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SAL’s Gift Guide for Literature Lovers

Still searching for the perfect gift for the voracious reader in your life? We’ve got a few suggestions they’ll flip for – and we don’t just mean flipping pages!


SAL Flex Pass

Give them the gift of conversation, connection, and inspiration. Only available until noon on December 23, SAL’s 4-Part Flex Pass gives you four tickets to use any way you like. Order by December 13 to receive your Flex Pass in the mail in time for the last night of Hannukah or by December 18 to receive your Flex Pass in time for Christmas.

Questions? Contact the SAL Box Office at [email protected] or 206.621.2230 x10.


Light up their holiday and support Writers in the Schools (WITS). In honor of SAL’s 30th Anniversary, 10% of each ‘cabo’ blue votive purchase will be donated to SAL in support of our WITS program. ‘Cabo’ votives will also light the edge of the stage at each Benaroya Hall event this season (along with other colors inspired by the SAL season).


Phinney by Post

Surprise them with a monthly book subscription by our friend and bookstore partner, Phinney Books! Phinney by Post is the monthly book subscription service from Phinney Books that gets delivered to your door. Every month (or every other month) they’ll send you, or the person subscribed to their service, a surprise paperback book, with a short note from them to introduce it. Choose from a Full Plan, a True (non-fiction), or a Made-Up (fiction) plan. Learn more.

Pick Out the Perfect Book

Wow them with a book they (hopefully) haven’t read yet! As always, Seattle Public Library’s blog Shelf Talk is your go-to source for succeeding at gifting books this holiday season—their new guide will tell you how. Read more.

Bookstore Gift Card

Want to let them decide what book they’ll read next? Give them a gift card from one of Seattle’s many incredibly independent bookstores.Plus, if you’re a SAL subscriber, you get 10% off books at our partner bookstores (see the list here).

Literary Events Around Town

Who says all literature lovers are introverts? Banish the winter blues and warm your heart and mind with some public literary offerings from our friends at Hugo HouseTown HallBook-It Repertory TheatreOpen Books, and so much more! Visit Seattle has a comprehensive event listing to get you started here.