Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle

Founded in 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle is Chautauqua's first arts organization and one of the oldest continuous book discussion groups in the United States.

Please note that the Chautauqua Bookstore does not run the CLSC or the Alumni Association.  We are happy to help answer what questions we can, or direct you to a person better able to help.  Similarly, payments and/or applications made directly to either of those organizations are not handled by the Bookstore.

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 Announced 2023 CLSC Selections Chautauqua's Heart book cover image: stack of books (Great Circle, Caste, Gunfight, Outlawed, Arsonists' City, Final Revival of Opal & Nev, Ledger, Braiding Sweetgrass, Civil Resistance, Evicted) CLSC Tote Bag