CLSC Contacts & Links

CLSC Octagon
716-357-6293 (in-season)


Department of Education

Chautauqua Institution
Attn: Department of Education/CLSC
PO Box 28
Chautauqua, NY 14722

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

CLSC webpage

CLSC Member Website Portal

Chautauqua Literary Arts twitter

Historic Book List (pdf)


sketched CLSC Octagon building

The CLSC Octagon is a historic CLSC facility located next to Pioneer Hall at the corner of Cookman and Wythe (near the Hall of Philosophy and Alumni Hall).  It is open during the summer assembly season only.

CLSC Summer Hours:
Sunday 2-5
Monday-Friday 10-4*
Closed Saturdays
*there will be extended hours on CLSC presentation days



2024 CLSC Selections  Chautauqua's Heart book cover 2023 CLSC Selections Hall of Philosophy Ornament