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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 2018

San Francisco Mini-Retreat February 24 ***REGISTRATION CLOSED***

Discussion: The Remains of the Day

Leader/Reader Workshop March 4 (new date)

Asilomar Weekend April 13-15

Discussions: The Souls of Black Folk, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Iceman Cometh

Gold Country Mini-Retreat May 19

Discussion: The Glass Castle

Picnic June 10

Discussion: The Handmaid's Tale

Long Novel Weekend July 14-15

Discussion: East of Eden

Wine Country Mini-Retreat October

Poetry Weekend November 3-4

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