thinkers and writers to speak on contemporary racism and race, including Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Young, Claudia Rankine, and Honoree Jeffers.
Wed, Nov 04
Online Event Via Zoom
What Are You Reading?
Our most popular discussion group, now offered twice a month!
Wed, Nov 11
Online Event Via Zoom
Antigone by Sophocles
Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written.
Sat, Nov 21
Online via Zoom
NaNoWriMo Write-Ins at Folio
On Saturday afternoons in November, Folio will host virtual write-ins for writers participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Write-ins will run by Sophia Bisignano-Vadino.
Wed, Nov 25
Online Event via Zoom
Author Study: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.


Tue, Nov 17
Online via Zoom
Book Launch: Theorem by Elizabeth Bradfield & Antonia Contro
Folio Seattle is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Bradfield & Antonia Contro in an interview with Executive Editor of Poetry NW Editions Kevin Craft about their new book, Theorem.
Thu, Dec 03
Online Event Via Zoom
Reaganland: An Interview With Rick Perlstein
An Interview with Historian Rick Perlstein about the Final Volume in His Four Book Series on the Rise of the Modern American Right


Election 2020 Series
Election 2020 Series
Meet The Translators
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400 Year of Racism Series
400 Year of Racism Series
Toni Morrison Author Study
Toni Morrison Author Study
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The Folio poets Society meets on the 2nd Monday of every month.


There are currently no scheduled upcoming meeting. View past reading>>


The Folio Philosophy Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month.


There are currently no scheduled upcoming meeting. View past reading>>

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

93 Pike Street #307

Seattle, WA 98101