2019 CLSC Membership


Founded in 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle is Chautauqua's first arts organization and one of the oldest continuous book discussion groups in the United States.

In order to graduate from the CLSC, members must pay four years of Membership Dues (for the full list of qualifications, visit the CLSC's webpage). 

Your first CLSC dues payment establishes your membership – which entitles you to a 20% discount on all CLSC and CLSC Young Reader books sold in the Chautauqua Bookstore and CLSC Veranda for the year, as well as a 10% discount on all other books in the Bookstore. (Unfortunately, discounts are not currently applied on web purchases.  This should change soon!)  Your dues support the operation of the CLSC, the appearance of the CLSC authors each summer, your recognition, and other CLSC efforts in support of literary inquiry.

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Frequently Asked Question: How/where do I buy a CLSC Lifetime Membership?

This is a common confusion.  The CLSC does not offer life memberships; Life Memberships are only available for the Alumni Association of the CLSC (formerly The Society of the Hall in the Grove).  The Alumni Association, founded in 1882, is a separate organization with its own rich history and mission -- click here to visit their website

Please note that Alumni Association memberships do not come with Bookstore discounts.  The discount we offer reflects our involvement with and support for the yearly program presented by the CLSC.  Alumni Association members may continue to be yearly CLSC members if they choose.