The Library of the Theosophical Society in Seattle, located just behind Quest Bookshop, offers a unique collection of books encompassing philosophical and spiritual traditions of the East and West, including a special selection emphasizing the Ancient Wisdom tradition that has found expression in modern times as Theosophy.
In keeping with the Three Objects of the Theosophical Society, the library of the Seattle Lodge is part of the nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color. It serves as a center for exploration and the study of comparative religion, philosophy, and science. It is a rich source of inspiration for artists, students, and thinkers desirous to investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity.
First established in the late 1920s, the Seattle Theosophical Library has nearly 8,000 books, periodicals, and media dealing with Theosophy, mysticism, esotericism, comparative religion, philosophy, and related subjects.
The library also hosts a bound collection of The Theosophist journal dating back to 1885, as well as other early theosophical periodicals and rare texts.
We intend for our library to be a rich source of inspiration for those seeking inner development, and a center for exploration into world religions, philosophy, and the powers latent in humanity. We do this by providing a vital store of knowledge in a venerable and welcoming setting that encourages study, meditation, and the opportunity to share one’s search for truth in the company of others.