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Seattle Public Library

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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Great architecture

This library had great architecture and looked very good from the outside. You go inside and most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Potato E
Impressive building

A wonderful tourist place to see a good library. The architecture is amazing. Go to the top and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This library had great architecture and looked very good from the outside. You go inside and most signs are very new. The quality of the library itself was average, but not the best I have seen.

Thank Potato E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful tourist place to see a good library. The architecture is amazing. Go to the top and view down

Thank JohnMaMercer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Books, lectures, art, music, so much to choose from - and it looks cool too! Unfortunately, parking in downtown Seattle has become an ENORMOUS problem. Now at $4.50/hr - for street parking!!

Thank fritalamerican
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see building in the middle of Seattle. The architecture inside and out is absolutely beautiful. There are a lot of historic Seattle books available, as well as modern books of every kind, and places to sit and read. This is the most gorgeous...More

Thank Alice3403
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is very distinctive and just as appealing inside as it is from the outside. However, pop in if you get the chance. Go to every level and check out the views (every floor makes a great photo opportunity, especially if you're a photography...More

Thank Chloe W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like architecture and books this is the place to visit. We enjoyed exploring this interestingly designed library and taking photos of the interior. There are city views too.

Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a brief visit to the library on the recommendation of a local we had met on our travels in the city. Pleased we did - amazing light infused building giving a glimpse of the literary facilities available in Seattle.

Thank Footloose48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some free time while in Seattle and saw this library mentioned in an architectural tour. It is quite unique in style as well as content. A volunteer guide greeted us and gave us several suggestions on how best to tour the library. He...More

Thank V142KJjohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seattle's downtown architecture is overwhelmingly bland so when we walked past the Public Library, we had to take a look. It's folding over and under glass crosshatch panels that form both the external and internal walls. Well worth going all the way to the 10th...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This huge public library in downtown Seattle has much to make its supporters proud. All of the services of a good library with great public support are here. Lots of seating, a vast children's room, map and history room, a million books collection and a...More

Thank NellieNyack_NY
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May 11, 2015|
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Response from Al D | Reviewed this property |
You might want to contact Sasquatch Books: 1904 Third Ave, Suite 710 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: 206-467-4300 Fax: 206-467-4301
March 10, 2015|
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Response from ABSeaperson | Reviewed this property |
The Friends of the Seattle Public LIbrary collect and sell books for the benefit of the library budget. You can find out more by going to the main library's web site or to that of the Friends themselves.