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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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"Wow-Wow-Wow"

A must visit, not only is it fantastic but you can wander entire facility for free. We expected to... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
RJourn
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Worth A visit

Whether you're a tourist or a local this place is great, marvel around the great architectural... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Shelah B
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

A must visit, not only is it fantastic but you can wander entire facility for free. We expected to walk in and experience security and/or cell phone prohibited! Not so, very inviting to tour on your own, research, read or relax! Great thought involved in...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2016

Whether you're a tourist or a local this place is great, marvel around the great architectural aspect of the building or browse thousand of books available

Thank Shelah B
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed walking through this big library. The Friends of the Library store was a great place for me to pick up some gifts for my book loving friends!

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

Took the monorail from downtown to the needle, paid for the fast track tickets at the needle to skip the queues, it was worth the extra money in my opinion as we were short on time. The views on the day were excellent.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

This library is a testament to democracy in action. It is an architectural marvel that is open to the public, and is there for all to partake of the fruits of human knowledge. The building is spectacular, and you can go inside and take photos...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

This library would be interesting even for a non bibliophile. From the delightful volunteer at the front desk to the charming little gift shop, this library has it all. The architectural along was stunning. Don't miss this cool library!

Thank Melinda H
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This library is active, offers a complete range of services to all ages and communities. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many people using the library on a Friday morning at 10 am.

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The building is worth going to just for its unusual architecture and colorful interior. It holds a vast collection of reading material, with comfortable, quiet areas to read in and many computers available to the public.

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

My wife and i have been members since we moved to Seattle in 2002. The atmosphere is wonderful. The Library offers great events and when we are going to a play or just going out to dinner, we stop by and relax. Its a block...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Take the escalator to 10th floor for a view then walk down a couple of floors of the spiral book shelves. Stop for a read too .... we enjoyed the travel section. Remember to be hush and not disturb .... kinda nice to be quiet...More

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Anylin3
September 18, 2016|
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Response from beasleys-mom | Reviewed this property |
There's actually parking in the building, but I suspect it is quite pricey. In general, you'll manage downtown Seattle better without a car. There is pretty decent bus service. And you can walk. It's a relatively... More
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Maria G
May 11, 2015|
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Response from Al_Doyle_Seattle | 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
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fredcamaro
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.
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