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The books that bite and sting us are the great books, by the greatest thinkers and writers of all time.  These are the books that can make you think - that can make you question who you are, what you're doing, and where you're going. The Great Books Foundation, together with its member organizations like the Great Books Council of San Francisco, offers you a way to discover these books. Great Books groups around the country have been reading and discussing the world's best literature for over 50 years. Please let us know if you're interested in joining us!

Events in 2019

San Francisco Mini-Retreat February 9

Reading: The English Patient

Leader/Reader Workshop February/March

Asilomar Weekend April 26-28

Readings: The Two Cultures, Billiards at Half-Past Nine, The Possessed, selected poetry

Gold Country Mini-Retreat May 18

Reading: Queen of the Desert

Picnic June

Long Novel Weekend July 27-28

Reading: The Brothers Karamazov

Wine Country Mini-Retreat October

Poetry Weekend November 15-16

Reading Matters Newsletter

Latest Issue: Fall-Winter 2018

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