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“Gorgeous Architechture!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
206 386 4636
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Ranked #9 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Cultural
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Seattle, Washington
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“Gorgeous Architechture!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have never seen a building like the SPL! It's only a couple blocks from the waterfront, and it's a definite must-see for visitors. It's enormous, and beautiful, and full of so many cool features! Love all of the different spaces and the big auditorium too. It's a great piece of Seattle culture and it's also a beautiful place to take photos if you're looking for a great photo op!

Visited August 2013
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“Awesome Facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Take at least a quick tour around this beautifully designed building's 10 floors of books, computers, and great views through the glass pane walls. You can pick up a visitor's guide at the desk. There's even a well-tiered theater for author talks and concerts. Good Seattle views from the top floor.

Visited December 2013
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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“So many books, great building and a chocolate cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

What's not to love with this place, thousands (maybe millions) of books, an impressive architectural design and a chocolate cafe with hundreds if options of hot chocolate to sip whilst reading a book or magazine I the peaceful surroundings.

Visited December 2013
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Torrance, California
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“Fabulous Library!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Great architecture! And really cool inside! Loved the neon lit escalator and the reading room. Worth a visit!

Visited December 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“A beautiful library!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I love this library .. besides being architecturally beautiful, it's got all sorts of things to amuse yourself with. Play a piano? Sheet music and pianos available. Obviously a huge selection of books. Lectures, tax help, computers .. it's more than the libraries of old. Helpful people and a fun gift shop round out the experience. I just heard on the news that the Seattle Library has one of the largest e-reading subscribers in the nation. Huge selection for e-reading.

Visited December 2013
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