Long Island Great Books Council
Helping people start or locate a discussion group.
If you are familiar with Great Books discussion groups and wish to join a group based in Long Island, New York, send an email to: longisland@
If you are curious about Great Books discussions, click on the Discussion Method hot link below. You will find a brief description of our discussion methods.
The Long Island Great Books Council (LIGBC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1954 and dedicated to fostering discussions of great literature on Long Island, New York. LIGBC sponsors an annual one-day Spring Discussion that draws people from Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, New England, Delaware, and Pennsylvania for a full day of discussions. The LIGB History of Spring Institute Readings is a list of the books we have discussed at our Spring Discussions over the last 45 years. Some recent LIGBC Spring Discussions have included
- Ford, The Good Soldier
- Mamet, Oleanna
- Wilson, Consilience
- Lawrence, Women in Love
- Keegan, A History of Warfare
- Dickens, Bleak House
- Carver, et al, American Short Story Masterpieces
- Wharton, House of Mirth
- Warren, All the King’s Men
- Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Coriolanus
- Chernow, Alexander Hamilton