Philadelphia Great Books Council

The Philadelphia Great Books Council supports Great Books discussion groups throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
What makes Great Books different from other book discussion groups? We actually discuss the book! Using the Shared Inquiry method, we explore the readings to gain better understanding of the text, the world and ourselves.

Looking to join a Great Books Discussion group near you?
Check out our list of Great Books groups in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware areas.

Send an email to: John Dalton for more information.

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Contact: John Dalton.


For other regions, please visit Great Books Foundation Book Groups and Councils.

Great Books at Colby Council

The Philadelphia Great Books Council sponsors a week-long set of six discussions at Colby College each summer.
For two hours each day, readers discuss their understanding of thought-provoking classics through the Great Books Foundationís Shared Inquiry Method.
In additions, there are lectures, films, group social activities, use of the athletic facilities and tennis courts, and a real Maine lobster bake. On campus registration includes a single or double dormitory room (six nights: Sunday through Friday) and all meals.

Also, Great Books Camp for Kids at Colby affords unique moments of personal growth. The Junior Great Books groups are organized based on age of participant as of September of that year, the grade of participant as of September of that year, the child's preference if there is a choice between two likely groups at the time of registration, and parent/grandparent input as to the choice.>
This is a wonderful family setting to share reading, discussion, free time, and stress-free meal times with multi-generations enjoying time together.>

Come join us. And bring the kids.
Check the website GreatBooks-atColby.org for all the details.
You can also send an email to: John Dalton for more information.

Keep in Touch
Sign up for our Mailing List to hear more about upcoming events.
Contact: John Dalton.


For other regions, please visit Great Books Foundation Book Groups and Councils.