Many of our groups choose to use readings from anthologies published by the Great Books Foundation:
Big Ideas in Popular Culture, new in 2017, includes three anthologies:
Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music
Double Features: Big Ideas in Film
Tube Talk: Big Ideas in Television
The Great Conversations Series consists of six anthologies of works covering the full spectrum of great literature, from the classics to the present.
The Introduction to Great Books Series consists of three anthologies containing shorter selections from Western classics to short modern fiction. They are ideal for a newly-forming book group or for introducing great literature to younger readers.
Readings from The Civic Arena invite reflection on civic-minded activities and on the vital connections between thought and service:
Citizens of the World: Readings in Human Rights
The Civically Engaged Reader
The Will of the People: Readings in American Democracy
The Science Anthologies series consists of:
The Nature of Life: Readings in Biology
What's the Matter: Readings in Physics
Keeping Things Whole: Readings in Environmental Science
In addition to the above series, the Foundation has published many single-volume anthologies, including:
For a full list of series, individual anthologies and discussion guides offered by the Great Books Foundation, visit its web site.
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