Rudolf Steiner Bookstore

The bookstore was established in the Seattle metropolitan area in 1976 and was the first anthroposophical endeavor in the northwest. From out of its humble beginnings was generated the interest in founding the first Waldorf school in the Seattle area. What followed was the establishment of the nonprofit Friends of Anthroposophy, now known as the Center for Anthroposophical Endeavors (CFAE), as a way to build interest and cultural organizations in anthroposophy through offering books, lectures, and workshops. Over its 40 years of serving the local community, the bookstore has taken on many transformations, from personably delivered books to being open by appointment to a brick and mortar bookstore open to the public. Since 2016 the bookstore has been online and now has a global reach. 2018 saw the closure of the physical store and expansion into smaller school stores (InSchool Store Program) as well as new offerings (listed here) that are supportive of schools and our mission.

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Adult Training Courses

Most schools that offer adult training have neither the ability nor the desire to have their own bookstore for their students. The Adult Training Course Listing gives these schools the ability to have a virtual bookstore that is branded as their own, offering everything needed for the student and their course work all in one place and with a modest discount for their students as well.

The benefits of a listing on Rudolf Steiner Bookstore for the schools are as follows:

  • School branded pages and content
  • Web link back to school’s own website
  • Main school page, course page and class page with class books and material
  • Most books include free internet resources (see: Free Book Resources)
  • Optional downloadable content only for students of the school or for specific classes
  • 15% discount for students with provided school discount code

The Adult Training Course Listing is a supportive program for schools that would like to have their own place for students to find their books and material. There are no requirements for schools to direct their students to their presence on Rudolf Steiner Bookstore. It is completely voluntary.

To participate in the listing of your school’s Parent Reading List, please contact us at info@cfae.us with the subject: Parent Reading List Inquiry.

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Parent Reading List

Many schools have a reading list for parents to help them further understand the educational direction of the school and to better understand their children’s educational needs. With the listing of these parent reading lists it now gives the schools an optional suggestion for parents to acquire these books. Each school’s Parent Reading List page is branded with the school’s own information.

The benefits of a listing on Rudolf Steiner Bookstore for the schools are as follows:

  • School branded page includes image, content and books from list.
  • Web link back to schools own website.
  • Most books include free internet resources (see: Free Book Resources)

The Parent Reading List Listing is a supportive program for schools that would like to have their own place for parents to find their suggested books. There are no requirements for schools to direct their parent to their presence on Rudolf Steiner Bookstore. It is completely voluntary.

To participate in the listing of your schools adult education program, please contact us at info@cfae.us with the subject line: Parent Reading List Inquiry.

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School Storefront

The school storefront program gives another avenue for schools to showcase and sell the handmade items their students, teachers and parents make as means of fundraising. By listing their items on Rudolf Steiner Bookstore the school broadens their reach for the sale of their handcrafted items and promotes the school community and its ingenuity.

The benefits of a listing on Rudolf Steiner Bookstore for the schools are as follows:

  • School branded pages and content
  • Web link back to school’s own website
  • All items for sale from the school
  • Items are sold as consignment and drop shipped from the school.
  • Only 10% is retained for Rudolf Steiner Bookstore

The School Storefront Program is a supportive program for schools that would like to have their handcrafted products sold through Rudolf Steiner Bookstore. There are no requirements for schools to direct anyone to their presence on Rudolf Steiner Bookstore. It is completely voluntary.

For more information about creating a Schools Storefront on Rudolf Steiner Bookstore, please contact us at info@cfae.us with the subject line: School Storefront Inquiry.

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InSchool Store Program

Many schools today would like to have a store to supply their parent community with products that reflect the values of the school and curriculum. For most schools the reality of the cost in inventory, resources and time to manage a store of their own has made this ideal impractical. The InSchool Store Program is designed to make it a possibility for schools to have a store without the cost requirements and still have the benefits.

The benefits of being a part of the InSchool Store Program are as follows:

  • All inventory is handled through Rudolf Steiner Bookstore.
  • All sales are through a self-checkout kiosk.
  • Inventory is mostly based upon what the school would like to offer.
  • 10% of all sales is donated to the school.
  • The school store is branded with the school’s name.

The InSchool Store Program is still being tested for its viability. The program has been in effect for one year as of 2019 at one school with great enthusiasm for it and is now installed at one other. As of 2020 the program is planning to expand in the Seattle area and will consider other schools outside of the Northwest on a school by school basis.

For more information about participating in the InSchool Store Program, please contact us at info@cfae.us with the subject line: InSchool Store Program Inquiry.

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Free Book Resources

All books with internet available resources

For many individuals the cost of books is enough to prompt a search for freely available material on the internet. With the Free Book Resources, Rudolf Steiner Bookstore has done most of the work and has associated links for each of the resource found for books that have these free resources available to them. With the Free Book Resources the customer is now given a greater choice in how they acquire the information they seek.

Most all the resources listed are from a variety of sources on the internet and all of which CFAE and Rudolf Steiner Bookstore choose to promote and support without any sought-after recognition or compensation from the host service. The type of resources may be one or all of the following if available:

  • Internet readable
  • Downloadable PDF
  • Audio recording
  • Library resource

If you would like to contribute to the list of resources for any particular book, please contact us at info@cfae.us with the subject line: Free Book Resource Submission.