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November 30, 2015

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Books, Movies & Music : Book Groups

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Book Groups

The Library has book groups for adults, children, teens, families, and low-vision, deaf and hard of hearing, and Spanish- and Chinese-speaking patrons.


See the Calendar of Events for a list of book groups at the Library.


See Book Group How-Tos to learn more about starting your own book discussion group.

The Seattle Public Library's book group collection is made possible through the generosity of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. No other library in the country offers such an extensive collection to book groups in their community.


Book Group Kits


The Library's book group collection consists of more than 350 titles in kits of 12 books.


Book group kits are available to Library-sponsored book groups that meet in Library locations and are facilitated by Library staff. Kits also are available to Seattle book groups that meet at members' homes, businesses, churches, community centers, senior centers and retirement homes.


Book group kits are only available to groups that have been receiving book group kits from the Library prior to 2009. These book groups have already been notified and should have received a special Book Group Library Card. If you haven't received a Library card, please contact us at or 206-615-1747. If you have lost your book group card, please call 206-386-4190.


Book groups may now schedule book group kits online using the KitKeeper system. The following information will help you use the new system:


Book Group and KitKeeper FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) (Opens a new window) pdf


Go to KitKeeper(Opens a new window) to request and schedule a Book Group kit online.


New Book Groups


Registration is not currently open to new book groups. To be added to our waiting list, send an email to A book group must have a regular monthly meeting date in order to qualify.

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For more information, Ask a Librarian:

  • Phone: 206-386-4636
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