Quarantine Book Club: "To the Lighthouse"

Saturdays at 10am (Pacific), January 2 - February 6

This event has passed.
  • We recommend you buy this edition of To the Lighthouse from our bookstore partner, Phinney Books, if you want to be on the same page as everyone else during discussions. 
  • You don't need to read any of the book before the first meeting. We will encounter its opening pages together.
  • If you choose the highest dollar amount, you are automatically making a scholarship available to someone who would not be able to join this book club otherwise.
  • Learn about the host of this book club here.


Virginia Woolf's masterpiece To the Lighthouse is one of the greatest works of art of the 20th century. It's a profound novel about the cleverness of women, the silliness of men, the making of art, and the horrors of time. 

It's also a magic trick of sorts, a book made of light—the perfect thing to read at the darkest time of year.

We will experience its magic over six weeks together. Each session will begin with a lecture by Christopher Frizzelle, followed by an open discussion. If you miss any of the book-club meetings, no problem: recordings are sent to ticket-holders automatically.

You do not need to read anything before the first session (and if it's your first time reading this novel, you are strongly encouraged not to read the introduction, as it spoils a crucial surprise in the plot). 

If you have read To the Lighthouse before, this club will help you come to a deeper appreciation of its genius. If this is your first time reading To the Lighthouse, lucky you. Its brilliance—and the backstory of how it was created—will light you up from the inside.