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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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superb arcitecture

Definitely a must visit for fashionists and lovers of interesting architecture! Designed by the... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
An architectural wonder

This is a huge multi-floor library with alot of architecture to admire besides some colorful things... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Definitely a must visit for fashionists and lovers of interesting architecture! Designed by the well known dutch architect rem koolhaas. Great place to read, fast free wifi. Check out the red floor ...

1  Thank obi81
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is a huge multi-floor library with alot of architecture to admire besides some colorful things to admire such as the RED floor where everything is red and the neon yellow escalator makes you feel like you are inside of a highlighter marker! I was...More

Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Great architectural building! The use of natural light and the interesting design is fantastic. Definitely worth taking the time to see (inside and outside).

Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This a a great building to see...FREE...inside and out. Check out the escalator!! The views were amazing. Beautiful!

2  Thank Ginny S
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Loved the building, the views, to be able to walk inside for almost all places. Loved the Architecture and the floors distribution.Free Wifi and a free place for culture. Great location!

1  Thank Lau_Asis
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I'm an architect and my wife's a librarian ... and we marvelled at how this downtown library has become a popular center of community life. As we walked through the atrium reading room carrying the tour map we picked up from the lower lobby, the...More

1  Thank Wendell D
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Beautiful large building, helpful staff, lots of light and free wifi. Nice sense of space and place.

1  Thank E H
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Cool architecture! Very good for a public library. Only downside to visit was the prices at the cafe were a little too high but I guess thats to be expected in downtown Seattle.

1  Thank Eleonor K
Reviewed 30 July 2015

After seeing other reviews we finally decided to visit the library on our last day in Seattle. I was VERY impressed! The library has escalators that will take you up to the top level reading room to enjoy the views (and a good book). The...More

1  Thank eodunnagan
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My husband and I went to explore the architecture. You can take stairs and elevators to the various floors. We signed up for a library card in 5 minutes! I checked out 2 books for several weeks and then returned them to another library in...More

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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
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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.