A Svelte store that persists to local storage. Supports changes across multiple tabs.


npm install svelte-persisted-store


Define the store:

import { persisted } from 'svelte-persisted-store'

// First param `preferences` is the local storage key.
// Second param is the initial value.
export const preferences = persisted('preferences', {
  theme: 'dark',
  pane: '50%',

Then when you want to use the store:

import { get } from 'svelte/store'
import { preferences } from './stores'

preferences.subscribe(...) // subscribe to changes
preferences.update(...) // update value
preferences.set(...) // set value
get(preferences) // read value
$preferences // read value with automatic subscription

You can also optionally set the serializer, storage and onError type:

import * as devalue from 'devalue'

// third parameter is options.
export const preferences = persisted('local-storage-key', 'default-value', {
  serializer: devalue, // defaults to `JSON`
  storage: 'session', // 'session' for sessionStorage, defaults to 'local'
  syncTabs: true // choose wether to sync localStorage across tabs, default is true
  onError: (e) => {/* Do something */} // Defaults to console.error with the error object

As the library will swallow errors encountered when reading from browser storage it is possible to specify a custom function to handle the error. Should the swallowing not be desirable, it is possible to re-throw the error like the following example (not recommended):

export const preferences = persisted('local-storage-key', 'default-value', {
  onError: (e) => {
    throw e



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