2019 CLSC Selections

 Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming.

Each summer, the CLSC chooses at least nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.

The CLSC is organized under a vertical theme each year, which is meant to help readers connect the books with a uniting element.  The theme for 2019 is "Collaborations."

Books will be added as they are announced.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781416590316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313812
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - June 12th, 2019

Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

Salt Houses Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328915856
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - June 5th, 2018

Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Please note that this book is not yet published, and is only available for pre-order.  Visit the product page for more information.


Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316551243
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 7th, 2018

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393355550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

The Ensemble: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735214767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 15th, 2018

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393246438
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2017

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316523172
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 7th, 2018