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Seattle Public Library

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

The structure of this building is awesome. Inside I did not find anything special but it is a great... read more

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xochitl
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Lima, Peru
Unique building

The exterior (and lots of the interior) is metal. Its a unique building, architecturally... read more

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Australia
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  • Excellent66%
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
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+1 206-386-4636
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Reviewed yesterday

The structure of this building is awesome. Inside I did not find anything special but it is a great library

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Reviewed yesterday

The exterior (and lots of the interior) is metal. Its a unique building, architecturally - hence the five stars. Its spread over many floors, connected by escalators, stairs and lifts. Lots of places to study, and the tables/chairs are with USB ports. Friendly and knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's like being in the land of OZ veiwing all of the different themes. If books were food for stomach's too I would be very oversized.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing building, I am so glad we went in for a look/see. The architecture of the building feels very avant garde. Lots of people reading and enjoying the space.

Thank katrinkapk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to see this place at least once. This is a work of art with works of art within. If you are a book nerd or geek like me, you will love checking this place out. Now, as a vacationer, I could not take...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the top and worked our way down. Hidden spots to see the skyline. Interesting computer work area. Lovely small gift shop.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most unique libraries that I have ever been too. Take some time to check out its construction. It is right in downtown Seattle. It can get busy at certain times. It also has a small gift shops for souvenirs if...More

Thank Reed S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seen pictures of this library building and being casual architecture buffs we decided to climb the two blocks up from first street to see the building up close after catching a glimpse of it’s unusual design as we crossed the street a few...More

Thank scottderrick
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I walked in and didn't know, where to start. So many places to grab a book and read. Nice to see instead of people on their phones or laptops. 2 areas where you can ask for help. This building has so much beauty inside and...More

1  Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you live in Seattle or are visiting from somewhere else, the Seattle Public Library is a wonder, and well worth time for a visit. The architectural design provides really interesting light inside, whether the weather is rainy or sunny. Each floor is unique, different...More

Thank Karen B
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Anylin3
19 September 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
12 May 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
10 March 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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