Club Library & Reading Room

Rebuilding our Collection

The great bulk of our library was, of course, destroyed in the fire of 2009.  Efforts to salvage the thousands of volumes that were water-damaged have mostly been futile.  And so, as we rebuild our club, we shall be rebuilding our library as well.  We urge every member to take this project to heart. 

Before making any contribution of books or electronic media, members should leave a message on the "Contact Us" page on this site to ascertain whether or not we already have copies of the titles they wish to donate.  Of course, we might well desire multiple copies of some items, but in most cases, one is sufficient. 

Our Amazon Wish List

Often members want to celebrate their birthdays or other momentous occasions by contributing books, DVDs, or music CDs to the Griffoun Society Library, and yet they have not any specific work in mind.  In such cases we suggest visiting the club's Wish List on Amazon.  Most of the titles on that list represent popular items in our collection from the days before the fire.   By shopping for us from our Wish List you will be helping us to rebuild the exceptional collection we once owned.


Topics of Particular Interest

Below is a list of topics and authors we are particularly interested in acquiring.  The only books we reject out of hand are pulp fiction and works expressive of intolerance, hatred, or any type of anti-intellectualism.


Photography

Fine Art

Poetry

Literature

Drama

Cinema

Alternative Lifestyles

Utopian Ideals &       Experiments

Communal Living

Wild Foods

Herbs

Cookery

Bookbinding

Calligraphy

Progressive Economics

Humanist Philosophy

Humanist Psychology

Existentialism

Rationalism

Free Schools

Montessori Methods

Summer Hill

Beacon Hill

Free Inquiry

Crafts

Reflexology

Steam Punk

Synergy

Roycroft

Kelmscott

Illustration


Biography

History

Sociology

Anthropology

Erotica

Sexuality

Non-Traditional Marriage

Animation

Manga/Hentai

Travel and Geography

Nature Guides

Earth-Sheltered Design

Architecture

Furniture Design

Environmentalism

Free Thought


Any works by:

Robert A. Rimmer

Robert H. Heinlein

Anais Nin

Lawrence Durrell

D. H. Lawrence

Will Durant

Vladimir Nabokov

Jane Austen

John McPhee

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Bertrand Russell

Christopher Hitchens

M.F.K. Fisher


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