Book Groups and Colleges
These new titles represent the Great Books Foundation’s ongoing commitment to provide you with material to keep the Great Conversation alive and strong in your discussion groups and classrooms.
New Series: Vital Ideas
The new Vital Ideas series is designed to meet your need for stimulating contemporary, topical readings for both college courses and adult discussion groups.
The Civic Arena
These titles are for readers who want to explore the ideas and issues that inform our lives as civically engaged citizens.
These books are designed for readers who love fiction and poetry and value discussing the compelling ideas that great literature explores.
The Great Conversations series offers a range of classic and contemporary selections ideal for adult discussion groups or humanities courses.
Great Books Reading and Discussion Series
The Great Books Reading and Discussion series includes many of the classics of the Western tradition chosen for their ability to stimulate lively discussion.
Introduction to Great Books
The Introduction to Great Books series includes short selections from classic and contemporary literature, ideal for beginning book groups and for introducing great literature to younger readers.
50th Anniversary Series
The 50th Anniversary series includes classic and modern works from around the world and focuses on themes of enduring human significance.
These titles feature thought-provoking selections by the scientists who made the discoveries that have shaped our world, carefully edited for non-specialists who want to investigate the great ideas of biology, environmental science, and physics.
For Further Reading
Of interest to anyone involved or interested in the Great Books community
Penguin Discussion Guides
Great Books discussion guides for selected classic and contemporary Penguin titles include a brief analysis of the work, questions for discussion, biographical information on the author, and recommended related titles.