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Join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a robust discussion of classic texts, ancient to modern. Reading groups will meet on successive Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, and each participant will receive a copy of the book before the first session. Due to the nature of the reading groups, refunds cannot be offered. Seats are limited to 20 participants, so sign up early to reserve your seat!

To enroll in one or more of the Great Books Reading Groups visit our registration page and click the “register” button for “Great Books Reading Groups–Tuesday Mornings at Flyleaf.”  From there, you can select the book group(s) of your choice. You can also register over the phone by calling us at 919-962-1544. We will send you a copy of the book and details regarding the event approximately three to four weeks before the first meeting (or as soon as you register if less than three weeks before).

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Spring 2019

Tuesday, January 29
Atonement by Ian McEwan
George Lensing, Mann Family Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus

Tuesdays, February 5 & 12
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Alicia Ingram Shade, Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

Tuesdays, February 19 & 26
Antigone Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus

Wednesdays, March 6 & 13
Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances by Colette
Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French

Wednesday, March 20
The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht
Christina M. Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German  and Associate Director, Center for the Study of the American South

Wednesday, March 27
Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 (trans. by Dava Sobel)
Maggie Fritz-Morkin, Assistant Professor of Italian

Tuesdays, April 2 & 9
Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Tuesdays, April 16 & 23
Selected Stories by Anton Checkov
Radislav Lapushin, Associate Professor of Russian Literature 


Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | 919-942-7373 | info@flyleafbooks.com

Next to The Root Cellar (formerly Foster’s Market).

Monday – Saturday: 9-9
Sunday: 10-5