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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Amazing architectural design

Folks ... it's a library. But the outside of the building is beautiful to look at if you are into... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rick R
Fresno, California
Really good!

The architecture of the building is spectacular. Fits in well with the other great buildings in... read more

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

Folks ... it's a library. But the outside of the building is beautiful to look at if you are into building design.

Thank Rick R
Reviewed yesterday

The architecture of the building is spectacular. Fits in well with the other great buildings in Seattle. Lots of tourist buses stop and leave from here, so a good place to get to Know.

Thank JeffGoldCoast
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Seattle Public Library is a fine piece of architecture. Go all the way up and look down. The view is rather impressive. The rhomb shaped windows offer interesting perspectives. Walk down the the spiral and take a look at the different levels. Or indulge...More

Thank Carpenic
Reviewed 4 days ago

This building is a great public area very accessible ,and the style of the building is very fitting to this progressive city of Seattle

Thank Ruby A
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can spent hours and hours here, I am looking always books in Spanish and they have a big selection. Very modern building, CAUTION !!! you can spent hours and hours there !!!!

Thank Edgarar A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good place to spend hot day or rainy day. I'm very happy that libraries still free and easy to get access to any book you want.

Thank hugosally
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing Library to visit. Walk inside look around, it is beautiful inside and out. It is down town, walking distance to Pikes Street market, so make a day downtown seeing the sights.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

great!!! As an Architect you need to check this place.Space, design, and form! You feel the interaction between the city and the library!! the interaction inside the spaces, the use of materials and reflexions.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The library building is regarded as one of the very special architectural gems in the city of Seattle. It's a glass 11 floor building. You can go to floor 10 and have a view of the city and look down on the lower floors of...More

Thank witraveler225
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Seattle Public Library is recommended in the tour books for its unique external architecture. However, I actually enjoyed the internal architecture even more! Start by going to Level 10 and looking down and around the building. Then, start walking down the floors by following...More

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parking near Seattle public library?
19 September 2016|
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Response from dukered | Reviewed this property |
Maria G
my daughter is interested in visiting publishing co. are there any open to public?
12 May 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
how much are there as for as used books for sell there ? is there a web site for the used books for sale ?
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.